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Yay!!!

On Tuesday I picked up myself a 2005 Toyota Camry Sportivo. gen 5.5

Its wicked awesome. Its black, sports body kit, V6 and looks like it would bite your face off.

It drives sooooo nice, still has a year a half new car warrenty on it, and only had 16,000 km on the clock, so I am awesome happy with my deal.

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Okay here are the pics I promised, After driving a 1997 camry for a couple of years before trading it in for this, its a big difference,

























 

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Aussie Sportivos are awesome. I love the Sportivo kit... wish they sold it here in the US.
 

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white3ch0c0late said:
Aussie Sportivos are awesome. I love the Sportivo kit... wish they sold it here in the US.

I must admit I'm really happy with the Sportivo Kit, it looks really good. Still have stock rims on it at the moment. Probably likley to for a while what with just having dropped so much on the car as it is.

But even with stocks it looks excellent.

I love the extras you get with the V6 over the V4, digital displays, sports pedals, suede seats, leather steering wheel, six stacker CD, sway bar.

Its a pitty driving here with foglights on when its not foggy is illegal, as I love how it looks with them on. Lights up the backstreets nicely though
 

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Congrats on the purchace, it's very nice, but the grille looks too much like the Mazda 6 (Atenza for you guys)...

NOT a bad thing, at all, but a Gen. 5 Sportivo grille looks much nicer, with the mesh..:D
 

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Congrats on the purchace, it's very nice, but the grille looks too much like the Mazda 6 (Atenza for you guys)...

NOT a bad thing, at all, but a Gen. 5 Sportivo grille looks much nicer, with the mesh..:D

I dunno, I disagree with that.

Heres a picture of my girlfriends cousins car, who has a 2004 Gen 5 Sportivo. I like the look of the gen5.5 grille much better, Not enough style in it for me personally, just looks bland.

I especially like the look of the gen 5.5 tail lights ALOT better

I love how the grille lifts up as part of the bonnet actually. Never had a car that did that before



 

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NUKLEAR_AXIS said:
Alright people there you go, let me know what you think.
I think that your car looks great AS IS.:clap:
 

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Looks great. Is a Sportivo the same thing as a Camry SE or similar?

BTW: You need some real good all weather mats in there too.:)
 

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here we have the Altise, Ateva, Sportivo and Azura for the gen 5s.

The Sportivo correspends roughly to the American Camry SE.

But things like the brakes, body panels, headlihgts, seats, suspensions, radio antenna and so on were developed especially for the Australian conditions, as the car is built here, so its not exactly the same as an SE. Around 77% if the components are localy developed according to wikipedia
 

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NUKLEAR_AXIS said:
I dunno, I disagree with that.

Heres a picture of my girlfriends cousins car, who has a 2004 Gen 5 Sportivo. I like the look of the gen5.5 grille much better, Not enough style in it for me personally, just looks bland.

I especially like the look of the gen 5.5 tail lights ALOT better

I love how the grille lifts up as part of the bonnet actually. Never had a car that did that before

hmm, that's not the grille im thinking of..

maybe i imagined it?

the one im talking about has the outer shape of your grille, but the inside is mesh, with a shiny Toyota emblem in the middle..
 

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Razo-E said:
hmm, that's not the grille im thinking of..

maybe i imagined it?

the one im talking about has the outer shape of your grille, but the inside is mesh, with a shiny Toyota emblem in the middle..

That does sound interesting. Not sure I've seen anything like that around. Wouldn't mind seeing a pic of it if you ever remember where you saw it.

From where I'm standing though, I'm one happy lad with how she is right now. Looks heaps better than the standard Altise.

And thanks Jetspeed. I will.
 

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Razo-E said:
hmm, that's not the grille im thinking of..

maybe i imagined it?

the one im talking about has the outer shape of your grille, but the inside is mesh, with a shiny Toyota emblem in the middle..
that would be what white3chocolate has on his camry... evidently the last one made:lol:
 
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