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T Sport 1978

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About T Sport 1978

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  • Gender* Male
  • Toyota Model Corolla T Sport - Auris T180 - Auris HSD T Spirit
  • Toyota Year 2005
  • UK/Ireland Location Surrey
  1. Opinion On Auris Hsd Tourer

    Well, after much searching and negotiation I have jumped ship and gone back to Honda. Got myself an Accord 2.4 saloon, the boot in these turns out to be good enough. Had an Accord before the Auris and have always missed that car, this Accord was a good deal against my Auris in partx, a bit high miles but a good car with all the whistles. It's a guzzler compared to the Auris, but got a years tax out of the deal and with four new tyres, new brake discs and pads all round, and zero balance against the Auris, the deal was right. Also refreshing to have a bit of power again! Anyway, I will check in these boards as I have done since 2005, no doubt will be crossing paths again :)
  2. Electric Handbrake Reliability

    Hi all, I currently own a HSD Auris T Spirit but am possibly looking for a new car due to the need for much more boot space, and the Avensis tourer is on the shortlist but I have a gripe/concern regarding the electric handbrake. Just wanted to gauge how reliable this system is and how has your Avensis tourer been in terms of reliability and load space? Any buying tips perhaps? I will be going for something less than 5 years old, and only petrol. Thank you in advance.
  3. Opinion On Auris Hsd Tourer

    Hi all, I have had my 2010 Auris HSD T Spirit for 2 years now and maybe time for a change due to now being a dad of a 10 month old and increasingly finding it difficult to accommodate all the loot that needs carrying whenever we go out, I am trying to keep an open mind on the kind of car to get, whether it be a SUV, MPV, Estate or a big hatchback. The only criteria is a NON diesel after such a bad experience with my T180 Auris a few years ago, I am looking for a petrol but leaning more toward another hybrid after being spoilt with not paying car tax and low running costs of the current Auris HSD. So, I am asking around here for any Hybrid Tourer owners for their opinions on their car, perhaps sharing any problems that you may have had and also how do you find the load space of the car? Thanks in advance.
  4. Hid Headlights And Led Bulbs

    The LEDs are a straight swap. The Auris that you have has a different fitment for the rear tail light to the HSD Auris, if you are interested, its type 207 as opposed to 501. For info: Front side light - 501 Front fog - H11 Rear Brake - 955 (same as 501 fitment but much bigger and brighter) Rear tail Auris - 207 Rear tail Auris HSD - 501 As for the HID, sorry no knowledge on that at all.
  5. Hid Headlights And Led Bulbs

    Here you go, but they dont really do them any justice.
  6. Hid Headlights And Led Bulbs

    I have done the LED conversion to my Auris HSD, and I did this on my old T180 as well. Currently in my HSD I have brake, front side, back tail light, back number plate and front fog lights all using LEDs. It works very very well :) As for HID dipped... I am using a 5000k colour halogen bought from Hong Kong, they are called PolarG and are very white. Not a conversion as such, but its good enough without the hassle.
  7. Gen3 Prius Misfire?

    My car had a faulty ignition coil due to water ingress into the cylinder, which in turn had caused misfiring. See my post here if you wish. http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/147465-ignition-coil-failure-from-water-ingress/
  8. Best White Light Headlight Bulbs

    I have these Japanese bulbs fitted called Polar G 5000k, they are very white and good amount of light. I bought mine from Hong Kong when I was over there, but have not tried looking for them over here. I bought them back in 2010 and they have been used in 2 vehicles now and still going, obviously good quality but a little expensive. I have tried Osram Night breaker which I thought was no good and they blew after only 1 year. Good luck.
  9. Sr180, Do I Or Don't I...

    I too had a T Sport and then went for a T180 Auris, so I sort of understand your thought process :) What I will say about the T180/SR180 is that they sound better on paper, it was also the spec sheet that got my attention for the T180. It never felt that fast and the torque figure sounds impressive, but in real life the acceleration never had a wow factor. Certainly nothing like the 'Lift' of the T Sport (which I misses dearly). However, don't get me wrong, the T180 was swift enough but it never drove as nicely as my wife's Audi A3 TDI, both in speed and handling. The Auris felt like an elephant (lots of body roll) and the Audi like a cat, and I found Turbo lag an issue. As mentioned already do look out for DPF and head gasket issues, mine also consumed a fair bit of oil. I found the fuel economy ok, mine averaged 38mpg overall over 2 years.
  10. Brake Pad Life

    Kithmo, Thanks for the tip about sticking pads, but I do not believe I have that problem. I think I have pretty much all I need to feel more assured that I don't need new pads for now, unless someone else sees differently.
  11. Brake Pad Life

    Wass, The point of hybrids being easier on the braking system due to regenerative braking was EXACTLY what I used to make the point that I wanted a 2nd opinion to the dealer (Jemca Croydon), I simply could not believe that my car at 21k miles (of which 8k was under my ownership) needed new pads. I have read before and pointed out that Toyota uses this as a marketing selling point, that hybrids should require less physical braking with the friction discs, and I know that during my ownership at least, that the car have had a pretty easy life with gentle braking.
  12. Brake Pad Life

    Hi Timberwolf, The friction part is VERY close to the discs, which i assume is normal as thats how it appears in my wife's Audi also? Its rusty because I have just washed my car just before that pic was taken. As for the depth, surely you would be pretty much pushing it with 1mm left! But thanks for the info.
  13. Brake Pad Life

    Hi all, Just after a bit of advise please. My 2010 Auris HSD has done around 23k miles, at my last service I was told that I will be needing new brake pads but as always I just wanted to get a second opinion before I commit. So here is a pic of the depth left of the front pads, can anyone who is in the know (a mechie perhaps) give me an opinion on whether it needs changing imminently? Thanks in advance.
  14. Toyota Prius Problem

    I think it's misfiring. One of the ignition coils in the cylinder might not be working optimally and causing a rough engine at low speed only.
  15. Ignition Coil Failure From Water Ingress

    Just spoken to Jemca and they have confirmed that there is a modification for the drainage part directly above the engine bay to stop water draining and collecting onto where the coils are. Thankfully they are able to look into my car today. Well done Jemca Croydon!