Scarlet Flare Circuit Pack GR Yaris

scott-o

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Also as a reference point, I had the baby in it over the weekend again so got some pics as a few had been asking about rear facing seats, access/ room left etc.

IMG_20210724_125345 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

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IMG_20210724_125400 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

Leaves the missus with a decent amount of leg room, her knees end up nowhere near the dash. The baby got in a bit of a chew on the drive home and she said she would sit in the back with him, i said you might struggle for leg room but she didnt at all and said she was comfortable in the back too, which was a surprise. She did say if she put her head on the rear headrest her head was touching the ceiling though! I dont think it will get old putting the baby in/ out of the boot!
 
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marcusfordus

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Like them or not, i've had a private plate since i was 19 so it goes on everything i've had regardless. I had some legal short plates made up and knew i'd have to take the plinth off the front, which left holes in the grill. Thankfully p3lwo has been 3D printing these blanks and painting them in gloss so they dont stand out too bad! Feels more like mine now!

IMG_20210722_120928 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210722_120923 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210722_120938 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

I also received a 3D printed/ painted Godspeed mirror riser cover from glane85, which fitted great and means i dont have to trim down the original part. No pictures of this though, apologies!

I also went out on a run yesterday in my other car and managed to get a snap of them both before i headed off, for me these are such a great pair of cars, both are absolutely incredible over a bumpy b road, incredibly rewarding to drive and both give you a huge grin! I see the 2002 as the dry weather spirited driver and the Yaris as the daily/ wet weather spirited driver. The purchase of it just means i can go for drives out year round now!

IMG_20210725_132051 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210725_132104 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

Thanks,

Scott
2002, respect.......👍
 

AndyC

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Hi All,

Thought i may as well start a thread, i tend to with most of the cars i've had as its nice to keep a log of ownership!

I had the use of a demo GR Yaris for a whole weekend a couple of months back and knew i had to have one, for the roads i frequent it just made so much sense and it was such fun. I did have a 5.0 v8 Lexus ISF as the 'daily' at that point, which i really had no intention of selling and i was very fond of it but i rarely took it out for drives 'just because', especially if it was wet! So away it went, sadly.

Fast forward to last friday and i picked my Scarlet Flare GR Yaris up. This is my first ever brand new car so i was excited for it (im normally too tight to loose money on brand new cars but with these it doesnt appear to be the case!)

At the dealership, Stoneacre Gateshead, great service from these guys:

IMG_20210709_155018 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210709_155000 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

Other than a '65' plate Golf R Estate i had, i tend to be in cars that are 10+ years old so the new found tech, such as Android Auto, is a revelation to me and also the head lights are crazy good. I'm never bothered about sat nav in cars but being able to use Waze through AA is great, plus Spotify too, it's all just really nice and easy.

At the top of our village with 40 miles on the clock:

IMG_20210709_172850 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210709_172838 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210709_172909 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210709_172934 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

The colour is amazing, im so happy i ended up with a red one, it probably wouldnt have been my first choice initially but had i got white and saw the red i think i'd have been wishing i got red.

I was itching to drive it the next day but managed to hold off as i wanted to get the arch linings out and spray on some Lanoguard that i'd bought as the rust protection looks minimal under there!

IMG_20210710_124858 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210710_124912 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210710_132407 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210710_132410 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210710_143136 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

It dried like a matt waxy type finish:

IMG_20210710_163434 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

It cured pretty quickly with it being so warm but I left it 24 hours and got out in it the next day and i was glad i got the protection on, drove through some monsoon like rain whilst out in the North Pennines. I checked underneath and all the water had just beaded off everything so it seems like a great product so far.

IMG_20210711_185628 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210711_181502 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210711_175442 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

IMG_20210711_182427 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

Mods-wise im not too fussed on changing much, i've fitted some of those carbon rock guards to the front and a godspeed mirror riser. I've got my private plate to go on as well so that will happen once the blanks for the front plinth arrive.

IMG_20210711_172705 by Scott Osborne, on Flickr

I'd be lying to myself if i didnt say i'll probably end up with an intake and an exhaust, just for a bit more noise if anything! Im waiting it out for more products at the moment, the GR tax on most current products just seems mental!

Thanks for reading,

Scott
Scott

Where did you get the carbon rock guards; I'll definitively be ordering some of those for mine when it finally arrives.
Cheers
Andrew
 
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scott-o

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That little GRY looks massive up to the beemer.
It really does doesnt it, its mad how big new cars have got. Funnily enough i found it quite a struggle getting the GRY into my garage and when i looked up its width, its only 10mm less than my Lexus ISF that i had before it and thats a big 5.0 v8 super saloon!

2002, respect.......👍
Thanks, that is my absolute pride and joy, its so much fun to drive in the hills!

Scott

Where did you get the carbon rock guards; I'll definitively be ordering some of those for mine when it finally arrives.
Cheers
Andrew

Hi Andrew, see below:

 
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