FROSTYBALLS

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  1. Moved to the Rav4 club as there will be a better chance of responses. Have you tried Timpsons?
  2. Something below the C-HR, would compete with likes of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Ford Fiesta Active, etc. Whether they take the stand alone model route (Peugeot 2008, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona, etc) or a version of their B secctor hatchback with raised suspension, body mouldings, etc (Ford Fiesta Active, Hyundai i20 Active) remains to be seen. The latter route would be cheaper - a next generation Yaris with raised suspension, body mouldings, roof rails etc.
  3. Don't think the early hybrids used any different gas to petrol or diesel cars - basically the R134a gas. However from January 2018 (delayed by one year), manufacturers had to move over to R1234yf gas (which is more expensive), as that is supposed to be more environmentally friendly. Some manufacturers adopted the new gas early - for example Toyota and Hyundai. Both our 2015 Hyundai i20 and our 2016 Toyota Aygo have the new gas in their air con systems.
  4. Some Toyota dealers have their own ebay stores and there is also the Official Toyota Store on ebay
  5. Most manufacturers offer a similar period for their paintwork and surface rust warranty - VW 3 years - Kia 5 years/100,000 miles - Mazda 3 years - SSangyong 3 years/60,000 miles - Honda 3 years - Peugeot 3 years - Ford 3 years - MG 3 years - Renault 3 years - etc
  6. See https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/toyota/corolla/35878
  7. See also https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/toyota/rav4/35881 About time NCAP tests were made compulsory.
  8. What is the actual fault code?
  9. The paintwork and surface rust warranty is 3 years unlimited mileage - https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/warranty/toyota-warranty
  10. FROSTYBALLS

    Warranty

    The UK warranty is five years/100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Service intervals are 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. As far as I'm aware, the leeway is 1 month or 1,000 miles, again whichever occurs first. If the leeway is exceeded, think any warranty claim which is dependent on correct servicing, may be affected.
  11. As regards servicing, have a look at Toyota's 5+ Club - You need to register with Toyota for this.
  12. According to today's Autocar the reduction in sales isn't only due to the grant reduction. The introduction of the WLTP tests in September led to the withdrawal of most PHEV's due to them being non-compliant.
  13. Some members have purchased Toyota extended warranties - currently good value as they are offering two years for the price of one. Also includes 2 free MOT's and Toyota Roadside Assistance - https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/warranty/extended-warranty Servicing has to be done via Toyota's dealer network.
  14. Moved to the Corolla club. Further responses urgently needed.
  15. If the OP's car is first generation (2007-2012), the manual isn't available. If the car is second generation (Dec 2012 on), it is available.
  16. Toyota.com is the US website for Toyota, and although electronic owners manuals are available to download, the Auris wasn't sold in the US until 2014 (renamed the Scion IM). The UK webpage for owners manuals is https://www.toyota.co.uk/tme#/my-toyota/eManual - do a generic search.
  17. Toyota's website has for a number of years contained a declaration regarding advertised spec. Toyota's brochures also contain a similar declaration. Other vehicle manufacturers have similar declarations on their websites and brochures. These put the onus on the prospective purchaser to check the specification of any vehicle they are considering purchasing, with the dealer. Yes you may have the right of rejection under The Consumer Rights Act 2015. However note that your contract of sale is with the dealer, not the manufacturer. See Toyota's current declaration below: Availability and pricing of advertised products and services All products and services advertised on this website may be withdrawn or altered at any time without notice. Images shown may not be to UK specification. Please check with your official Toyota dealer the availability and specification of Toyota products and services before placing any order for them. All prices shown on this website are recommended retail prices. Prices relating to finance packages are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to status and terms and conditions. This means that they may differ from the actual price quoted by an official Toyota dealer for a particular product or service.
  18. According to Honest John, the most recent facelift went on sale in the UK in March 2017. However, an earlier post within this topic stated an on sale date of 1st May 2017.
  19. Some members have replaced their expired sealant with Slime - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-1800311-10917-Tyre-Protective/dp/B003QHY00U/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=Car+tyre+sealant&qid=1558345795&s=gateway&sr=8-7 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-1800330-Repair-Automobile-Dispensor/dp/B003QHY000/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=Car+tyre+sealant&qid=1558345905&s=gateway&sr=8-14