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Old 07-27-2008, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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apples to oranges. If i was starting from scratch and didnt already own 5 cars heh...i could buy a shell and swap to my hearts desire. im doing that right now in my 800 dollar still running like a top aspire. its going to have 120hp in a sub 2000 pound body. i can also swap in a jdm 1.5 mazda engine that is variable controlled very close in principle as the toyotas but its hard to get a hold of the full harness and ecus over here. i was trying to do this on a budget and people give away escort gt engines all day long.

anyway some people are in the market for a brand new car with warranty and ipod plug and play toys. my girlfriend wants one because its 'cute and i can hellokitty the hell out of it.' most people on here are not scared to take things apart and tinker but you still must consider the ones who may be sharing a car with a wife/gf and the new set of wheels cannot have ANY downtime at all. some others may be trading in perfectly fine civic coupes and hatches to get a warranty and peace of mind. THe yaris owners definately should have some friendly competition going to see how well that can do with all techniques applied.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No you have distinct advantages performance wise, such as the aerodynamics and besides how many stock B16 have you seen? Plus it is and SI engine tuned for performance...

The 1nz-fe is not tuned as such; it is for FE. Plus we don't have wasteful V-Tech that attempts to kill you at 5k rpms...
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apples to oranges. If i was starting from scratch and didnt already own 5 cars heh...i could buy a shell and swap to my hearts desire...
OMG!!!

digitaldissent split this discussion off to its own thread... good one!

Anyway, I *think* we're in basic agreement... there IS a difference after all, DDStar!
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No I asked Darin to split it, since the original thread's issue was resolved. Agreed you can't compare bananas to strawberries unless you plan to make a smoothie.
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No I asked Darin to split it, since the original thread's issue was resolved.
LoL!

Was it resolved?

You wanted someone to say you weren't an ass, if I recall...

Did you get hooked up?!?!?

You know, you might get lucky if you changed your ride...

Lowered HXs are babe magnets!
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
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*shrug* if I was going for ONLY FE I probably would have looked more closely at a Yaris but I wanted something quick, and BDC you can trash on the 8th SOHC all you want but it's not too shabby. Besides I couldn't bring myself to drive a car named "yaris" *shudders*
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BDC you can trash on the 8th SOHC all you want but it's not too shabby...
8Gens are okay - better than okay, actually!

7Gens were the 'red-headed stepchild' of the CiViC line...

I'd buy a Yaris before I wasted my money on a 7Gen CiViC!!!

Er... on second thought, forget I said that!

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