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How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Nemesis85 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:01 am

Year: 1999
Miles: 145,000
Mechanical Condition: Currently have p0135 o2 Sensor B1S1 code, and leaking power steering fluid from the pressure hose =\ Other then this, car runs fantastic!
Aesthetic Condition: Aside from some small spots on the chrome trim of the grille, and a couple spots in hood, car is in great shape for 13+ years!
Money spent fixing the essentials (mods/maintenance excluded): o2 Sensor for B1S1 OEM $82.60, Power Steering - Pressure Hose Assembly $130
Major Problems Experienced: Only major problem would be the Power Steering leak. o2 Sensor issue is rather common at this point, mileage wise.
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Money spent on all other: Denso Iridium Spark Plugs $80, NGK Blue Plug Wires $90, 12 Qts Mobil1 Fully Synthetic Transmission Fluid $100, Transmission Fluid Flush (labor) $60, Toyo Eclipse Tires (new) $549, HID 6000k Headlights $50 (shipped), HID 3000k Foglights $45 (shipped), Custom Tint on Taillights and Foglights (lifetime warranty included) $50.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby thenewguy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:35 am

Year: 1999
Miles: 149,xxx
Mechanical Condition: Excellent! runs great just straightened out all the kinks.
Aesthetic Condition: Perfection. Just got it out of the body and paint shop. no dings or scratches
Money spent fixing the essentials (mods/maintenance excluded): 1300 for paint and body, about another 2k with maintenance and mods
Major Problems Experienced: none! :D Rather than beasting out some bolts that are frozen :drinking: :drinking:
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Nemesis85 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:19 am

thenewguy wrote:Year: 1999
Miles: 149,xxx
Mechanical Condition: Excellent! runs great just straightened out all the kinks.
Aesthetic Condition: Perfection. Just got it out of the body and paint shop. no dings or scratches
Money spent fixing the essentials (mods/maintenance excluded): 1300 for paint and body, about another 2k with maintenance and mods
Major Problems Experienced: none! :D Rather than beasting out some bolts that are frozen :drinking: :drinking:


What color did you paint your car? I'd love to see photos! I like Lara Porn :drinking:
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby thenewguy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:50 am

i got a custom gloss black done. I told him I wanted the darkest black he could get from his supplier.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby ToyoSolV6 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:53 am

thenewguy wrote:i got a custom gloss black done. I told him I wanted the darkest black he could get from his supplier.

lets see some pics man.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby thenewguy » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:04 pm

Soon! Just need to hit my buddy randy goco up!
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Nemesis85 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:36 am

Okay good, cuz i wants to see
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby thenewguy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:45 am

Check my bud out on fb! "Goco Photography" He shoots for freshasf*ck and Stance Nation
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Nemesis85 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:55 pm

I have to edit mine.... =(
Was rear ended by a crazy uninsured woman. Now I have a small dimple crack the size of a penny, as well as a few scuffs, on my rear bumper. Sad day. Not happy at all. $200 deductible to have damage fixed completely. Second option was to have a check paid to me for the damage MINUS the deductible which was a a nice check, but because I have a lien on the car (financed) I cannot cash the check, I can only post it as a direct payment towards the principal owed. This week sucks. End Rant lol :drinking: :bad-words: :drinking: :bad-words:
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Billdo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:10 am

Year: 2002
Miles: 132.000
Mechanical Condition: Need new brake pads and rotors, burning/leaking oil about 1 quart every 3k, other than that all good under the hood

Aesthetic Condition: Brother thought he'd be nice and help the parents shovel out of a snow storm a few years ago. Hit the car with the shovel twice somehow, so there are nice scratches on the back quarter panel and the front fender. One nick on the passenger door, size of a pencil eraser. Paint is starting to fade clear coat wise. Hate that. Overall the car looks fantastic from far, but not as great up close. Like a lot of women.

Money spent fixing the essentials (mods/maintenance excluded):Flex pipe replaced $175ish, bought an HID kit for $60 and was the best investment I've ever gotten for a car. I doubt I can ever have a car without HIDs now.

