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May 22, 2006

Car Computer Project Phase One Installed

Phase One of my Car Computer Project is just about done.  I want to thank Woody at Extreme Autoworks (303) 233-0033 for doing a great job on the installation of my Pioneer AVIC-Z1

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It looks like it came out of the factory.

Tonight I was thinking about where to mount the Phase Two computer and was poking around behind the glove compartment and found the power bus that Woody installed.  Everything was neatly tied off and clearly labeled. 

A great woodworker was once asked why he bothered to finish the backs of the drawers that he crafted.  "After all, no one ever sees the backs of the drawers."  The craftsman said, "I see them."  Woody is a craftsman and he did it right.  I'm looking forward to Phase Two where I will install a real computer running Microsoft Vista.  Woody has some great ideas for mounting the monitor(s).

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I'll do a separate review of the Pioneer unit after I've lived with it a while longer.

This is the first Toyota that I've ever owned, but so far I'm very impressed.  The service from Longmont Toyota has been great and Toyota has already surveyed me once to make sure everything is going well.  I was surprised to get a postcard in the mail a few weeks after I bought the FJ, offering me a free 1/8th scale model of the vehicle if I registered on the website.  I did and it arrived a few weeks later.  One of these recently sold on eBay for $177.

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The detail is amazing and the fact that Toyota did a little something extra is very much appreciated. While my company doesn't sell to consumers, it has made me think about what we can do to show our customers that we really do appreciate their business.  I know that in my business our profits come from long term relationships and I imagine Toyota is thinking the same thing.

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Looks great Terry.

Now you have to see how it holds up when off roading. :-)

Posted by: Marshall Harrison "the gotspeech guy" | May 24, 2006 5:42:42 AM

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