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About previadiaries

Ride bike. Drive Van.

A little little, a little big

Welcome to our new home at previadiaries.com First, I have to thank whoever left this pullback 3rd Generation Previa on my doorstep since the last update. It has lights and sounds, how cool is that!? Thank you kind stranger! Much of this past summer and … Continue reading

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The Why, on trying harder

After a fruitless last local search in Houston, #eggquest was ultimately a bust and I’m back on a plane. I was struck by the number of Toyota Siennas available for sale and in a moment of desperation, I considered pursuing … Continue reading

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The way plans change

“Well maintained” “Good Tires” “Stereo” Craigslist is fraught with the hazards of subjective interpretation. Here I am in Houston to check out a 94 RWD S/C with a miraculous 92,000 miles and sadly, not all was as it seemed. There … Continue reading

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A new beginning: #Eggquest

I had a good 2 month streak going there with updates, but I know, it’s been 5 months since then. The brake issue on the red van became a source of great consternation, and while it was ultimately resolved, it … Continue reading

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IACV transfer and beats

Supercharged Previas like mine have an extra 25 hp out of the factory compared to the naturally aspirated variants (135 vs 160), but along with that power boost came a bunch of extra complexity beyond the nearly inaccessible supercharger itself. … Continue reading

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By the bowlful

What have I been doing for the last 2 months? The answer may surprise you! Or it may not, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram. The sacrifices of TGO have begun, as it has given up a few parts … Continue reading

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Beta Previa

Beta Previa, herein “The Red one” or “TRO” is a 95, just like TGO, but it’s an All-Trac, so it has 4WD, and it’s got swiveling captains chairs instead of a bench in the second row, allowing for twice as … Continue reading

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