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  1. My T180 has developed a similar sound. It sounds like something loose spinning round, like a bit of a whistle and grating noise. It also seems to be about 1500 -2000 revs but in any gear. I thought it was maybe something on the turbo as its winding up. Looks like a trip to Mr T very shortly
  2. The Gooner

    Sr180

    Unfortunately they did add about that im afraid. The funny thing is I was with swiftcover and they said because I had fitted the spoiler they could no longer insure the car. If I had just done the exhausts it wouldnt have been a problem. I did point out that the spoiler didnt do anything other than cosmetic and if any of the mods were likely to give the car any boost on perfomance it would be the exhausts but they insisted. Insurance companys really are a rare breed. My original insurance was £180 and I got it for £270 from Nowrich Union on line and I used Quidco and got a further £70 back so its cost me about £200 £20 more. but the original price is nearly £100 more. I asked a broker why and he said "because people driving modded cars are more likely to crash" hmmm indeed.
  3. Couldnt agree more with number2. Apparently, and i was informed a little while ago from a friend so please dont slate me if its tosh, but you should always start a car with the clutch depressed as it lessens the stress on the engine.
  4. The Gooner

    Sr180

    They really finish the the car off nicely , looks very sporty - shame about the price :ffs: still never say never I might in the future get them fitted to mine when it eventually turns up. does it change the sound of the exhaust note much to the standard exhaust or is it still pretty quiet?. Yes it does finish the back end cheers. It dosnt change the noise the car still drives quiet. I am (i must admit) pleased about this though as I didnt want drony exhausts down the motorways. I didnt want loud exhausts especially from a diesel. Performance hasnt changed much either although I reckon it does allow the engine to rev a more freely,
  5. The Gooner

    Sr180

    there still not far off that fitted
  6. The Gooner

    Sr180

    Hi I did it the other way round, test drove a SR180 and bought a T180 :D The engine and gearbox are the same, so you will the same tourque power ect as you test driven. I believe the SR180 is lower as standard than the T180 therefore you may find it handles a bit better. Hope you enjoy it, it is very nice car. Indeed, the SR180 is lowered 35mm all round with Toyota Motorsport Suspension. Also has Mcphereson strut. Handles very well and has so much torque its unbelievable. I am very pleased with my car, although it doesnt have keyless entry or push button start. I have it in Tacuma Grey (Metallic Gun Metal Grey) and it looks the Dogs ! Hope you enjoy it Mechanically T180 and SR180 are the same accept SR180 has lowered suspension, but T180 still has multilinks all round. I think the SR180 looks nicer but T180 has better value for the kit as standard, I chose T180 because of this. Either choice is good in my opinion, but it depends on if you want the looks or the kit at no extra cost. I chose kit! ;) Same for me, I do like the look of the SR180, but Im a gadget freak. I also like the keyless entry and push button start, also the wife likes the electric sunroof. I am also trying to make my T180 look a bit more sportier, this week it is going in for the TTE rear spoiler and the rear skirt with stainless steal twin exhausts. You will enjoy the S180 alot I would imagine, but bare in mind 180 horses come at acost on fuel consumption. use wisely if you can I am assuming I should see about 40mpg?? depending how right foot happy I am - again assuming that it comes with the optimal drive that makes it marginally better on fuel now. What avg mpg are you seeing on the on board computer? My car has done a little over 500miles now and I am avering 33.5mpg at present. I am still running it in and everything is tight si I am hoping rfor a vast improvement, plus, it is short journeys so far and I am quite a quick driver by nature so Iam not sure exactly how much better it will get I have had mine for a year now and the best mpg ive had is 53mpg, But that was on a 80 mile journuey doing no more than 50mph ( I was following father in law in his Rolls Royce). On ave we get 33mpg with mostly town driving, the wife uses it more than me and she cant get the concept of not revving a diesel engine. When I drive around town ect I can get high 40mpg no prob, but you do have to be conservative, hardly going over 2000rpm. Don't be shy lets see some pictures then :D My T180 with new mods on back, needs a wash though. Piccys were took after a rainy 80 mile journey to Newby Hall, took so long to get em up due to work ect my apologies Exhausts and Skirts Exhaust With Mr Ts signature
  7. My T180 with new mods on back, needs a wash though. Piccys were took after a rainy 80 mile journey to Newby Hall Exhausts and Skirts Exhaust With Mr Ts signature
  8. Sorry for jumping on this thread but just wanted to ask what you preferred about the TSport?, I'm considering replacing mine for a T180 and having driven it and read the comments on here remain undecided. I have had 2 Corolla TSports, first was a 4 door Pre face lift model, then a face lift model. I changed the last one for my T180. As said The engine is what I miss most, although the T180 is only 10 BHP less and packs a fair punch with the anmount of Tourque, it isnt as quick as the TSport. What I do prefer however are all the extra toys equipped in the T180, I have also just fitted a Roof spoiler (same as TS one) and rear skirt with twin exhausts. This has made the T180 look a bit more sportier but sublte as was the TS. The wife prefers the TS for its engine as well. All in all the Auris with the equipment and general looks with a few TTE mods can look as good as the TSport with slighlty less performance. Fuel economy in the T180 though is crap for a diesel, although I didnt buy it for economy, I wanted an Auris with similar performance to the TS. When going through the turbo dont expect much more than the TS, but if you drive sensibly then you should get high 30s, the most Ive had is low 50s but this was driving at 50mph.
  9. The Gooner

