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Newmarket New (To Me) 2008 Auris Sr180

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Picked my SR180 up today and it was showing 17.5 ave mpg.

After a leisurely drive back home in the snow I've managed to get it to ave 40.2 mpg.

When I test drove it last week it seemed so sluggish and wouldn't have pulled the skin off the proverbial rice pudding so I asked them to clean out the EGR valve before I collected it and the expected performance is now in full effect.

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Nice looking car there. Wouldn't expect anymore than 40mpg. Think most iv had is 42 now I get 28.8. Still there nice cars to drive. Shame about the lack of confidence it gives you round corners. Or is that just me?

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Thanks Daveyonthemove and P34RC3.

I do like the colour and it's in great condition too. I'm enjoying the drive, the car, and love how it looks sporty ish without overdoing it.

"Lack of confidence in the corners"? I'll let you know when the weather gets a bit better. In for two recalls next Wednesday; window switch and rear suspension arm then to Germany next month for a "run to the snow." I should be better placed to comment on it after then.

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Well mine just seems to roll n understeer. I maybe pushing harder than most ppl would tho. I'm looking into get some lowering springs and maybe upgrade the rarb. They are really effortless cars to drive tho. Maybe I just expected to much coming from a hot hatch to a so called hot diesel hatch?

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Welcome - lovely colour that :thumbsup:

As for the handling issue - I've already given the answer, a set of Eibach Pro-kit springs. Stops a lot of the body roll & makes twisty roads more enjoyable.

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Very nice Indeedy :) I managed to improve my MPG but only ever so slightly,I myself cleaned the egr valve and changed a couple of other things.I too am in for the two recalls. my first car and I love her haha, love the feeling of being able to breeze past the boy racers in their puntos and corsas Hahahaha. Enjoy pal!!

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Until u come up to a richer boy racer in his vxr lol!

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I've had a few hot/ish petrol cars before. In 2004 I bought a new Leon Cupra R, I've had a Subaru Legacy B4RSK twin turbo, a 2.8v6 4motion Golf and various diesels along the way. As a clue to how old I am my first car was a Mk1 Escort 1300xl, my second a Fiat 131 2.0 Supermirafiore Sport in orange and black.

It's safe to say that my need for speed has long since diminished but I love the torque that a decent diesel provides (or a 1000cc v-twin in a bike). I am chuffed to bits with my new purchase as it drives like a brand new car and looks like a brand new car. Having driven around in a Renault Laguna 2.0 dci for the last two years it was time I treated myself. I can't imagine wanting any other car for a very long time as long as this one stays reliable.

One question/statement: What's with the stupid tickover issues? Has anyone resolved the fluctuating from 800rpm to 1200? Searching through here brings up a few theories but I'm not certain they're correct. Mine rises and falls quite deliberately completely independant of fan speed, heater temp, aircon usage or not, engine temp or repeated combinations of some of them.

As Toyah Wilcox (age clue again) sang: "It'th a mythtery."

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In Warm/mild weather the engine ticks over at normal RPM (900-950) but in colder weather it ticks over faster at around 1200 RPM in order to warm up quicker.

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The climate control ptc heater uses up to 90amps across three relays.. The Automatic idle up feature has something to do with it. It's normal.

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