Introduction: Car 1355

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Hello all!

After a week of looking on cars.com for a baseline of which dealerships had what inventory, and reaching out to dealerships from Vermont to Florida and as far west as Nevada, I secured a launch edition out in Virginia. I took delivery on Saturday and drove it 450 miles back to Cincinnati Ohio. I was not interested in paying these crazy markup prices and the first dealership that was somewhat close to MSRP ($5k or less was my limit) that responded had the business.

The only hang-up and something to be aware of for all you out there- When the car is shipped it is in "transport" mode where all the sensors are disabled to save the battery. Once delivered, the dealership performs a PID to activate all the sensors. The NAV is *not* activated at this time. They save the NAV activation for when the car is sold because it starts all the free trials: siriusxm, map updates, live traffic, safety connect, etc. The problem is that the dealership needs to submit for the code and download and this is specific to your VIN. When the dealership tried, (and after 4.5 hours of discussion with headquarters) it turns out that these codes are not processed on the weekends. As crazy as that sounds there is an activation that cannot be done during a dealership's most likely days to sell a car! In most cases I guess it is no big deal and people can come back on the weekday to take delivery, but when you fly from Cincinnati to Charlotte NC and then to middle VA and do not know exactly where you are the NAV becomes pretty important. Ultimately I made it back with the phone GPS duct taped to the dash but it took some time to verify that a different dealership *could* activate the NAV. I found all this out after the deal was finalized when I was preparing to leave and discovered the error message on the NAV screen. This was not the dealerships fault, I suspect this is BMW BS and I will be sending a letter to Toyota City regarding it.

Nevertheless car 1355 was relocated from VA to OH. I have a beater gen 4 Prius (which I believe I should not take any heat for now that I can offset it) and owned a gen3 and gen 2 Prius before that. Before the Prius days I had a '92 300zx TT.

So far so good except the car took some damage. I will post a new thread in the issues forum as I may be the first Supra with a broken windshield. Story\pics to follow.

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Cool! Which dealer did you buy from? I don't know why Toyota is so disorganized with PDI/setup on these cars. When you buy a BMW, the salesman can activate these services (aka "ConnectedDrive" on BMW) while the paperwork is being completed. For some reason it's more complicated on the Supra even though it's all the same stuff.
 
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Cool! Which dealer did you buy from? I don't know why Toyota is so disorganized with PDI/setup on these cars. When you buy a BMW, the salesman can activate these services (aka "ConnectedDrive" on BMW) while the paperwork is being completed. For some reason it's more complicated on the Supra even though it's all the same stuff.
Lynchberg Toyota in south west va
 

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Hello all!

After a week of looking on cars.com for a baseline of which dealerships had what inventory, and reaching out to dealerships from Vermont to Florida and as far west as Nevada, I secured a launch edition out in Virginia. I took delivery on Saturday and drove it 450 miles back to Cincinnati Ohio. I was not interested in paying these crazy markup prices and the first dealership that was somewhat close to MSRP ($5k or less was my limit) that responded had the business.

The only hang-up and something to be aware of for all you out there- When the car is shipped it is in "transport" mode where all the sensors are disabled to save the battery. Once delivered, the dealership performs a PID to activate all the sensors. The NAV is *not* activated at this time. They save the NAV activation for when the car is sold because it starts all the free trials: siriusxm, map updates, live traffic, safety connect, etc. The problem is that the dealership needs to submit for the code and download and this is specific to your VIN. When the dealership tried, (and after 4.5 hours of discussion with headquarters) it turns out that these codes are not processed on the weekends. As crazy as that sounds there is an activation that cannot be done during a dealership's most likely days to sell a car! In most cases I guess it is no big deal and people can come back on the weekday to take delivery, but when you fly from Cincinnati to Charlotte NC and then to middle VA and do not know exactly where you are the NAV becomes pretty important. Ultimately I made it back with the phone GPS duct taped to the dash but it took some time to verify that a different dealership *could* activate the NAV. I found all this out after the deal was finalized when I was preparing to leave and discovered the error message on the NAV screen. This was not the dealerships fault, I suspect this is BMW BS and I will be sending a letter to Toyota City regarding it.

Nevertheless car 1355 was relocated from VA to OH. I have a beater gen 4 Prius (which I believe I should not take any heat for now that I can offset it) and owned a gen3 and gen 2 Prius before that. Before the Prius days I had a '92 300zx TT.

So far so good except the car took some damage. I will post a new thread in the issues forum as I may be the first Supra with a broken windshield. Story\pics to follow.
Nice! I too bought in VA; #1380. Glad you made it back and hopefully it wasn't too bad!
 
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Nice! I too bought in VA; #1380. Glad you made it back and hopefully it wasn't too bad!
Let there be no mistake, route 501 from lychberg to interstate 64 is the roughest most terrible drive i have ever done- especially after going for 11 hours, looking at a 7 hour drive and being in a car you have no experience with. That being said, for the hours that were daylight the attention given by others on the road and at gas stations are exactly what one can imagine and made it worth it.
 

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What did that lift + install run you if you don't mind me asking?
 
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Lift $2600, delivery and install $1000, garage door lift, side mount lifter, and door replacement $2000

The biggest nut to crack is getting the lift to your house. A truck cant unload it, they can only bring it to a cross dock. If you try to pick it up yourself you will need a low trailor or need to pay someone with a dock to take delivery and give it to you. The lift weighs like 2000lbs


Garage is 11ft

The tracks alone are like 800lbs each so you will need some help lifting them

https://www.gregsmithequipment.com/
Lift is a 8000pro

https://www.garageliving.com/
Delivery and install

I had an old door so i had it replaced, you might be able to get away with just adding lifted rails and the side mount lifter. There is only one side mount in the market and it is by liftmaster
 
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