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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
    So Carla got her oil changed, air filter changed and spark plugs changed. It's Fast & Furious now even on ECO Mode.


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    can you please share the details of the oils and filters that you used and their cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    30 psi in front and rear.



    Salaam.
    The first oil change interval was 10,000 km, but now after that the car has clocked around 7000 km and I'll be going for an oil change pretty soon. I have only used Liqui Moly 5W30/40 in the car, cost per oil change is Rs. 5,000, Rs. 4200 for oil (4.25L) and 800 for the oil filter.
    Brake pads I got all of them changed many months back for around 13,000 I guess including labor. Have mentioned the exact post in the main post, you can check it from there as well.
    I would never advise anyone to buy a car which has clocked over 100,000 km because a lot of maintenance expenses are required and the wear and tear is also a lot on the parts no matter how clean the body is. Always go for a car around 50,000 km or maximum 75,000 km, not more than that.
    Other than oil change, no special maintenance is required. These days I am looking for genuine CVT oil because it needs to be changed, just doing that as a precautionary measure because my car has clocked around 65,000 km in total, was at 47,600 km when I bought it in January '14. Other than that, there is an added expense because of this MetroBus project, my car had to travel on broken roads and now the ball joints, Z-links and tie rods need replacement just as a precautionary measure as they have aged before time.
    On the whole, you don't need to spend an extra penny if you get your hands on a clean vehicle.
    sent the car to toyota, they checked everything and changed the oil and filters.

    not happy about the oil, they used petron 20W-50. i dont think its the right oil for prius however they used it. not sure about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinking View Post
    sent the car to toyota, they checked everything and changed the oil and filters.

    not happy about the oil, they used petron 20W-50. i dont think its the right oil for prius however they used it. not sure about this.
    Throw that oil out immediately for God's sake bro, only use 5W30/40 in Prius.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Throw that oil out immediately for God's sake bro, only use 5W30/40 in Prius.


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    understood. will sort this with toyota people .

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    Bro which oil u recommend for Prius 3rd gen?I just owned Prius few days back which basic over hauling required kindly suggest me

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    Quote Originally Posted by moni View Post
    Bro which oil u recommend for Prius 3rd gen?I just owned Prius few days back which basic over hauling required kindly suggest me
    First of all, congrats on the new car!
    The things you need to get replaced as a precautionary measure, make sure all parts are OEM.
    1. Air filter.
    2. AC cabin filter.
    3. Spark plugs.
    4. Engine oil 5W30/40 grade along with genuine Toyota oil filter.
    5. All brake pads.
    6. CVT fluid if the car is around 60,000 km or above.
    7. Tires if they are winter tires or tread isn't that deep.
    8. Wheel alignment and balancing.
    Any more questions feel free to ask. I changed the things over the past one year except for CVT fluid because not getting time and tires don't need changing but I will recommend you to get all of these changed in one go for peace of mind.


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    Thankx bro! Want replace alloy and tyres with 17 inche alloy and low profile tyre which tyres is suitable with 17" alloy

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    Quote Originally Posted by moni View Post
    Thankx bro! Want replace alloy and tyres with 17 inche alloy and low profile tyre which tyres is suitable with 17" alloy
    That will be too much of a load on the stock suspension. My car is a Touring Edition comes with FF 17" alloys and sports suspension from factory.


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    Okay so Carla is getting her de-contamination treatment using Autoscrub Wash Mitt Fine Grade. A full detail to follow for the car show on Saturday on which she will be present In Shaa Allah! Stay tuned for the next few days and pray for my energy levels


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    That will be too much of a load on the stock suspension. My car is a Touring Edition comes with FF 17" alloys and sports suspension from factory.


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    No offense sir but why is it necessary to brag that your car has that "Sports Suspension", comes with "FF 17 inch alloys" and is a "Touring Edition" in every second post ov yours in this thread?

    Like theek hai, you've told us in the start that it is a Touring Edition but repeating it regularly in every quote ov yours ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    First of all, congrats on the new car!
    The things you need to get replaced as a precautionary measure, make sure all parts are OEM.
    1. Air filter.
    2. AC cabin filter.
    3. Spark plugs.
    4. Engine oil 5W30/40 grade along with genuine Toyota oil filter.
    5. All brake pads.
    6. CVT fluid if the car is around 60,000 km or above.
    7. Tires if they are winter tires or tread isn't that deep.
    8. Wheel alignment and balancing.
    Any more questions feel free to ask. I changed the things over the past one year except for CVT fluid because not getting time and tires don't need changing but I will recommend you to get all of these changed in one go for peace of mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
    Cvt fluid interval is 40k
    I am scarcely using this car these days because of this very fact that the CVT fluid as well as brake fluid hasn't been changed in my ownership.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    I am scarcely using this car these days because of this very fact that the CVT fluid as well as brake fluid hasn't been changed in my ownership.


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    That must be the priority.
    If you get late, not change the CVT then you'll have to change the transmission.
    One more thing, get its fender repainted, its looking very bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huzaifa_Khalid View Post
    No offense sir but why is it necessary to brag that your car has that "Sports Suspension", comes with "FF 17 inch alloys" and is a "Touring Edition" in every second post ov yours in this thread?

    Like theek hai, you've told us in the start that it is a Touring Edition but repeating it regularly in every quote ov yours ?

    PS. No sort of offence meant .. 😊
    I do that merely to eliminate any person's confusion and the fact that they might not do something wrong with their cars. I have seen several basic Prius with Touring rims, that is nothing but plain torture on the car's suspension.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
    That must be the priority.
    If you get late, not change the CVT then you'll have to change the transmission.
    One more thing, get its fender repainted, its looking very bad
    Actually a lot of expenses lined up these days related to cars only so bank is emptied Lancer's 80k km maintenance cost around 50k so far and suspension work still pending of around 18k from Mitsubishi Motors I-9. From where shall I get the fender painted so that it is an exact match plus the paint coats are in proper order like Primer, Base Coat and then Clear Coat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Actually a lot of expenses lined up these days related to cars only so bank is emptied Lancer's 80k km maintenance cost around 50k so far and suspension work still pending of around 18k from Mitsubishi Motors I-9. From where shall I get the fender painted so that it is an exact match plus the paint coats are in proper order like Primer, Base Coat and then Clear Coat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa.haroon View Post
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    Keep in mind for a good paint job you'll need to spend 5K at least. 3k for a normal one!
    I can even spend 10k if that's what it takes, have already sacrificed my own desires for getting detailing stuff for the car how much will Shahnawaz charge?


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    Just washed with Nanoskin Wash & Wax Shampoo followed by Autoscrub Wash Mitt Fine Grade and washed again. Not yet waxed
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Just washed with Nanoskin Wash & Wax Shampoo followed by Autoscrub Wash Mitt Fine Grade and washed again. Not yet waxed
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    MashAllah awesome. Looks beautiful as ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    MashAllah awesome. Looks beautiful as ever

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    Thanks a lot brother!
    Kal ek car meet ke liye bhi iss ko ready kia jaa raha hai, stay tuned


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