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Okay so I have serious commitment problems with cars lol. Here are all the cars I have owned.

1994 Honda Civic DX coupe
1998 Honda Civic EX coupe
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally
2007 Toyota Corolla S
2008 Honda CR-V (wife)
2009 Toyota Corolla S (wife)
1995 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
2001 Honda Civic EX sedan
2008 Chevy Cobalt sedan
2007 Toyota Yaris sedan
2006 Toyota RAV-4 Limited (wife)
2012 Hyundai Elantra limited (wife)
2009 Nissan Quest S (wife)
2013 Toyota Prius C two
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2014 Honda Pilot (wife)
2014 Scion tC

I traded the tC on my iM. My wife currently drives the Pilot.
 

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Okay so I have serious commitment problems with cars lol. Here are all the cars I have owned.

1994 Honda Civic DX coupe
1998 Honda Civic EX coupe
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally
2007 Toyota Corolla S
2008 Honda CR-V (wife)
2009 Toyota Corolla S (wife)
1995 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
2001 Honda Civic EX sedan
2008 Chevy Cobalt sedan
2007 Toyota Yaris sedan
2006 Toyota RAV-4 Limited (wife)
2012 Hyundai Elantra limited (wife)
2009 Nissan Quest S (wife)
2013 Toyota Prius C two
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
2014 Honda Pilot (wife)
2014 Scion tC

I traded the tC on my iM. My wife currently drives the Pilot.
A lot of rides. ?
 

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You could say that lol.

I can tell you though, that list would have been quite a bit shorter if we hadn't of had and unexpected surprise in 2012. My wife became pregnant with our 3rd child days after getting that 2012 Elantra limited. We held out but the leather made her nauseous as she gets extremely bad morning sickness when she's pregnant. We also now needed something bigger since we would have 3 kids. So instead of trading the brand new Elantra and being thousands in negative equity, I had to trade my Yaris. I absolutely loved that Yaris. I don't know why, I just did. It was basic and I new it would run forever. So the Elantra became my daily driver and we traded the Yaris on a Nissan Quest.

Having that Elantra really screwed me up though. I had it for a couple years but never loved it like I did the Yaris. I hated the interior color mostly and i wanted to lower my payment. They quit making those Yaris sedans and I couldn't bring myself to go from a 2012 to a 2010 to get back into a yaris sedan so I briefly looked at the new Yaris hatchbacks, but they didn't get as good mpg as the Elantra did (I driving about 60 miles a day) so I went with the Prius C instead.

I allowed the opinions of others to get to me and I didn't like flooring it just to get up a hill (and several other reasons that just wore me down) so after only 2 months I traded that Prius C in on a 2013 Elantra GT (the hatchback Elantra). This one had a black leather interior which I prefer. It had all the packages ( Nav, panoramic sunroof, etc).

Shortly after I got it, I got the mod bug and learned about plasti-dip. I did the grills, rims, and emblems. I then got a cold air intake. This grew in to a desire to have something with more power. Seeing 1000s of FR-S on the road didn't help. I sat in an FR-S and realized the back seat is literally just decoration as no one could ever sit in it, and that 200hp really isn't impressive (I test drove and was not amused...and definitely didn't want to put premium in it driving 60 miles a day). I almost bought a Mustang but the Ford dealership couldn't even come close to the carmax appraisal on my Elantra GT and they had zero desire to work with me on it. After several weeks of flip flopping on decisions and desires, I would say I settled on a Scion tC. I wanted white but there were no white ones available at the two closest Toyota dealerships, so I got blue.

The Prius, Elantra GT, and tC were all purchased in 2014. Eventually after having the tC, I slowly came back to reality. I had it until last Monday. (About 2 1/2 years). I came back to reality that I needed something with 4 doors and that was practical...and better mpg would be nice. Ultimately after several weeks of research, I narrowed it down to 2 cars...an iA or an iM.

I would have been happy with the iA I believe. But I found this iM at CarMax for a much better price than I could get my hands on an iA. Plus I am not sure long term I would have liked the mazda feel of the iA. I asked my wife and she said I would look better in the iM, so off to CarMax I went. She always said I would have looked good in a Matrix also, which this is kind of the next generation Matrix.

I think I am finally in the same spot I was in with my old Yaris. I know I have a dependable car that will last forever, gets decent mpg, and is practical for me. It's currently at about 14050 miles. I would really like to see 200k. Here's to commitment. Lol.
 

