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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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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Brother thanks a lot for the nice words!
    Now coming towards your question, both cara are good in their own way. In features and specs, however, Prius takes a massive lead. You can drive a Prius an entire day and still won't get tired or exhausted. Corolla is comfortable too and Grande has CVT transmission which is very light on fuel plus you have the option of sunroof and paddle shifters.
    2012 model Prius is very expensive, it has facelifted bumpers plus changed lights and slight changes in interior, recently some months ago Shahzaib bhai sold one S-Touring 2012 model for 3.5 million whereas my Prius cost me around 2.7 million including registration. And the criteria that you have for Prius of 5 grade and less than 20k on odo, the car will get really expensive.
    The driving pleasure of Prius is unmatched, plus it is more responsive to the throttle than Grande. Plus you get option of driving seat height adjuster and in Touring edition you get 17" FF alloys, touring suspension which makes high speed handling velvet, HID projector headlamps, headlamp washers, 8 Airbags etc. Plus there is Push Start with Immobilizer in Prius and SMART lock/unlock system, you never need to take out the remote/key from your pocket. The interior of Prius is made of very high quality plastic, the steering is physically very soft and is speed-sensitive whereas in Corolla it is quite hard and is a bit too light, but this can be my personal opinion.
    As for ride height, Corolla is better because it does not hit speedbumps but personally I prefer lower cars. Also spares of Prius are currently very expensive but who bangs his car every other day? Resale factor is also there, Prius resale is currently low but if you want to keep the car for a long time this thing gets eliminated.
    To me, Prius seems a more practical option in urban areas whereas if you have a lot of travelling in rural areas or where roads are not in a good condition, go for Grande.
    If you import a Prius the time period will be maximum 2 months for the car to reach your home from the auction and for Grade the deliveries are now being given for June.
    So there you go! make up your mind and choose wisely. Test drive both the cars first and then make up your mind


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    thank you so much as well was in same dilemma on whether to get Altis Grande or Prius 2012. I knew that Prius is better but still found that 2012 one to be expensive. InshAllah will wait 1-2 months and will go for S-led one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sun2sunny View Post
    personally i used this color for a week its a good "maroon" color not red please change the color in topic..........red color ki prius abhi tak mai ne nhi dekhi thanks
    Maroon is totally different. The name of this color is Barcelona Red. When you see the car in real you will know the difference. This is a rare color here in Pakistan in Prius.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    thank you so much as well was in same dilemma on whether to get Altis Grande or Prius 2012. I knew that Prius is better but still found that 2012 one to be expensive. InshAllah will wait 1-2 months and will go for S-led one.
    Glad that from my experience others are gaining benefit and it has become quite easier for guys like you to select between new Corolla or Prius


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Glad that from my experience others are gaining benefit and it has become quite easier for guys like you to select between new Corolla or Prius


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    indeed you are helpful and MashAllah you have a beautiful Prius. I have a 2010 Prius old shape (2nd gen) and its so relaxing to drive. And can you suggest me the best color in Prius apart from the red one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    indeed you are helpful and MashAllah you have a beautiful Prius. I have a 2010 Prius old shape (2nd gen) and its so relaxing to drive. And can you suggest me the best color in Prius apart from the red one
    Yes we went out a while ago in the Corolla and my family said that the seats are too hard in comparison to those of Prius plus it is a bit tighter for the rear passengers
    In 3rd Gen Prius apart from red the colors which I like are Deep Purple, Electric Blue and another good color preferred by many is Pearl White.
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    Carla with a friend's Yamaha R1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Carla with a friend's Yamaha R1.
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    Have you ever dragged ur prius with 9th and 8th gen civic?
    If yes then then who won?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arslansohail84 View Post
    Have you ever dragged ur prius with 9th and 8th gen civic?
    If yes then then who won?
    8th Gen ke sath chance nahi mila, did a quartermile run with 9th Gen prosmatec and smoked it
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    That's excellent bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arslansohail84 View Post
    That's excellent bro.
    Even though the horsepower of Prius is a little below than that of Civic, but Prius has the advantage of Instant Electric Torque, which gives a great headstart and pushes you almost a 3-4 gap from the Civic after which the gap remains constant.
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    So Carla had a great time at New Year's night, lekin aisa salook zyadti hai iss ke sath
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Pics taken from somewhere else, not my car.
    However it is the same thing, looking beautiful with tints.
    From where in Islamabad can I get the best quality tints? I want the rear screen tinted from inside without harming the defogger, any idea about the ideal place for such a tint job?



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    Quoting my own post lol, big day tomorrow
    Finally this baby is going to get tinted, the rear screen issue still bugs me, does tint really damage the defogger?
    And should I go for the same shade as in these pics or lighter?
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    I think if you get the screen tinted from the outside it doesn't harm the defogger, moreover if you got it on the inside it still doesn't harm the defogger if its carefully removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamza_xeg View Post
    I think if you get the screen tinted from the outside it doesn't harm the defogger, moreover if you got it on the inside it still doesn't harm the defogger if its carefully removed.

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    Got it tinted today
    Front doors 25%
    Rear doors 50%
    Rear screen from inside 50%

    Also changed the horn, got Seger with "paa paa" sound


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    Pics ;-)
    May you always be Happy :-)

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    yes pics, it will be looking hawt now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Got it tinted today
    Front doors 25%
    Rear doors 50%
    Rear screen from inside 50%

    Also changed the horn, got Seger with "paa paa" sound


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    Did u get local tint or 3m?
    Kindly mention cost.

    Any restrictions on using tint? What you plan to do if you are stopped by police for the tints?

    It would be very nice of you if you could also upload a link of horn sound.

    Don't forgot the pics.

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    Thanks guys!
    Yes indeed the car is looking prettier Masha Allah, better than before, the tints are high quality ones but not 3M, will upload the pictures tomorrow In Shaa Allah.
    As for police bugging, just cross the checkpoint with a smile and do not get in eye contact with the cop, and at night turn interior light on while approaching a checkpoint, this is what I do
    And will try my best to upload horn video by the weekend In Shaa Allah.


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    No matter what you will destroy your defogger by removing them after 6 months in summers. I have jet black on rear frm 6 yrs now always from outside n change it every 6 months n they charge me 400 for rear. Paying 800 a year is better thn losing deffoger
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legal_rebel View Post
    No matter what you will destroy your defogger by removing them after 6 months in summers. I have jet black on rear frm 6 yrs now always from outside n change it every 6 months n they charge me 400 for rear. Paying 800 a year is better thn losing deffoger
    The Lancer we have, I got its rear glass tinted from outside from the same shop and same tint paper.
    But for Prius it has back wiper plus this sheet if removed carefully does not do any harm, it's in one piece from inside and is for Rs. 1,500 for the rear glass only.
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