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FROSTYBALLS

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  1. Shell are launching their latest version of V-power this week - 27th April.
  2. The same 1332cc engine was used in both - possibly in different states of tune.
  3. Where I live (Birmingham), BP is 4.2ppl, Shell is 3.2ppl and Tesco 0.2ppl more expensive than Asda (currently the cheapest at 114.7ppl). I tend to use BP in both cars as the filling station is opposite Tesco and closer than Shell. Will use BP Ultimate if doing a run as the cars seem more responsive. We're going up to Skye at the weekend so will use BP Ultimate in the i20, as we'll be covering approx 520 miles (300 of which will be motorway). On the odd occasion I use supermarket fuel, I use Tesco Momentum super unleaded for the better additive package.
  4. Subsidy for taxi owners to change to plug in hybrids will be up to £7,500 - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/1000-jobs-created-at-new-300-million-factory-for-electric-taxis
  5. Here in Birmingham, the Auris Touring Sport hybrid is becoming popular as a taxi.
  6. Have looked on the Toyota ebay store - nothing suitable for the SR. Could well be because of the body kit fitted to the SR. When I bought a Corolla Colour Collection new in 2006, mud flaps couldn't be fitted to that due to the body kit.
  7. Below is an extract from the extended warranty page on Toyota's website ( https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/warranty/extended-warranty.json ): "A Toyota Extended Warranty is substantially similar to the warranty you get with a brand new car, but it applies to the car you own already, whether you were the first owner or you bought it used. The Toyota Extended Warranty can be renewed until the vehicle is 12 years old or 100,000 miles (at the point of sale of the extended warranty), and if a part covered by the Toyota Extended Warranty suffers electrical or mechanical failure at any time during the term, Toyota is committed to fixing it. You don't pay for replacement parts or labour." Toyota's service regime is every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Intermediate services are due at years 1, 3, 5, etc, and Full services at years 2, 4, 6, etc. So from your chart of servicing, Intermediate services would have been done in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2015, with Full services done in 2009, 2014 and 2016. The 2016 service was done under the Essential Care scheme - 5 year +Gold - and would have been the equivalent of a Full service. The Independent services done in 2011 and 2012 may have been either equivalents to Intermediate or Full (we don't know). The coolant change won't be due until the 10 years/100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. - so as the car is ten years old the coolant change will be due at the next service (unless it was done as part of the Essential Care Gold service in 2016). The Essential Care scheme satisfies the extended warranty requirements for servicing. No extended warranty, nor any new car warranty, covers wear and tear. As Trevor highlights above, for a relatively small cost, you can cover yourself against major issues that may occur, and on a ten year old car, whatever the make, you may get something occur. Similar to insurance, which covers you in case an accident or similar happens. Hopefully nothing will occur, but it really provides some peace of mind .....
  8. Toyota changed the terms last year - the vehicle can now be up to 12 years old, and the mileage limit is at the point of sale of warranty. So for example a car could be 11 years 11 months and at 99,000 miles when an extended warranty is purchased.
  9. Although no specific noise measurements are required to be taken, if in the opinion of the individual tester an exhaust is too loud, they can issue a fail. Subjective - yes. Also what one garage may fail, another may pass. One of the best places to get a fair MOT is usually a local authority (council) operated MOT testing station - depends whether your local authority has any though.
  10. Presumably the cost of £516 for two years is under Toyota's current offer of two years for the price of one - so you're already saving a fair bit. Plus the hybrid high voltage battery is covered. Toyota's extended warranty is said to be one of the best there is. See. https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/warranty/extended-warranty.json Potential saving £516 The cost of Toyota Roadside Assistance is between £72 and £84 annually, depending on how one pays (annual direct debit, single payment by credit/debit car or monthly direct debit). See https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/roadside-assistance/index.json. Two years @ £72pa - potential saving £144. For the extended warranty, servicing will need to be done by Toyota. As it is over five years old, one can take advantage of Toyota's Essential Care servicing scheme, which is approx £100 for the silver service (intermediate) and £180 for gold (full). See. https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/service-mot-maintenance/servicing.json So your outlay for the two year warranty and two services, may be around £800. Plus MOT's (2 x £56 - £112). See below as well. Has the coolant been changed - due at 10 years of age or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first? If not, may have to budget for that. To spread the servicing cost for you, you could consider a two year service plan, which fixes your costs for the two years and where you can pay monthly by direct debit (interest free) - https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/service-mot-maintenance/servicing.json
  11. The engines for the Auris Hybrid are built at Deeside, Wales. Service intervals will be 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. After the 5 year/100,000 mile new car warranty has ended, one can extend the battery warranty by 1 year/10,000 miles (whichever occurs first) by having a Hybrid Health Check (HHC). The HHC is carried out free at Toyota dealers when the car is serviced by them, or at a cost of £39 if serviced outside the Toyota dealer network. The battery warranty can thus be extended up to the car's 10th birthday, and if an HHC is done immediately prior to the 10th birthday, the battery warranty can be extended beyond the 10th birthday.
  12. One can register with http://www.toyota-tech.eu and have a browse. Be aware that some information is free to download, some chargeable.
  13. Hello - welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
  14. Does it not have electric power steering?
  15. iq

    Posted in the wrong forum - moved to the IQ club