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iQofaMouse

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  1. How in depth are these safety tests? To trust that, and to be knowingly not changing oil/filters, you would need to be satisfied that they are thoroughly looking into your engine's wear and tear over that period. Just couldn't ever do that myself; I'd eventually wind up scared to drive the car. I part exchanged a 14 year old Yaris I owned for just over 4 years when I bought my iQ, and I always went to the expense of having a full service with a reputable garage for it, just because I'd rather have the peace of mind of a roadworthy car for the year. Best of luck with it! Regards, Nicola
  2. Apologies for the lack of quoting, my laptop will not let me do it! Nicola
  3. Hi Colin, thank you I will bear that in mind. Yes, I am pleased that at least it is going in the right direction! Thanks, the ash was soon washed away in the following days torrential rain, she shines once more! Regards, Nicola
  4. Hi Soeley, sorry for the late reply, busy week thus far! It went from 39.7 to 41.2; no not a great deal, but I only started dropping my speed a couple of days before I fuelled up. Hoping for better next time though as I have been sticking to the new speed range. Had to use the air-con today on the way home to cool down rather than for just de-mist purposes, hope this hasn't affected things too much. Regards, Nicola
  5. Payday on Tuesday...hmmm, new purchases for the Mouse...?

  6. Okay so I had a little improvement on the mpg this week with a Best Tank, see below, and have been slowing down a bit to now around the 50-55mph mark on the commute Also given the Mouse a wash and brush up and took the opportunity to add a few mini 'mods' in the shape of some blue bolt dust caps and a couple of new stickers/decals. Was feeling rather pleased until some time later I noticed that the neighbour's BBQ has deposited ash all over her shiny exterior!! Happy Weekend everyone! Nicola
  7. Haha that's brilliant! Especially as it's white too... I remember doing the same when I had my Yaris in a local retail park. This is much better though as it's a much much rarer car. The nearest iQ I know of to me, is a silver 61 plate about 2 miles down the road on my work route... Nicola
  8. Sorry everyone, I can't seem to quote on here today. I have access to three computers but it will only let me do it on one. Unfortunately I am not at that one Oh bother, I really need to slow down don't I...?? Boo. It's difficult in part because I've never had a car as powerful(yes really!) as this super little box of fun...but that isn't really an excuse either!? However, no harm in doing the bank balance some good and therefore given Soeley's advice and the information provided by Darth IQ73, I shall endeavour. Well the CVT will probably never reach the dizzy heights of the manual anyway! Hi Colin, good to have you back. Sorry to hear about the battery, what a nuisance, my Dad has just experienced a similar problem actually. Thank you regarding my friend, life is going to be strange without him but he'll never be forgotten - not least because we quote him almost everyday! Your Yaris does sound special, I can understand how you still feel about it. I do miss mine; she wasn't special (except to me!) but for over 4 years she was a good runner and I couldn't have asked for any more from her. I'm sorry to hear about your back, that's really not good. Yes, I had the very same reduction in road tax, can't help but love that! Already not looking forward to new plugs then! Take care Colin... Oh no! An iQ meet I didn't know about, and I can't make the 22nd... Well have a fantastic time all those who make it and please post lots of pictures of your lovely iQs!! Nicola
  9. Or you can say to hell with the fuel consumption, I just love driving this little thing! :-) Which is true of course and I like your thinking!
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    Thieving Towrags!

    I feel sad at the thought of an iQ being traumatised - inflicting violence would cross my mind if someone traumatised mine... :( No worries Bob, I actually had a quick dust cap browsing session online later yesterday afternoon, so perhaps not put off at all. Tesla is definitely a thing of beauty! I can't seem to locate a 'fainting' Smiley, so if you could all imagine I've put one.... ....oh wait, here's a googly-eyed/drooling one Nicola
  11. iQofaMouse

    Thieving Towrags!

