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JDM Yaris in the Caribbean

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  • JDM Yaris in the Caribbean

    Hi guys,

    I've been browsing through this forum for the past couple of months while waiting for my car to arrive from Japan. It's a 2000 Toyota Vitz (Echo/Yaris) depending on where you live. The MCM members actually helped me pick this up in the following thread:

    I'm really glad i didn't buy the Civic

    I bought this car for $812 USD then Freight was around $2200 from Japan to Antigua, it took 2 months to get here then Customs tried to **** my face. They wanted me to pay $12,000 EC to clear it.

    Luckily living on a small island has it's perks as everyone knows each other, I had a talk with my village's Government Representative and he called his friends in Finance and they waived $4000 off the Environmental Tax then waived $4000 off Customs Duty.

    I ended up paying $4000 to clear it, that brings the grand total to around $13,000 EC for that price I wouldn't be able to buy anything good down here.

    Less talk, here are some pictures (Cellphone Quality):

    Future plans:
    - Clean it out (Human Slime is Gross)
    - Audio (Doof Doof Goodness)
    - Rims ( I am looking for 16" Suzuki Swift Sport Alloys)
    - MCM Sticker + JDM as F*CK Sticker (Duh its from Japan)

    I would say lower it but anyone who has been to Antigua knows that the roads are crap.

    The engine in this is surprisingly peppy so I am good on power atm plus it came with a weird Japanese Exhaust, it isn't loud but it has a nice hum.
    sigpic JDM Vitz 1.3 ltr 2NZ POWA !!

  • #2
    Holy shit mate no time long see! Wow, I can't believe I helped you pick that car, it only seems like yesterday Good old memories. I am just having a read through the thread now, and thanks for linking it mate, it's good to look back at my old posts I don't know what else to say, it looks good mate
    Originally posted by SL1DE
    Rear wheel drive > front wheel drive.
    Originally posted by m3ntyl
    In my town there are two demographics, people with jobs, and people with Commodores.
    Everybody else has a link to their cars, so I'll just put this here:



    • #3
      Thanks a lot, I'm gad you like it. Hopefully I can fix the few dings she has then enjoy the ride
      sigpic JDM Vitz 1.3 ltr 2NZ POWA !!


      • #4
        the car looks awesome are you planning to lower it and it would look good debadged and dewipered.


        • #5
          Looks good man! I agree with the debadging but wipers are probably useful.

          Clickity Click that bad boy.


          • #6
            Yeah lowering it is a possibility however I'd like to see how the 16" rims fit first also even tho I'm in the Caribbean, when it does rain.. IT POURS
            sigpic JDM Vitz 1.3 ltr 2NZ POWA !!



            • #7
              Just a quick update, fix the scratches n did some rattle can painting then went to our island's annual car meet;

              not sure if the link works but here she is


              Please leave a like if yo can
              Last edited by Nismo268; 12-06-2013, 11:23 AM.
              sigpic JDM Vitz 1.3 ltr 2NZ POWA !!