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Well gents, I just put a deposit for a 2001 Camry V6 5SPEED!!

I'm gonna drive down to Memphis to pick it up in two weeks. Pics in my Yahoo Briefcase. I haven't even seen the actual car yet!!

I'm thinking that maybe the letters T, R and their buddy D are going to be in the picture soon :D

Mods planned for the immediate future:

Infinity Basslink (transfer from my '99)
Sony Head (transfer)
Strut Tower (transfer)
Reverse glow Indiglos (en route)
Possibly my Infinity Reference components (transfer)

Mods planned when the finances become available:

TRD supercharger :thumbsup:
Whiteline rear sway
TRD shock/strut package
TRD shortshifter??? (I'll have to see how the stock one feels)
TRD hi-flow air filter
Possibly a set of sport pedals/e-brake handle.

Any suggestions for further improvements???

I was giving a hard look at a new Scion tC until I found this beauty!

If any other chaps are wondering how they can get their hands on a fine manual tranny like this, they can be found on either Autotrader or usedcars.com.

-Joel
 

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Congrats on the car. Don't let excitement cloud your judgement. Considering you haven't seen the car, check it over carefully. Better yet, get a mech. to if you're not confident.

After that, bring her back and start transfering all your old mods and charge the SC on your credit card :D

Edit: one more suggestion...get coilovers if you can. I kick myself sometimes for cheaping out.
 

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rare indeed, the only other person that i know that has a gen4 camry v6 5-speed is eurocamz.... nice find my friend... :clap:
and i'm sure you'll have loads of fun with the car!!!!
good luck~~ :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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joel_musicman said:

If any other chaps are wondering how they can get their hands on a fine manual tranny like this, they can be found on either Autotrader or usedcars.com.
amerikim - Just use the advance search.

Phi - I doubt there can be much wrong with it since it only has 40k miles. I know I still need to check it out. I wonder if I could have the dealer inspect it, or send it to a shop outside?

EDIT: PHI - what's the diff between coilovers and regular aftermarket replacement springs?


-Joel
 

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Re: Re: mah new car!!!

joel_musicman said:
EDIT: PHI - what's the diff between coilovers and regular aftermarket replacement springs?
Adjustability. You have the ability to configure camber angle, select custom spring rates, raise and lower the height of the car to suit driving conditions. There's a group buy for new D2 coilovers in the grp buy section. JIC Magic is another company that offers them.
 

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can't say i've ever seen one, even on ebay.
 

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Congrats !! Now my aunt wont be the only person I know that exist with a 01 LE-V6 5sp. Thats a helluva rare find. Her's is black on grey :cool:
 

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I found like 25 of 'em on Usedcars.com across the country. The one I picked just so happened to be the best with lowest miles and closest all at the same time.

Now for the small matter of learning how to drive stick!! :D
 

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sounds soooo sweet! Manual? and V6? Niiiiiiiiiice. I like what you have planned, but get a kit as well if you get a chance.
 
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Check the rear for any body panel damage, and check for vin stickers. I noticed the v6 emblem is missing.
 

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TRD - I saw that too, but the engine is clearly a 1MZ.

kasim - I was thinking about the Erebuni. Classic sport sedan look.

-Joel
 

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joel_musicman said:
TRD - I saw that too, but the engine is clearly a 1MZ.
Right, but it's got to be missing for a reason... could've been rear ended once upon a time.
 

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Well, I just checked CARFAX, and it came up clean, one owner in Mississippi. Only mileage listings were from the original sale (60 miles), and from the dealer now (39,500).

I'm still gonna have a look under the rear and inside the trunk, and I'll probably have it inspected by an outside mechanic. The only problem is that I'll be picking it up on a Sunday.
 

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Another bit of new information...

I found out that the car has been damaged as a result of collision. This info was from the paperwork the dealer sent in on the (previous) Seller's Disclosure on Trade-in. It says "Driver's side back fender/door."

I just called up the dealer again, and he's gonna call the seller to try and find out how extensive the damage was.

-Joel

Edit: When I first saw the pic I did think it was odd that the "V6" was missing, but I didn't think much about it. I want to thank you guys for bringing it to my attention. I probably wouldn't have scrutinized the paperwork as much without that on my mind.

Update: The dealer just called back and said that the damage was around $3000. I still was concerned about the possibility of frame damage, but he told me that they don't buy cars that have that type of damage to them.
 

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took me 2 hour of lesson to drive a stick on the parking lot, then on was on the street.
That's like me... except I haven't driven stick since then. I drove my bro's new used 01 Legacy and stalled out a few times... he wasn't too happy about it :p
 
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