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Well we got the leather seats with the light gray. We were not big on the ivory. I would have preferred a darker color choice as i just know either color will get scuffed up inside over time and really show it all. Oh well, we like the light gray a lot.
 

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Why is that?

Very nice,
how is the interior standing up?
I'm torn between the grey with the light grey interior and the Golden Umber with the ivory. I like the Ivory but it's not available with the grey exterior color.

Any comments on the light gray interior?
Does it get dirty fast?
Any light color interior will easily show dirt.
I never did understand why Toyota has different interior colors for the USA and for Canada. In Canada the Aloe Green exterior is only available in Ivory but in the USA you have a choice of Light Grey or Ivory. The same goes for package configuration. Would it not make sense to have the same available interior with the same exterior colors for everybody.
 

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IMHO it's probably for assembly efficiency. The factory probably has "Canada days" when they're geared up to mass produce a run of similar vehicles. With 10 times the market, the American models can have more variety with a greater chance that there will be someone who likes that particular combination.

I would have loved to order the Blizzard Pearl with ivory interior,
 

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options.

Any light color interior will easily show dirt.
I never did understand why Toyota has different interior colors for the USA and for Canada. In Canada the Aloe Green exterior is only available in Ivory but in the USA you have a choice of Light Grey or Ivory. The same goes for package configuration. Would it not make sense to have the same available interior with the same exterior colors for everybody.
That would be just too easy.
I would have paid extra if I could get my venza the Umber with the brown leather interior like the one in the Sequoia.
Oh well.
I just want my Venza now! No air conditioning in my current car gets me going real fast. Tollerance level is very low and short.
 

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Why is that?

IMHO it's probably for assembly efficiency. The factory probably has "Canada days" when their geared up to mass produce a run of similar vehicles. With 10 times the market, the American models can have more variety with a greater chance that there will be someone who likes that particular combination.
I can see the "Canada Days" when the factory has to install the metric odometer and meet polution requirements. I grey or ivory interior however does not make a difference in which country it is. Just thought it would be easier to standardize colors and packages for everyone. The vehicle is still manufactured in the same plant.:confused:
 

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Here's the Venzanator....so far.


She's looking fine! :thumbsup: But ya.. lets have a peek under the hood!

Cutra, the K&N Typhoon is an intake system which I believe Enologuy has installed. I hope to get one installed within a couple weeks. Based on the Dyno, expect 11HP gain as advertised by K&N. They do not post HP figures for their drop-in air filter unfortunately but I did get a noticeable jump in mpg in my Acura.

On a related note, I read an interesting article in Car and Driver this morning.. They took a stock WRX and then added bolt on performance parts and an ECU tune and Dyno'd it each step of the way. Here is the link:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/hot_lists/high_performance/gear_box/five_steps_to_making_more_power_in_your_subaru_wrx_gear_box

The significant gains really caught my attention as well as the issue they fouund when the Typhoon and Magnaflow were used together... messing up the ECU due to too much air flow. This is a combo I would consider and am wondering if the problem was a result of the WRX being a turbo.

Cheers!
 

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She's looking fine! :thumbsup: But ya.. lets have a peek under the hood!

Cutra, the K&N Typhoon is an intake system which I believe Enologuy has installed. I hope to get one installed within a couple weeks. Based on the Dyno, expect 11HP gain as advertised by K&N. They do not post HP figures for their drop-in air filter unfortunately but I did get a noticeable jump in mpg in my Acura.

On a related note, I read an interesting article in Car and Driver this morning.. They took a stock WRX and then added bolt on performance parts and an ECU tune and Dyno'd it each step of the way. Here is the link:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/hot_lists/high_performance/gear_box/five_steps_to_making_more_power_in_your_subaru_wrx_gear_box

The significant gains really caught my attention as well as the issue they fouund when the Typhoon and Magnaflow were used together... messing up the ECU due to too much air flow. This is a combo I would consider and am wondering if the problem was a result of the WRX being a turbo.

Cheers!
Thanks,
is the K&N Typhoon available locally or do I need to go to a website.
Let me know how easy it is to install when you do it.
I have replaced in my other cars just the K&N filter yet I think this one is different.
 

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You can definitely pick this up in your area! The K&N website lists all the Canadian dealers and installers. After some research I settled on a company in Mississauga that will do this for me. The part runs in the $350 range with an hour labour if you get it professionally installed ($60 in my case).
 

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You can definitely pick this up in your area! The K&N website lists all the Canadian dealers and installers. After some research I settled on a company in Mississauga that will do this for me. The part runs in the $350 range with an hour labour if you get it professionally installed ($60 in my case).
Thanks TechSeller,
could you let me know how it goes and the place you got it from and who will install it.
If it all goes well I would like to take the same route as you.
That would be great.....

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Anyone have any pictures of their Venza, hopefully in Golden Umber and or Sunset color?
 

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nice pics.... that's a rich color......if I hadn't just gotten outs my dark red (maroon) Avalon...thast woulda been my choice - had a celica with thagt color.....
 
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