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  1. Steve

    Happy Birthday pb5!

  2. Hi You could try contacting Toyota or a friendly dealer to see if they will tell you. Paul
  3. Hi You might have dirt on the ABS/VSC wheel sensors, may be? For the VSC light to be on. I'm not sure if my engine management light used to come on too. I had a Corolla TS for 35,000 miles. It's VSC light would come on for no reason, then it would be ok when the car was switched on & off. Paul
  4. If you get the cars chassis number you could try ringing Toyota GB & ask them what car they have it listed as. I would think they would know. I once rang Honda about a motorbike to find out wether it was a import or not & they were helpful. Paul
  5. Looks very good, I always liked Island Green. Mine was that colour. Pb
  6. Don't try racing a Elise as you'd be left for dead as soon as you reach a corner or two. Pb
  7. It looks very nice . It's shame Toyota doesn't make them like that any more . Paul
  8. Hi If your looking at a T Sport the things you should look out for are a poorly fitting dash board mainly around the radio, as well as general rattles especially from the early none facelift versions (2002 to 2004). The five door was only avalible in the early version too. Check the lift function in the engine works, at 6,200 revs you should feel a strong surge & an increase in power (this only works when the car is warmed up). If it doesn't it could mean the lift bolts in the engine are broken (some dealers still claim they know nothing about this). Lots of the dealers know little about the cars, but may have the best examples. Remember to haggle hard & don't buy the first one you see unless it's mint (even if your into big wheels & blacked out windows your best finding a standard straight car to start with). If possible try to find a facelift (2004 to 2006) version as they improved the steering, ride height, radio controls also were improved (as early ones were rubbish) & the newer one looks much better too. The best place for you to look to gauge what costs what is on autotrader & also check prices on www.parkers.co.uk . A new version would cost a bit more but wouldn't need so much adding to it latter on. I have sold my 2003 T Sport now, but it was reliable for two years. Paul
  9. It looks very nice & the wheels suit it well. But does it drive much differently from the early version? Paul
  10. Hi That colour does look one of the best, just why don't they do thre new Auris in better colours the new car needs it . Instead they just do it in lots of shades of grey (well apart from red)! Paul
  11. Hi I don't have my T Sport now but I always knew it wasn't much slower than a Type R. It's only really let down was the steering being over assisted & electric 3.5 turns lock to lock . Overall it's a very under rated car. If only Toyota had spent a little more finishing it off properly :ffs: . Paul
  12. Hi I had a Corolla T Sport for just over two years (53 reg). It's first service was at 10,000 miles (cost £92), second at 20,000 miles (cost £150 including brake fluid change) & then a third service at 30,000 miles (cost £95). Each time they did a engine flush too, not sure about the other bits as I don't have the car now. Prices may have gone up a little too. My radio was not very well fitted at first. Like Wam said, I could easily get a key in the gap around the trim that held the radio/centre vents (original radio). When I got rid of the T Sport a local car radio company fitted the old radio back in, better than it ever was by Toyota or one of their dealers. Paul
  13. Hi Have you thought about MR2 (mk3) wheels (4 rear ones, as MR2's have 17's at the back & 16's on the front) they are 4 stud I believe. I think they would look a lot better than the compressors wheels (& easier to clean). Pb
  14. Even if it's possible, I wouldn't think it's worth having it done as it will cost more than the cars worth. Just up grade the brakes. It should give you a lot more feel. Then ABS isn't so needed, when you can feel whats going on. ABS won't make up for bad brakes either. Pb
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