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    Mike
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  • Toyota Model
    Avensis Estate 1.8 TR CVT
  • Toyota Year
    2010
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    Somerset

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  1. Frank, your car must be worth somewhere in the region of £10,000, with a major fault it will be considerably less. You still have the benefit of the Toyota 5 year warranty which is known to be very generous to owners who have had their cars serviced correctly by their dealer network. For the sake of a relatively small amount of money is it worth risking a compromise to that warranty should something go wrong. So for a very small percentage of the cars value you will have peace of mind.
  2. From my perspective neither of your issues is normal. I owned my 1.8 CVT Tourer for about 4 years, changed it earlier this month, it was very quiet with regards to wind noise and I was averaging 37mpg in winter and 39 in summer with just over 40 on long motorway runs cruising at 75 to 80 If you are new to driving a CVT then this may be some of the reason for low Mpg. Good acceleration can be had by using a medium throttle as the ratio changes up much quicker thus using less fuel, also lifting off the throttle earlier will help as I found it rolled easily without throttle input.
  3. Some free phone apps are reasonably good. I have used "Navmii" on an iPhone to find a location that the TNS510 couldn't. I had the Avensis for 4 years and each time I used the 510 found it difficult to use and often gave up except for just basic mapping, you can't enter a full postcode for example. If you should want to spend money then you would be best to spend it on a standalone system than pay for the Toyota maps.
  4. The original SD card has a Toyota sticker on it, sorry can't check mine as have just sold the car.
  5. Not sure whether it is fitted to a manual gearbox version or not but on the CVT box version it makes a huge difference if you want to get off the mark or overtake quickly. It gives a better throttle response and holds the gear longer before changing up.
  6. You haven't stated in this thread or your previous one what it is you are contemplating buying. If it is an approved used model from a Toyota dealer then there is no problem if you have a Toyota dealer near you as the Toyota warranty will be honoured. If it is outside of this then you may have the problem you have identified. Buying an older car is always a gamble where ever you buy it. Go and look at it, check what history it has and size up the dealer to see if they seem honest. In my opinion buying a used petrol engined model will be much safer than diesel. Either way a long test run is ess
  7. The question is does the computer only work out the mpg when the car is moving? If so the fuel used during stationary warm up won't be included in the calculation so a tank to tank calculation is needed to prove this.
  8. Is that a manufacturer or dealer warranty Heidfirst?
  9. A tip passed onto me from n AA man who came to my assistance when I had a flat battery: if attempting to boost start ensure the ignition key is out before connecting the batteries as a power spike can corrupt the chip in the key.
  10. I have had a 2010 version since early 2012. Have had automatics of various guises, large and small for many years and this one replaced a 2.4 petrol Honda Accord. The main difference between the diesel you have and the 1.8 CVT is the low down torque. You will need to adapt to a different style of driving, it will be more relaxed with less low down power but that's not to say the 1.8 is a slouch. No it's not a hot hatch but once you master and get used to the CVT box and the sport mode when you need to get away quickly it will be just as useful. On a long motorway run cruising at 75 - 80 with a
  11. Fortunately I don't get the heat setting problem as I have it on the the Avensis. I did have a quick look at the Motorpoint website earlier, they do have some delivery or low mileage Auris' available at what seem reasonable prices. Assuming they are UK cars the warranty shouldn't be a problem.
  12. Only thing I have seen is 0% interest on some models but they all seem to be linked to PCP's which is of little interest to me.
  13. It was the cost of the CVT box alone that made me decide to extend the warranty on my Avensis at the time of purchase. Had it been a conventional auto box I probably wouldn't have bothered as there are plenty of auto specialists around who could repair them at less than half that price. With the current warranty expiring in September 2016 I have plenty of time to consider what to do, if a further extension is available and there are no other problems then I will probably take that option over changing cars. The Auris Hybrid is a tempting option though, but whatever it is will be either a conve
  14. I have had two long test drives in the Auris Hybrid, the method of driving is almost identical to the CVT petrol version of the Avensis. The car is very comfortable, relaxing and easy to drive. In comparison to my Avensis though it does have more road and wind noise (though not excessive), however it is a smaller and lower sector car than the Avensis so that is probably to be expcted. Having had dealings with three Toyota main dealers I would expect them to be happy for you to take a test drive.
  15. Here is an older thread on the subject: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/151518-range-accuracy-on-2011-18-valvematic/ I have found that when the low fuel warning light activates there is still about 10 litres left in the tank. My gauge tends to show lower than the actual content in the tank.
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