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rajivrattna

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    Aygo (2008) and Auris 1,2 (2016)
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  1. Then you definitely need to activate your lane keep assist because even a slight deviation from the lane can result in the arm being chopped off by another car in that other lane. 😀
  2. The price of smart chargers have been falling through the years but quality difference is definitely there. Lidl smart chargers probably is good for day to day charging but the big questions are (1) will it charge a battery with less than 2 volts charge (a run down battery), (2) will it restart after electricity break/pause (3) will it recondition the battery (desulfation), (4) will it go down to maintain and trickle charge for many days after charging if you are away for months. A more expensive Ctek charger will do all that, so read the fine print. I have two Ctek chargers and one of them is 20 years old! They cost more but are really good. I have besides those other two low cost smart chargers bought from supermarket. Both of these cheaper ones don't do all of above and I rarely use them.
  3. Well all Cars with auto high beam have problem with the camera sensor due to misting of windscreen and it clears up after sometime due to rising inside temperature or after ac use. In that case while waiting for the mist to clear up turn headlight stick to lowbeam manually. After it clears up go to auto beam.
  4. As far as the diesel engine goes, that is the only thing BMW or any other German car maker made it well and they are reliable. It is their petrol engines and the rest of the car that sucks and is unreliable. I am sure Toyota checked every bit of that diesel engine collaboration before they accepted it in their cars. I remember reading a few years ago how the two had collaborated, BMW getting help with hybrid tech in exchange.
  5. Being Toyota, I guess it is a Denso alternator. Denso makes great parts but their alternators seem to be a weak link. I have had to rebuild or replace these alternators in both my old corolla and Aygo after 8 years or more of ownership. While chosing the alternator for Aygo I noticed that they were two different types with different amp ratings. This time I chose a non Denso alternator.
  6. I would start by charging the battery with a good charger like ctek charger that can even charge batteries with very low charge remaining. Not all chargers are built the same. If and when you succeed in rescuing the battery and starting the car, buy a rechargeable jump start thingy that you can keep in a trunk. Costs only a few quid from eBay or Amazon. It will hold charge for almost a year and can jump start your car multiple times from one charge. Now that is necessary because you almost destroyed your battery by letting it drain to bottom charge. The battery will never be the same again and can give you problem in future. Winter is bad time for batteries.
  7. Is your so called original bulb a Philips long life bulb or an aftermarket badly designed bulb that refuses to budge, I wonder.
  8. I wonder if the overfill history has something to do with incomplete emptying of the old oil before filling it with new. The time pressure must be immense at the dealers. I change oil in our auris 1.2t myself and I drain the engine oil with both the sump plug and oil filter removed and let it drip for atleast 15 to 20 min after the first rush. Then after replacing the sump plug and a new oil filter, I fill the new oil exactly 4 litres and each times the oil level has been at exactly max. So does the dealer not know what I know? Difficult to believe. Or the other reason can be the oil filling tap. Some Toyota dealers use a long pipe with flow meter attached that shows the amount flowing in through to the engine oil cap hole as they press the lever. The trick is to stop at the level indicated on the meter. Slow reaction =more oil filled in the engine.
  9. Our Auris is 6 years old and the original tpms sensors are still working.
  10. My son drives lexus IS 300h (2015 model) and having driven it and comparing it to our Auris 1.2T, I can safely say that the comfort, the sound insulation, the interior, the sound system, the acceleration response and sheer driving dynamics of Lexus thrashes Auris any day every day! It is apples and orange comparison. We have even driven the newer model lexus and it is even quieter and better in every way. So really no comparison at all. The only down side of Lexus is the service cost. Here in Sweden the major service costs 600 Euro and the intermediate costs 400 Euro. The service costs for Auris would be 450 and 250 major/intermediate respectively.
  11. We have been driving my wife's Auris 1.2T for a year now. The engine itself is small but very good in response and power delivery. I think the turbo comes on quite early and the fuel consumption needle moves up pretty quickly too even with mild controlled acceleration. The disadvantage lies on higher fuel consumption for its size, specially during city driving (8lit/100km). It is thirstier than my Mazda CX5 with non turbo 2 lit engine in city driving (7 lit/100km). In the highway the auris 1.2T is more fuel ecomomical (5.4lit/100km vs 6.5lit/100km) compared to Mazda cx5. Cx5 is far heavier and taller than Auris.
  12. Sounds like your clutch is giving up. Hope your warranty covers that.
  13. It is fixable with tyres that have a lower db ratings. See my answer in the other similar thread.
  14. The combination of 17 inch wheels and low level of insulation inside the car makes Auris E18 model a noisy and jittery car on pot holes. We had the same problem which was further amplified by the Swedish rough surfacing of roads (to withstand regular snow ploughing during winter). It felt terrible and tiring on longer journeys. There were only three solutions. Change car, go down on wheel size to 16 inch or change to less noisy tyre. We changed all 4 tyres to Nexen nfera sui rated for 68db for our original 17 inch wheels and we are very happy. The noise level and jittery ride have improved beyond our expectation. Yes it is fixable. Why do we have two threads on the same/similar topic?
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