    Sr180

    Hi I did it the other way round, test drove a SR180 and bought a T180 :D The engine and gearbox are the same, so you will the same tourque power ect as you test driven. I believe the SR180 is lower as standard than the T180 therefore you may find it handles a bit better. Hope you enjoy it, it is very nice car. Indeed, the SR180 is lowered 35mm all round with Toyota Motorsport Suspension. Also has Mcphereson strut. Handles very well and has so much torque its unbelievable. I am very pleased with my car, although it doesnt have keyless entry or push button start. I have it in Tacuma Grey (Metallic Gun Metal Grey) and it looks the Dogs ! Hope you enjoy it Mechanically T180 and SR180 are the same accept SR180 has lowered suspension, but T180 still has multilinks all round. I think the SR180 looks nicer but T180 has better value for the kit as standard, I chose T180 because of this. Either choice is good in my opinion, but it depends on if you want the looks or the kit at no extra cost. I chose kit! ;) Same for me, I do like the look of the SR180, but Im a gadget freak. I also like the keyless entry and push button start, also the wife likes the electric sunroof. I am also trying to make my T180 look a bit more sportier, this week it is going in for the TTE rear spoiler and the rear skirt with stainless steal twin exhausts. You will enjoy the S180 alot I would imagine, but bare in mind 180 horses come at acost on fuel consumption. use wisely if you can I am assuming I should see about 40mpg?? depending how right foot happy I am - again assuming that it comes with the optimal drive that makes it marginally better on fuel now. What avg mpg are you seeing on the on board computer? My car has done a little over 500miles now and I am avering 33.5mpg at present. I am still running it in and everything is tight si I am hoping rfor a vast improvement, plus, it is short journeys so far and I am quite a quick driver by nature so Iam not sure exactly how much better it will get I have had mine for a year now and the best mpg ive had is 53mpg, But that was on a 80 mile journuey doing no more than 50mph ( I was following father in law in his Rolls Royce). On ave we get 33mpg with mostly town driving, the wife uses it more than me and she cant get the concept of not revving a diesel engine. When I drive around town ect I can get high 40mpg no prob, but you do have to be conservative, hardly going over 2000rpm. Got the mods done on the back end as well now :D
  10. The Gooner

    Sr180

    Hi I did it the other way round, test drove a SR180 and bought a T180 :D The engine and gearbox are the same, so you will the same tourque power ect as you test driven. I believe the SR180 is lower as standard than the T180 therefore you may find it handles a bit better. Hope you enjoy it, it is very nice car. Indeed, the SR180 is lowered 35mm all round with Toyota Motorsport Suspension. Also has Mcphereson strut. Handles very well and has so much torque its unbelievable. I am very pleased with my car, although it doesnt have keyless entry or push button start. I have it in Tacuma Grey (Metallic Gun Metal Grey) and it looks the Dogs ! Hope you enjoy it Mechanically T180 and SR180 are the same accept SR180 has lowered suspension, but T180 still has multilinks all round. I think the SR180 looks nicer but T180 has better value for the kit as standard, I chose T180 because of this. Either choice is good in my opinion, but it depends on if you want the looks or the kit at no extra cost. I chose kit! ;) Same for me, I do like the look of the SR180, but Im a gadget freak. I also like the keyless entry and push button start, also the wife likes the electric sunroof. I am also trying to make my T180 look a bit more sportier, this week it is going in for the TTE rear spoiler and the rear skirt with stainless steal twin exhausts. You will enjoy the S180 alot I would imagine, but bare in mind 180 horses come at acost on fuel consumption. use wisely if you can
  11. The Gooner

