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Old 07-15-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Anyone have one or know anything about them..?
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Don't hit a deer at 70 Mph... my friends was totaled, but he was A-OK after it all. they can haul a lot of stuff, my entire DJ rig fits nicely in there. they vibrate at about 110mph... thats about all i can think of on it. my friend put about 40,000 miles in the one year he owned it, it held up well.
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All I know is that it is the same as the Toyota Matrix, just a bit more sportified. Should be a pretty decent aftermarket for it.
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has a toyota powertrain and a LOTLOT of toyota components, so probably much more reliable than the average pontiac *RUNS*
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has a toyota powertrain and a LOTLOT of toyota components, so probably much more reliable than the average pontiac *RUNS*
I wouldn't put too much faith into Toyota parts just because they are Toyota...
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has a toyota powertrain and a LOTLOT of toyota components, so probably much more reliable than the average pontiac *RUNS*
I wouldn't put too much faith into Toyota parts just because they are Toyota...

I would
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has a toyota powertrain and a LOTLOT of toyota components, so probably much more reliable than the average pontiac *RUNS*
I wouldn't put too much faith into Toyota parts just because they are Toyota...

I would
x2. I'd put a new Toyota against a new Pontiac any day.
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I have to say, as much as I hate to admit it, Toyota is definitely starting to make things the right way. They're sporty, they're nice, and they last.

I am a die-hard Pontiac fan, but if I had to choose an import, I'd go with Toyota.
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I didn't like it. My dad test drove a BRAND new one, he did not like it. Loud and buzzy, lots of interior squeaks for being new, and the brakes totally sucked when he slammed on them. It may be good for small trips and such, but I am a very biased person, and I myself did not like the car.
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All I know is that it is the same as the Toyota Matrix, just a bit more sportified.
I dunno, I find that the Matrix seems to look a tad sportier.

As sporty as these things look, they're Corollas underneath, sharing the same chassis and motor (though the top model gets the 180hp Celica GT-* version). Steering and braking are numb and feeling-free, they don't really drive too sporty. Great car that will never break on you, but not much to deliver in terms of excitement.
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