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noisyhen

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  1. Can you mention Lexus on here, they are after all a Toyota?
  2. When ordering my Gen 3 Prius I asked to have the reverse bleeps turned into a single beep. Dealer had no problem with this so must be easily carried out.
  3. WeBuyAnyCar advised "Demand for your car has risen which means that the price of your car has changed for the better."
  4. Interesting that Webuyanycar are now offering £13,150 for my Prius, maybe I should just keep it for a while and see how far they will go! Car has just had its final free service (3 free when bought) & MOT (no problems) as well as the free car tax and the best bit ... dealer has finally accepted the battery needed replacing, so it starts OK now (touch wood). When in for battery fault check (3 days) I was loaned a Hybrid Yaris which was much more refined than my Prius so looking for something else, a Lexus CT maybe as the latest model sounds canny although haven't had time to arrange test drive.
  5. Did you try any brokers Skateruk or just go to dealer? Dealer offered £2000 off straight away but still no where near brokers prices. Sorry Grumpy Cabbie, I live in the wilds of the North, not sure how I ended up with that location!
  6. Brokers do not seem interested in taking my car as part ex, as they normally use dealers this seems a bit odd to me. Often referred to webuyanycar who I already have an onine quote from, in fact they have increased it by £80 today! Dealer who is attempting to get me the best deal they can, will not go anywhere near webuyanycar offer which is over £400 more. Anyone else had similar when attempting to get a part ex deal for Prius? Yep drivethedeal is offering best price so far.
  7. How's the PiP? Did you have a Prius previously? Noticed £7000 discount on PiP's. I understood new Gen 4 was coming spring 2014 but it didn't appear in Whatcar new cars for 2014, so 2015 maybe. Has anyone got the Tech Pack, seen no response about this? Cannot handle all that beeping stuff made by modern cars, does this activate a lot of beeps?
  8. Local dealer offered 'special' deal in August, part exchange value then £12,000. Not special enough for me.
  9. Noticed similar offers includes £1000 discount for taking finance. Just started searching, will look forward to what deal I can get.
  10. Hi everyone. It's that time to be looking for a new car and have been looking around to see what prices are available if I change to another T Spirit. Has anyone bought one recently or are in the process of buying one, what deals are on offer? Best offer, basic price £21,119. Any ideas on trade in deals? Checked We Buy Any Car and they value current car (2011) at £12,700. Current car has Digital radio and wondered about going for the Tech Pack, anyone got one, I'd like to find out what they think? Look forward to any replies.
  11. Latest info. Dealer once again can find nothing wrong with 12v battery.
  12. Plugged compressor into car as usual to check tyres before washing the car and it wouldn't work, just very slow chugging. So your all right, it has to be the battery... yes the one the AA found OK previously. So its booked in to get checked and have the dashboard rattle looked at again, the speaker rattle is driving me nuts when the temperature hits 13c. I was chatting to a neighbour and he had similar starting problem with his Mazda, dealer advised him to get a new battery - £80. But the fault continued so he was advised to change the key battery.. it worked! They also refunded his £80!! Disappointed the salesman with the news I was not going to buy a new car, keeping this rattly one a bit longer.
  13. Interesting my 2011 T Spirit was valued at £12K as part ex against a new one.
  14. Dealer is desperate to do a deal and eventually received a promising offer but I noticed quiet a few changes to the spec and must admit to being disappointed with the option for the digital radio being only in an expensive option pack. Got really used to this in current car. Anyone know if you can still get the digital radio separate to option pack? Salesman wasn't sure, not a good sign. Have looked at some of the reports of the new Prius and found some interesting stuff, but what will this car actually look like and what drivetrain will it use (4 x 4 mentioned) I guess we will find out nearer the launch date, early 2014 in USA. Can I wait till the launch date and watch my cars value fall...
  15. The replacement battery in key has not worked, same problem with 'READY' occurred again. Interesting offer from Toyota, new car less vat may be on offer. Anyone else had this?
  16. Checked handbook, too late for changing key battery, although it states 'RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY INCORRECT TYPE! The KEY BATTERY LOW Warning system is fitted, but did not activate at any time. Found http://ingineerix.com/gen3sks/ which states 'Buzzer Sounds to inform the driver of malfunctions in the smart key system.' This did not occurred either. I hope to hear more feedback on this issue in the hope someone somewhere out there may have had a similar problem and maybe they have a solution.
  17. First thing to check is the 12 V Battery.... recently checked it's OK, 2011 car, original battery. So then as a matter of interest has anyone with low key battery had anything similar occur? What about you 'Opiflex', where did you receive this message as I did not receive one?
  18. Took car to local dealer as very occasionally when attempting to start all the lights came on the dashboard but not the READY sign so it would not start. Also had a lot of vibration when braking. Service manager advised to keep a diary in an attempt to find out when problem occurred and after short test drive advised the brake disks needed checking, so car was booked in for that. Fantastic news front discs and pads renewed under warranty, no charge. After a few weeks this starting problem had not occurred again, so stopped with diary but today it did so immediately rang service department and receptionist asked me to switch off, exit car, lock it and retry. Got out locked it and door refused to unlock! Used key to open and car started OK. She advised it could be the battery in the key and to call in to have it checked. The key battery was found to be poor so replaced for £11.50.. how much I said, well that's the cheapest deal we can find for batteries. I reluctantly paid up. I was later in the local market £2.99 to have new car key battery fitted. Not so happy! Anyone else had this starting problem? On last occasion when waiting about 5 mins for the READY I attempted to put into gear and the radio died for a few secs then came back on. Strange.
  19. Yes Toyota won yet again (Japan). Amazingly fast compared to the competition, 2 versions of Audis. Very impressive performance by Team Toyota in the WEC this year, especially since they only took part due to the loss of Peugeot.
  20. There's another name I'd like to use but I'll not stoop to their level. This morning I found the windscreen wiper on the drivers side sticking up in the air and on investigation it was bent and twisted and the other one had been completely snapped off about an inch from the base. Couldn't find any trace of it in vicinity. Contacted Toyota Durham and they advised I take the car to them to inspect before ordering new parts. They were very helpful and fitted complete set of arms and blades. So I was wondering if anyone has any success in fitting car covers to try and attempt to foil the low life? If so any decent ones available or is using them a bit of a fuss? Or what about a reasonable home CCTV system!
  21. Thanks for the info, I'll check it out with the dealer to see what they say.
  22. That isn't unusual. You will get used to the lack of a direct link between engine revs, pedal position and speed. The ICE (petrol engine) does its own thing from time to time. I've never noticed this occurring like this until after the service.
  23. Checked with local dealer before my first service that they do use 0w20 oil. Out in car for first time today since service yesterday and noticed engine seemed to be racing quiet a bit, went down a flat road from standstill and without my foot on the accelerator, speed increased to 4 mph then to 5! Car is back into dealer next week for them to deal with rattle problem and would like to know if anyone else has suffered anything similar?
  24. First birthday approaching, free tax disc arrived, free servicing coming up but what about Club Toyota membership. Just wondering how many people continue with Club Toyota membership after their first year? Is it considered advantageous or .....? AA membership is the real bonus for me, just in case.
  25. Ordered one and was immediately impressed but the 2nd attempt at using it I couldn't get a reading on the display other than 0's. Gave up and was preparing to return it but decided to have another go and it worked fine! Aa a matter of interest, any ideas as to what occurred?
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