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alfonso

2013 Auris Hsd Prospective Buyer Here...

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Hi!

After years of driving a Z3, the need for back seats and half-decent boot size, plus a desire to get a good bunch of features and some decent mpg figures have convinced me that the 2013 Auris HSD would make a lot of sense.

So I'm considering the purchase of an Excel HSD Auris (or "luxury" as they seem to be called in Ireland). Unfortunately for me I still have to wait until probably early March, as Toyota Ireland won't have them before that. The good thing is that it gives me time to consider the options :)

If anyone has the Skyview panoramic roof (or has seen it in person), I'd love to see some photos and/or read opinions about it.

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Specified the panoramic roof on my YarisT Spirit HSD and it turned out to have manually operated blinds instead of the advertised (at that time) power ones so that was a let down. Also lost are the vanity mirror lights since there is no room for them, a fact that was not mentioned in Toyota's bumf at that time. Not sure if it is the same scenario with the new Auris but I would guess it is. Each to their own and purely from a personal aspect, if I was ordering again I would not bother with it.

PS Have noticed on the Auris PanoramicRoof it does stipulate "electric blind" - I'd double check that to make certain.

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I had the panoramic roof option fitted on a diferent vehicle i once owned. I only ever remembered I had got it when travelling on resurfaced roads and under trees.The fact that there was glass where metal should be bothered me a bit.Personally, if someone offered me another car with a glass roof I would want to know how much discount they are offering against a car with a metal roof....unless that glass included photocells:)

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Specified the panoramic roof on my YarisT Spirit HSD and it turned out to have manually operated blinds instead of the advertised (at that time) power ones so that was a let down. Also lost are the vanity mirror lights since there is no room for them, a fact that was not mentioned in Toyota's bumf at that time.

PS Have noticed on the Auris PanoramicRoof it does stipulate "electric blind" - I'd double check that to make certain.

I've asked here:

http://blog.toyota.c...#comment-547357

So maybe they'll get back with a definitive answer. I wouldn't be bothered by a manual blind, but the lack of vanity mirror might bother the partner :D

Update: Yes, the Auris HSD skyview option does include vanity mirror lights as well as the blind being electrically operated.

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I had the panoramic roof option fitted on a diferent vehicle i once owned. I only ever remembered I had got it when travelling on resurfaced roads and under trees.The fact that there was glass where metal should be bothered me a bit.Personally, if someone offered me another car with a glass roof I would want to know how much discount they are offering against a car with a metal roof....unless that glass included photocells:)

Well, I was driving a convertible until this summer... A lack of a metal roof won't bother me. An open roof would bother me and my hay fever :D

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