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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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    MASHA ALLAH. this is how a car should be kept
    people need to grow up sometimes and act MATURE !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadoon1992_vxlimited View Post
    MASHA ALLAH. this is how a car should be kept
    Thanks a lot for the nice words!


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    So far I haven't seen even a single red color Prius on the roads of Karachi, I wonder why


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    So far I haven't seen even a single red color Prius on the roads of Karachi, I wonder why


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    You wont even find as many prius in karachi as compared to there are in lahore and isd.
    In karachi comon colours in prius are white, black and silver. All other colour in prius are very rarely seen.
    Maybe the reason behind it could be the resale value of other colours in karachi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arslansohail84 View Post
    You wont even find as many prius in karachi as compared to there are in lahore and isd.
    In karachi comon colours in prius are white, black and silver. All other colour in prius are very rarely seen.
    Maybe the reason behind it could be the resale value of other colours in karachi.
    I see many Prius every day over here, but the number is less than that in Lahore.


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    Finally saw a 3rd Gen Prius in red color today in Sindhi Muslim area here in Karachi, was simple package though, but the only red Prius I saw so far in Karachi


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    This Monday I will get re-united with my baby In Shaa Allah, so far this Karachi trip has been an amazing one Alhamdulillah!


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    This Monday I will get re-united with my baby In Shaa Allah, so far this Karachi trip has been an amazing one Alhamdulillah!


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    Asalamualikum
    Do let us know how much battery charge is left in HV battery .

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    Quote Originally Posted by addikted View Post
    Asalamualikum
    Do let us know how much battery charge is left in HV battery .
    Walaikumussalaam
    The longest period the car remained parked till yet was 10 days but now it's been 2 weeks since it hasn't even been cranked. Last time the battery charge was the same as I left it on when it was parked.


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    So finally I'm back, and this is how she is since last two weeks. Too hesitant to uncover her as tomorrow it will rain according to the forecast and she is all detailed
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    HV battery charge on first start after 17 days of being parked.
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    LED Xenon projectors cutoff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
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    looks like you're Busy With corolla

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc1111 View Post
    looks like you're Busy With corolla
    I was in Karachi


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    LED Xenon projectors cutoff.


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    Do you know how to adjust the led head lights of prius?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arslansohail84 View Post
    Do you know how to adjust the led head lights of prius?
    I don't think it's adjustable as there isn't any switch inside. The output is very very good and does not blind the oncoming traffic like the local HIDs do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    I don't think it's adjustable as there isn't any switch inside. The output is very very good and does not blind the oncoming traffic like the local HIDs do.


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    Actually my car got hit on the fender near the headlight and becoz of that the light is slightly disaligned.
    In normal head light there is an adjustment in it which can be done with a screw driver. so I tried to find the adjustment in the head light but couldn't find any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arslansohail84 View Post
    Actually my car got hit on the fender near the headlight and becoz of that the light is slightly disaligned.
    In normal head light there is an adjustment in it which can be done with a screw driver. so I tried to find the adjustment in the head light but couldn't find any.
    These are projector headlamps, and so far I have only seen adjustable projectors in BMWs. I think you should take your car to a proper workshop they will properly adjust your car's light. Adjustment is possible but I guess the light would need to be taken out for that, but I'm not quite sure.


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