sjrainsford

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    Stuart
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    2000 Lexus IS200 SE
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    2000
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    Staffordshire
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  1. Hi all. I have a couple of haynes manuals free to whoever wishes to come collect them. I found them after clearing out my loft. I live near Lichfield in South Staffordshire, 10 minutes from J11 of the M6.
  2. Wanted Yaris 15" alloy wheel in useable condition. My wife's 2000 yaris SR has a buckled alloy so we need a replacement. We want the multispoke type that came on the SR model, and perhaps some others. Like those fitted to this one... Thanks in advance! We're in South Staffordshire, near Lichfield.
  3. Thanks for the replies folks. Will see how I get on in case I end up with a company car. However the Prius is up for sale now, and will be missed.
  4. Hi all. I'm currently in the process of putting my 2007 Prius up for sale due to financial reasons and considering buying another Avensis, probably a 98 to 2002 sort of age range. It will be an estate and in bargain basement £1000 territory. This generally puts me in range of the 7A and 3S engined models which I have no problems with buying as I know they're both great engines. There are a few VVTi models cropping up however. I know 1.8l VVTi models can suffer the oil burning issue, but can the 2.0l models too? If they do I'll just hunt down a decent none VVTi model.
  5. I just set mine on realistic speeds too. And I don't mean speeds that you think you'll do, more like speeds that you're most likely to average. On a 30mph road you're probably likely to average only 15, and on a motorway it would be 60 at best generally speaking I'd say. Then on a sigle track national speed limit road you're looking at more like 40mph average. Keeping them all fairly conservative seems to get decent timings.
  6. I was always under the impression that the lower spec models had a different display with a lower resolution to those with sat nav/ reverse camera.
  7. Yeah mine neither Grumpy. It's most noticable at around 32 ish mph on mine. I had mine with 30k on the clock and it was doing it then.
  8. It's perfectly normal for them to make a whining sound, the Gen2 seems to do it more than the 3 in my experience. It should only really do it under light throttle/ coasting. Mine doesn't make a sound when accelerating or anything like that. They will make a humming sound too when braking and doing a lot of regen.
  9. Shame, my dark grey one is up for sale. You've got that at a great price though according to the guide prices. The blue looks nicer in the flesh plus it's an easy to keep clean colour so to speak. You'll love it! We love ours and will miss it.
  10. With mine I just used an old phone I had lying around, think it was a Sony Ericsson one. I paired it with my mac and synchronised all of the contacts with it from my address book. Then paired it with the car temporarily to transfer the contact across. Thing is, I don't use them though as I just use the iphone voice recognition anyway as I've found it very good and uses the bluetooth car kit microphone. Just press and hold the home button on the iphone for a few seconds, then it beeps and wakes up the car kit so you can say who you want to call. So you say for instance "call Joe Bloggs Mobile". And if you have an iphone 4S the same applies, but it just activates SIRI instead which also works fine.
  11. *****SOLD***** Sadly the time has come to sell our lovely Prius. Finances are tight now with us getting married soon, plus a company car is on the cards so it has to go. Its a T Spirit spec on a 57 plate with only 53000 miles and a full Toyota service history. It had its last service at 50k miles around christmas. Its also had a full set of good year energy efficient tyres fitted just after the service. So in all respects its ready to go. The colour is Dacuma Grey metallic and has wheel centre caps so the alloys can be used naked, or with the supplied full wheel trims. All of the usual T Spirit stuff such as JBL sound system, E/W, R/C/L, Reverse Camera, Self park, Sat Nav. We're looking for a bargain £7000. Located near J11 of the M6.
  12. I just fill up when its low. Maybe when its flashing, or one blob or maybe two blobs. Sometimes I may even fill it up when its showing half a tank! I certainly dont bother wasting time doing calculations or getting as much as I possibly can out of a tank.