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  1. The symptoms. The MPG is disgraceful this time last year we was averaging no less than 38mpg over a tank and around 42-45mpg when driven on a run with cruise control set at 70mph. Over Christmas we did approx 1500miles and have managed best on a run +4oc 31mpg driving with cruise control set at 70mph, when it was cold we was down to 21mpg and have now risen to around 30mpg driving like your gran going to church. These figures are a long way short of the figures that Toyota quote and of what we was achieving this time last year with similar temperatures, it may be worth noting the car mak
  2. The symptoms. The MPG is disgraceful this time last year we was averaging no less than 38mpg over a tank and around 42-45mpg when driven on a run with cruise control set at 70mph. Over Christmas we did approx 1500miles and have managed best on a run +4oc 31mpg driving with cruise control set at 70mph, when it was cold we was down to 21mpg and have now risen to around 30mpg driving like your gran going to church. These figures are a long way short of the figures that Toyota quote and of what we was achieving this time last year with similar temperatures, it may be worth noting the car mak
  3. We was happy with the car up until the MPG dropped by around 30% with no reasons to be found and then you seem to question your driving style etc, what we found when we wanted to trade was all the dealers were saying people dont want them because they are thirsty and the people who do want a 5 door (we had 3 door T180). What I will say there was a big difference in what dealers would offer up and down the country but in the end we did get a reasonable trade in value even though we lost around £3k in 2 years, now most will not think that is bad which to be fair is not but on the CRZ we bought a
  4. toys and pram, may I suggest you stay with your toys in the pram. I would not mind but the comment was only an opinion on what we have experianced with cruise control (only ever drove cruise control with Toyota and Honda) and for sure the Toyota was or seemed to be very aggressive or was this the high torque of the T180?
  5. This is not really true the T180 we found was very agressive at appliny the throtle on cruis control were the Honda is not CTR and CRZ, I will add that with the CRZ we managed 62MPG using cruise control when Honda only quote 64MPG extra urban
  6. Very sorry to read this but will say this was one of the reasons we got rid of our T180, all we knew was MPG was going down hill with no explaination so I come to the conclusion the DPF must be burning more fuel as we was not driving any different to when we bought the car but the MPG had dropped 30%. From what I have been reading this now seems to becoming a common problem so I was maybe right. Hope you get this sorted ok and I would write to Toyota has you have nothing to loose but time and a first class stamp.
  7. 16month update, well due to rear leg room and the birth of Lewis the CRZ has gone which is a shame as to be honest was one of the best cars we have ever owned. When we got the new car Honda Civic Type R I will be very honest and say I did look at an Insight (not old enough yet) and did look at a year old Puris which to be fair I could go for if it had not been the price, like for like 2009 model, around 10k on the clock the Puris cost around £8-£10k more and when I factored in resale value in 2-3 years we would just loose to much money and that was also thinking of the high running costs of t
  8. Hold the airbox induction pipe if it goes (sure it will) just apply a rubber washer to the plasic loacating pin where it is fixed to the body work, If I recall it used to sound like the dash or glove box was rattling when inside the car.
  9. I bought a box from Kingo for our T180, the box is certainly not a resistor in a case and worked very very well with a noticable increase in driveabilty and power with no warning light problems on the dash either. Unfortantly I bought this looking for an increase in MPG if driven the same which in our case we did not get (ours was bad by now with an average of 28-32mpg drove steady) so I returned this for a full refund which was given no problem and we got rid of the T180 around a month later due to shocking MPG. My opinion if this is what you want then buy with confidence as you wont be disap
  10. It did when we traded it in and I had the low ash oil used at the service as well, to be fair it the main gripe with the car was MPG and if had been as good as it was when we first got it then the chances would have been high that we would still have this.
  11. Dave you are one of the lucky owners and to be fair we was for around 9 months when we first got the T180 but when my wife changed to a local job after around 3 months the MPG fell though the floor (around 30% drop over a month) and even cleaning EGR and even bought MAF cleaner and did this as well but nothing got the MPG back even on long journeys which we do a few of as my family live in Scotland and my wifes live down south, all what happened was over the next 16months it got steadly worse. What I will say is it did not matter if you thrashed the car or drove steady, long or short journy th
  12. I went to my local dealer to complain about squealing rear brakes and they claimed it was unheard of and offered to look at them for a £50 inspection fee, which i declined. How common is this, and is there a TSB for a fix, as I may press this issue with the dealer now my rear pads need replacing. Just remove the rear pads and clean and lubricate everything up then when fitting the new pads simply file the steel locating pins a little so the pads slide easily inside the rear shims then apply copper grease, you will have no more problems
  13. No Dave this is not entirely correct, when we got rid of the T180 the best I could get was 32MPG on a long steady run where as the CRZ we got 62MPG going though the middle of Nottingham late at night (Honda quote 64MPG best) so even though I did question our driving style etc I did prove this was not the problem and would also like to add the Civic Type R is returning around 32MPG all local short runs where as the T180 was down to 28MPG, I mean how the hell can a 198BHP petrol be more economical than a 177BHP diesel is beyond me. My honest opinion is Toyota got something seriously wrong with t
  14. Rick D4D

    Sr180 37Mpg!

    Shop around Dave, when we traded the CRZ in one Honda dealer wanted us to give them the CRZ and £2k to pay the finance off where as another Honda dealer paid the finance off and gave us £1k back. If the car is on finance (not bank loan) you always have the VT option which it did look like we would have to use on the T180 due to prices being offered and when we did trade this in the price we got was nearly 3K more than some garages offered for it. We did loose a lot on the T180 but to be fair we was happy with what we got in the end and was more than happy with what we lost on the CRZ as to be
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