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  • First Name
    Darren
  • Toyota Model
    IQ
  • Toyota Year
    2010
  • Location
    Northamptonshire
  1. We still have local small dealers, mainly the likes of Suzuki, to some extent, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Nissan and Honda, it seems the Toyota dealers around here are hell bent on taking over all the other smaller Toyota dealers, promising the customer very little and providing even less. The cars displayed on their fronts are sometimes in a terrible state and the pushiness of the sales staff is beyond a joke, so much so that my other walked out of one dealership after a member of highly seatty sales staff refused to tell us the cash price on a car before signing a sales agreement, this after he trie
  2. Having not had experience of other Toyota dealers I cannot comment. My opininion still stands that the network I have experienced is nowhere near as good as others of differing marques that I have dealt with. The cars are another matter, it took a very good Vauxhall dealer to sell me a very good Toyota to get my faith in the marque back. I have said somewhere before "posh coffee machines cannot make up for lack of good service"
  3. That might apply where you are, but certainly isn't applicable to all Toyota dealers. Conversely I've bought my last three new Toyotas from the same dealer near to us, and had them serviced by them as well. Absolutely no problems with the standards of servicing - have had whilst you wait appointments, and the cars have always been ready on time. Two warranty claims (broken cupholder on the 2009 Auris and a failing tailgate strut on my present Auris) have been dealt with efficiently and without problem. I am pleased for you, you are one of the lucky ones. I have experienced Toyota dealerships i
  4. That might apply where you are, but certainly isn't applicable to all Toyota dealers. Conversely I've bought my last three new Toyotas from the same dealer near to us, and had them serviced by them as well. Absolutely no problems with the standards of servicing - have had whilst you wait appointments, and the cars have always been ready on time. Two warranty claims (broken cupholder on the 2009 Auris and a failing tailgate strut on my present Auris) have been dealt with efficiently and without problem. I am pleased for you, you are one of the lucky ones. I have experienced Toyota dealerships i
  5. I have not had experience with this particular Toyota dealer, but my past experinces of severeral local dealers has not been a good one, I reported my problems to Toyota and they seemed dis intrested, such a shame, as the IQ is a good car. I then went to buy an IQ from my local Vauxhall dealer and had a totally different experience and would buy from them again in the future. It seems Toyota make good cars, but in mine and others experience, they are let down by their dealer network and the lack of intrest to do anything about it.
  6. My battery died just after Christmas, its a Bosch on a 2010 IQ2, I would have expected it to have lasted longer. Took it off and popped it on the reconditioner, it took 3 hits and then charged up, since refitting, its been fine, I guess they all need a recon once in a while.The most difficult part of it was re tuning the radio, took me 45 minutes at least.
  7. Ive driven quite a few 1l manual IQs now and must admit, they are all a little whiney when running, particularly in 1st, some cars being worse than others, they all seem to have fairly noisy thrust bearings as well. I have put it down to the resonance and thickness in the castings. If you are expecting diligence in the service department at Toyota, I wish you luck, my experience has not been good so far.
  8. Im Currently getting about 55mpg average. Details as follows 2011 IQ2 manual Regularly serviced Tyres, Brdgestone original, pressures a little high. Fuel, cheapest Try to keep revs to a maximum and usually forget to use 4th and 5th Always drive like you are in a race for your life against a rabid alligator in a Bugatti. Hit roundabouts as fast as possible and hope for the best. Try to overtake as many cars as possible. Leave breaking to the last minute (brakes are for wimps) Keep journeys to a minimum of 100 miles an and a maximum of as much as your nerves will take. A/c on all the time when t
  9. Parrot MKI 9200 allows charging, bluetooth and dock sounds from Iphone, full music and phone book directory lookup with shortcuts on the colour screen, as well as one touch voice dialling using the bluetooth remote. Nowhere near as complicated as it sounds
  10. I have my Sat nav in built into the iphone and when I get bored can switch to OBD via a WIFI plug in on the OBD socket, only cost £11 off Amazon. The Mic is positioned on the screen near rear view mirror and a wireless bluetooth controller next to the gearstick in front of the cup holder.Sorry about quality of pics, but i was a little busy today.
  11. Ill get a pic tomorrow. The full set up for an Iphone 5 is as follows Parrot kit, £100 off Amazon SOT cable £13 off Ebay Brodit IQ mount £19 brodit Brodit active Iphone holder £39 brodit Genuine Apple 30 pin to 8 pin adapter £15 off Ebay only Genuine works Copilot, £15 off Itunes Grab an SD card and put some tunes on, plop your controller in front of the centre cup holder, the mic up by the rear view mirror and enjoy. I even put a Toyota screensaver on my screen to look quite snazzy and put a Suzuki one on the one I have in the Vitara, the great thing is, the screen saver is stored in the b
  12. Ive got a Parrot MKI9200. Fitted with a Brodit mount for my Iphone, with hands free bluetooth, music and sound via Bluetooth, Iphone dock, Audio connector, usb stick and Sat nav with full speacch on Iphone from Copilot, great setup and not too difficult to fit.
  13. Ive got a Parrot MKI9200 in my IQ. As well as hands free, it charges and docks my Iphone, plays music via Iphone dock, SD card, USB and audio input, which the IQ already has. Easy to fit, phone audio via car speakers and a remote control. So good I fitted one to my Grand Vitara, fully fitted from scratch in just over 1 1/2 hours and the VIt is a little more complex than the IQ. well recommended
  14. I remember the defining iq moment for my other half was a trip from northants, to Hunstanton, then to Stratford on Avon and back. She couldn't believe how comfy, fast, chuck able, economical and fun it could be. We were passing all that German junk on the motorway and still had full use of our indicators, gentle brakes and smiles. I do like a little drive about.
  15. And travels very well in lane3
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