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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
    Nazir Autos I-9.
    Can you tell me exactly where Nazir Autos is located in I-9? Because I am living in I-9. Are their mechanics are professionals? and what about their labor charges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by galant1 View Post
    Can you tell me exactly where Nazir Autos is located in I-9? Because I am living in I-9. Are their mechanics are professionals? and what about their labor charges?
    Their main setup is in G-8. this I-9 one is located in Street 15 near a mosque.
    Yes the mechanics are well-trained, labor charges are a bit on the higher side though.
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    Aoa
    Can anyone plz guide me abt the different types of prius like s led,g touring,s touring etc


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabeel_fariq View Post
    Aoa
    Can anyone plz guide me abt the different types of prius like s led,g touring,s touring etc


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    Wassalaam.
    bro kindly post your query in the Prius fan club thread, a lot of people will help you out
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    Bro whick one is ur prius i mean which edition


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabeel_fariq View Post
    Bro whick one is ur prius i mean which edition


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    Brother this is S-Touring Edition


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    Can you plz post detailed interior pics plz?and i wanted to ask that does engine kicks in in ev mode? And hows the drive pick etc of the car
    Did u replaced the battery or the previous one is working okk


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabeel_fariq View Post
    Can you plz post detailed interior pics plz?and i wanted to ask that does engine kicks in in ev mode? And hows the drive pick etc of the car
    Did u replaced the battery or the previous one is working okk


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    Yes I will upload some detailed interior pics In Shaa Allah soon, I have already uploaded some on Page 8 of this thread.
    In pure EV mode the engine does not kick in until the charge lowers to minimum or you press the throttle a little harder.
    Drive is Masha Allah like silk, the comfort level is miles ahead than that of Corolla and hundreds of miles ahead than that of Civic. As for the performance, it easily puts the local 1.8s to shame when the PWR mode is activated and there is sufficient juice in the battery pack. Drive it like an insane person you will still get around 15-16 km/l that too from a 134 hp 1.8L engine, what else does one need?
    And no why would I replace the battery pack, these are all baseless rumors or the people who faced such issues bought the major accidental vehicles imported by the fraudulent dealers. The battery pack easily lasts above 300,000 km and even more if the car is properly taken care of.
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    Thanks for the reply bro...only one more question i wanted to ask is than suppose if the battery is totally minimum and we switch off the car will it start again? Can it be started on gasoline engine?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rabeel_fariq View Post
    Thanks for the reply bro...only one more question i wanted to ask is than suppose if the battery is totally minimum and we switch off the car will it start again? Can it be started on gasoline engine?


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    No worries brother
    The lowest charge of the battery pack is two points, doesn't go below that, at that point when you start the car, it starts on EV but in 7-8 seconds the gasoline engine turns on and in a few minutes charges the battery pack by 1 point after which the gasoline engine shuts off when the car is idling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    The battery pack is charged by regenerative braking, and discharges when the car idles for too long, it is driven with a very heavy foot or driven in the PWR mode.
    Don't apologize it's a complex matter for many
    When the battery pack sufficiently charged, you have the entire 134 horsepower at your disposal but once it drains, you only have 98 hp.


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    Bro suppose we r on a motorway then how will the battery be charged? And one more question ..will the car turn on its engine on hilly areas like murree or it will be on battery?


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    mashALLAH.I am also thinking of upgrading to Prius from 8th gen Civic.Driven both new civic and altis and found both to be unworthy of upgrading from 8th gen Civic.
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    Carla enjoying her time in Nathiagali.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Carla enjoying her time in Nathiagali.




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    MashAllah , looking gorgeous
    May you always be Happy :-)

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    Guess what's going on with Carla?
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    So Carla went to Toyota 3S for the first time, went there for the free AC Checkup campaign, the car was not cooling up to the mark. Turned out the cabin filter was blocked with dust so instantly got a new one for Rs. 3009 exact ab to sardi lag rahi hai


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    Free? I feel like taking my new HORNET too 😀


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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadbakht View Post
    Free? I feel like taking my new HORNET too 😀


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    Sir jee Hornet is a new born baby
    But I do plan to take our GLi there too when it's free


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    I have to say carla has the looks of a sports car, MashAllah

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    Quote Originally Posted by sial_ali View Post
    I have to say carla has the looks of a sports car, MashAllah
    Brother Thanks a lot for the nice comment!


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