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  1. Good choice and get rid soon, they're already coming down in price. Look at this for 63-plate 2014 with only 1500 miles on the clock: http://www.motorpoint.co.uk/VehicleSearch/TOYOTA/IQ/1.0%20VVT-I%203DR It looks to me like used IQ prices are about to tumble ? Now in my view that's a good price for a new IQ less than £8,000, for a new 2014 IQ, with only 1,500 miles on the clock, and five years Toyota warranty ! Perhaps I should sell mine QUICK ! that has already done 40,000 miles and just buy a cheap new one ? Why not get something that you can carry things in and which attains decent mpg figures and that will be even cheaper to buy?
  2. Good choice and get rid soon, they're already coming down in price. Look at this for a 63-plate 2014 with only 1500 miles on the clock - a mere 8 Grandioses: http://www.motorpoint.co.uk/VehicleSearch/TOYOTA/IQ/1.0%20VVT-I%203DR And there they go again with that fictitious mpg figure
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    Cvt Failure

    ...whilst the CVT is not discussed in the "What's not covered?The principal exclusions are:" list either. As usual, scour the small print and then some - including a direct question to Toyota HQ.
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    Ha ha.....and I thought you were being sar-caustic ;) Fair enough. Hope she gets good treatment
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    Or alternatively, this is the way I would think, "Hmmm, that bloke's not having a good time with his low mpg and looking back through his posts, it seems he's been fobbed off by the main Toyota dealers. Let me have a think about taking my car in for a service with them" Perhaps the OP now thinks the same or at least is better informed to make a call than she was at the start of the thread?
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    Yep agree, I'm supposed to lose a few mpg on the manual, but not much more than that. It's building up to a fight with Toyota HQ, the Toyota Dealership who sold us the car down south and the Toyota people up here. Anyway, don't want to hijack Harlia's thread, so will leave it at that. As I say, watch this space. Will keep you informed.
  7. I was going to go the satnav/music console option until I found out I had a lemon of a vehicle. That's a point, instead of "Orange Fire" on my Fuelly.com account, perhaps instead I should rename it "Orange Lemon". In fact I will.... I imagine people think I'm bitter. You're right, I'm Bitter Lemon I'm putting very little back into a "frugal" car that only does 30mpg in town (take note Toyota HQ), so have opted for the "navfree" app on my android phone. Works brilliantly and cost me about £1.50 for an otherwise free app but without the adverts.
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    Yeah, and you can also go to a main dealer and tell them about the problems you're having regarding ridiculously low MPG for 1.0L CVT, and they'll go....."Yeah, normal sir" Back down from the heady heights of 33.5mpg to 30.6mpg this weekend (see my Fuelly below - don't be fooled by the average, 37.1mpg, which gets mugged by a few long distance drives) Wooooow, 30.6mpg, what a great return I'm getting for a car with tons of downsides you'd expect from a car with high mpg WATCH THIS SPACE - for my interaction with Toyota HQ coming up soon on a messageboard near you
  9. Trouble is, whilst most are making savings on their fuel costs by owning an iQ, some of us are not. I just see any non-essential additions to the vehicle now as potential fuel money and a scanguage is three fill-ups for me whereas for most others it's only two. So, not for me unfortunately.
  10. Won't be losing any sleep. It was September 2013 when I married into the Eastern iQ bride scheme! I'd read all the courting pamphlets and Internet dating sites where they told me she was frugal, reliable and well supported by parental guarantees. After all, most of her siblings and friends were happy in their marriages. I have to say though, I was enticed and smitten by her extreme good looks and cracking little figure. Of course, I should never have judged this little book by its cover. Turns out she was a right cheating gas guzzling beeatch. Stole my money at the pump when I wasn't looking even though I fed her fuel, pumped her tyres, wiped her brow once a week with warm soapy water and a chamois, and checked her oil regularly as per her own pre-marital requirement. I even bought her a new set of shoes to change into right from the outset in case the ones she arrived in ever got scuffed. I was upset by this selfishness and so we had a bit of a separation and I got her air filter changed and took her back to her parents to get some TLC. They're traditional types who get a bit embarrassed by marital failure so refer to a daughter's return as a holiday or "annual service" rather than accept the reality of conflict. But I didn't blame them for that at the time. Then they returned her back to me and things seemed okay for a bit until Fred Fuelly and a few other good friends told me she was cheating on me again and I caught her red-handed on February 4th returning only 27mpg of the 50 she'd promised during our courtship. But even her parents disowned her this time and refused to take her back (they'd repainted her old bedroom and got in a lodger to help pay the bills) and refused to repay her dowry. The last straw came when she started demanding more money - even suggesting that a friend's parents wanted a new designer handbag (by that prima donna outfit CVT) for £5600, hinting, in other words, that she might have to have a new one too. "Stuff that" I thought.... So now I'm applying for a divorce and no amount of marriage guidance will convince me otherwise. But even her friends have recently started to disown her and I'm worried that come the start of all the acrimony her own wealth will quickly start to diminish and I'm left with a parasite sponging off my estate. Might have to take her parents to court. But I'll certainly be writing to her Daddy's wedding organiser who now resides in Portsmouth. So actually then, I might be losing loads of sleep! <gulps into his coffee> Thanks Fred Fuelly, you were a good friend to me when I needed you.
  11. Very "steam punk" juxtaposed in a modern setting. I like it :D.
  12. I suppose they [kerb feelers] are simply seen as hazards, but then, in reality they're probably as benign as mudguards. Who knows. Perhaps someone had the back of their calves scraped by an early adopter of these flying off but despite improvements in design have somehow remained on the "list of dangerous additions". But are they good at wind resistance? Trying to get my iQ down to 21mpg fuel efficiency after applying the Morris Minor wind breakers LOL :D
  13. Is it because the lawmakers want us to "kerb" our nice shinies in order to keep the refurbishers financially replete? ;) Plenty for sale though on UK ebay. Can't even get on govt website to check ATM. Agree though Craig, will be nice when done - even when I am having a downer on my very own miniHummer :D. So good luck for some nice wheels
  14. Do you remember these fine accessories from the 60s and 70s? I think I should add a pair to my iQ and see if I can increase drag enough to reduce fuel inefficiency down to 22mpg. After that, next stop will be to see if I can compete with a Hummer (by dragging bricks, stray anchors, carpet baggers and witches) for worst fuel consumption on Planet Earth
  15. Exactly Mark! Making better use of that waste of space they call a console would be a great place to put the trip computer, clock and other jiggery-pokery - including some options to allow passengers to change volume and other parameters on the radio/CD/aux etc, whilst the trip computer area could instead hold a temperature and oil gauge. IMO, an LCD mileometer should be placed permanently inside the speedo instead of searching for it in a little crowded box according to an option button.
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