Chris Dance

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  1. I have had Toyota car insurance ever since owning my first Toyota car. It is a lot more expensive than other insurers, but because I had such good service following a collision a few years back I have stayed loyal to the company. On renewal this year the service was not so good. Toyota have a new insurance management company and if you phone customer services you can be waiting up to 15 mins for the phone to be answered. I asked the representative why the system is not as good. I was told because it is a new company with newly trained staff and they are busy. I had a couple of questions because documents had conflicting statements. A couple of the questions had to referred to a supervisor resulting in more hanging on whilst getting an answer. Has anybody else experienced this poorer service? It was never like this previously. I just hope it is not like this if I ever have a claim.
  2. Thanks Jay, That has put me off Goodyear tyres. I have always liked Michelin Tyres. I do very low mileage so the tyres on our Prius should last a while yet but they are useless in snow and ice.
  3. I wonder how the less noise Goodyear tyre would be on snow and ice? 50% less noise is good. A lot of road noise is from the road surface; in UK we have some very noisy roads.
  4. This crime can take place in full view of the general public who think it is someone fixing a broken down car. This happened to a widow lady I know; when she got back to her car started it and it sounded like a tractor a local shopkeeper said he thought the man he saw underneath her car was fixing it. She eventually got it sorted on insurance but it cost her the excess that was on the policy. The claim will stay on her insurance record for 5 years. It was not a Prius car. Why doesn't the alarm on a Prius go off when the car is being jacked. I always thought movement such as that would trigger the alarm.
  5. Well said Seamaster. 15 inch wheels are better in every way; turning circle is improved as well.
  6. I had a front tyre puncture at midnight on our Gen 3. a few years ago. I called the AA and they were with me in 45 mins. Thee AA man fitted the "skinny" spare on the front. BIG mistake; the 10 mile drive home was scary. The car very unstable with other drivers tooting and flashing as I was driving at 40MPH and below. Above this speed it was very dangerous. Next day dealer advised to always fit the space saver on the rear. The AA chap told me it was a good job I had a space saver as recovery would have taken ages. Like Pete B I never purchased the Plug In because of no spare wheel. Our Gen 4 business edition came with space saver.
  7. Hi Scott, I do not have an ad blocker on phone or PC. Perhaps I need one. I do have POP UPS blocked in "my security" Microsoft Edge.
  8. Copy and pasted the URL to block the pop up. Came up each time with error. I was signed into the forum. I wish it would work for me.
  9. I agree with Ancient Nerd. The advert is very intrusive.
  10. I got some Gorilla extra strong clear double sided tape and so far the dash cam has stayed secure. Time will tell if it withstands temperature changes. According to the "blurb" it is the best thing for securing items and has many uses.
  11. My 2017 Business Edition came with a fitted Sat Nav. I had the fitted Sat Nav upgraded prior to delivery; it was done with no problems or delay. I notice you live in Bucks Ian. I wonder if we use the same dealer. I do not understand why your car came without a Sat Nav; it should have been factory fitted. You should not have to wait 3 months that is not acceptable.
  12. Thanks for reply Angus. With regard to the Sat Nav. there were no obvious traffic congestion, road works or accident. Why I had to reset the Sat Nav was it gave routes which were miles off our journey?? It does not happen all the time; it was just on that journey at the same place regardless of travelling South or North. Thanks for your answer with regard to the red sign and beep. First time it has happened to me. There were parked cars in the street. I now know it was just the safety system.
  13. Last Friday travelling south on A34; south of Harwell Sat Nav wanted me to leave A34 and go to Compton and other villages. I ignored the Sat Nav but had to reset the destination at the next stop. Last Monday returning on the same route but travelling North the same thing happened at the same place. It was necessary to reset the Sat Nav once clear of that area. Has anybody else heard of this happening on the A34? (Sat Nav has latest update). There was another strange "happening" on the same return journey on Monday. Turned into our street. There was a loud "Beep" and a red sign flashed across the MFD. Could not tell what the sign read as it was gone in a second. Since then there have been no issues with the car.
  14. The Gen 4 business edition; 15 inch wheels is the best Prius we have owned. ( Drivers side wiper is a nuisance: previously discussed).We previously owned Gen 2 and Gen 3 Prius; all good reliable cars. I agree with the comments on the auto headlights. On all Prius editions they are no good in snow or ice unless you fit winter tyres. My Apple I Phone S cannot be charged on the Prius charging pad. The MPG is excellent; the computer showed 84 MPG on a recent 60 mile non motorway trip. Toyota dealers are very helpful, better than all other dealers I have had dealings with. The skinny spare wheel is better than gunge but I would prefer a proper full sized spare wheel. The safety features are very good, and the car is fully stable in an emergency brake. My dealer is having a new car sale special event and is endeavouring to get me to buy a new car and promising an exceptional deal. I do not do a lot of mileage and my road tax free immaculate 2017 Gen 4 suits me fine
  15. Totally agree Normal Mode seems best for me to. Never used power mode so cannot comment on it.