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  1. seamus1


    It's been great over the last 3yrs reading all your posts and info, my Auris Hybrid has done 49k with no major issues at all. The company I work for has chosen Golfs to be their next car of choice so tomorrow I will get mine, 3yrs has gone very quick. Adios to All!!
  2. Hello Colin I have the same, my Auris Hybrid has 38k on the clock and is a dog to drive. The ride quality is terrible, it actually bangs over every bump in the road, the steering always seems out and you fight with the steering wheel in your hands. If you drive in a straight line, take hands of the steering wheel, the wheel turns to the left by itself and especially when you brake, you have to fight with the wheel as it constantly wants to turn itself left and right. I have to take it to Kwik Fit every few weeks as the tracking constantly goes out and they have told me that
  3. Hi Grumpy Cabbie Im a high mileage driver and have done nearly 2000 miles since this started happening. I thought it would have found its feet by now.
  4. Ive had the new tyre format for a week now and the last fill only gave me 45mpg which I consider very poor. The Eco Drive Level on the dashboard just doesn't go anywhere above 45/46mpg even on long drives of 30/40/60 mph. Before the display would change constantly even upto to 70mpg. Its very strange, the only other thing that has been changed is this ECU update for the battery discharging, can this be having a negative effect?
  5. Thanks very much for all your advice and replies. I took the car to Toyota, they advised that I had 3 different brands of tyre on my car which isn't good for a hybrid, they definitely used the correct oil and checked the car over and found no fault. I was still getting low MPG, I drove to London and back to Bristol on Sunday, 39mpg was the best I could get. The car is a lease car, I had already had a discussion with the Fleet Vehicle Service Manager so decided to pay him a visit. Luckily at the time, an experienced ATS fitter was with him and checked over my car. They then took my car for a dr
  6. Thanks for the replies. I will need to ask the dealer about the oil tomorrow. I think it could be the tyres The car was supplied with Dunlop SP Sport Fastresponse. EU fuel rating B-E The 2 front tyres are now ContiSportContacts, EU Fuel rating E/F. They also replaced a rear tyre with a Dunlop Sport Max, EU Fuel rating C-F What do you think? Thanks
  7. Hi All I have been driving an Auris Excel Hybrid for the last year, have clocked up around 20k miles and had the main service last week. On the plus side, my front tyres lasted the full 20k and have now had the fronts replaced too. Kwik Fit put Continentals on and not the same make as when the car was supplied. I have noticed a drop in mpg, before I was getting around 60-70mpg around town and 53mpg on the motorway. Currently I am struggling to get past 43mpg with the same driving style. Has anybody else noticed this after changing tyres? Or after the main service? Thanks
  8. seamus1

    Evening All

    Well, she arrived today and I must say, so far, I'm very impressed. Very smooth, very quiet, very nippy. Love the gadgets and am spending the night going through the manual, what a nerd lol!!!
  9. seamus1

    Evening All

    I will be taking delivery of my Auris Excel in Tyrol Silver on Monday, it's a company car and the company I work for has gone for hybrids on different grades, Icon, Excel, Lexus CT200h and the Lexus 300h for managers. I'm coming from a Golf 1.6 TDi Bluemotion which I had to give up today, I did have a tear in my eye lol. I am looking forward to the Auris as my Golf didn't have all the gadgets, just connecting my phone by Bluetooth is a step up for me. I will be doing a lot of miles and over the next few months and am looking forward to it. I would like to contribute to this forum and will let
  10. Welcome to the Toyota forums seamus1 :) If you have never used a forum before and get stuck then please check out out forum video guides: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/forum-0/announcement-49-how-to-use-our-forum-video-guides/

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