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Hi all,

I am looking to change my current car, a Skoda 2lt diesel. I have been put off another Skoda / diesel due to DPF problems and the like, and we don't do a lot of miles per year (less than 10,000).

I do not know anything about the Avensis, but I like the idea of Toyota reliability, and I also like the idea of an automatic.

Does anybody have any strong views on the 1.8 petrol Avensis?..particularly regarding any "known" problems...and also would it be OK to Tow a small caravan with this?

I would be looking at about 3 years old max, and sub 40k with a budget around 10-12k

Many thanks for any responses

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Hi mate,judging by the amount of non complaint on here as regards the petrols i would say the 1.8 is more or less bullet proof unless an owner on here knows different. :drool:

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The Private Hire people love them, for one main reason, they very very rarely go wrong, the petrol engine is excellent. Good luck with your purchase.

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Hi both..and thanks for your replies...

..I will see what I can find on autotrader!

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Post June 2010 you'll get a 5 year/100000 mile warranty.

About December 2011 they introduced the facelifted version (easily told by the different grille/headlights). There is a lot more than just cosmetic changes though so imo it's worth going for the facelift if you can & 10-12K should get you a facelift 1.8 TR which again imo is the best value version. Of course maybe there is something that you really, really want that isn't on a TR but a T4 etc. will cost you noticeably more.

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Hi Heidfirst...many thanks for your reply...I will start looking and see what I can find...

stu

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