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Mkuk0 last won the day on May 13 2011

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  1. Keeping it simple, I had a Gen 2 (2009 model) for 4 years as a company car, during which I put 80k+ miles on the clock, the majority of which were motorway miles. The car never missed a beat, at motorway speeds tyre noise was more intrusive than engine noise, the only time you became aware of the engine was if you pushed the throttle hard, ie to overtake. My daughter now has that car, and has put a further 30k miles on it and its still as solid as a rock. You want one, go for it, you won't regret it.
  2. Could it be the fan for the HV battery kicking in? I tend to hear mine more when its hot outside, sounds like a faint whine, and an air rushing noise as the air is sucked in through the vent in the rear door pillar.
  3. My wife has one of those Fiesta's, she averages about 38mpg, just pootling round town, when we go out for runs I can get it up to 45 ish, I'm quite impressed I must say......still love my Prius more though :)
  4. A review like that almost prompts me to pen an 'Angry of Tunbridge Wells' letter to the Times! hehe :)
  5. Its a great car, if you get one you won't regret it.
  6. Its an easy enough thing to remove, the 12v charger and Aux socked are under the armrest, which flips up, which is probably why you didn't notice them. It's a case or raising the arm, lifting the lining at the bottom, and removing 4 screws, the electrics unplug as I recall. possibly a bit fiddly but the dealer could probably do it in about 10 minutes. hope this helps
  7. Well, from memory, its only 4 screws to remove it, but the Aux connection point and a 12v charging socket are also in the centre console so if you remove it, there will be wires to be hidden. Also, as I recall, the carpet doesnt extend to under the console, so you will have bare metal in view. If I may ask, why would to want to remove it?
  8. A colleague of mine has had the A3 version for about 4 months and averages 46mpg, no idea about the elec side of it though as I'm not sure he understands it either. Unless we get a 32a charger installed here at the office, I don't think I'll bother and just keep my Prius!
  9. If it helps I used to have a car with discs all round and a drum actuated handbrake, it was a Vauxhall Cavalier I think, 1990 vintage as I recall. I may be mistaken with the the year as I had a couple of Cavaliers, but I def had one as I used to service it meself and had no end of fun with the brakes
  10. I got fat finger syndrome lol, had the same problem with an Epi EB0 I had, narrow string spacing confused my left hand, and also meant picking (not natural to me) was catching more than one string. Neither thing was an issue with my Fenders or now the Yamaha. Anyway back on topic, gonna present that info PeteB supplied to my local dealers and see what happens :)
  11. Thanks Pete Oh and thanks John....I don't have in now, the neck was too narrow for a 5 string, I have a Yamaha TRB5 now, just as gorgeous. I suppose I should update my Avatar lol
  12. My last fuel bar usually starts flashing after around 440 miles, brimming it never gets more than about 40 litres in a 45 litre tank so another 50-60 miles is in order, As others have stated though I've never put it to the test!
  13. I'm pretty sure my Hud doesn't distort that much, I'm still on my original screen.
  14. PeteB, I approached my local Toyota dealers about getting this done to my Gen III T3 and was told it couldn't be done, any chance of sharing who your dealer was, or any info I could pass back as I really miss the cruise control. Many Thanks
  15. Sounds like squeaky chickens to me that does!
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