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Greg Black

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    Corolla Verso
  • Toyota Year
    2006
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    Buckinghamshire

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  1. Does the engine turn over at all? Have you checked the battery?
  2. Mine does not illuminate. I guess maybe because it's not the kind of thing you will need to adjust very often.
  3. Well done, MartinSS, looks good to me. I've been using AutoGlym SRP and EGP cos I've got that. I might try Megs when that runs out. I hate that drip you get from the door mirrors and also the water that accumulates in the reflectors on the back bumper. Even driving around doesn't shift it all. We've got hard water aswell so it dries almost white on a black car :(
  4. Andy - maybe put them back how they were - if you can be bothered!
  5. Are the tyres directional? If so, you don't want to swap them to opposite corners, as then they'd be rotating in the wrong direction. Not sure if this would give the behaviour you describe, but just a thought. GB
  6. Hi Guys, Does anyone know what the correct pressure is for the space saver spare wheel (06 2.2 diesel). The sticker inside the glove box says 60 psi (which is the maximum marked on the tyre itself). This seems excessive. Mine had 40 psi, so I split the difference and pumped it to 50 psi but this still seems a bit high. Cheers GB
  7. Hi Guys, I need to top up the engine oil on Corolla Verso 2.2 diesel, 06 plate. I'm wondering what oil to use. I looked in the handbook, and it had different oil types for different engine codes, but I didn't know the engine code of my car - how do I find this out? I looked on Halfords website and they have a bit where you can put your reg no in and it recommends suitable oils. It came up with stuff like: Castrol Magnatec 5W30 (synthetic) Halfords 5W/30 Part Synthetic Castrol Edge 0W-30 (synthetic) Mobil 1 0W/40 (synthetic) Would any of these be OK? Should I get synthetic or part synthetic? Cheers Greg
  8. They've just introduced a new law in the UK to make it compulsory for a child under 135cm to sit in a car seat/booster. Our children are 8, 7 and 2 so we've got one big car seat and a booster seat. Can't get the three children in the back seat so one is up front and SWMBO is in the back. This has prompted SWMBO to decide that we need a big beasty. Having said that, we won't need to accommodate 2 car seats for that much longer. I haven't had a close look at any yet but from what I can see the 'smaller' MPVs (e.g. Zafira, Verso) don't offer much above a saloon or estate apart from the two small-ish seats at the back (with corresponding lack of boot space). Honda FR-V and Fiat multipla are possibles with the 3+3 seat arrangement but I'm not sure I like it. I rather like the layout of the Citroen Picasso - seemingly lots of room in not too big a car, easy access, flat floor in the back. It's got the PSA HDI going for it and they're pretty cheap, but it's a Citroen so I guess lots of bits will fall off. If only Toyota could make something like that... I think my head is telling me that a large estate is the thing to go for. I think we'd love a Previa, especially on long journeys/UK holidays, but I just worry that it will be far too bulky most of the time. I'll probably keep the 406 as it's over 70k miles and worth more to me than actually selling/trading. Thanks for the opinions guys.
  9. Thanks Tardis, that's very useful. Running costs don't seem too bad. I guess the diesel would give about 10 mpg more or so. Did you source your Previa from a Toyota dealer?
  10. Hi This is my first post to this forum but I've been reading the site for ages and it's great. Not owned a Toyota yet but my Dad's got a 1991 Camry that's on 150000 and fresh as a daisy. We're thinking of upgrading the family saloon (406 HDI) for something with a bit more space. It's just about big enough for the three children and all the paraphernalia, but something bigger would be nice. I like the Avensis (particularly the estate) but we're toying with the idea of an MPV. We like the Previa but worry that a) it would be a bit pricey to buy and run and it would be a lot bigger than we would actually need 90% of the time. The Toyota Verso looks like it might be a good compromise but I'm a bit confused as I've heard of Corolla Verso, Avensis Verso - are there different ones? We might actually keep the 406 as it's reliable and well-maintained. Whatever we go for it will have to be a diesel - the fuel economy is important. We are currently doing about 12000 miles a year and I don't change cars often (every 5-10 years). I don't really care about it being a bit on the slow side - I'm past all that now and comfort and reliability are much more important (yawn!). Any advice would be much appreciated, and if anyone has any tips for good websites/dealers/independents that would also be most welcome. Thanks,
  11. Hi This is my first post to this forum but I've been reading the site for ages and it's great. Not owned a Toyota yet but my Dad's got a 1991 Camry that's on 150000 and fresh as a daisy. We're thinking of upgrading the family saloon (406 HDI) for something with a bit more space. It's just about big enough for the three children and all the paraphernalia, but something bigger would be nice. I like the Avensis (particularly the estate) but we're toying with the idea of an MPV. We like the Previa but worry that a) it would be a bit pricey to buy and run and B) it would be a lot bigger than we would actually need 90% of the time. The Toyota Verso looks like it might be a good compromise but I'm a bit confused as I've heard of Corolla Verso, Avensis Verso - are there different ones? We might actually keep the 406 as it's reliable and well-maintained. Whatever we go for it will have to be a diesel - the fuel economy is important. We are currently doing about 12000 miles a year and I don't change cars often (every 5-10 years). I don't really care about it being a bit on the slow side - I'm past all that now and comfort and reliability are much more important (yawn!). Any advice would be much appreciated, and if anyone has any tips for good websites/dealers/independents that would also be most welcome. Thanks,
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