'11 ZRE 'Rolla

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Evening all.

Thought I'd kickstart a topic for the newly acquired Corolla.

I guess you could call this 'Round 3', having owned two Corolla's previously:

1) 1988 Toyota Corolla (AE82) TwinCam

2) 1992 Toyota Corolla (AE92) SX

It's a 2011 Toyota Corolla (ZRE152) Ascent Sport, picked up new in March this year. The colour is 'Shimmer', which is a silvery-blue of sorts. Out of the box, not a bad package, with the 100kw motor mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Took it for a spirited drive through Mt. Glorious/Nebo, and it stood up to the challenge. Overall, quite impressed, and glad I went for the Toyota over the Mazda 3.

I bought it with the intention of leaving it stock, however, upon browsing through the forums, I jumped onto the modifying bandwagon... again. I specifically blame the 'ZRE HOT HATCH POTENTIAL' thread :D

After attaching a set of plates from PPQ, the first change was to remove the factory badging from the rear, which I liked after seeing on a 'Rolla the same as mine. I then updated to the obligatory 'Netz' badging, as obtained from a Japanese eBay seller. After seeing the TRD Auris, I was inspired to have the front grill painted, which changes the look of the front end quite nicely. Next on the list, is to tint the windows all around. I'd love to grab the TRD front lip or similar, but I'll see what I can find.

Eventually, I'd like to switch to coilovers, and pick up a set of Enkei RPF1's or similar, and I think I'd be quite happy to leave it at that.

1) As New:


2) Current


Will obtain some better photos shortly!

Edited by MJG

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woah its the same as mine :P


Edited by Noodlez

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nice although i would of chosen the 3.. hands down..

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