FROSTYBALLS

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    Mike
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    2015 Hyundai i20 1.4SE & 2016 Toyota Aygo X-Play with X-Touch
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    2016
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    West Midlands

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  1. FROSTYBALLS

    Air-con regassed for the first time on my V-Matic.

    All new cars sold in the EU from January 2017 are required to have 1234yf refrigerant, but some manufacturers have been using this since 2014. For example our 2015 Hyundai i20 and our 2016 Aygo both have the new refrigerant. Initially it was very expensive to regas using the new refrigerant - back in 2015 it was around £250 - but now the price has dropped to approx £125. Some garages have yet to upgrade to the new equipment/refrigerant.
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    Auris hybrid tyre wear

    The Goodyear warranty in the UK is five years from the date of manufacture and covers manufacturing defects. If the issue is due to ageing, this won't be a manufacturing defect.
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    Jump start to and from a Prius 2006 Hybrid

    Prior to July 2010, the Toyota new car warranty was 3 years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurred first. On a 2006 hybrid, the hybrid components and hybrid battery warranty (not the 12 volt battery), would have been 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurred first. So at 12 years old a hybrid will be well outside any manufacturer warranty.
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    Service history

    One could sign up to My Toyota to see whether the car has any Toyota service history. However, if the car has been serviced outside the Toyota dealer network, whether by a garage or the previous owner, then it is extremely doubtful the information will be available. One could check the MOT history which won't provide any service history, but will provide some information on previous passes and fails, and what it failed on.
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    Jump start to and from a Prius 2006 Hybrid

    Moved to the Prius club
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    Toyota Manufacturing Visit

    The majority of places for 2018 are fully booked.
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    RichardCD

    Hello Richard - welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
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    Brought a Auris Hybrid 2010

    Unfortunately not - Toyota tend to just make available manuals from around five years ago, and for the Auris there are no first generation manuals available to download (just second generation onwards - from October 2012 which is when production of the second generation started).
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    Doorcard

    Toyota dealer or breaker. Could send Parts-King a personal message detailing your car (reg.no as a minimum) and he should be able to provide a price.
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    Yaris 2019 version - or has Toyota lost the plot ....

    The issue is that you're just relating this to the UK market, and Toyota won't be developing PHEV's just for this market. Their main push currently is the Chinese market where they have co-developed Corolla and C-HR PHEV's, and their secondary push will probably be the US, where the Prius Prime currently accounts for around 35% of Prius sales. Think Europe will come third or possibly fourth in the pecking order.
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    Yaris 2019 version - or has Toyota lost the plot ....

    Quite obviously - however Suzuki in common with other manufacturers did have months of notice of the impending VED changes, and it isn't as though their mild hybrid was just designed for the UK market. The mild hybrid isn't a particularly big seller for them - with just 1,423 new registrations in 2017.
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    Engine Oil

    Year??
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    Yaris 2019 version - or has Toyota lost the plot ....

    The revised VED rates were published months before their introduction from 1st April 2017 and the Swift went on sale in March 2017 - so Suzuki and prospective owners would have had notice of the changes. Some owners who purchased in March on the '17' plate would have been able to take advantage of the zero rate VED.
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    1999 Yaris coolant sensor wires.

    Moved to the Yaris club.
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    where does the hole in the avensis ashtray go?

    Moved to the Avensis club.