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MJG

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  1. Well all sold now - got very little interest in the car which surprised me to be honest, such a great reliable and fast car and nobody wanted it. Sold to a dealer as needed a wedge to start in ernest the look for a Land Rover... If anybody wants it is now in 'Carcraft' at Birtley but you'll pay them a lot more than you would have me!!! So no longer a Toyota owner so 'adios' folks.....
  2. Noted - I understand now. I will get back if I need a copy but if I am going to argue the toss with Parkers the first thing they are going to raise is that yours is the older version all be it that it was registered after mine (mine was June 04) - does explain why there is a least some a difference between what you paid and what Parkers say though - Thanks again.
  3. To the tune of 2k :o , that seems a very steep dive.......
  4. Hi again, Any chance you could post here or PM me a pdf of your sales invoice????? Feel free to remove all personally identifiable info. but at £7,500 I really need evidence to be able contact Parkers on line guide and take them to task. They are quoting £9,750 for a 04 t-sport like mine from a franchise main dealer and £9,050 from a non-franchise dealer. To get one at £2k below this is remarkable to say the least. I really could do with some hard evidence to challenge them so a copy of your sales invoice as above would be really great. Many thanks.
  5. Hi that's intersting... which main dealer was that. Did the deal include a PX??? Facelift, which means Jazz123 got a bargain....wow....
  6. Thanks for that - I hadn't appreciated that Parkers had gone 'on line'. I looked for one of their guides yesterday in the local store but couldn't locate one. It says £8400 - which is interesting as I guessed about £8500. Thanks again.
  7. Just as it says in the title really. Time to move on and sell my much loved Corolla t-sport. Under 25K miles - taxed 'till 31st July 07. Full Toyota Main dealer service history. Standard, no mods (it doesn't need any!!!). You know the rest of the spec i.e. it's very good. Interior and exterior in great condition. Me as second owner. Metallic grey (apols. don't know correct name). Funds needed to revert to Land Rover ownership :o For a private sale - how much would be asking??????
  8. Woops deleted wrong forum......
  9. Hi - don't worry about being accompanied...... I got my CTS from Minories Wearside and the salesman was eager to get me to get it to 6,200 so the lift would kick in - reason - because he knew as soon as the lift kicked in he had a sale!!!! He was right......
  10. Not so sure about the niggles being ironed out on the facelift model. Mine has the grating clutch (or it will have until it goes in to be fixed) and the radio looks like it was fit by a 2nd year YTS student. It's an 04 model, and looks and drives just great. But no sorry it still has niggles...... but as you say so do many other cars.
  11. Yeah mine does this - had to to the dealers who acknowledged the noise was there but just said let it develop - that was a few months back and it have to admit it is getting worse - so I think I'm going back before the warranty runs out....
  12. FTR how would you know the newish CTS's you have seen are not CC's. Which is my point. A CC looks like a CTS, a CTS looks like a CC. An Orange Focus St looks like...........you've been tango'ed.........
  13. I do have to agree on that - I think that's about the only bit I didn't like though. They look well er just a bit cheap and nasty. That said it may be poss do get it debaged or at least remove these side ones....they do look pants.
  14. Problem with asking a question like this in a marque specific forum is that almost inevitably you are going to be told CC rather than ST. Ask the same question in a Ford Focus ST Forum and I'd wager they would say ST!! For my two cents worth - I would give the Focus ST a serious look. I sat in one (though haven't driven one) the other night in a dealer and it is very very nice. It has an excellent drving position, yes there is a lot of plastic BUT it is that 'grained' effect stuff and looks very classy inside. Oh and the radio head unit fits properly ;) Have Toyota licked this in the CC If it's exclusivity your after as your main concern then to be honest you neeed to take into account that a CC just looks like a CTS, until you get very very close. You will probably just blend in to thhe CTS owning brigade. Now if you want exclusivity try an ST in that bright orange colour - very few people in our neck of the woods have had the guts to go for one in that colour.......
  15. This being.... My Toyota Team Europe.......hardly going to catch any body's eye in the company car park..... I think I'll pass thanks.....
  16. That was me :D The thread is here http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.p...916&hl=horn but the pics have gone.......it was a very long time ago and Photobucket seemed to have ditched them.
  17. John This is a well known issue., I've just done a forum search to pull up previous posts on this but to no avail. I had exatly this problem but have cured it. The solution was found in this forum so I can't take any credit for it. but it is linked to the bonnet switch. Apparently the bonnet changes shape as it cools after a run an at the back edge lifts very slightly, thus activating the bonnet alarm switch (in the same way as if someone had 'popped' the bonnet). The solution is simple, attach a disk of approx 2-3mm thick to the back edge of the bonnet where it makes contact with the alarm switch. Will this work????? I got my t-sport nearly 2 years ago, within a week or so I was getting 4-5 false alarm activations per week. I did a search here, found the suggested solution, did what was suggested and I haven't had a problem since.
  18. And of course it won't be called the Corolla - Toyota are set to ditch the name with it's relacement in the same way Ford did when the replaced the escort with the Focus.....
  19. Am I reading you correctly here?? - you got a car a little bit cheaper because a a £3 badge was missing......
  20. Wow £293 for a t-sport!!!! I knew ASDA were cheap but that's going some. Which isle was that in.....
  21. None of those look to be 'proper' TTE t-sport spoilers though.... or at the least they don't look like the one fitted to mine...
  22. I'll take it that no-one can recommend one then......just take pot luck I will.....
  23. My post code is TS12 2FD..... I purchased my car from Minories on Wearside... great service, but they always are when they are selling you one... and they are nearly 30miles away. I now need to get my cts checked out under warranty (clutch noise/vibration/scraping issue....) and would welcome opinions on a good nearby dealer. Local to me choices seem to be:- RMB Toyota Teesside at Yarm.... RMB Toyota Darlington.... Minories Durham or the aforementioned Sunderland branch..... Would anybody who has used any of the above for after sales service care to comment..... Please note I am interested in comments on dealer issues only, not posts on the cause of the clutch problem.....
  24. A forum search would have unearthed the answer to your problem, but here goes (again!!) This is a common problem and I found the answer in this forum six months ago. With your boonet up and looking to the rear just to the right of centre of the engine compartment you will see a pressure switch which is operated when the bonnet opens and closes. The tolerances on this are very close. The bonnet when it closes only opens the switch by a marginal amount. During and after a run the heat generated from the engine causes the bonnet to expand and flex very slightly. As it cools and returns to it's normal shape it allows the switch to close......with the result that the alarm activates. Solution - adhere a small spacer (no more than a couple of mm thick) to the underside of the bonnet where the switch makes contact. If you look very very carefully you can see where this is as the switch leaves a slight mark on the paint. For the first couple of weeks of owning my t-sport I was getting several false alarm activations a week. Since doing the above (six months ago) not one. I'll let you decide if it was this or leaving coins in the car........
  25. Needs to be a dealer as already said - the reason being they will have to program/match it to your vehicle. I've not long had mine done on an 04 model where the remote is part of the key. This was beacause the supplying dealer was missing a spare key when they supplied my car. The local dealer that supplied a new key and matched it to my car charged the original dealer around £75 I seem to remember.
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