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Space-saver spare in 2.0l Excel HB - Solved :-)


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On 10/20/2019 at 1:48 PM, rafletcher said:

So, picked up the final piece o& the jigsaw on Friday - revised lh boot trim with a big recess in it, as opposed to being flat - and slotted it in in 5 seconds. Hey presto. 
 

48918553208_14556d1040_4k.jpgBoot trim by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr

48919289317_d2305a8147_z.jpgBoot trim by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr

48919081441_ccbd495650_4k.jpgBoot trim by Richard Fletcher, on Flickr

Despite being made in the UK, they can't spell board! Ironically the reduction in traffic caused by lockdown increases the chances of a nail type puncture as there are fewer vehicles to either knock it out of the way or pick up the puncture themselves.

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3 hours ago, HybridLover said:

If you have the space saver fitted in the 1.8, is the floor of the boot raised or not? Thanks

Yes, the floor is raised with a space saver. The difference is noticeable. A showroom car with the lower floor makes the boot area look quite deep and capacious.

I have a 1.8 HB Design which I bought with a space saver. The boot is adequate for my day to day needs but the floor is a few inches higher, just below the sill of the hatchback. I can live with that, I really don't like the idea of relying on a TRK.

 

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23 hours ago, HybridLover said:

Thanks, is the raised floor level with the back of the folded down rears seats like that?

I'm not in a position to check right now but I think so, yes. Some months ago I transported a few large items, furniture and stuff, and the whole area with folded seats created a large flat surface which was ideal.

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On 8/22/2020 at 11:55 PM, Velvet--Glove said:

I have a 1.8 HB Design which I bought with a space saver. The boot is adequate for my day to day needs but the floor is a few inches higher, just below the sill of the hatchback. I can live with that, I really don't like the idea of relying on a TRK.

 

Hi, would really appreciate a picture of the space saver fitted to the 1.8 HB. Many thanks

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OK. Here are some images of the boot area of a 2019 Corolla Hybrid 1.8 Design hatchback. I requested the space saver wheel & accessories be included as part of the delivery so this is what you get if you ask for it at the ordering stage. I've included a couple of shots of the floor panel that goes on top so you can see how high up it sits - just about level with the top of the coloured bodywork outside. When the seats are folded down the whole surface area sits at this level and produces a large flat, level surface.

There have been many questions on this issue. I hope these photos help folks visualise what the space saver looks like and what does to the boot space.

Corolla 1.8 HB boot1.jpg

Corolla 1.8 HB boot2.jpg

Corolla 1.8 HB boot3.jpg

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On 5/23/2021 at 4:37 PM, Velvet--Glove said:

There have been many questions on this issue. I hope these photos help folks visualise what the space saver looks like and what does to the boot space.

Corolla 1.8 HB boot3.jpg

sorry to be a pain but any chance you could post a photo of the trim by the tailgate with the false floor open please? The bit in the middle with the 2 eyelets attached. As someone else has already said, the spare wheel doesn't fit due to the current trim being in the way. I'm guessing yours has a cutout to allow it to fit. Thanks in advance!

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18 minutes ago, Velvet--Glove said:

Hopefully this gives a clearer view of the rear edge of the dealer supplied space saver tyre...

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This is possibly the best extra that you can add to the car and the flat floor is unrivalled, the hatchback can become a small estate 👌, that new blue colour also looks very good on Corolla🚙 👍

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3 hours ago, Velvet--Glove said:

Hopefully this gives a clearer view of the rear edge of the dealer supplied space saver tyre...

 

Thanks Velvet--Glove, that helps hugely!

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called my local Toyota spares department today to see about a spare wheel kit.

Wheel, tyre + toolkit £139.25 + VAT

Complete kit including above £713.14 + VAT .. supply only.

Therefore just the kit of replacement parts required for a 1.8 hatchback £573.89 + VAT

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Ouch! Those options are pricey! I'm glad I opted for the space saver at delivery now - it was a free alternative to the TRK can you believe. Toyota must save hundreds of pounds fitting TRKs by default on each vehicle. Yes, I've lost some boot space but call me old fashioned... I prefer something resembling a real wheel to get me out of trouble than a tube of foam thank you very much! 😅

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me too .. sadly not an option on the excel and as I was buying second hand, could not find a design with pan roof 😏

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3 hours ago, Velvet--Glove said:

Ouch! Those options are pricey! I'm glad I opted for the space saver at delivery now - it was a free alternative to the TRK can you believe. Toyota must save hundreds of pounds fitting TRKs by default on each vehicle. Yes, I've lost some boot space but call me old fashioned... I prefer something resembling a real wheel to get me out of trouble than a tube of foam thank you very much! 😅

I think a lot of car manufacturers now supply the gunk as standard. This saves vehicle weight which could affect Vehicle Excise Duty rate, and the cost saving is likely to be the buyers advantage. Competition is fierce between car manufacturers, they will all be watching each over as to where they could get an advantage. 

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