Here is some news I have neglected to share.
Back at easter the 31st Toyota Nationals were held in a nearby town. I entered my '05 sedan in the show and shine. I got the chance to meet with other likewise toyota nutters, which was good; they had supras, celicas, mr2s, camrys and others there as well. All my buffing, preening and waxing must have paid off because I won the best millennium toyota (i.e. 2000-2007 model) category; I got the trophy in the mail this week.