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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2017, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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About to buy a 2017 IM. Kinda bummed.

I'm pretty much ready to get one. Kinda bummed out. Trading in my 2013 GTI, which is a rocket ship compared to the corolla. But the GTI is on it's 3rd intake manifold and the warranty is now up, so I don't want to have to pay for the next one. It's also had the water pump done under warranty. So I'm getting rid of it before something else breaks and I have to pay for it this time.

I drove the IM. It's pretty cool, but no leather and no NAV = lame. The performance of the vehicle compared to the GTI is just depressing, but it's just a car. Hopefully I'll get use to it.

Anybody that has one, chime in.

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Did you try test driving a Civic Si?
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No, I don't much like the look of that. If toyota had a 200hp motor and leather, this car would be a hit.

Also if anybody knows the answer. I have heard you can get a navigation module for the radio, but have not seen any links or info on it.
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you can get Nav and if interested heated seats if you want just ask dealer. Mine in portland wanted $900 plus install and one here in salem wanted $800 installed i think , if I remember wright. Not sure oh the heated seats but in portland they said they could.
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As was said, NAV is totally an add-on, but it is an extra $900. I passed and just use my phone.

Bummer about the GTI. I really like GTI, but have heard horror stories about repair costs after 3-5 years.

There are a few performance mods for the iM, but it is never gonna be in GTI territory without significant mods. Still, it is quick enough for around town, has a great handling with several mods to make it even better and has Toyota Corolla dependability. I too got burnt on my last car, only lasted 8 years before I was into repeated repairs. I'm hoping this car lasts a lot longer.
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I got them to throw in all the extras, lowered springs, rear wind deflector, interior light kit, and mud flaps.

Trying to find a pic of one with the Toyota lowered springs.
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I got them to throw in all the extras, lowered springs, rear wind deflector, interior light kit, and mud flaps.

Trying to find a pic of one with the Toyota lowered springs.
Sweet
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I got them to throw in all the extras, lowered springs, rear wind deflector, interior light kit, and mud flaps.
Nice deal.
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I went from a Mk5 GTI to an IM (company car), and I'm still bummed after a month of ownership. Decent interior but desperately needs power!
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I went from a Mk5 GTI to an IM (company car), and I'm still bummed after a month of ownership. Decent interior but desperately needs power!
And one costs double the amount.

I am quite proud of my $18,000 car, even if it is not the quickest.
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