A big Hello to all TAIs!!
It has been long 2 years I didn't actually post a thread on the TAI
forum. But, followed the forums for any decision regarding Cars.
First of all, the Heading of this Thread clearly defines what the thread is all about! And I would apologize to all fellow members since I don't know Shakespearean English
This is a story of my long wish to own a Toyota Corolla & how I am achieving it. During the college days I used to get mesmerized by the looks of the then Toyota Corolla (The 2003 - 2008 Model). It has been a long desire which I always kept hidden deep inside me and I never shared with anyone. Now I am passing through the climax scene of the movie 'Me & My Corolla'.
Like many other people I also have a strange habit of reading through the Car Advertisements listed in OLX, Quickr or Carwale. As per my parents it is actually 'A Classic example of Wasting Time'. And during such a session of time wastage I suddenly stumbled upon the advertisement which was only meant for me. To be precise I found an advertisement in OLX, a 2006 Toyota Corolla H5 1.8E Petrol. Immediately I chased my dream and reached the Dealer. Took her for a spin, got floored instantly, rushed to the ATM, drew ₹10,000.00 and just Booked her.
SHE IS ALREADY MINE!! AND I LOVE HER ALREADY. I am yet to take the delivery since my Mom told it would be auspicious to take delivery on this coming Sunday the 18th. I am eager to bring her home. She is 10 Years old but her condition and age does not reflect her age.
Guys, please wait a bit and I would surely carry on with this thread and post some great romantic pictures of HER. And I promise everyone would want to 'WANT HER'!
THE DELIVERY DAY... SUNDAY 18.09.2016
A very normal lazy Sunday morning though, but for rest of the world! For me a day of excitement. A day of wish fulfillment!!
11:00 AM - OLA Cab booked
11:05 AM - Cab arrives
11:08 AM - My Dad joins me to go to the Dealership & be part of my excitement
11:30 AM - Finally we reach the Dealership through Heavy Rain
11:40 AM - She arrives! [Kindly appreciate the pictures taken by my Moto X Play 21Mp shooter]
The pictures taken on reaching Home. At Dealership the rain spoiled the Photo-shoot.
In many forums I have seen debates on the Interior Styling of the Toyota Corolla. But somehow I find the interiors quite appealing & since the beauty is a H5 Model so the wood finish on the Steering Wheel adds much more Style Statement.
Picture Courtesy - Moto X Play 21 Mp Shooter
Age is noticeable on the Leather Seat Covers. I would take her for some Interior detailing Job very soon!
The Wood trim on the Steering Wheel!! I just loved it...
Being a 2006 model she has already covered 10 long years. But driving her I can't feel those bygone years! Probably this is the best part which Toyota admirers worldwide discuss. This is the first Toyota which I am tasting! And I am loving it. A piece of wonderful engineering which is lasting the tough Indian Road conditions.
Thanks to the earlier owner for maintaining the car wonderfully for me!
Very few scratches & '0' dent!!
The Gear Knob was not in a good condition & needed a change to keep the looks of the interior classy. As well the AC vents are somehow broken, which is quite surprising considering the overall condition of the car. Maybe due to some Kids! [Denice - The Menace]
What best than a stylish TRD Leather Wrapped Aluminium Alloy Knob!! Bought from Amazon @ ₹ 850.00 and fitted by ME!
The AC vents are already ordered by the Dealer & I am yet to receive it. Once fitted I would upload few pictures of the fresh dashboard.
The 1.8 Ltr Engine drives like a dream. I am new to Toyota but I find the clutch bit hard. I am planning for a complete servicing of the Car but not from Toyota ASS
since they are quoting Huge. I have already bought the Engine Oil, Gear Oil, Coolant, Brake Fluid, Delphi Brake Pads (F & R), OEM
Oil Filter, OEM
Engine Filter & Cabing Air Filter. I would come up with another thread on the Servicing portion & the consumables as well as spares used with pictures of the items, spares & the Workshop.
Hope I have not bored you All!!