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    2021 Aygo Trend Xshift and Funroof....2021 Corolla TS 2.0 sunroof
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  1. Wow....thanks for that Heads-Up Tony Academic now Tony cheers. Barry
  2. Academic now Tony, as the Design it had to be, as driving to Spain with a can of goo in the boot doesn’t inspire much confidence. I once before tried the goo solution to a front wheel flat, and it all came to a very sticky end....but must save Mr T a few Bob. (maybe the new 2.0 motor needs a more robust stud arrangement?)
  3. thanks Tony Well that makes my choice of Design with a space saver, rather than Excel with my after market wheel....makes sense 5x100 suggests that 100 is the length of the stud, but width is the same?
  4. I have a new Bridgestone space saver 135/80d/16 from my Prius, and wondering if anybody would know if it will fit into the boot space of a Corolla Excel, and Will the stud spacing work as a spare ??? the Prius was a 17" wheel but the floor needed to be supported with bits of 2”x2” to give a flat boot ... Will the Corolla be a better fit I wonder???????
  5. Oh dear, I have a 2.0 on order for May, and my neighbor was very keen on buying our 2017 Prius.....until they heard about the Cat Scam! has anybody seen a 2.0 on a hoist, and can comment on the location of the Cat, and whether it is different to the 1.8??? my Toy dealer is now putting up notices in the showroom, offering a fitment of a cat-lock just asked Toyota to fit a Cat lock to new 2.0 Corolla, but none available until July.... ......I wonder why?
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    I have a Bridgestone Space saver from my sold gen 4 Prius, and wondering if it will fit the Corolla....except Thant the Design comes with a spare if so ordered. anybody need a spare which is unused
  7. Not possible during the CV 19 shindig Andy....showrooms sealed up didnt really want leather after the 2 Prius excels, and as long as there is pump up lumbar support then the lateral support is academic.
  8. Thanks for that Ros....makes me feel a bit better. driving to Spain needs a spare wheel rather than an electric boot opening or 18" rims. having had both Gen 3 nd Gen 4 Prius, it will interesting tackling the Pyrenees with the 2.0, rather than (always in the Red power zone) the 1.8 in the grand scheme of motoring expenses, the extra cost of the 2.0 will be marginal, and the slightly larger EV battery creates a challenge to equal the overall 67 mpg over 14k miles of the Gen 4 Prius.....or just enjoy the Grunt.
  9. Is the extra expense of the JBL audio option worth ticking on a new Corolla. is the basic set up at least half reasonable?? pity there is no HUD, or keyless entry option on the Design model. if you don’t want leather (cold in the winter, hot in the summer), you are a naughty boy, and so can’t have keyless or HUD...but you can have a space saver spare instead, and more comfortable 17" rims pity there is no German menu system to waste ones money on
  10. I have had a Thule 2 bike tow bar rack on a Gen 3 and a Gen 4 Prius, and they are wonderful. I have done the roof bar rack, and the strapped on rear rack, and the tow bar ball is the way to go. just maybe a Saris Bones rear rack would fit a Corolla, as the lower part of the tailgate/hatch takes the weight of the rigid design. Have ordered the new 2.0 with a Toy tow bar This is the Prius with a couple of 25kg e-bikes on the Thule rack, and travelled twice to Spain with this.....bikes now replaced with a pair of 9kg lightweights!
  11. Oh dear, I have a 2.0 on order for May, and my neighbor was very keen on buying our 2017 Prius.....until they heard about the Cat Scam! has anybody seen a 2.0 on a hoist, and can comment on the location of the Cat, and whether it is different to the 1.8??? my Toy dealer is now putting up notices in the showroom, offering a fitment of a cat-lock
  12. It was a hassle buying a space saver for the Prius, as when ever the reg was given, the reply was "no spare for this car" eventually found a dealer willing to just sell me a space saver...now I am selling the car, but selling the tyre separately.....if anybody is interested PM
  13. CTEK 5 works brilliantly....using the battery terminals of the Gen 4, plus a house 3 pin extension lead, somehow crammmed under the bonnet. left for 6 weeks with a trip to India 2019, and the unit reads all the way up to the Green conditioning light....never gets there with normal daily use. recommended!
  14. Interesting comments everybody.... And the deal for me is now done-ish....delivery of 2.0 Corolla TS is May 7th. So just been cleaning up my £0 road tax 2017 Prius (13k miles) for sale....madness really, but when you get to four score years, then a bit of grunt to finish the career seems essential. The loss of £0 is painful, but academic is the grand scheme of things. I have had a new space saver in the boot, but will sell that privately, as the 2.0 comes with one (as long as you stick to Design trim, despite wanting the Excel....Mr T is daft, as most would tick boxes for HUD o
  15. Like Graeme, I too leave my Gen 4 Prius on trickle charge with a brilliant Ctek Mx5 charger for weeks at a time. the battery may start with just level 3/4 on the charger read out, but when unplugged (weeks?) later, the battery has been charged and conditioned, and is usually showing level 7....and finally in the green. the car starts 'explosively', and mpg is always much better at this point. I used the same technique with my Gen 3 Prius, with the same results.....it too, had its battery in the boot, and similar charge points under the bonnet
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