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Hi everybody do not normally involve myself in forums but
found this one a mine of information when deciding on buying or not.

Anyway its here and could not be happier always been a car enthusiast love my Italian
cars had Alfa, Lancias, Fiats and all the normal German and hot hatches.

So car has several of the options people seem to consistently ask about.



1. Stereo- Had the upgraded factory JBL system. Well fitted by Toyota in fact a
superb job at dealership. Impressions why this is not standard is beyond belief,
a car that ends up being 27-29 k with a few ticked boxes should have this as
standard. Overall sound quality is ten times better than standard system. Is it
worth the money well that's down to you. The system can rattle turned up a bit
with dance tracks but can be eq out. If you ipod/ Bluetooth phone as i do then
different tracks obviously have a dramatic influence on the sound pressure out
of the system. It's a car and can never be considered the ideal place to get
great acoustics. But i generally like it its sounds, pretty good i think, i have paid
similar price for systems to be upgraded with amp head etc so its reasonable
value. Probably you could get a specialist to get better quality for around
1200-1500 but risk having them put system in a new car. Again its a risk to
consider though top end guys do normally a great job with panel fitment new
loom etc. One way or another the stock system is not good enough so pay Toyota
or buy another one. At some date later will probably change head unit some
great kit on market for a grand or so but at moment its fine.



2. Leather Interior- Yea like that one nothing wrong with standard fabric
though. Not a lot more to say.



3. Parking sensors- Uhmm don't waste your money not impressed audible only no
visual clues. As soon as i find some info about head and AV i/ps will try and
find a solution to put camera in. Its not a bad car to park its only for low lying
obstructions. Off to states soon will see what i can find out over there. Forums full of it but not seen a good solution yet. Come on Toyota sort it out can get on a Yaris not on a coupe.



4. Carbon fibre wing mirrors - Ha-ha love them or hate them i think they are
cool.



The car yea i loved its one of those motors five mins after you sit in it it
brings a smile to your face. As all cars it can be improved upon but it's a
great feeling to rev it hard and just enjoy the drive. Sure its not perfect
road noise, gearbox all could have been improved on . But on a country road who
cares its so much fun you just have to redline. Takes me back to my Strada Arbath
and Lancia coupe Volumex (yes i have
done the lot just like drivers cars) its just fun, fun, fun. These minor
imperfections never take away the joy of the car being a blast to drive.



Overall 9/10 for the car and the best thing at moment i don't pull up to
roundabout with a Toyota GT86 next to me, or behind me as you would in most
other makes at that price. Loving the car to bits it's like a good Alfa without
the electrics problems.



A bit long winded but the forum helped me make my mind up so thought I would
put something on for all you prospective buyers or users.

Question for Forum members i will look as well. Sat nav did
not consider it any good is it just a software upgrade to standard head or different hardware. The price was stupid i
though stereo upgrade or sat nav was only one winner.Cars i drove and compared Golf Gti,focus ST, scirocco,megance and audi all had their pros and cons . I settled on this and nobody who has seen it or been in it has nothing but comments like wow.


My advice try it you will love it. Just change the stereo
out for JBL upgrade or get a specialist to do it.
IF YOU REACHED THE END CONGRATS I wont be doing a long one again.



Cheers.

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Welcome, congrats and good review! Glad your enjoying the car and the JBL system!
 
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