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    Salaam everyone.

    Presenting "Carla"

    So it's been quite a while since I bought the Prius but never got time to create a thread for it specifically, although shared its pics in several forums.
    It is a 2010 model, S-Touring Edition in Barcelona Red color, imported in end 2013 and with me since 16th January 2014.
    I bought it from one of the few reliable importers out there, that is, @Sharabhi a.k.a Shahzaib Rasheed bhai. The deal went real smooth, I saw the pics of the car on his Facebook page JDM Imports and called him up. After a bit of discussion, he sent me every possible detail he had of the vehicle even before I made any commitment to buy the car. The details were the original auction pictures, original Japan yard pictures with odometer pictures of the actual mileage, original auction sheet (which I got verified from my own person in Japan and it was as it is) and container unloading video and pictures. Some days later my friend who lives in Karachi and owns a Prius himself combined with all sorts of knowledge he has acquired about hybrids in his 2+ years of ownership, went and inspected the car and gave me the verdict that this is the car to go for. I made the token payment to Shahzaib bhai's friend here in Islamabad and after a day or two, the car got loaded on the truck and reached Islamabad in the next few days. When it arrived, I along with my mother went and took a test drive of the car and reached the decision of making the payment the same day. Some hours later we came with the pay order and took the delivery of the vehicle.
    I am well-aware of the JDMs that are being brought into Pakistan and this car is absolutely not like them, it is a class apart. When I was buying this car, many friends said me to buy a MarkX, a brand new Civic or a 2006-07 Mercedes C180 and even though they are good cars, I needed a car which looks good, drives good and is easy on my wallet, and Prius was the ultimate choice.
    Even being a 2010 model, the car feels brand new Masha Allah, the drive is highly comfortable, the road grip is far beyond the local sedans, high speed cornering is a piece of cake in this vehicle Alhamdulillah, and among all the other luxuries, it is fulfilling the one Prius is well-known for, it's fuel consumption
    I am in no way a hypermiler and many times I have to drive like a maniac while getting late for University or some friends gathering, and AC is on all the time, still the car fares far above than other cars like Civic or Altis. To be very honest, I cannot be more satisfied in another car after driving this beauty. Even though the price tag was higher than the so-called market price (of the accidental cars), the car is worth every penny I tell you.

    1. Recent Islamabad pictures Page 1.
    2. Fuel average 20 km/l over 145 km Page 2.
    3. Original Japan Auction pictures, Day 1 Islamabad pictures and multi-info speedometer display pictures Page 4.
    4. Interior Pics Page 8.
    5. Pics with our new 11th Gen Corolla GLi AT Page 10.
    6. Detailing products arrived from Ahmad Yar bhai Page 13.
    7. Extensive detailing sessions pics Page 13 & 14.
    8. Carla got new tints and horn Page 17.


    Here you go with the pictures, please do not forget to say Masha Allah
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    You Have Both Corolla 2014 and Prius, So can you tell me which ride is more Spacious and Comfortable? How Is trunk space of prius?

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    MahAllah .... lovely ride

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    Awsome ride congratz
    Btw why fender and bumper is looking different from body in terms of colour
    FeeL YoUng DriVE YoUnG......

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    Quote Originally Posted by COOLTAHIR View Post
    Awsome ride congratz
    Btw why fender and bumper is looking different from body in terms of colour
    Thanks bro
    Only the fender is changed and that too in Japan. The difference is neglegible in real.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adil5855 View Post
    @aliusman420
    You Have Both Corolla 2014 and Prius, So can you tell me which ride is more Spacious and Comfortable? How Is trunk space of prius?
    Prius ka apna maza hai bro. The built quality, handling, features, all are tooo good. Comfort level is very high, you can sleep in the car and not get any backache.
    However this 11th Gen Corolla isn't bad either. On rough roads it is very smooth and although many people object to the rear ride height I feel quite content with it because it does not scrape on any speedbumps unlike the Prius in which you have to be very careful otherwise hear a heart-wrenching sound from below the vehicle.
    As for the interior space, both are almost equally spacious. The controls are very much driver-friendly in the Prius whereas for rear passengers Corolla is a bit more wider, however, not completely sure about this as I rarely get any chance to travel on the rear seat of any of my car


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Thanks bro
    Only the fender is changed and that too in Japan. The difference is neglegible in real.


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    Oh yes maybe its looking odd due to colour is red
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    Brake service and pads replacement in progress. Will share complete bill once it gets done. Location: Nazir Autos G-8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Brake service and pads replacement in progress. Will share complete bill once it gets done. Location: Nazir Autos G-8.

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    Color is Simply Awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc1111 View Post
    Color is Simply Awesome

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    So the total expense for brake service and pads replacement is as follows:
    1. Front Brake Pads Rs. 5,800/-
    2. Rear Brake Pads Rs. 4,200/-
    3. Four wheel disc turning (tool thingy) Rs. 2,000/-
    4. Brake Service Rs. 1,500/-

    So the total expense was Rs. 13,500/- and work started at 11 a.m. and completed around 4:30-5 p.m.
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    She got waxed today after some weeks. Masha Allah this color is a pleasure to detail.

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    Wow! lovely ride Ma sha Allah I am subscribing the thread ..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by syed-shoaib View Post
    Wow! lovely ride Ma sha Allah I am subscribing the thread ..........
    Thank You sir!
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    Nice. Are Nazir motors good to go for prius maintenance?

    And also tell me: Local toyota indus also have its own thailand import version of prius. So I think this means that we will get all the maintaince support for 3S dealers. Is that right? Have u tried any 3S dealer for ur prius?
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    Masha Allah lovely ride....luv the color

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Sir can you please elaborate more on double bucket washing? Actually I'm a newbie in this detailing thing.
    I have Meguiars stuff with me like microfibre, shampoo, NXT wax, Quik Detailer, Interior Detailer, Carpet Cleaner, Water Magnet and 3M Glass Cleaner. I have no idea about claying, please explain it to me, I'll be highly thankful
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    Quote Originally Posted by syed-shoaib View Post
    So have u tried to do this bro ?
    not yet, didn't get a chance to see the videos even, life's too busy sadly
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    Quote Originally Posted by syed-shoaib View Post
    Nice. Are Nazir motors good to go for prius maintenance?

    And also tell me: Local toyota indus also have its own thailand import version of prius. So I think this means that we will get all the maintaince support for 3S dealers. Is that right? Have u tried any 3S dealer for ur prius?
    what I got to know so far that 3S charges double for even basic stuff of these imported vehicles, so they're a no go.
    as for Nazir Autos, jaisi cars wahan aati hain mujhe apni Prius sasti feel ho rahi thi they're very good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anc View Post
    Masha Allah lovely ride....luv the color
    Thanks sir! The color is lovely indeed Masha Allah!
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    Good! Ma sha Allah .... Is that Nazir motor's page: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Nazir-A...36767603027257
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    what I got to know so far that 3S charges double for even basic stuff of these imported vehicles, so they're a no go.
    as for Nazir Autos, jaisi cars wahan aati hain mujhe apni Prius sasti feel ho rahi thi they're very good!
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