Major Problems Experienced: None, knock on wood
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Money spent on all other: 6000k HID kit $55 shipped, LED reverse, license plate, trunk, and interior lighting $20 all together, probably. Plasti Dipped emblems and grill $10 or so.

Just trying to keep the car running strong. Its my only car and I can't afford to get a new one or have a payment so routine maintenance and stuff is crucial for me.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby stanpalg » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:48 pm

Year: 2002
Miles: ~180k
Mechanical condition: Nearly Excellent. Some suspension work might be needed due to a spring squeaking. Auto Trans upshifts hard once in a while. Kick during downshift to first can be felt at times as well when slowing down.
Aesthetic condition: Good. Hazed clear coat on the front bumper and some small/light scratches here and there from the previous owner.
Money spent fixing the essential(mods/maintenance excluded): Maintenance - might be around 2-3k over the period of 2 years. Mods - 3k (Audio system + wheels).
Major problems experienced: None so far (knock on wood lol)
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby Drivenh » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:14 pm

Year: 2000
Miles: 46000
Mechanical condition: running lean
Aesthetic condition: prime
Money spent fixing the essential(mods/maintenance excluded): 1200, Flushed every fluid after baught it, and rplaced head cover gasket
Major problems experienced: blown injector so far

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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby JackWaggon » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:56 pm

Year:2001
Miles:140,000+
Mechanical condition:Great, other than the CEL P0420 code.
Aesthetic condition:Needs a new paint job and a interior trim piece, but other than that its good to go.
Money spent fixing the essential(mods/maintenance excluded): None yet, just got the car three week ago
Major problems experienced:None, except that for all the ladies that hound me because of how clean my ride is......not really.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby zeiset777 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:19 pm

Year: 2001
Miles: 220,000
Mechanical condition: Runs and drives like a top. It's going to need a rack and pinion and a oil pan gasket, and breaks here pretty soon. On rare occasions it hasn't been starting. Garage looked everything including the fuel pump and they can't find anything. I'm thinking something is wrong with the chip in the key.
Aesthetic condition: I need a new front bumper with all the little dents nicks and holes on it. Along with some paint chips, and ugly ripped up wheels, it's doesn't look to bad. It's always been waxed once a year.
Money spent fixing the essential(mods/maintenance excluded): I've had the car for 5+ years and have it serviced when ever I feel necessary. I would say 2k plus.
Major problems experienced: Timing Belt and Clutch replacement are the only two so far.


Extras: It's about time to sell this thing and upgrade to a newer Solara with less miles.
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Re: How many miles on your Gen1 - Car condition?

Postby 2Gud2BTru » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:08 pm

Year: 2001
Miles: 226,000
Mechanical condition: Drives solidly. I believe its still running on the original transmission. Shifts smooth and no hard shifts when going F&F. Still pulls hard on WOT and eats ricers alive. No major oil leaks. Gas mileage is decent and great for someone who likes to go fast.
Aesthetic condition: Minor dent on the passenger rear fender from previous owner, need to repair rear bumper from some decent areas of scratches received when parked at work but no one has ever admitted to it. Some paint chips here and there but barely noticeable after buying some touch up paint. Has been babied since I bought it about 2 years ago which means washed once a week if possible (worked at a carwash and got free washes), has been waxed at least once a month or so, recently clay barred the car about 6 months ago. Restored my headlights, always vacuumed and cleaned the interior glass whenever washed, paint is a lot better than most 12 year old cars Ive seen in my area. Stock wheels don't have any rash. Interior has minor blemishes in carpet and leather seats have no tears. Steering wheel probably needs to be replaced soon due to leather color wearing off. IMO, I have an OCD for detailing vehicles so this car is in my eyes immaculate 90% of the time.
Money spent fixing the essential(mods/maintenance excluded): Usual oil changes($20-40), head gasket replaced ($80), TB Cleaner ($6-10), Brake Pads and Rotors for front ($130), HIDS for fogs and heads ($85), K&N Drop in Filter ($45), Magnaflow muffler and resonator delete (P&L $200), Window and tail tint ($140), Plastdip grill and wheels and etc. ($60), H/U and XM radio unit install ($250).
Major problems experienced: Misfiring in the Winter due to Coil Pack and Spark Plugs


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