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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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    Guys need some more suggestions for cosmetic upgrades but keeping the car simple. As much as I want to I can't get a body kit primarily because my car goes several places with potential risk of a body kit being damaged plus I don't think anyone in Islamabad will be able to perfectly match the paint.
    So I go for small shashkay
    Tints are done. What should I do next for the exterior or the interior?


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Guys need some more suggestions for cosmetic upgrades but keeping the car simple. As much as I want to I can't get a body kit primarily because my car goes several places with potential risk of a body kit being damaged plus I don't think anyone in Islamabad will be able to perfectly match the paint.
    So I go for small shashkay
    Tints are done. What should I do next for the exterior or the interior?


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    well just a suggestion, increase you car's height just a little bit and get the modelista body kit. Prius looks awesome with it
    moreover, you can get the DRLs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    well just a suggestion, increase you car's height just a little bit and get the modelista body kit. Prius looks awesome with it
    moreover, you can get the DRLs
    bro I like that kit and a friend's friend was selling one as well but the car is sitting just right at this height, handling and stability are velvet Alhamdulillah
    As for DRLs, the 2012 model onward facelift model has proper housing for them, whereas the one I have does not have any proper place to install them :/
    What else can I do to it? Brembo brake caliper covers maybe
    I'm thinking of getting HIDs only in the foglamps but need expert opinion that is it a bad idea or a good idea? The colors that I have in mind are 4300k or 3000k.
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    Found a pic from Google of a red Prius with DRLs, comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    bro I like that kit and a friend's friend was selling one as well but the car is sitting just right at this height, handling and stability are velvet Alhamdulillah
    As for DRLs, the 2012 model onward facelift model has proper housing for them, whereas the one I have does not have any proper place to install them :/
    What else can I do to it? Brembo brake caliper covers maybe
    I'm thinking of getting HIDs only in the foglamps but need expert opinion that is it a bad idea or a good idea? The colors that I have in mind are 4300k or 3000k.
    Yaar please get the body kit literally Prius akheer ban jati hai
    Rest Yes these drls will look good as they are looking good in the pictures. Rest I don't know the color but get all of bulbs in fog and in main headlamp replaced with hids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    Yaar please get the body kit literally Prius akheer ban jati hai
    Rest Yes these drls will look good as they are looking good in the pictures. Rest I don't know the color but get all of bulbs in fog and in main headlamp replaced with hids.

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    The stock LED projector headlamps already have Xenon, probably 4300k color, on dim beam
    On high beam, parking light and foglamps it is the stock halogens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    The stock LED projector headlamps already have Xenon, probably 4300k color, on dim beam
    On high beam, parking light and foglamps it is the stock halogens.
    Haha Paindo aadmi hoo
    Okay bro then 4300k for the fog would be best.
    And for drls, get those moved up a little to the top of the lower grill they will look great there.
    And after thinking a little bit, why don't you replace your tail lights with the lights of Prius Gs one, they have an awesome black smoke affect in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    Haha Paindo aadmi hoo
    Okay bro then 4300k for the fog would be best.
    And for drls, get those moved up a little to the top of the lower grill they will look great there.
    And after thinking a little bit, why don't you replace your tail lights with the lights of Prius Gs one, they have an awesome black smoke affect in them.

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    Tail lights ka kharcha kafi ho jaye ga around 35k for good quality ones.
    The only thing which bugs me is getting aftermarket stuff for Prius which involves wiring because a little spark can make any car a BBQ grill in no time.
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    These one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    These one

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    I like the LED non-lava style half-red tail lamps more, but don't know whether they would suit the color of my car or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Hahaha bro seriously on downward sloping roads even at 70 km/h the engine mostly stays off if proper technique is followed and while idling enjoy several minutes of free AC


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    What was the car's auction grade?
    And how do you maintain the car's exterior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Tail lights ka kharcha kafi ho jaye ga around 35k for good quality ones.
    The only thing which bugs me is getting aftermarket stuff for Prius which involves wiring because a little spark can make any car a BBQ grill in no time.
    Haha yes they will be hell expensive. Well then smoke the sides of your tail lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    I like the LED non-lava style half-red tail lamps more, but don't know whether they would suit the color of my car or not.
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    nah, they are to much red. add some black touch in car :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by AABBDDuullaahh View Post
    What was the car's auction grade?
    And how do you maintain the car's exterior?
    Would you believe this, the car is a 3.5 Grade vehicle just because of a replaced fender.
    As for maintenance of exterior, a lot of purely branded Meguiar's stuff gets in contact with it after an interval of a few weeks, which is why the paint is in perfect health Masha Allah
    The car is washed at home and only saw service station once, that too I took entire of my stuff along, had to take the car there because it had been to Shah Allah Ditta area and there was heavy mud stuck to the undercarriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    nah, they are to much red. add some black touch in car :p
    sheeshay karwa toh liye hain black plus the number plates are black too
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    Thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Thoughts on this?

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    Damn these are awesome. Specially would look epic at night better then those red ones
    And you can get this muffler tip as well with double exhaust.
    And let alone the whole body kit, just get back bumper kit of modellista one, wo bhi epic hoo jaye ga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    Damn these are awesome. Specially would look epic at night better then those red ones
    And you can get this muffler tip as well with double exhaust.
    And let alone the whole body kit, just get back bumper kit of modellista one, wo bhi epic hoo jaye ga.

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    lagta hai saving karni shuru paray gi, this car really looks good!
    and body kit lagayen ge toh poori In Shaa Allah
    bas koi achi paint shop ho jo color matching kar lay
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    lagta hai saving karni shuru paray gi, this car really looks good!
    and body kit lagayen ge toh poori In Shaa Allah
    bas koi achi paint shop ho jo color matching kar lay
    Yes saving is must because Prius ka stuff mehnga hoo ga and Kash aap Lahore hotay tu paint kerwa deta

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Thoughts on this?

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    Have seen a prius with the same tail lights it those'nt looks good on it


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