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  1. Quote from Cyker " At standard pressures, the tyres look slightly deflated if I load up the car, ergo hgher pressures are needed to reduce the deformation. " Cyker, that is how they are supposed to look. Its a Radial Tyre. The side walls are designed to put the whole tread on the ground. So dont over inflate your tyres. Without checking I think they are 32psi or 2.2bar. On my 54 plate Diesel the tyres lasted 48000 miles. Changed all 4 total cost £180 fitted & balanced. Local tyre guy working out of a barn. Sold the car with them still on @ 82,000 miles.Still good. For good prices try Pro tyre search for your location. http://www.protyre.co.uk/outletsdesc.aspx?id=11054 Also remember, that tyres feel and give best when they are warm,not cold. R
  2. I bought a set of TR-D badges off the e,bay. Going to fit them when it gets warmer. Dont want anyone to think I have a T2 (lol) R
  3. Well done hora. That is what one should do. Can you tell us, for how long did you own the car./miles driven? And did you have any problems with the dealer? R
  4. Yes they will but I think your on the limit before the rims start to pull in the side walls too much. (bulge) This will then distort the tyre tread so the extra width will not gain you any extra tread on the road. Always go by the manufacturers advice. Plus what do you want the tyres to look like when fitted. Bulging or in line with the wheel rim? I would stick to the 215, but heh its your choice. R
  5. Gordie, "The tyres are just standard 185/60" Have you got the 14" on alloy wheels? If so you might consider changing up to the 15" alloys. 185/60/15 Makes the car handle a lot better. I did this years ago and mileage on tyres are about 30,000 on budget ones. £185 for 4 tyres.(fitted) R
  6. Hi Apples, Well that’s got a lot of mileage quickly... My Black 5 door T-Spirit 54 plate Dec 04 has 81,000 miles and I get regular 540 miles to a tank. That is all sorts of driving. Does drop a little in the winter but still clears over 500. Road tax £30. It’s up 4 sale too at £3950ono. Hope this helps. Ray
  7. I personaly would go for colour matching the bumper, but not grey...... JMO justmyopinion R
  8. For those who are still undecided. Go test drive the model your interested in. But ask for a longer test drive. Remember they need the sale. My local T dealer said If the car was available I could have it for half a day. (Generous of them) Pauljack, I think trying to compare a Vauxhall Corsa with a Yaris is chalk and cheese. Please test the Yaris diesel before you decide. Price allowing of course. Plus Toyota 5 year Guaranty or 3year G with 3 years servicing free. (I feel like a salesman) PS. Don’t forget Deals are to be done out there. Don’t pay windscreen prices on anything. Search online for the best price and then go Haggle with your dealer. R
  9. 4 what its worth. I test drove the Petrol 1.33 and must say it put me right off. I needed to replace wifes 1.3 2003 model, which was very nippee indeed. I have a 54 plate Diesel. (80,000) miles. So in the end we got a new 2010 (6) Diesel for the wife after her ranting she did not want a Diesel as her petrol 1.3 was faster and nippier than my Diesel. I now can't get her out of it. She loves the thing. I do sometimes drive hers, and really notice the difference. So far running in still, 60 mpg is easy. A couple of longish runs still returned over 55mpg. Only 2 small things bug me. 1. The dash. Finding it hard to get used to it. Why O why put it there. Come on Toyota that nearly was a sale looser. 2. Gearbox seems to suffer the same probs as notchee. So go for the Diesel, its well worth the little extra. Mind in the end I paid the same as the 1.33 petrol version. But other than that its ok. Better than the Mazda 2 and Hyundai i20 or i30.Which we had considered. R
  10. Spray the bushes with WD40 a good soaking. This will get into the Bush and Lub them. It will come back, then replace the bush or bushes. R
  11. Quote ", my handbrake is getting pretty high and I was wondering whether I should get that adjusted " Most times here the Handbrake is not the item to adjust. Remove the rear brake drums. Clean out with Brake cleaner spray. Then adjust the brake shoes adjuster. Normaly 5-8 clicks. Do 1 click at a time, testing that the drum will turn by hand easily. cariad68 My 05 Yaris Diesil did 60,000 miles on original pads,and I still have original discs on.(now 72,000) and I don't hang arround. Rear brake shoes should do 100,000 miles if used properly. My wifees 03 Petrol yaris was sold with original discs and pads at 37,000 miles still loads of life left in them. If anyone else suffers from brake judder (suspect discs) try buying a set of Pads first with the built on grinding paste...yes they are available from http://www.brakes4u.co.uk/index.asp Work really well. R
