2003 Sirion Rally 4 - goosegog

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Hi guys. I'm new here. After asking questions for a few weeks and almost buying a YRV Premium, I've bought myself a series 2 2003 Sirion Rally 4

It's the one that was on Autotrader recently. It's in generally very good nick considering the mileage at 90,000. It's a daily driver for me, the 4WD being useful as the roads often don't get gritted around our country lanes

Between us, my girlfriend and I also have a 1988 Toyota Mater Ace Surf

A 1974 Datsun 100A (gf's)

and a 1968 Toyota Corona (mine!)

The Toyota and Datsun are in the month's (Dec) Practical Classics

I see the Bits are off it ??

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Hi Goosegog.
I see the fancy black bits have all gone.
It looks much better with just the black stripes and junk taken off and a good polish I think?
The Wheels are the Originals and look in good nick too.
I had to get some dinted ones all the way from Scotland and have them refurbed (Pictures off them in Images)
They are not on yet as I have winter tyres fitted on some YRV Premium Alloy Wheels !! Wink
Where I live (N E LINCS) they rarely grit the roads either, and this morning the roads are as slick as hell, - 3 degrees here this morning.
Clearly you are a car nut.
Where abouts do you live? Just roughly - you don't have to be exact.
The Rally 4 looks really good. Keep us in the loop please.
We all learn stuff from this site.
Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Bits gone

Thanks Bob. My workmates and I took great joy in removing the tat from it. I had a few 'moments' driving it back getting shoelaces stuck under the pedals from those ridiculous screw-on 'race' pedal pads (now in the bin along with everything else)

I'm in two minds about the stripes and I can always remove them later. The wheels are OK but not prefect. I live near Dorking in Surrey

Does my car have a cam belt or chain?

Cheers, Ferg

Cam chain

Your engine has a cam chain. There are CD workshop manuals including the standard Sirion engine. I'm sure there's nothing on CD relating to the mods that convert it into a Rally 4 as this model was modded from standard in the UK. BobF probably is the best source of history and data on the model.

Looks like you work at a garage in the Surrey Hills...which?

YRV Tony

YRV Tony

Yep Cam Chain !!

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Aye Tony is correct. It is a Cam Chain.
And as long as it isn't rattling leave well alone.

I have the full CD for the Sirion.
But Tony is correct it doesn't cover the mods for the Rally 2 or 4 Engines.

I will ask some questions and get back to you.
I could do with knowing sone extra stuff myself.

Nearly forgot. No rear Wheel Arch Liners.

DAFT EH.

Cheers, Bob.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Arch Liners

Cheers Bob, yes that is daft. That's an important area to keep jet-washed and keep an eye on as it looks like a total rot-trap

The Lidl wiper blades with turn black at some point soon. The drums went black today and the calipers will go silver soon

Ferg

Just noticed the front seats

Just noticed the front seats in the top picture. Are they monogrammed sports seats?

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Seat

They are, yes and quite comfy too!

Snap!


Mine and another a mate may be buying!

This is Great.!

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

This is really good news.

Buy it - Buy it.

So that will be three of us on here with Rally 4's.
And another good looking car.;)

BobF.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Waiting

He's waiting till after Christmas and will come in with a low offer. It's been described poorly, 91,000 miles, no alarm / remotes and is quite tatty / scraped down one side, slight engine oil leak.

Monogrammed Seats !

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Look in Images Jpor.

Iv'e just put a couple of piccies of the Rally 4 monogrammed Seats - Just for you.

Mine has them as well, and yes they are comfortable and hold you well in the corners.

Why - You jealous !! Wink

Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Bob,Thanks for the pics.

Bob,

Thanks for the pics. Not jealous more curious as I'm suprised that Daihatsu didn't go ahead and fit Recaros into their top of the range sportier models.
Any more pics of the seats in a full shot?

By the way does the sirion have folding electric door mirrors?

Jon.

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

Folding Door Mirrors !!

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Yes - The mirrors fold in.
But they do on almost all Sirions as standard.

I will try to get a full shot of the seats when it is light.
I took the Monogrammes last night in the dark so I could show them of to you Wink
But to be honest the seats don't really look anything special.
But they are suprisingly comfy and hold you well.
Pretty much same as the standard seats. Smile

Cheers, Bob.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Thanks Bob.Unfortunately on

Thanks Bob.

Unfortunately on the YRV we don't have the electric folding door mirrors nor are they heated either Sad
But you can electrically adjust them Smile

Jon.

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

DATSUN!!!

That Datsun is just awesome!!!
Looks like it just rolled off the production line!

Oh and the Rally4 looks better with stripes in those photos, I see why you keeping them on now...

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

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Just call me G... Wink
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo

Wheel Arch Liners

That's great news about the chain! A proper engine

Next question - my car appears that it should have rear wheel arch liners but they're missing. Should it? The arches, fuel filler pipes, sill ends etc are exposed

Garage - RS Williams

Ferg

Looking Nice and shiny there

Looking Nice and shiny there Wink

Noticed the Lidl front silver windscreen wipers Smile

Nice find, haven't seen a Rally 4 in silver before.

Hope you enjoy it.

Jon.

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'53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo/ '53' Plate Black Subaru Impreza WRX STi PPP
130BHP/305BHP

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'12' Plate Mazda MX-5 2.0 litre NC 3.5 Venture Roadster 160BHP
'15' Plate SEAT LEON 184 FR TDI. 240BHP/500nm Torque.
Past: '53' Plate Yellow YRV Turbo Approx. 150BHP

That is a couple of tasty

That is a couple of tasty lookin Rally 4s.Ive owned a rally 2 in the same colour for about 3 years love every drive of it never seen another one up my neck of the woods.Still have people askin me about it when out and about, she just clicked over to 40000 miles and feels as good as when i bought it despite startin to develop a bit of a whine in 2nd gear,job for next summer i think hopefully not a biggy

Where is That???

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

So where is your neck of the woods?

BobF.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

My Neck Of The Woods

Im from Middlesbrough. Not seen a rally since i bought mine.There was a rally 4 in the area had nice custon exhaust you could hear it coming.Thats what made me look them up on the net and eventually buy one.Could have waited a bit longer as the other one in the area come up for sale shortly after.Think it was listed on this site at one time.

Pictures please.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Can you put a picture of your Rally 4 in the Images section?

We are getting a few on here now, and as only 120 of them were made.
The more on here the merrier.

Cheers, Bob F.

2003 Sirion Rally 4. And I love it.
Don't like the new shape Sirion much.Sorry.

Just the one at the minute

Hello all again.Just put up the only picture of my rally 2 i could easily find.Need some work resizing others.This one is of her lookin her best pictures borrowed from the dealers auto trader listing