    Sr180

    Hi I did it the other way round, test drove a SR180 and bought a T180 :D The engine and gearbox are the same, so you will the same tourque power ect as you test driven. I believe the SR180 is lower as standard than the T180 therefore you may find it handles a bit better. Hope you enjoy it, it is very nice car.
  12. My apologies, I saw the SR in thepiccy and assumed it was an SR180. Yes they must be different as on the TTE site they have 2 different model numbers one for T/SR180 http://www.tte.de/cm_auris_E15_TF1.htm Dosnt change the looks though, it still looking good
  13. What do you mean "it isnt with the SR180"? You have it fitted to a SR180 :) It is compatible with the T180, you can find the details on the TTE web site. The differences between the T180 and SR180 are mainly equipment. They use the same 2.2 Diesel engine and gearbox ect. I think the Sr180 might be lower than the T180, other than that, the T180 has over the SR180 (to my knowledge) Electric sunroof, keyless entry and start. Other than that I think they are the same.
  14. Just ordered the same spoiler and rear skirt + twin exhaust for my T180 looks good should be fitted next week
  15. The TNS200 and TNS310 are the Turn by Turn Sat NAv systems that Toyota do, basically they are the systems that plug into the existing radio. The software is probably similar though. I have the Sat nav in my Auris but cant remember the number but I thought it was 500 ish.
  16. My Passat is very poor on Supermarket fuel, try it on Super Diesel or at least BP/Total and see what you get. Different diesel?? Supermarkets are supplied by the main fuel producers in the UK like Philips Conoco and Total. We tend to use a mix depends on who fills it up totals advanced diesel or bp's ultimate but if its me and big bobs budget diesel if it's her That would be ConocoPhillips same company, Your right though most diesel distributed around the pumps is the same stuff with different additives.
  17. Not sure where Mr T is coming from here, all refinerys will be producing bio diesel this year. By law they have to produce a certain % of bio fuels by the end of this year or next cant rememeber now so it will become inpossible not to buy diesel that hasnt got some bio fuel in it before long. So if this is the case all our warrentys will be invalid soon.
  18. Just to add my 2 pence worth after buying my Auris 3 months ago, I was after a T180 with satnav. I looked at local dealers and to get what I wanted was going to be anywhere from £16000 to £18000. After looking on the net I decide to go further a field and started ringing round dealers nationally. I had at one point 4 dealers all ringing me back with new deals. At this point I had the price down to £14000, after a bit more bartering I settled on a Black T180 07 plate with satnav, 7000 miles for £13200 from a toyota dealer 250 miles away. I did mention the distance to collect so though kindly offered to deliver free of charge if I bought it. I put a deposit on the car and it was sold subject to viewing the Auris and them viewing my 05 Corolla TSport. got the car delivered and the driver drove mine back. Paid for the car over the phone. The car is excellent and obviously has the remainder of the warrenty. So after ringing around it would seem dealers are prepared to discount, I saved aprox £3000 for my efforts, got the car I wanted. For me it was worth a few phone calls and even if i had to collect would still be quids in. My advice would be to ring round and get the deal you want, as said if they want to sell they will discount. The comment about Toyotas holding there money which is why they wont discount is nonsense, Toyotas depreciate quickly, ive had 2 Tsports a Verso, a Corolla SR and now an Auris and they all shed money quickly. The Auris I have now would have been £20000 new with the sat nav, 1 year on I paid £13200 for it. That to me is not holding money well. Although I do like toyotas.
  19. EAR STRAIN, its music. LOL ive also had 2 Tsports and have just gone to a T180. ALthough the perfomance is good and the drive is excellent, performnce is smooth and readily availble I do miss the anticipation and the sound of 8000 rpm. But sensible and practical says the T180 is the better all rounder and the toys are superb.
  20. LOL had a quote for the spoiler on monday from local MR T £320 fitted
  21. Mine is black 5 dr... well done for getting the sat nav as well. Yes you can get a 215bhp right now, apparently it increases fuel econ as well? Dont see how. Mine is 5 door also, got it from luton and they delivered saved me from a 4 hour trip each way. Got a good price as well so well happy. I think the fuel economy must be better due to better engine management. I have heard that all diesel engines are set up to run the crapiest diesel that some countries use. as we use good diesel here means you can get more out of the engines.
  22. Hi I have just the same thing, 05 silver TSport has gone and I now have a Black 07 T180 with sat nav. I will also miss lift but with all the toys incorporated into the Auris they make the pain easier. It is surprisingly fully loaded with loads of gimmicks. The drive is nice like you said, and engine does pull well low revs. It will take some getting used to not revving high but the power is plenty for now. Ive heard the power can be increased to 215 with the chip.
  23. I am also a lift Junkie I had my first lift in 2004 in a 5 door TS, I sold the car 18 months later and ended up with a verso, then a Corolla SR then back to an 05 TS, I missed it so much had to buy another and have been enjoying lift ever since. I drive a 1.3 escort all week (old banger run around) wife drives TS so when I do get in it it is lift at every oportunity. If I was you I would get engine warm, find a nice quite straight road and hit lift in second. Just be careful when cornering though especially in damp untill you get used to the engine as it is easy to spin wheels in second when you hit lift.
  24. Gotta agree with that, the gear change can make a difference between staying in the power or not
  25. Not sure how this can be true in all cases as they use ssame engine setup ect, having owned both I dont think there is any difference in acceleration, facelift feels more responsive but not 100% sure if it is. Admittedly some may be quicker than others as all that rolled out of factory wont be exctly the same these things never are in reality but cant see how all pre face lift models will be quicker than face lift modes. Just my opinion. i base my opinion on the fact of standard pre facelift - cts are lighter and no you wont feel it driving both car's untill you take one on head to head :D to be honest i am very biased as you can see, i am all for pre-facelift all the way :P all the other corolla i couldn't careless . Well I will take your word for it, I though they would be very similar weight being same size and same trim ect.
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