Silver Yaris

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    Martin
  • Toyota Model
    Yaris VVT-I 1.5 T-Sport
  • Toyota Year
    2005
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    Cheshire

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  1. As per my original post, I was thinking of moving up from the standard 185/55/15 to 195/50/15 as from what I have read in various places, there appears to be more choice. The other tyre that people seem to rave about is the Uniroyal Rainsport 3 and at the moment I can get them for £55 each, Pilot Sport 3's are £62 each & Goodyear Efficientgrip performance (which is what I currently have) are coming in at £60 each. At the end of the day, we are only talking £28 difference between the cheapest & the most expensive so it's not going to break the bank. I'm just torn between which are going to provide the best grip in the rain & over the winter as they all appear to have great reviews on the tyre websites but then you get a different story from people who actually have them which is why I am asking you good people.
  2. Hi all, My tyres are in need of replacement and I currently have Goodyear Efficient grip at the standard size of 185/55/15 which have been good but I fancy a change. I have a spare set of wheels with full blown winters so don't want to go down the route of the cross climate tyres but am thinking of going for a slightly wider & lower profile on the new ones, i.e. 195/50/15 as there appears to be more choice. The tyre that has caught my eye at the moment is the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 which seem to have great reviews and I have found them for £64.49 per tyre fully fitted which seems a decent price. Has anyone got any experience with them as if they are anything like the Road Pilot 4's that I have on my bike then they should be a great tyre?
  3. I think this has been already answered:
  4. I did mine about 4 years ago & from memory I just used the standard connectors as I don't recall buying or using anything other than the head unit and a DAB aerial.
  5. Exactly, all oem fittings are still in place. The digital display now just shows time & trip computer rather than radio stations. Much better option than trying to remove the oem one & fill gaps, etc.
  6. I've fitted a single din Pioneer unit to my 2005 Yaris T Sport & didn't need any kind of faceplate as it's quite a snug fit in the gap that's there.
  7. I'd be interested in taking it off your hands. What colour is it, any service history, 3 door or 5? Condition? Pictures? Feel free to message me with details
  8. A quick update on this. Firstly, thank you to all you responded & gave me lots of things to consider when it came to finding a suitable car My brother and I took my mother to see some Aygo's and Yaris's and TBH Mum preferred the Aygo so we set about finding her one. We upped our budget a little and last weekend we picked up a 2014 Aygo with 40k on the clock & FTSH for £3.5k which our mother is delighted with & we thought was a good buy for the money. Cheers Martin
  9. I got a custom made exhaust for £350. Told them that I wanted it to look & sound OEM and it very much does so I am very happy & quids in.
  10. I had a similar issue recently with my Mk1 Yaris T-Sport. My back box was blowing and the middle section wasn't far off giving up the ghost so I ended up getting a stainless steel custom exhaust made. I stated right from the off that I wanted it to sound and look as OEM as possible & it does and for £350 it was a fraction of the price of main dealers.
  11. Interesting that you should mention a Honda Jazz as viewing one had crossed my mind. Will add this to the list along with the Aygo & Yaris.
  12. There are always offers / deals to be had online & I currently have Goodyear EfficientGrip performance in the standard 185 size on my OEM wheels & TBH at the time when I bought them they were about £10 - £15 per tyre cheaper than 195's so not worth the extra cash IMO. Had I have bought 195's then I probably would have ended up buying the same Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres as they provide very good grip and I do tend to push them hard 🙂
  13. Hi all, My mother's car (1997 Nissan Micra) is on it's last legs and my brother and I are going to go halves and buy our mother a replacement car (Aygo or Yaris) with a budget of £3k for her 70th birthday. My mother doesn't need anything bigger or more powerful than either of these cars so it's just a case of deciding on which one. Updated based upon helpful comment below from eygo: Boot space doesn't have to be massive, just enough to get some weekly shopping in to. I currently have a Mk1 Yaris T-Sport which I have had for a number of years & it has been faultless and with our budget I know that we could pick up a low mileage 2008 / 2009 Yaris. However, I realise for the same money that we could possibly get a 2011 - 2013 Aygo but I know that the build quality probably isn't as good as the Yaris and after reading the rear window thread we definitely won't be looking at 5dr versions I appreciate that this is the Aygo club page but if you were in my position (bearing in mind that this is for my nearly 70 year old mother) which one would you buy and are there any issues / problems to look out for on the 2011 - 2013 Aygo's? TIA for any responses / help / suggestions Cheers Martin
  14. Does it make any difference stepping up the width of the tyre to 195 vs 185 - better grip or not noticeable?
  15. Hi all, I currently have my full blown winters on at the moment but will need to put my standard wheels & tyres back on soon if it stays as mild as it is. I currently have Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 185/55 R15 82V but want to replace 2 of them before they go back on the car as they are down to under 3mm. I don't want to go down the route of cross climate or all season tyres due to having my winters so just really want a good summer tyre that gives good levels of grip in the rain. The Goodyears's have been good but I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything else or do I stick with what I have? Cheers