Damn nice yaris!!!Meanwhile I was watching the bay of dreams to see if I could find a decent used bumper cover I could get repainted - the split in the current one could be repaired but as the bumper was going to be painted anyway it made sense to explore the possibility. I also picked up a nice grill and blanking plates on here.
A couple of weeks ago I spotted an ice blue bumper being sold by a vendor in London. It looked to have a fair few scratches, but I bid £120- and arranged to collect it.
Pretty much all of London is now a low emission zone, so it would be £12.50 just to drive the A2 in. Sod that for a game of soldiers: the tape measure suggested an A2 bumper would just about fit in my Yaris, so one Saturday morning I headed early up to East London.
I used to live in the great wen, but nowadays it's a truly miserable place to drive, even at 8.30am on a sunny Saturday; endless 20mph zones, cameras, bus lanes and 'speed' bumps every 100metres.
The upside was that I could pop over to Islington afterwards and meet my eldest son for breakfast. Somewhat paranoid about leaving the new car with an obvious load in the street, I managed to find a secure multi-story in the new Kings Cross development:
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Looking at that shot and their history on Wikipedia, even without the GR styling they've come a long way from the original 'roller-skate' version. My other half has had a diesel one of those since it was 3 years old, and it's still not dead 14 years later.Thanks. Its interesting to see the reaction of people when I tell them I've just had a new Yaris delivered. Some get it, others tell me that it's about time I acted my age.......
Three cylinder turbo engine, bespoke chassis, aluminium and composite panels, expensive, built in a special production facility, initiated by a single minded car-mad CEO.....Looking at that shot and their history on Wikipedia, even without the GR styling they've come a long way from the original 'roller-skate' version. My other half has had a diesel one of those since it was 3 years old, and it's still not dead 14 years later.
Great job on the accident repair, very satisfying to see the pics, doubtless even more so for you on your drive! It's great when you can source the parts and fix it back to the original standard all by yourself, even if you'd rather the deer had stayed off the road.