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1936 International pickup
1974 Luv
1973 Vega Wagon
1972 Pinto
1982 K-Car
1976 Honda CVCC
1979 Honda CVCC
1960 Bugeye Sprite
1972 Austin MINI
1984 Nissan NX turbo
1975 Datsun B210
1976 Innocenti 1001 MINI
1984 MINI Advantage
1986 Mazda 323 GT
1989 300zx twin turbo
1976 Arkley
1985 Mitsubishi Eclipse
1990 Miata
1978 280z
1968 Mustang
1996 Ford Ranger
1984 Honda Accord
1998 Ford Contour SVT
1992 Miata
1986 Jaguar XJ6
1982 Toyota Celica
1984 Fiero
1995 Infiniti G20
1994 Explorer Sport
1996 Miata
1979 Luv
1979 Buick/Opel
1994 Dodge Durango
1992 Miata
1993 Ford ZX2
2004 Ford Escape
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
2009 BMW 135i twin turbo
2006 GMC Envoy
2012 Ram Outdoorsman
2017 Toyota iM

and some others I am sure I forgot.....
 

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You could say that lol.

I can tell you though, that list would have been quite a bit shorter if we hadn't of had and unexpected surprise in 2012. My wife became pregnant with our 3rd child days after getting that 2012 Elantra limited. We held out but the leather made her nauseous as she gets extremely bad morning sickness when she's pregnant. We also now needed something bigger since we would have 3 kids. So instead of trading the brand new Elantra and being thousands in negative equity, I had to trade my Yaris. I absolutely loved that Yaris. I don't know why, I just did. It was basic and I new it would run forever. So the Elantra became my daily driver and we traded the Yaris on a Nissan Quest.

Having that Elantra really screwed me up though. I had it for a couple years but never loved it like I did the Yaris. I hated the interior color mostly and i wanted to lower my payment. They quit making those Yaris sedans and I couldn't bring myself to go from a 2012 to a 2010 to get back into a yaris sedan so I briefly looked at the new Yaris hatchbacks, but they didn't get as good mpg as the Elantra did (I driving about 60 miles a day) so I went with the Prius C instead.

I allowed the opinions of others to get to me and I didn't like flooring it just to get up a hill (and several other reasons that just wore me down) so after only 2 months I traded that Prius C in on a 2013 Elantra GT (the hatchback Elantra). This one had a black leather interior which I prefer. It had all the packages ( Nav, panoramic sunroof, etc).

Shortly after I got it, I got the mod bug and learned about plasti-dip. I did the grills, rims, and emblems. I then got a cold air intake. This grew in to a desire to have something with more power. Seeing 1000s of FR-S on the road didn't help. I sat in an FR-S and realized the back seat is literally just decoration as no one could ever sit in it, and that 200hp really isn't impressive (I test drove and was not amused...and definitely didn't want to put premium in it driving 60 miles a day). I almost bought a Mustang but the Ford dealership couldn't even come close to the carmax appraisal on my Elantra GT and they had zero desire to work with me on it. After several weeks of flip flopping on decisions and desires, I would say I settled on a Scion tC. I wanted white but there were no white ones available at the two closest Toyota dealerships, so I got blue.

The Prius, Elantra GT, and tC were all purchased in 2014. Eventually after having the tC, I slowly came back to reality. I had it until last Monday. (About 2 1/2 years). I came back to reality that I needed something with 4 doors and that was practical...and better mpg would be nice. Ultimately after several weeks of research, I narrowed it down to 2 cars...an iA or an iM.

I would have been happy with the iA I believe. But I found this iM at CarMax for a much better price than I could get my hands on an iA. Plus I am not sure long term I would have liked the mazda feel of the iA. I asked my wife and she said I would look better in the iM, so off to CarMax I went. She always said I would have looked good in a Matrix also, which this is kind of the next generation Matrix.

I think I am finally in the same spot I was in with my old Yaris. I know I have a dependable car that will last forever, gets decent mpg, and is practical for me. It's currently at about 14050 miles. I would really like to see 200k. Here's to commitment. Lol.
Well, if you're ever in the market for a Yaris sedan again, the peppy little iA is just waiting for you at the closest lot ;)
Since you already know it's a Mazda2, I'll let you know that it's a joy to drive. This might be an unpopular opinion in this forum but I would argue that it's much more fun to drive the iA then it is to drive a Toyota econobox. But I'm not trying to stir anything, just letting you know that there's always a yaris for everyone :)
 

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Hey guys,

1. 2005 Toyota Matrix XR (Drove it till it died lol)
2. 2009 Audi A4 (Blew the motor :crying: )
3. 2016 Nissan 370Z (Still own it)
4. 2017 iM --- picked it up last week. I wanted it as my commuter vehicle as the Z is becoming less and less commute friendly but I love this car and am thinking of modding it here and there. I also have to take a proper pic of my iM lol
 

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Technically a Dodge Dart. which I drove daily during the five months of winter up here in New England. Then my daughter whined and got the car. I had been looking at used Prius' since February, when I decided to just go new and stumbled upon the iM. LOve the car as my DD. My weekend car is on the right.

