In the Southeast, Toyota Dealers do not buy from the factory, they buy from Southeast Toyota Distributors. SET is an independent and privately owned distributor based in Deerfield Beach, Florida owned by Jim Moran (one of many automotive companies he owns) under the umbrella of "JM Family Enterprises". JM gets paid about $1000 for every car sold in FL, AL, GA, SC, NC. The distributor dictates a lot of what the dealers have to sell. This is one of the reasons people in the Southeast didn't get that $50 Gift Certificate others have, SET does not participate in that.Originally posted by thinkbouttc@Dec 13 2004, 10:00 AM
The TRD axle-back option is kind of the "default" option for exhaust. It's very possible that, in the south-east, the option is a borla cat-back. For some reason some options aren't available in certain regions of the country, or some extra options are available in other regions.
But if anyone has the borla system on their tC, I'd love to see some pics and hear some clips of it. Borla exhausts are awesome and I'd love to hear what they did to make the tC growl.