PumpkinSteve

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About PumpkinSteve

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  • First Name
    Steven
  • Gender*
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  • Toyota Model
    Yaris Icon CVT
  • Toyota Year
    2015
  • Location
    Tyne & Wear
  1. Hello, I'm looking to buy a set of four alloy wheels as fitted to the 2015 Yaris Icon. They look like this: My email address is neonmushroom2000-steve@yahoo.co.uk. Thank you :)
  2. No, all of them had 15" alloys. I currently have a mk2 Jazz with 15" alloys, and it's like a magic carpet in comparison. Oddly enough the Jazz gets slated for having a hard ride.
  3. For owners of the new Yaris: has the ride quality improved at all? I had two mk2 Yari(?) and found them very comfortable. At the weekend I was supposed to be buying a 2015 Icon, but the ride was so bumpy I changed my mind. I'd love to go back to a Yaris.
  4. Other countries have this: I think the mounting points are still there for it. Does anyone know the part number of the shelf to order from a dealer?
  5. I had an extended test drive today and didn't love the car to be honest. I was very surprised that the ride was quite bumpy, although I'd heard that they had improved this with the facelift, for me it was still quite harsh. The key fob was MASSIVE and when sticking out of the ignition it kept hitting my knee - I had my seat at its lowest and the steering wheel as high as it would go. Also the steering wheel is at a funny angle compared with other modern cars, it's tilted back quite a lot. I couldn't reach the top of the steering wheel, and I couldn't get my seat any further forward because of the key sticking out! I'm disappointed that I didn't love the car, considering I'm a massive fan of the Yarry
  6. The public do tend to turn their noses up at them, and I think they're wrongly given a hard time by motoring magazines too, although a lot of people now realise that reviews are essentially paid advertising now. I bought my first Yaris, a brand new 1.3 SR, in 2007. It got very average reviews from magazines, saying it was uncomfortable and had bad handling. Neither of these things are true, and in fact it was the most comfortable car I've owned. My girlfriend has a 9-year-old Yaris and it still has no rattles! I like them because: They are comfortable and come with decent-sized wheels rather than massive ones for 'sportiness'. They're easy to drive - the steering and clutch are nice and light. They feel big and airy inside. They're practical and well thought out e.g. on the Mk2 Yaris you had the flat rear floor, the sliding rear seats, THREE glove compartments! and the boot shelf that gave you a flat loading space. Unfortunately only the flat floor remains on the current model :( Hopefully for the next Yaris they'll give it back some of the charisma they took away.
  7. We've got new LED streetlights which only illuminate a 2 metre circle below the lamp and nothing else. I used to be able to see the lock on my front door to put my key in but no longer can! The follow me home lights could come in handy :)
  8. Thaks for the input, and sorry for the late reply. It's sounding very promising so far :)
  9. I'm hoping to buy a Yaris 1.33 in the next few months after a few years of being away from Toyota. The latest Yaris facelift and the fact they've addressed criticisms of the 2012 model have won me back. I'm also looking to buy my first automatic but have no experience of the CVT gearbox. I like the idea of having the paddles to use in M-mode as an option. Are there any owners here who have the 1.33 engine with the CVT gearbox? I really want to know if the gearbox is smooth with unnoticeable gearchanges, or if it can be jerky. Thanks :)
  10. You can't get a refund, I did the same thing with my Yaris and sold it before the extended warranty even came in effect and they would not refund the money. One of the members here, PartsKing (?), works for Toyota and (I think) he confirmed to me that they will not refund the money
  11. Ronal Teddys, worth a fair bit if I remember right! I love them personally.
  12. PumpkinSteve

    Drive The Deal

    They are a genuine website, I've seen them get good ratings in a What Car article.
  13. :D you're mad. Will the filler be solid enough when the car flexes over bumps and stuff?