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I had a phone call from my excitable Toyota salesman, saying he had some great news. With baited breath I waited to hear that my first place on the pre-list for the "electronic ordering real list" had been confirmed. But no, it wasn't that. He explained that my GR Yaris order had never been cancelled in the system, they just never thought that it would be realised. Well I will have a GR Yaris in July and will run it until the GR Corolla eventually turns up. 馃弳 It will be my daily drive and I have a Lotus Emira for track day fun and posing.
 

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I had a phone call from my excitable Toyota salesman, saying he had some great news. With baited breath I waited to hear that my first place on the pre-list for the "electronic ordering real list" had been confirmed. But no, it wasn't that. He explained that my GR Yaris order had never been cancelled in the system, they just never thought that it would be realised. Well I will have a GR Yaris in July and will run it until the GR Corolla eventually turns up. 馃弳 It will be my daily drive and I have a Lotus Emira for track day fun and posing.
Lucky you!

I didn't realize new orders were being taken, I was under the impression everything was on hold globally till next year.
 

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I had a phone call from my excitable Toyota salesman, saying he had some great news. With baited breath I waited to hear that my first place on the pre-list for the "electronic ordering real list" had been confirmed. But no, it wasn't that. He explained that my GR Yaris order had never been cancelled in the system, they just never thought that it would be realised. Well I will have a GR Yaris in July and will run it until the GR Corolla eventually turns up. 馃弳 It will be my daily drive and I have a Lotus Emira for track day fun and posing.
Let us know what the GR is like when you drive it.
 

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I ordered it in Jan 2020, it arrived 9 months later. I then to my horror found out I couldn't lease or get a car loan for it as i was on wrong visa. They sold it form under my nose. I was so angry I ordered a Dark verdant Lotus Emira. I knew that would take over a year to arrive and figured my visa would be granted by the time the Lotus was delivered. I forgot they still had my deposit, so when the GR Corolla was announced I returned to the dealership to make official indication that I intended to purchase the GR Corolla, at that point they reminded me of my deposit and GR Yaris order were still with them. So they agreed to hold the deposit against the Corolla as they didn't expect any further GR Yaris deliveries. Well to my surprise (and theirs) I have one being delivered at some point in July. 馃弳
 

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Trying my luck I have told dealership that if the Morizo is coming to Australia I would hedge my bets and order that too. I am investing in cars not property as punitive sales tax for non residents. I will be driving them too as I di the 22B 90,000 miles and many many trips to Nurburg ring 馃弫 馃弳
 

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In the big world of you couldn't make it up my novated lease has stalled. I have a 4 year contract and a 4 year 482 visa with my hospital sponsoring
me for permeant residence.
I am due to pick the car up on 10-09-22 I am pulling my hair out (not literally). :mad: :poop:馃槺
 

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So what is it like to drive?
It is really tight and agile, I put 1400km on it in first 9 days, having its 1000KM check and oil and filter change tomorrow. It doesn't disappoint in any way other than I keep banging my knee against the center tunnel and may stick a foam pad on it. (First world problem). I have discovered there is hooligan car laws in Australia and might be losing the car for a month due to spirited driving as I opened up the rev range towards the end of the running in :eek:
 
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