 

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I'm still driving and enjoying a 2015 Toyota Yaris SE, Super White, 5-spd Manual. Great little fun-to-drive car, especially once you add the TRD rear-sway-bar (makes a big difference if the car is left at the stock spring height). I've averaged 41 MPG with her over the last two years in my daily work commutes and errands (mostly city/suburb driving), which is 5-6 MPG better than I was expecting.

The iM is on my short list for my next vehicle purchase, since I'm considering finally switching to an automatic after over 35 years of driving nothing but manuals. I'm probably going to wait though, to see if the car is refreshed in a better fashion for 2019 (or being replaced with an all-new design, since the Auris is supposedly being totally redesigned for the 2019 model year and based on Toyota's new Global Platform).
 
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This is my current car, as I am not an iM owner yet.



 

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Nissan guy ...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE (MT)
1999 Toyota Camry XLE V6 (AT)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE (Manual with HLSD)
2003 Nissan Maxima SE (Manual with HLSD + custom gear ratio + tons of mods :D)
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S (AT)

Car pics of the 02 and 03
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Decided it's time to take a break from cars so I have a 2017 Toyota IM :).

Fun fact. The 02-03 Maxima weight about the same as the IM but pulled 250 whp
 

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My entire vehicle history (All manual 5-speeds):

1980's
- Honda Accord LX hatch (first car, burgundy)
- Honda Prelude Si coupe (astral-blue metallic)
- Honda CRX Si hatch (red)
- Acura Integra LE hatch (white limited edition w/white alloys)
1990's
- Acura Integra GS hatch (black, w/OEM body kit)
- Honda Civic Si hatch (black)
- Honda Civic EX Sedan (black)
2000+
- 2000 Honda Accord EX Sedan (lapis-blue) - lost interest in cars mostly during this time, and drove this forever, lol.
- 2015 Toyota Yaris SE hatch (super white) - My current vehicle (pics earlier in this thread) - Reminds me of the CRX/Integra days.
 
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I've been a Toyota guy for 38 years now. My first car was a 1969 Corolla that had more then 400k miles on it when a drunk driver hit me and totaled it. It was such a great car I then bought a 1982 Corolla Tercel that I had for 13 years and put on more then 300k miles. I've owned other brands of cars too but these are my current 7 cars that I own.
1989 Supercharged MR2 5MT


1995 Supercharged Pervia


2006 Scion xB 5MT


2009 Corolla Turbo S 5MT - 230 HP Turbokits turbo system


2010 Prius III


2017 Corolla iM 6MT


2017 RAV4 XLE
 
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Back in Turkey
2006-2010 91 Honda Integra
2010-2011 06 Alfa Romeo 147

In the States
2011-2013 02 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6
2013-2015 02 BMW 330CI
2015-2018 16 Toyota Camry
2018- 18 Toyota Corolla IM

All stick shift except the Camry :)
 

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2018 Toyota Corolla iM (still have)
2016 Toyota Highlander (still have)
2015 GMC Terrain
2010 Toyota Tundra (still have)
2009 Scion xB
2007 Audi A4
2006 Nissan Frontier LE
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
2005 Subaru WRX
2003 VW Passat 1.8T
2003 Kia Sedona
1999 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon
1996 Chevy Beretta Z26
1995 Nissan Hardbody 4x4
1993 Buick GS
1990 Chevy Lumina Z34
1988 Buick Skylark T-Type
1987 Dodge Charger GLHS
1987 Pontiac Grand am Turbo
1986 Buick Skyhawk T-Type Turbo
1973 Pontiac Grand Safari Wagon

Plus a few motorcycles thrown in there.
 

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A hand-me-down 2003 CR-V was my only car before my iM. It served me well, and still does when I fly home from school. My iM is my baby though. First new car.
 
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My hubby spent the 90's driving jdm car Toyota aurora, 2000 he got a passage f150, at that point I got pregnant in 2000, we bought a 2002 Durango for the child and extraordinary Dane. He began driving the organizations van, so the Durango was all mine. I truly miss the Durango, yet it was beginning to have issues, so my hubby said. The cooling hasn't labored for a long time, rust in specific parts and my hubby said significant rust underneath, yet it was my infant. So going from a durango to a nationalist is somewhat troublesome, this image has the durango behind the loyalist.
 
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