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Unread 08-30-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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I just signed the buyer agreement. I'll pick up the loan, then the car tomorrow. Cost me $3500. Not many good looking ones in my area. Just a basic 5-speed Toyota Corolla VE:

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Unread 08-30-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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Nice. So did you get proof of the timing belt job?

Edit: Power windows, locks? A/C?

What's broken?

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The timing belt was done recently, and the brakes have 70% left on them. This guy is a dentist, and part of some medical society. This car was treated like a baby. BUT, some people bump into things. It has a few minor dents on it, but nothing to hurt the value.
It's the VE model, basic stuff, ie: manual locks/windows, no tilt wheel, no abs, etc etc.

My plans so far (just throwing some stuff out there):
Chronologically:
1. Pay off car
2. Find clear headlamps
3. Replace air filter with K&N Cone and replace Fuel filter
4. New Tires and Wheels (16s, maybe 17s, it depends on whats on sale at the Les Schwaab)
5. Find someone to fix the dings, hopefully for under $500.
6. Exhaust upgrade (low rumble, VERY LOW, very quiet.)
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No point in buying new headlights unless you're looking for a new look. There are headlight cleaners out there that work great if you're just trying to get rid of the foggy yellow look.

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No point in buying new headlights unless you're looking for a new look. There are headlight cleaners out there that work great if you're just trying to get rid of the foggy yellow look.
are they easy to use? I was hoping to find some after-market glass ones, that don't look too "pimp". I want Class.
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I've never used one...but I've heard great things. It's some sort of cream or spray or something that you rub into the inside of the lamp. (Or outside? Hell if I know. All I know is that they are supposed to work fantastic.)

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A Corolla isn't a 'classy' car.
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A Corolla isn't a 'classy' car.
I think he meant more along the lines of "If this car isn't stock, It looks like ass and I am one."

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LOL. I don't stir RICE.
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your going to hate the Manual locks / windows... trust me. (if your old car had auto ones).
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