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  1. do you need to inform the insurance company for retrofitting a cruise control?
  2. Hi Mick, thanks for sharing, sounds like you are getting good MPG on from your Auris TS, that's remove my doubt. However it seems Skoda Octavia still superior in term of Safety with the Post Collision Braking system and Fatigue alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist. It seems only Prius has got options to get these safety feature, but not available to Auris, probably to differentiate the product and keeping Prius as the higher end model.
  3. Thanks for your input, I've spoken to my local dealership this morning and told them I wanted to have test drive in both, unfortunately the don't have demonstrator until sometime in January. As to why we would like an estate, it's just we have two children and would like to use the car for occasional holiday/long trip, but don't have any requirement to haul trailer or bring heavy load.
  4. Hi there, I am a new member, I am considering buying an Auris Sport Touring, but still cannot really decided whether to buy the HSD or the 1.4 Manual Diesel engine. This is for my wife, she commutes 62 miles a day from Watford to Huntingdon which consist of approximately 5 miles city/B road driving, 30 miles motorway (M1), 27 miles of A road (A421 and A1). I have searched the forum and read most of the discussions about hybrid engine fuel economics on motorway which has given me some insight about what to expect from the HSD engine ( I would guess around 50-55 mpg in real world with the trip profile?), but I have conflicting message on the diesel engine fuel economy and performance from various car review website, the official data is 67 which I think is quite low for a diesel (skoda octavia is 74 for comparison) Really appreciate if someone can give me suggestion what would be the best engine for my wife's commute profile, manual/auto is not an important consideration for us. Safety and Fuel economy is the main priority. Another car that we are considering is Skoda Octavia 1.6 Estate, which is really fuel efficient but we are not too keen on the design. Thanks, Renzo