My name is Ranex (real name: Doug). You might remember me from such online communities as the Nissanforums, Ultima Online (years ago) and Nationstates.
I used to own the 1987 sports car of the year, but I upgraded to a 1990 Corolla SR5 with a 5 speed tranny. Why? Because my old car was a 3 speed automatic with 70 horsepower and I needed a car that was better on the highways now that I have a 22 kilometre (90% highway) drive to work.
What was that 1987 sports car of the year you might ask? A Nissan Pulsar. Although technically being the XE model it was not the sports car of the year. And that was awarded by the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada. Yes, I am proudly Canadian.
But don't get me wrong, as of now I am still favouring Nissan over Toyota and I am more familiar with their cars. But now that I have a Toyota, I am more than willing to expand my views on car makers.
I am a bigger name in some areas of the Nissanforums as I have been around since 3 months after its inception. I know forums well enough to know that I will not be a problem here. I know of cars, but I don't know Toyotas or my Corolla that well. I bought it because it was the first good condition cheaper car that appeared.
Ironically enough though, I work at a Toyota Dealership.
I have no plans for engine mods, I am not into racing or going fast. I enjoy driving for the sake of driving. I will however be upgrading the stock sterio. The deck and speakers I had in the Pulsar were sold with the car because getting the aft speakers in and out was a complete PAIN IN THE ARSE in that car. A process which involved 2 days of work gutting the boot of the car.
.... have I satisfyed the me/mines/mods requirments yet?
One final note... if I stick around, I might park myself in the Off Topic section. If I do, remind me that I could be of help in the Corolla or audio forums.