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  1. 2 points
    Isn't the car under warranty?
  2. 2 points
    Availability/Spec is set by the factory and in the UK is largely dictated by Tax on emissions levels, where a wheel is not available it is usually because the addition will impact Co2 figures 1.2L Hatchback Icon: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Icon Tech: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Design: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Design with Pan Roof: - TRK as standard - SW is an option 1.8L Hybrid Hatchback Icon: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Icon Tech: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Design: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Design with Pan Roof: - TRK as standard - SW is an option Excel: - Only available with TRK 2.0L Hybrid Hatchback Design: - SW as standard - TRK is an option Design with Pan Roof: - Only available with SW Excel: - Only available with TRK 1.2L Touring Sport Icon: - Only available with SW Icon Tech: - Only available with SW Design: - Only available with SW Design with Pan Roof: - Only available with SW 1.8L Hybrid Touring Sports Icon: - SW as standard - TRK is an option Icon Tech: - SW as standard - TRK is an option Design: - Only available with TRK Excel: - Only available with TRK 2.0L Hybrid Touring Sports Design: - SW as standard - TRK is an option Design with Pan Roof: - Only available with SW Excel: -Only available with SW
  3. 1 point
    I don't particularly like the look of that tyre. If it were my car I would replace. I wouldn't bother with Michelins - good tyre but way overpriced. I can highly recommend Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 in your size. About £64 delivered from tyreleader.co.uk. These are a good tyre and factory-fit on some VW/Skoda/SEAT. Before I retired sold and fitted 100's of these with no comebacks. Continental SportContact3 is good st about £70 or Toyo Proxies similar price. Expect to pay £15-20 per tyre for fitting/balance. Tyreleader will deliver direct to your fitter. Don't go to Toyota, they will bleed you white on tyres!
  4. 1 point
    I agree with other TOC members when they say steer clear of MMT gearbox, also agree with Tony above and go for a Toyota Hybrid with e-cvt. couple years ago no I bought a 2010 Auris hybrid, paid £6500 from a main dealer non-Toyota. Only problem we have had is the 12v battery died and they about £125 to replace. The wife now drives it, loves it, and getting about 62mpg. I loved it so much I got a 2009 Gen3 Prius, same engine and hybrid system as the Auris. Had 100k when I bought it and 105k when I traded it in 6 months later. Why did I trade it in? Loved it so much I wanted “my car for life” (I was then 71), I bought a 66 plate Gen4 Prius with just over 20k miles. All 3 hybrids had the e-cvt drive system, reputation is second to non, so easy and relaxing to drive. Certainly recommend Prius or Auris hybrid on my experiences. Just be careful if you look at Prius if you have dodgy body parts. Prius is lower then the Auris, doesn’t bother me at all, and may not bother you but with dodgy knees do make sure you get in and out a good few times, and do take it for a longish test drive, not just round the block. When buying the Auris I was trading in a Qushqai which was reasonably high but previous to that I had to get rid of a very nice car after 6 months as it was lowand after 20 miles my right hip was killing me. I insisted on at least a 20 mile test drive of the Auris, we did approx 25 mile and everything was spot on. Just my experience.
  5. 1 point
    As stated earlier, the use of BMW diesel engines was short term. The four models that used them are now out of production.
  6. 1 point
    Any AMT Automated Manual Transmission except VAG DSG’s which are also problematic btw all those boxes are pain in ta,, take other members words and don’t even look at any of those cars. If you looking for an automatic transmission car just get Toyota hybrid, any model, any year is best auto transmission for everyday use, best especially in town driving, also most efficient too. I can recommend you to test drive a hybrid and then test drive a mmt auto and you will quickly understand what we all mean. Good luck
  7. 1 point
    glenn here is a link for kwikfit for michelin cross climates i am presuming your tyre size is 225/4517 these tyres are £97 each fitted https://www.kwik-fit.com/tyres/search/details/michelin/michelin-crossclimate-plus/t1015382
  8. 1 point
    I think you can’t put a diesel into a petrol car these days due to a size difference of the nozzle, but you can fill in petrol into a diesel car easily and if a small amount is filled will probably cause no harm, but depends,. Anyway that car was burning oil like hell, blue smoke like a two stroke engine, this guy probably is not aware and most likely he doesn’t visit this forum to clarify what the issue is really with his car, also he probably rent his car so even less care about it.
  9. 1 point
    I can’t wait for it to get here now, i’m Currently getting about 43.6 from my Aygo driving 90% city driving. The aygo was always supposed to be the 2nd car, but i scrapped my old vectra and used this as it was a lot cheaper to run. The GR-Sport arrives mid October, when the aygo goes back. I tried getting a test drive in one, but Toyota have told me it’s quite a rare car and thy can’t get hold of one, Alan
  10. 1 point
    Devon Aygo has recently supplied the following information on oil requirements: "The issues over which oils are used is caused by a European law called "Block exemption" the same law that states that manufacturers can't insist on main dealer servicing, also stops Toyota from insisting what oils are used by anyone wishing to service a car including their own dealer network. All Toyota are allowed to do is list a set of specifications that the oil used must meet they can also list a "preferred" oil. For example I have listed below the requirements Toyota have for the mkiii Prius, a car that has caused a lot of posts over the oils that have been used during servicing. This info is taken from Toyota's Service data sheet for European Prius mkiii only! Preferred option: 0w20 Other listed options: 5w20 5w30 10w30 15w40 20w50 These grades above are listed by Toyota as they meet the following required specifications: API grade SL or SM multigrade engine oil API grade SL “Energy-Conserving”. SM “Energy-Conserving” or ILSAC* multigrade engine oil. Toyota can only require the oils used meet the minimum specifications above. So long a the oil used meets the above the oil grade is not enforceable. At present Toyota have "asked" but cannot enforce the dealer network to use the following, New Models introduced in 2019 such as Corolla Hybrid, Rav4 & Facelift Prius use 0w16 2019 Corolla 1.2T 0w20 2019 Supra 0w20 ( there is a Supra Specific grade for this ) Mk3 Prius, Prius plug-in, Prius +, Mk1 Auris HSD, Mk2 Auris HSD & Yaris HSD 0w20 Mk1 & Mk2 Prius 5w30 Optimal drive petrol models 0w20 Other petrol engines 5w30 Diesel engines incl Optimal drive 5w30 Diesel engines with DPF/DPNR including optimal drive 0w30 or 5w30 meeting C2 low ash New additions 1.6 1WW & 2.0 2WW ( BMW ) 5w30 meeting C3 low Ash 1.6 DV6 & 2.0 DW10 ( PSA ) 5w30 meeting C2 low ash
  11. 1 point
    Information provided by Auris 1.6 vvt-i - http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/user/71851-auris-16-vvt-i/ The new Auris (2015) accepts 2 sets of TPMS, so the main set does not get overwritten. It doesn't matter in what order they will be written to the ECU - just need to be written and the car manages them, so no re-learning necessary when rotating tyres. The only thing one needs to do after switching summer and winter sets is to press the TPMS initialization button in the glove box 3 times and that's it!


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