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#1 SEXC_ROLLA

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:40 PM

Hey guys...

i am picking up my TRD aurion today....BLACK SL.

Will post picks when i pick up and drive home!!

CAN'T WAIT!

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:15 PM

Hey guys...

i am picking up my TRD aurion today....BLACK SL.

Will post picks when i pick up and drive home!!

CAN'T WAIT!

I saw one yesterday(Black SL) when we picked up our new corolla!
One awsome car, have fun with it!
Congrats! :toast:

Edited by Doug12, 07 September 2007 - 01:16 PM.


#3 Rolla Boy

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:01 PM

Good buy...

I love the S more personally... Dark wheels and red interior are much better than the SL's features...

Each to their own tho...

Drove one last week in sports shift mode, no traction in 1st at all lol...

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:58 PM

Good buy...

I love the S more personally... Dark wheels and red interior are much better than the SL's features...

Each to their own tho...

Drove one last week in sports shift mode, no traction in 1st at all lol...

I prefer the S's colours to, but then again it has none of the sunroof and satnav stuff.
On that note, does anyone know why they got rid of 2 colours? They removed cyber green (didn't sell i supose?) and have removed the Wildfire Red from the sportivo models (Maybe so only TRD have that colour?) And have added the ugly as inferno (yuck!!) and that ugly blacky grey colour...weird...

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:38 AM

Cyber Metallic Green wasn't winning any beauty pageants either.

They changed the colours as they updated the Camry range with a price revision and standard VSC across the range. As the Aurion has the same colours as the Camry, they changed it too.

The 3500SL is available in two less colours than the 3500S. Probably because it aims to be more upmarket, so only has the upmarket colours.

Congrats!

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 10:38 AM

Hey guys...

i am picking up my TRD aurion today....BLACK SL.

Will post picks when i pick up and drive home!!

CAN'T WAIT!


Hey SEXC_ROLLA how's that TRD Aurion? I saw one in the showroom at Castle Hill Toyota (i just had to stop in to see one in the flesh), it's stacked with goodies and looks a treat. I trust it drives like nothing you've ever experienced before?

The interior is something that really impressed me, especially the seats. My Presara put's me off a tad with all the wood grain, especially on the centre console - but really thats the only complaint i have about the car. I'm glad to see that Toyota didn't get too carried away with carbon fibre inserts etc. in the TRD.

The grill is something different, yet really impressive!

I noticed the rear spoiler on the TRD is also a much improved version to that which is standard on the Sportivo. Having eliminated all the black plastic from the underside of the spoiler; with a very attractive LED Stop Light in it's place. I like it that much I'm going to enquire about one for the Presara, lucky for me I'm fortunate enough to have a very good mate in Toyota whom I'll be approaching this weekend to price one up for me at cost, hopefully it still doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Post us all some pic's when you can.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:28 PM

So where are those pictures?? :whistling:

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 09:10 PM

So where are those pictures?? :whistling:


Hey guys...sorry just been driving it all weekend...went to Jervis Bay with the wife and some friends, so a perfect drive in a perfect car...well almost perfect, the only thing it needs to be perfect is paddles for the gear shifting, similar to those in the Lexus IS250. One hand on the wheel and the other on the gear shifter is crazy when you have that much power in a FWD car.

I will get pics up tomorrow hopefully, once the car is washed and looking as it should.

It is an amazing car, and the ride is awesome....

Is there any1 else who has one? or knows some1 who has one, as i would like to hear their thoughts....

Thanks.



*Edit* Stuff like that on the streets is bad - Moderatoring team -

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:38 AM

So how is the FWD after all that? Is there much problems keeping it straight? Torque steer etc?
Cheers,
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:11 AM

So how is the FWD after all that? Is there much problems keeping it straight? Torque steer etc?
Cheers,
C.j


Well to be honest.. i didnt encounter anything at all.... and i had it in the rain on the friday night, and i had no problem keeping traction thru the front wheels...
Only holden and ford enthusiasts will use the FWD as a critisism... I dont know what car "Drive" reviewed but i had no problem keeping the 241kW in tact thru the front wheels...

Remember toyota has more safety gadgets and things to keep the car behaving as they wish than any other car in its class....

Job well done to TRD.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:42 AM

Glad to hear that. Wooo for Toyota!!
One day when I have enough monies, I shall purchase one I think.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 10:13 PM

where are the pictures? really like to see it inside out.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:05 AM

yes, where are these pictures!! :)

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 03:06 AM

So how is the FWD after all that? Is there much problems keeping it straight? Torque steer etc?
Cheers,
C.j


Well to be honest.. i didnt encounter anything at all.... and i had it in the rain on the friday night, and i had no problem keeping traction thru the front wheels...
Only holden and ford enthusiasts will use the FWD as a critisism... I dont know what car "Drive" reviewed but i had no problem keeping the 241kW in tact thru the front wheels...

Remember toyota has more safety gadgets and things to keep the car behaving as they wish than any other car in its class....

Job well done to TRD.

that's amazin man... you should bring it to one of the meets or something...

what about keeping traction when cornering (ie understeer) how's that? oh and did you drive it without traction control (can you remove it)?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:08 AM

So how is the FWD after all that? Is there much problems keeping it straight? Torque steer etc?
Cheers,
C.j


Well to be honest.. i didnt encounter anything at all.... and i had it in the rain on the friday night, and i had no problem keeping traction thru the front wheels...
Only holden and ford enthusiasts will use the FWD as a critisism... I dont know what car "Drive" reviewed but i had no problem keeping the 241kW in tact thru the front wheels...

Remember toyota has more safety gadgets and things to keep the car behaving as they wish than any other car in its class....

Job well done to TRD.

that's amazin man... you should bring it to one of the meets or something...

what about keeping traction when cornering (ie understeer) how's that? oh and did you drive it without traction control (can you remove it)?


Picks are coming, i just realised my digital camera is with my brother.... Will get it back tonight!
Traction control cannot be switched on or off, apparently that is also the case with the standard aurions....

No understeer or oversteer at all, and i was taking corners at pretty high speeds...

My wife has banned me from taking it to any meets, she says i still have my corolla for that!! FEMALES...they will never understand!

But i might be able to sneak it away for an morning meet up or something!

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