  12. Quote "The rear ones are a pain in the a$$ though, especially when people forget to turn them off". Reece same goes here my friend with respect to the front ones. Lighting requirements (113-116) 114 You MUST NOT •use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders •use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226) In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again. 115 You should also •use dipped headlights, or dim-dip if fitted, at night in built-up areas and in dull daytime weather, to ensure that you can be seen •keep your headlights dipped when overtaking until you are level with the other vehicle and then change to main beam if necessary, unless this would dazzle oncoming road users •slow down, and if necessary stop, if you are dazzled by oncoming headlights 116 Hazard warning lights. These may be used when your vehicle is stationary, to warn that it is temporarily obstructing traffic. Never use them as an excuse for dangerous or illegal parking. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them for long enough to ensure that your warning has been observed. All this makes sense when You think about others not just yourself. Surley these Forums are for like minded people to interchange ideas and information. Just my 5 pees woth. ( was 2ps worth till inflation got the better of me) Ray
  13. Why do you want to de-badge your Yaris. We all now its a Yaris, so why? Please dont make it look chavie...
  14. Hi GP The new 2010 is sligtly a better ride. Gearbox 6 speed may have something to do with it, but just a guess. The Blue Yaris is as I say a little................ The Silver & dark grey are the In colours. Dont you want black again, dont blame you. Always cleaning it. I have just orderd today a Venetian Silver D4d 5 door TR. Lovely. 10 days to wait. Ps. The Blue, trust me .... Is Not Cool. Made the mistake in taking the wiffee to the dealer, She wanted the Blue one, till I told her about THE colour. Got a good deal as I sold my 03 CDX private. And dont forget the New Yaris can have either 3 year warranty and 3 Free services or a 5 year warranty.
  15. Hi GPduffy Well if it makes you feel good go for the 2010 6 speed diesel TR spec 5 door. I have just orderd mine today. Expect to get 60 plus to the gallon. It does improve after 5000 miles. A better ride from your year. Colour, well the Blue is a bit............ Light or dark grey is in. Black is hard to keep looking clean.(already have) All the best Let us know. Ray
  16. ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh Ferrari red. or is it Toyota Chilli red?
  17. So Raeman What Bikes you got. my garage. 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200s. New Aprilia Tuono r 1000cc V twin. in Black. wow R
  18. Sounds about right if pro job. You could try doing it yourself. Use spray cans form paint shop. Would think you will need Large can of each primer & top colour. Rub down with wet/dry paper all over make it flat. Spray on undercoat. Leave 1 day. Re rub down. Ditto again. Leave to dry 1 day min. Top coat red, spray light coat each time. Don’t try and cover in first go. Rub down fine w/d and repaint. Leave to go hard 2 days in the warm all the time. You can get a reasonable job with spray cans, but be patient. R
  19. Looking to buy a new 2010 Diesel. Any one found a good deal anywhere. Best so far new TR D4d £12279. Have you found better.?? R
  20. Is Anyone Else A Bit Bored With Formula 1? Yes. So try Moto GP. Its where real men ride.
  21. Kingo. I was looking at the Urban Cruser the other day. Whats your take on the car, cos I've read lots of bad reports on it. Ray
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  23. Micky. " suggested i start the car five or ten mins before i set off." What a load of rubbish. Take it back and ask them to fix it properly. R
  24. "i will try that tonight." AND................................. If that dont work.... Hold down the window switch with Ignt' on and give the Lower inside of the door panel a really good hard thump. It could be just a sticky motor. R
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