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  2. id just like to add that the paint in the gutter behind the roof is so thin its embarassing
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  4. what year is your car? I haven't had any problems with the steering column or air vents & afaik they don't appear to be a common issue . In the latest (2015>) facelift the suspension apparently is noticeably improved over mine. But at the end of the day it's an older design than the latest Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia etc. (but probably more reliable)
  5. For a 2014 onwards, petrol 1.33 Yaris, what revs does it do at 70mph in top gear? Any thoughts on how well the car performs on a motorway (engine and road noise)?
  6. wow, thanks for confirmation, I'm really surprised
  7. Thanks for all your replys im still not sure if if I will buy another Toyota,I have had bother with the electronic steering column,the central locking,and the air vents keep breaking but the thing that has bothered me most is the harsh drive over rough surface,and from what I can see Toyota have done nothing about the suspension.Other than this the car has been pretty bullet proof over the last 176000 miles.
  8. Hello Derek - welcome to Toyota Owners Club. Although not quite the same, I downsized last year from running an Auris sized car, to an Aygo. We run two cars, and basically didn't need two cars of the size we had. No regrets. We use the larger car for when we go on holiday, longer runs, etc, and the Aygo for knocking around. Need to accept that some things won't be as good - refinement, etc - but they can be countered by other things - economy, nimbleness, etc.
  9. Pure logic.. If you use up all electricity by driving small distances in EV mode, there is none left to add to the ICE when necessary and the ICE will be turned on to charge the battery to a minimum level.
  10. "Fuel economy Your Toyota is designed to achieve the best possible fuel economy during normal driving (using the gasoline engine and electric motor [traction motor]). Driving in EV drive mode more than necessary may lower fuel economy."
  11. As a rough guide: All petrol models from 1999 on have a 12 month / 10000 mile service schedule All Hybrid models are 12 month /10000 mile All D4d Toyota engine diesels are 12 month / 10000 miles ( 2014 on Avensis & Rav4 2.0 d4d Toyota engine where allowed up to 12500 but only for lease companies ) 1.6 1WW & 2.0 2WW BMW diesel engines are up to 12 month / 12500 miles but they are fitted with software and sensors that monitor driving habits and ash content in the engine oil and can drop the schedule as low as 5000 miles if required.
  12. I can, if you or anyone else are still interested.
  13. Thanks, Mrs has some clear nail polish, sure she won't mind sparing a bit...
  14. As a rough guide: All petrol models from 1999 on have a 12 month / 10000 mile service schedule All Hybrid models are 12 month /10000 mile All D4d Toyota engine diesels are 12 month / 10000 miles ( 2014 on Avensis & Rav4 2.0 d4d Toyota engine where allowed up to 12500 but only for lease companies ) 1.6 1WW & 2.0 2WW BMW diesel engines are up to 12 month / 12500 miles but they are fitted with software and sensors that monitor driving habits and ash content in the engine oil and can drop the schedule as low as 5000 miles if required.
  15. Yes,you purchase that lovely car having paid a substantial amount of money for it,and there is an almost perceptible change of attitude from the dealer. Gone is the 'can't do enough for you' to "shut the door on the way out will you". I'm hoping when I've sold my Golf, I'll have a far better relationship with my local Toyota dealer.
  16. Only the later 1.6 BMW diesel engine in Auris ( Avensis, Verso & Rav4 1.6/2.0 included ) have a schedule of 12 months/12500 and your dealer is correct as your car has a variable service reminder that can reduce the schedule as low as every 5000 miles depending on how the car is driven and the ash content in the engine oil, if you do lots of short stop/start driving or sit with the engine idling for extended periods the car will reduce the schedule as required. Also worth noting if the driver chooses to ignore the service reminder the car records how long and how far the schedule was exceeded by and this will be considered by Toyota in any engine related warranty claims.
  17. Sorted. Thanks very much
  18. Yes - you should be able to make the changes. Go into your profile by clicking on your username. In the top toolbar that shows your username, content count, joined and days won, at the top right hand corner there is a button 'Edit Profile'. Click on this and make whatever changes you wish. To include two models, you can use my example - Toyota Model: 2015 Hyundai i20 1.4SE & 2016 Toyota Aygo X-Play with X-Touch Toyota Year: 2016
  19. The OP has a petrol Auris - so the service intervals are 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
  20. Thanks . I now have an aygo and auris so can this be changed on my profile?
  21. Leeway on a service is 1 month or 1,000 miles - so a service done at 10,100 is OK. Do you need to edit your profile to include the Auris?
  22. Aaah, and there I was hopefully (gullibly) thinking there'd be a discount involved. Either way... I'd hope they're not thinking of increasing the prices further anytime soon, or I'll definitely be voting with my feet. A shame, as I like my local dealership, but everyone has limits on the premium they'll pay, and I can live without some of the "free" extras (coffee, WiFi, wash & vac etc).
  23. Hi just bought used Auris hybrid with fsh from and by toyota dealer. Noticed first service was done slightly late at around 10100 miles but done before 1st year anniversary. Any warranty issues here ie setvice not done by 10000 miles.
  24. The main point of having a service plan is that you're fixing the costs to those applicable at the time the plan is taken out. So, for example, if the service costs are increased the year after taking out the plan, that is where the saving can come in. Not sure where people stand who took out a plan before the schedule revisions - presumably they have the service done according to the previous schedule.
  25. Thanks everyone for the comments and tips. I'm definitely minded to argue the toss with my dealership rather than just walk in and pay up, so we'll see how it goes. If they don't budge, then I just think I'd be daft not to look at other options. Good point, I'm willing to consider a service plan if they knock a bit off, although the last quote I got had an admin charge applied, which is presumably something to do with payment in monthly instalments, as I'm not sure what other admin there is beyond booking a couple of services as normal. I'd rather just pay the lot up front and not have the fee (although I appreciate not everyone's in a position to do that). Annoyingly, had I taken out that plan (which looked pricey at the time), it would have worked out cheaper now given the price hike. Strangely I've just gone on the Toyota GB website and completed the form to get a service plan quote, and regardless of number of services selected, the price works out at exactly the same as the ordinary individual service prices, so no saving whatsoever (other than the ability to spread payments via monthly DD).
  26. hi caruser service interval depend from the engine ... for hybrid is every 10 000 and for diesel is every 12 000, I'm not sure about your but my guess is 12k. or 12m-c (always if not reach miles limit), funny enough when I asked service ... the answer was depends from you're driving (if you doing motorway then longer and if short town then shorter mileage till service), the "car computer" will show you when do the service
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