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  1. Got Climair front and rear on ours and they work well. As said by others, less buffeting and possibly a bit less wind noise when opened but still not quiet
  2. After some bars for our MY20 Swace (Corolla TS). Would prefer the 'Wingbar Evo' style rather than 'Edgebar'. Either to collect in Sussex/Surrey area or post at sensible cost. Would also consider parts thereof if any spares around: footpack (710600), fitting kit (186080), bars (108). Cheers!
  3. Be interesting to see if or how quickly Suzuki pick up the new TS for the Swace.
  4. Fitted the Climair deflectors on Friday. Left them over the weekend before opening windows and the anti-trap hasn't kicked in yet so seems that was long enough. Did find the branding to be excessive (including URL and UK distributer's phone number) so removed with ispropanol, soft paper rag and the thin edge of the supplied installation tool. They look more low-key now so happy with the result. And not noticed any appreciable change in fuel economy either so I guess that's a result.
  5. Thanks for all the suggestions. Went with the Automotiva bumper protector for £43.00 from ebay. Wanted (some) protection from dents as well as scuffs/scratches so seemed the best option. Fits well, seems durable enough - already had stuff dragged across it without harm - gives good coverage and has a centre-mark to help line it up. Outrageously expensive for a single piece of plastic and double-sided tape but still cheaper than most other options. Still looking at sill protectors. Got loads of helitape in the workshop but as with the bumper I want ding protection too so would prefer something more rigid. Most sill plates seem more decorative than practical though so not sure where else to look. Maybe a combination of tape and plates.
  6. In the process of life/family-proofing our Swace (1.8 TS). I fitted Toyota mudguards yesterday and now keen to get some protection on the rear bumper and other areas like sills, door edges etc. Any recommendations for reasonable quality (preferably not too hideous) and sensibly priced options? So far I've found these two bumper protectors: https://rgmautomotive.co.uk/product/rgm-abs-rearguard-rbp344-corolla-touring-sports-trek-4-2019/ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223885591179
  7. Had a Blackvue DR900X Plus 2ch installed in our 2020 Swace and no issues so far. I was told the key is to set the low-voltage cutoff high enough to avoid battery issues or the car getting unhappy. Cutoff is set to 12.5v on ours and seems to be giving around 3 hours time lapse recording in parking mode before shutting down so while that's enough for most supermarket carparks I'll probably fit a dedicated battery pack to cover longer periods, i.e. overnight or when parked on-street.
  8. Keen to know how reliable/stable these are. Is the connection fast enough for full functionality (not too laggy) and does it hold the connection or do you get drop-outs?
  9. Got the same issue with front passenger window on our Swace. Will contact the dealer as it's quite annoying
  10. Haven't ordered yet but will be from climairuk.com. And yes, the 'Toyota Corolla 5 door estate 2019 on' versions will fit the Swace
  11. Thanks folks. I'll get on with it and order them. Will let you know if the mpg falls off a cliff
  12. I did search for threads/comments about this (honest) but nothing relevant came up beyond relative merits of Climair vs Heko vs OEM. While I’m not sold on the aesthetics, I spend enough time sat in the car waiting for people/things to think that wind deflectors might be genuinely useful. I’d probably go with Climair front & rear but can’t find anything definitive about the real-world impact on fuel economy. Has anyone fitted the Climairs to a TS (or HB) and could you comment on what impact they’ve had on fuel economy either way? Cheers
  13. On the subject of ride quality with smaller rims, picked up our Swace SZ5 yesterday and the difference between it and the MY19 TS Design we sent back is night and day. Glides over the crappy roads round here so really glad we’ve got the 16” wheels. It’s wearing Continental Eco Contact 6 at present and while they seem fine in the dry (and significantly quieter than the Falkens on the reject) I’m keen to see how they do in the wet and during winter. Looking good with 12k miles on though and had the dealer rotate front-rear before collection so no idea when we’ll get to try something different
  14. May have been a bit hasty on this and accept that something odd may have happened to cause the upgrade to fail, however, considered against the dealer's conduct in every other regard, nothing would surprise me. Thanks again for advice. Just need to find find another car and swallow the lost time on this one.
  15. By way of an update: thanks very much for the advice on this one. It clearly hasn't been done and subsequent calls with the dealer and their general attitude post-sale suggests that they're simply lying to us about it. That said, they've also refused to address the lengthy list of defects and have opted instead to take the car back. The list of issues includes loud rotational rumble from rear axle, CC that doesn't get cold and stinks of bacterial/fungal contamination, badly damaged front splitter, countless chips and deep scratches, damaged CC facia trim, missing wheel-well insert, faulty passenger light switch and a liberal splattering of tar, tree sap and other contaminants. Buyer beware and all that, and don't buy a car you've not seen... even an 'approved' one.
  16. Given the extent of the service campaign I'd have thought they'd be well practiced?
  17. Shows nothing in the update history. Guessing that means it's not been done?
  18. Thanks both. Checked and definitely not there. Dealer seemed convinced they’d done it though so no idea what’s going on
  19. Received our MY19 1.8h TS Design this morning, and aside from a missing wheel-well repair kit insert, a boat load of cosmetic defects and the worst external valet I've ever seen, Carplay is definitely not working. Tried three genuine Apple lightning cables and a Belkin for good measure and nothing happens when plugged in, either at phone or car. Can't find reference to Carplay/Android Auto in car settings either. Simplest explanation would be that the dealer just didn't do the update but they assure us they did, despite being unable to advise why it's not working. Is there anything else that needs to happen for this activate? Or are there some model-years/specs where the update doesn't 'take' for any reason? Grateful for any known tips/fixes before I take it into the local branch of the network we purchased from. I'm close to rejecting the car anyway but if there's any potential for ongoing issues with the infotainment system then it's definitely going back. Many thanks in advance,
  20. The Thinkware cams allow you to set a low-voltage cutoff threshold to avoid precisely that. No idea how reliable it is though. Not sure if Blackvue offer the same option but suspect we're going to end up with a Thinkware anyway due to price.
  21. Fair point, thank you. Thanks, had considered that and my preference is for always-on recording when armed, with bump/motion triggered saving of relevant clips. Curious if the hybrid system presents more or fewer challenges to this kind of thing
  22. Hi all. New to the forum but searched as thoroughly as I could before posting this question. Apologies also if this should've gone in the ICE/audio sub-forum: Just ordered a MY19 TS 1.8 in Design trim, from main dealer with dealer having agreed to do carplay/android update before dispatch. I'm looking to have a hard-wired 2-channel dash cam installed as want parking monitoring and am considering either the Thinkware Q800 pro or U1000, or Blackvue DR900X depending on deals available. Had a couple of installers comment on need for a separate battery to support parking mode due to drain on vehicle 12v. Has anyone had any of the above systems hard-wired into a similar spec car, and what if any issues did you encounter? Thanks in advance
  23. Hi all, We're in West Sussex and looking to replace our 2005 CR-V iCTDi with something smaller, easier to drive (with knackered knees) and cheaper to run but still with reasonable carrying capacity. A few more driver aids/creature comforts will be a welcome change too. Seriously considering Corolla TS 1.8 hybrid; probably MY19 in Icon Tech, Design or Excel trim. Preference for Design as seats in Excell a bit too narrow for my upper back. Just need to work myself up to saying goodbye to the CR-V as it's the best car I've ever owned. Cheers! PS. Someone else bagged 'shortest intro post'; can i have longest?
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