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blue verso 56

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blue verso 56 last won the day on June 4 2010

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  1. I switched from a Verso 2-2 D4D automatic and was getting about 33 mpg !! With the Prius gen 3 I find the colder weather really effects fuel figurers and are now averaging about 50 mpg when in October admittedly doing runs of 120 miles each day and the weather was warmer was getting in the low 60s mpg . The point is if you want an automatic car and the fact it a petrol automatic which is about 8-10 pence a litre cheaper on fuel there is little to touch it in my opinion. The nearest thing in automatics is the VW DSG and Ford power shift diesels which will match these consumption figurers
  2. I understand what you are saying Sagitar and fully agree with you but it does now say in the Prius 2011 brochure that front sensors are not available for the T-spirit but as you pointed out yours were fitted by Toyota just as the front and rear sensors were fitted to my previous car a Verso as a dealer fit option . I fully expected Toyota to come back and say that the Front sensors on a T-Spirit Prius may cause the IPA to malfunction and they were edging on the side of caution in case of liability claims against Toyota and which you could understand there reluctance to fit them but from the reply I received this does not seem to be the case
  3. Thanks Flaninacupbaord for your explanation yes it makes perfect sense as why it is a such a problem
  4. Well Sagitar you have confirmed that sensors can be fitted and do work which is very helpful but for some owners who prefer to fit accessories which are approved by Toyota and benefit from the 5 year warranty it is still a grey area .
  5. That was exactly the point inspiredon I would not even consider having the sensors fitted if Toyota did not approve them and were not subject to the 5 year warranty so I have ruled them out now but thought Toyota's reply may be of interest to new prius owners who are looking to have front sensors fitted
  6. I have finally got an answer from Toyota to the reason why front sensors are not compatible with the T-spirit Prius with IPA the reason is [It is due to the activation switch for the IPA being located in the same place as the cancellation switch for the front parking sensors would need to be fitted. There is no alternative position for this switch to be placed. I cannot really understand this reply there are 3 blank switches next to the headlight adjustment switch so why one of these blanks cannot be used I do not know ?I would appreciate a reply from other forum members who has more in depth knowledge of the Prius to explain why this would be a problem .I feel this is a rather poor excuse and surprisingly a source of lost revenue for Toyota
  7. Yes Chris Chips away does remove dents and the repair is invisible in fact many dealers use smart repairers to repair there trade ins http://www.chipsaway.co.uk/ http://www.chipsaway.co.uk/services/minor-dents
  8. Had you thought of checking out a smart repair if the damage is not to much ! your Toyota dealer could arrange this for you if you prefer at a fraction of the price for a full bodyshop repair and much quicker Cost could be as low as £100
  9. I have to agree with Red Yaris which must be a first for me the Toyota dealers sales and service departments have all been honest and straight forward to deal with ! Now Toyota customer relations well that is another story
  10. The BX suspension could be raised to the highest point and go through floods with ease also lowered to the lowest level which frustrated many a wheel clamper as they could not get the clamp on the wheel . I am sure there was a Television advert with the BX travelling down the road on 3 wheels Edit No it was the Citroen GS
  11. I think that with regard speed cameras the majority of people do not go out to break the speed limit its just a lack of concentration in which you may stray slightly over the speed limit if we are honest we have all done it at some point . A speed camera database on a sat nav just reminds the driver of the prevailing speed limit which must help pedestrians and drivers alike
  12. Perhaps parts king could confirm this but it always used to be the case dealers got a volume bonus on cars sold and sometimes when a dealer needed a few more sales to reach this figure selling a car at a loss could make financial sense as the extra amount of money gained in volume bonus over the quarter sales target period per vehicle would mean increased profits overall hence the theory of going to the dealers at the end of there sales quarter as they may just be wanting a few more units sold
  13. I think £2000 is a fair amount when you consider the cost of Valeting ,putting a warranty if over 3 years old onto the car ,replacing any parts to bring it up to standard also the cost of keeping money tied up on the forecourt in stock and costs of running the showrooms
  14. Its the same old story if you trade in against another make of car (Toyota for a Honda) or (Honda for a Toyota) you always get a knock back in part exchange price ! as a guide if you look at what dealers are selling your model of car for with similar mileage and knock £2000 off the price they are asking that is what to expect on a trade in
  15. I have a lot of time for Citroen cars and owned a few diesel Citroen BXs in the eighties and they were a terrific car at the time and despite the rumours the suspension system was very reliable and If I remember correctly had a 5 year warranty on it ! I was covering about 30,000 miles a year the downside was the servicing it was every 6,000 miles so I always seemed to be at the dealership ! with regards reliability at that time they were very good a but bit tinny build quality . Myself with modern day cars they are in the main all reliable it just the luck of the draw but would say they seem to have design faults which manufacturers know about and do not rectify . I am pleased to see Citroen have moved back to quirky designs again that is what the brand Citroen should be about with there past history in motoring
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