Steve Whits

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    Steve
  • Toyota Model
    Auris Hybrid Tourer (Icon)
  • Toyota Year
    2015
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    Yorkshire

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  1. I was fortunate enough to get mine off Ebay seller local to me for £35. The only thing it didn't have was the mould carrier. Just popped an old towel under it and not had a problem. Definitely check ebay, gumtree and local scrapyards first before resorting to Mr T
  2. The best I've had out of mine is 70mpg (brim to brim) on a long journey to Scotland. I live in Sheffield and my wife uses the Auris for short runs and she's currently getting 39mpg😢 Lots of steep hills and short journeys
  3. Depends where you live. I live in Sheffield, loads of hills and steep streets whereas if I lived in the flatlands of East Anglia I would expect my brakes to last longer. Also depends on driving style as well so too many variables.
  4. I'd look for one that has had it's annual service done by Toyota as well, therefore having the battery check every year. Normal things really just make sure everything works, usual background checks with MOT and mileage, previous owners. I went to look at one 100 miles away that was described as immaculate and low mileage yet it had the looks of a car that had done loads of miles (worn pedal rubbers, different makes of cheap tyres on all 4 wheels and every alloy was scuffed). The one I bought had full Toyota history and was immaculate. Just be prepared to walk away and don't let the salesman sway you :)
  5. Sorry, This may be of interest to some in South Yorkshire https://www.southyorkshire.police.uk/find-out/accessing-information/request-information-under-the-freedom-of-information-act/catalytic-converter-theft-ref-20191026/ Prius being the most targeted
  6. Have you got any photo's? And are you willing to post kits out with fitting instructions?
  7. From Catloc: “Catlocs for the Toyota Auris are available exclusively from Toyota dealerships.” Looks like Toyota have seen a marketing chance.
  8. I'd also try disabling the motion sensor before getting out (just above the rear view mirror) in case that's faulty (long shot but you never know).
  9. Yes I know thanks, I have my car serviced by Burrows but if I can save a few quid by fitting it myself I will do that
  10. Thanks, I've just emailed Catloc to see if they will provide me with the kit. The car is used for business and we can't afford for it to be off the road.
  11. Whereabouts in Yorkshire are you? I'm only interested because I live in Sheffield and trying to gauge how bad the problem is around here.
  12. I tried contacting my local Toyota garage to find out how many Cats they've replaced in the last 12 months but they wouldn't divulge anything other than a stock response and offering to fit a Catloc at £250. So I've just submitted a FOI request to my local Police force asking for details of Cat thefts in the last 12 months.
  13. I fitted cross climates to my previous car (Ford Focus) and they were brilliant in the snow (I live on the outskirts of Sheffield in the hills) and they got me out and about when most other cars (including 4 x 4's) were getting stuck. So when my Auris needed tyres I went with Cross Climates again. We didn't get snow last year so can't comment on how the Auris performs in snow being automatic but they are certainly quieter than the previous tyres they replaced (Not sure what make but they had been on since the car was new). Not sure if you have a Costco near you but they have £100 off 4 Michelins or £50 off 2 at the moment. I paid £231 for 4 tyres when I had them fitted last year
  14. That's not an option for me unfortunately as I have a dashcam permanently plugged in.
  15. I have an iphone 6s and can stream music from it via bluetooth without an issue (Spotify). Problem is if I connect the USB due to my phone being low on battery it then shows as an ipod but I can't play any music at all it's very frustrating.