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Old 10-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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Before I get into anything, yes, my car is an automatic. I can drive stick, but I just never seem to find a car that is stick that i can afford/like, that hasnt been beaten to ****.

Alright so I just created this account yesterday, and I am from Springfield, PA although I do drive around a lot, so feel free to tell me whether you have spotted me or not!

I know most people would be against modding up an automatic car, but i don't really care, since all i seem to be able to focus on anymore is cars, and i cant afford a new one at the current time, so I am going to mod this one.

So far I have:
Bought the Car
Tinted the Windows
Gotten a used Kicker L7
Debadged it yesterday

Okay so here is what I am going to do
Wheels/Tires for Xmas
Catback hopefully this weekend, I get paid tomorrow.
Head Unit
New Taillights (They make the 3 Circle Scion-like Taillights for it)
Lower it 1.5 inches
New Spark Plugs
Replace Speakers
And after I graduate this year, I still have to decide whether I am going to supercharge this car, or start saving for a new one. Depends how far along I am.
There are plenty other mods I want to do/am going to do, this is just all i can think of off the top of my head.

This is all as of Today Wednesday October 5th, 2011.

Here are a few pictures of it before i debadged it. Doesnt really make a difference in the pictures though.

I plan to be very active on here updating this every time that i do something new to my car.

I would love to have some people comment and tell me what they think about it. Or ask what i had in mind for certain parts. I have almost everything planned out.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Just beacuse it is and auto doesn't make it a bad car. Hell mine is auto as well. The Solara is a pretty nice car, they seel a very nice lip kit for it that make the car look 10x better.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Nothing wrong with the auto part. Thats just personal preference.

I wouldn't spend any money modding this car though.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong at all with an auto.
You should do this to it:
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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Nothing wrong at all with an auto.
You should do this to it:
Don't post stuff like that! You might actually make me like Solaras. Lol.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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Don't post stuff like that! You might actually make me like Solaras. Lol.
I'm actually using that picture as a model no joke... And also I'll make sure you start to like them
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong at all with an auto.
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I'm gonna ... Just not that low.. Too high of a driveway at home
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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I'm actually using that picture as a model no joke... And also I'll make sure you start to like them
I just don't like the body line and shape of these cars. They look bloated to me. But that picture is sexy. I guess low fixes being bloated looking?
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #9
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I just don't like the body line and shape of these cars. They look bloated to me. But that picture is sexy. I guess low fixes being bloated looking?
Can't argue with that. It is a pretty ugly car, but besides those who own the car, it seems everyone hates them. And I like a challenge. I hope to bring some respect to these cars. And for anyone reading this who doesnt know, theres actually a 500+HP Solara up here i believe in Conneticut? It's Twin Turbod and Supercharged.. you should check it out.. pretty sick
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:15 PM   #10
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I believe it. Any car can make power with enough money.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #11
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I believe it. Any car can make power with enough money.
Yeah I once saw an Astro Van beat a Lambo :O but thanks for your opinions. Keep Checking back, you can see whether you like how its going or not!
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:08 PM   #12
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I'm gonna ... Just not that low.. Too high of a driveway at home

That car was on bags, it was parted out about a year ago.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #13
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That car was on bags, it was parted out about a year ago.
Yeah if you go on solaraguy.com you can find a lot of pictures of the car lowered to where i am gonna lower it too. Heres a picture of what I wanna do
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:49 PM   #14
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In your shoes I'd probably just do a few small things to make it yours and drive it for a few years while saving up for a car that is oriented a little more towards performance and has more support from the aftermarket.
They are probably great DD cars!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:56 PM   #15
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I can see lots of potential out of this car.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 PM   #16
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In your shoes I'd probably just do a few small things to make it yours and drive it for a few years while saving up for a car that is oriented a little more towards performance and has more support from the aftermarket.
They are probably great DD cars!
Well I think im gonna give it to my bro in exchange for the couple thousand hes saved up. So I wanna make this something I really love. But I am gonna save up all my Holiday and graduation money. So i am hoping 12k by Sophomore year of college
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #17
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In your shoes I'd probably just do a few small things to make it yours and drive it for a few years while saving up for a car that is oriented a little more towards performance and has more support from the aftermarket.
They are probably great DD cars!
Also I am a noob... Whats DD?
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #18
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I can see lots of potential out of this car.
Thanks! I really hope your right!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:08 PM   #20
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Thanks! And yes if I have the radio on, you cant feel a thing. But it seems to idle a bit rough, so i am gonna replace the spark plugs with racing ones.. I mean the plugs shouldnt still be in there working after 140k miles and 12 years..
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