    Yep, mindless really. Some people are like magpies aren't they. Having said that, I recall a time when my eldest son broke into cars, just so he could sit in them! Idiot! Yes, he got caught a number of times, hence he was an idiot. Sorry to hear about the theft Bob, also sorry that's the way the country has gone... Sure they must do it just to annoy, or else they are just too lazy/stupid/both to obtain them the way the rest of us have to. I was considering some myself, but in two minds now given where I live... The Tesla is a thing of beauty. Nicola
  12. Hi Soeley, many thanks for that...still in a state of shock really as it was sudden & completely unexpected. He was one of those people so full of life, you'd assume they'd go on forever. Thanks also for your input and yes, it's a fair point actually...and no, will probably not be easy but I agree well worth trying. Kind regards, Nicola
  13. Jobs for the weekend (weather permitting): wash/polish/internal clean, touch up a couple of small paint chips using THE tiniest pointy cotton bud I've ever seen...and apply new TOC sticker!

  14. Wow what a journey Mark, quite a sightseer's paradise, though I guess doing it daily rubs the shine of it?! Mine is a bit of a pain really, mostly dual carriageway and rather rural/long steep hilly at that. What you gain in cruising, you quickly lose having to kick her bottom to climb the hills! Most of the journey is taken around 60-70mph. Poor Mouse... Oh well. Nicola
  15. Thank you for your input Craig. In answer to your question; I do use the trip gauge for my Fuelly results. I always had the trip gauge showing in my old Yaris to see how many miles I was getting for each fill up - I wasn't aware of Fuelly then! Thanks for the photo suggestion too - don't know why I didn't think of that... I usually fill up very early in the morning and with not many people about I've had the chance to scribble the details down in a notebook in my bag! And yes, I can confirm that does indeed screw up the clock, managed that not long after acquiring the car! Nicola
  16. You must have a manual and/or a friendlier commute Mark?! I'm going to look at it another way; I'll continue with Fuelly and if I am inputting things incorrectly then eventually I'll work it out - with more determination to better my tank each time! The most important thing regardless of mpg figures at the end of the day, is of course the overall amount I'm shelling out a month. So I will tot it up and if I'm spending less than on the Yaris, winner! The display was reading 45.9mpg on arrival at work this morning. Nicola
  17. iQofaMouse

    Unique Mod?

    That's good to know...nice one!
  18. Right, well I've been away a little bit as sadly a very close friend of mine passed away just over a week ago. As a consequence things in my world have turned upside down a little bit and fuel related numbers haven't been at the forefront of my mind. However when I've not thought about my friend, I have been turning over and over in my mind, just how come my Fuelly results so far have been a disappointment. I go through the possibilities as previously mentioned; the fuel quality, the driver(!), the transmission, the particularly hilly & therefore not much opportunity to cruise commute and any other potential factors... The display in the car actually has it much better than this! I can only conclude that it is indeed the auto factor coupled with the commute - unless of course I am doing something wrong when it comes to inputting on Fuelly...call it operator trouble?!* Many thanks, Nicola *I did get the signature badge to display first try though!
  19. Woah! That boy must love his beats!? Good find Mark! Nicola
  20. Island Blue is more vibrant than the blue in the third picture!? Mind you, I was in my local Toyota dealer with a family member on Saturday and after eyeing up an Aygo in Cyan Splash, wondered how good that would look on an iQ... ;) Nicola
  21. Which are exactly the kind of modifications I favour; I would attempt do similar if only I had the skill/knowledge/funds to do so. Not pedantic at all, just thoughtful detailing! ;)
  22. Excellent, I'm glad I'm in good company! I've always been slightly car obsessed - I have my Dad to thank for taking me along to London motor shows when I was impressionable!
  23. The first digital dash I ever saw was in a 2nd generation Astra GTE of the 80's; my best friend at school had an older brother who drove one and I remember thinking it was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen and probably the nearest I was ever getting to the Back To The Future DeLorean!? It was centrally located though: My first car was a 1984 Mini with a beautiful centrally located Smiths analogue dial - this was all it had! Oh and a reasonable heater! Nicola
  24. I've now read through the whole thread and I have to say the car looks simply stunning Chris, very high end, excellent work. I'm especially envious of that white backlit dashboard - would love that in mine!
  25. It was painful - I loved it too! In fact if I could change anything about my iQ that would be it, and I have said it to a few people already. I quite agree with boring and horrible position - it's taken a little while to stop looking over at the airbags on/seatbelt pod in the middle for speed/fuel gauge information!?! I'm glad it was reasonably accurate too! Nicola
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