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Old 07-11-2016, 10:33 PM   #1
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2009 Hatchback in Detroit, MI: $4500 obo

NEW PRICE:

2009 Toyota Yaris Hatchback
-$3499 obo
-2nd owner (I've had the car since 23,000 miles)
-2 door
-Manual Transmission (jap-spec transmission installed 7/2015)
-112,000 miles
-some parking lot dings
-mechanically sound: FULLY SYNTHETIC oil changes EVERY 5000 miles
-new heavy duty battery replaced 1/2016
-service recalls completed (front seat rail tracks and driver's side air bag)

Modifications:
-Tein S springs
-Tokico Blue shock/struts
-Speedy 15" wheels with BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2 tires (good tread)
-K&N Typhoon intake
-corolla 1.8L (larger throttle body)
-HID headlight bulbs
-stage II clutch with 9lb lightened flywheel (Both installed 7/2015)
-R1 cross-drilled and slotted rotors
-Microimage short shifter
-Microimage lightened crank pulley
-Golden Eagle intake manifold
-Megan Racing exhaust manifold
-custom 2.25" exhaust
-Tanabe strut tower brace
-Two 6x9" speakers

Reason for selling: I'm back in Canada and don't want the hassle of importing it. Plus I bought a new car :). I'm in Windsor, Ontario so anyone near Detroit, MI would be ideal.

If I was keeping the car longer I would:
-replace the catback exhaust (about $300)

The car has been well cared for and fully synthetic oil changes every 5k since 23K miles. Hoping it goes to a good home.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Looks very nice! What's your asking price?
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks! Oh yeah...I guess I should have put that in the add lol.

$5499 obo.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:56 AM   #4
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just bring it back
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:15 PM   #5
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I wanted to but apparently as of July 1st, Ontario put in place a much more stringent set of rules for importing US vehicles. The rules state that any modifications other than "routine maintenance" make a car inadmissible. I've tried to get more specifics but have not had much luck. The cost of replacing the major modified components (suspension, intake/exhaust manifolds, exhaust) etc would not be worth it as it would probably equate to about 1/4 of the car's worth. Even then I have no guarantee it will pass. Furthermore, I would not really enjoy driving a stock yaris. If I want to put back all of the parts after the inspection, I will again eat up more labor costs.
From a cost/benefit standpoint, I didn't think it was worth the gamble.

Unless you know of additionally info I am not aware of?
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:58 PM   #6
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where are you moving to?

typically you just need to get DRL's and pass a safety and etest
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:06 PM   #7
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I moved to Windsor, Ontario. In addition to the safety and e-test you have to get a RIV clearance (Registrar of Imported Vehicles). The RIV process starts with a $195 fee to bring the car into the country and this covers the inspection that must be done at a Canadian Tire. Once you pay that fee they will give you the checklist which you must take to Canadian Tire within 30 days of issue. If you fail the inspection, each additional inspection fee is around $55-60 plus additional costs for further modification etc.

On a car with a value of at least $10k, the relative investment of $1k would be somewhat more reasonable.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:08 PM   #8
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right...i forgot you had to do it at CT...and unless you know the guy....you could get bent over...

edit: but by the looks of the RIV website...there are other non-CT options
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:12 PM   #9
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oh, and vehicle immobilizer?

ugh, sell it!
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:40 PM   #10
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Yeah.... just easier. Plus, I just bought a 2016 Golf R :):)
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:46 PM   #11
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Would that I could, that's a really nice setup. Very tasteful mods that keep the OEM reliability. The Blues with S-Techs are a little imbalanced for my taste (I have Reds set to 3.5 with MI springs), but it does give a very firm corner response with very little pitch on launch. The most amazing thing about the 09 is that it has ABS and a speedo sensor on the gearbox, but no active stability control (ASC) to screw with you while you're trying to AutoX.

While I would love to give it a new home, I'm not in a position to finance it. That said, someone needs to pick this up. This is a STEAL for the mods done, not to mention the bluebook value.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:39 PM   #12
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Thanks! The car does ride on the firmer side but the on- and off-ramps are a blast ;) I have never tracked or autoX'd the car but i think it would do quite well.

I appreciate the compliments - I hope she goes to a good home!
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #13
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PRICE DROP: $4500 obo

PM me if you're interested.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:23 PM   #14
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Wow, what a deal.
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:36 PM   #15
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If you can't sell that real quick, there is something seriously wrong with the general public. Hopefully this is not your only ad!
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:43 PM   #16
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Thanks guys! I thought the car would sell in a couple of days. I know the car preferences in Detroit are usually American Muscle but I thought there would be enough enthusiasts who would be interested in these cars.

I now bought a Golf R which is ridiculously quick but also bigger and heavier. I can't even come close to using its potential in the city. I now really appreciate the saying "it's more entertaining to drive a slow car fast than a fast car within city limits".

I have put it up on Ebay, craigslist and Facebook as well. So far I've gotten a few really low ball offers but I'm confident I'll find a buyer for a reasonable price. I'd rather give the car to a family member or friend in desperate need of a car than sell it for next to nothing.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:52 PM   #17
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Price drop: $4000 obo.
I knew there was a smaller market for import hatchbacks in Detroit but I didn't think it would be this hard to find a buyer! Given that I will have the car a little longer, I'm going to go ahead and replace the front rotors too.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:48 PM   #18
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bump for new price
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