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Vehicle 2009 Scion tC Sports Coupe 5-Spd MT 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Carrera Cpe w/Tiptronic
115 amp alternator No Yes
12-Volt Battery Yes No
16" x 7.0 wheels (front) No Yes
16" x 9.0 wheels (rear) No Yes
18-mm Rear Stabilizer Bar Yes No
19.4 gallon fuel tank No Yes
205/55ZR16 SBR front tires No Yes
21-mm Front Stabilizer Bar Yes No
2 + 2 Seating No Yes
245/45ZR16 SBR rear tires No Yes
2.4-Liter, I4, VVT-i 16-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front Mounted With Horsepower Of 161@6000, Torque Of 162@4000, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head Yes No
2 Cupholders Total Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets Yes No
2-stage rear window defroster No Yes
3.6L SOHC EFI aluminum alloy air-cooled 6 cyl engine No Yes
4-speed tiptronic dual-function transmission No Yes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes Yes No
5-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive Yes No
5-spoke cup design pressure-cast alloy wheels w/locks No Yes
6-function computerized driver-information center No Yes
75 amp/hr battery No Yes
Aerodynamic drag-reducing under-carriage cover No Yes
Alloy Wheels, 17-In. X 7-In. Yes No
AM/FM digital display stereo cassette radio w/6-speakers, amplifier, anti-theft coding, removable control face No Yes
Analog quartz clock No Yes
Anti-lock brake system No Yes
Anti-lock braking system No Yes
Anti-noise engine capsule No Yes
Automatic climate control w/particle filters No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic Off Yes No
Auxiliary Input Jack Yes No
Backlit analog instrumentation w/tachometer,oil pressure/oil temp/oil level/ fuel level gauges & corresponding warning lights No Yes
Body-color door handles No Yes
Brake pad wear indicator No Yes
Cargo Area Cover Yes No
Cargo Area Tiedown Hooks Yes No
Cargo Area Under Floor Storage Yes No
Cargo Organizer Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area Yes No
Cassette/coin holder No Yes
City 17/hwy 24 (3.6L engine/4-speed tiptronic trans) No Yes
Cloth Seats Yes No
Compact Spare Tire Yes No
Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor Yes No
Cruise control No Yes
Cruise Control Yes No
Digital Clock Yes No
Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle Yes No
Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Driver & front passenger airbags No Yes
Driver Knee Airbag Yes No
Dual 3-way catalytic converters No Yes
Dual Color-Keyed Power Adjustable Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors Yes No
Dual sunvisor mirrors No Yes
Dual windshield wiper system w/heated nozzles No Yes
Easy Entry Seat Device Yes No
Electrically adjustable & heated outside rearview mirrors No Yes
Electric sliding sunroof w/wind deflector No Yes
Electronic Brake Assistance Yes No
Electronic Brake Force Distribution Yes No
Extended Service Interval For Distributorless Ignition Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge Yes No
First Aid Kit Yes No
Fog lights No Yes
Folding ignition key w/integrated remote control device No Yes
Force-sensitive pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering No Yes
Free Scheduled Maintenance At 5000 and 10000 Miles Yes No
Front Air Dam Yes No
Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts Yes No
Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors Yes No
Front and Rear Bumpers Yes No
Front and Rear Crumple Zones Yes No
Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags Yes No
Front and Side Green Tinted Glass Yes No
Front Door Mounted Storage Yes No
Front Dual Reclining Folding Bucket Seats With Driver Adjustable Seat Height, Driver Manual Memory and Adjustable Headrests Yes No
Front Dual Sunvisors Yes No
Front Dual Vanity Mirrors Yes No
Front Map Lights Yes No
Front Panoramic Power Glass Tilt and Slide Moonroof Yes No
Front Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment Yes No
Front Power 275-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 269-mm Solid Disc Brakes Yes No
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters Yes No
Front/rear 3-point inertia reel seatbelts No Yes
Front/rear stabilizer bars No Yes
Fully integrated electronic ignition No Yes
Hydraulically activated single-disc dry clutch No Yes
Independent Double-Wishbone Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers Yes No
Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers Yes No
Independent MacPherson struts front suspension w/aluminum alloy lower control arms, negative steering roll radius No Yes
Independent multi-link rear suspension w/LSA, self-stabilizing toe characteristics No Yes
Individually folding rear seat backs No Yes
Integrated central locking/alarm/immobilizer system w/remote entry No Yes
Interior light w/delayed shutoff No Yes
Interior Load Area Light Yes No
iPod(R) Auxiliary Audio Input Jack Includes Portable Audio Connectivity and Charging Yes No
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob Yes No
L A T C H Yes No
Leather covered steering wheel No Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes No
Lockable Glovebox Yes No
Luggage compartment covered w/black velour No Yes
Maintenance Interval Indicator Yes No
Manual Air Conditioning Yes No
Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Include Seat Yes No
Metallic Paint (If Selected) Yes No
Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock and Hatch Yes No
Partial leather reclining bucket seats w/elect height adjustment No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Yes No
Pioneer(R) AM/FM Radio With 160-Watts; Speed Sensitive Volume and 6 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3/WMA Player Yes No
Pioneer(R) Subwoofer Yes No
Polyellipsoid headlights w/variable focus & washer system No Yes
Portable Media Player and Satellite Radio Audio Pre-Wiring Yes No
Power Decklid Lock/Unlock Yes No
Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch Yes No
Power Rack and Pinion Steering Yes No
Power Window Lockout/Override Yes No
Power Windows With Driver and Passenger One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down and Pinch Protection Yes No
Projector Beam Halogen Headlights Yes No
Pwr-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/4-piston light alloy calipers No Yes
Pwr windows No Yes
Radio Antenna Yes No
Radio Data System Yes No
Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt Yes No
Rear 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat With Adjustable Headrests Yes No
Rear wheel drive No Yes
Rear Window Defroster Yes No
Remote Decklid Release Located On Multi-Function Remote Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Yes No
Roof spoiler w/integrated third brake light No Yes
SBRP215/45ZR17 All-Season Tires Yes No
Scion Sound Processing Pre-Programmed Equalizer Yes No
Seat Mounted Front and Side Airbags Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams Yes No
Speed-dependent extendable rear spoiler No Yes
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Cruise Control and Audio Yes No
Sunshade Located On Moonroof Yes No
Tachometer Yes No
Tilt Steering Column Yes No
Tinted glass w/graduated tint windshield No Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes No
Trip odometer No Yes
Twin plug ignition system w/dual knock sensor system No Yes
ULEV II Emissions Yes No
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Engine Immobilizer Yes No
Welded, unitized construction, double-sided, zinc-galvanized steel body No Yes
Windshield antenna w/signal amplifier No Yes

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