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  1. I say this whenever I hear people say "OH look toyota has another recall - not as great cars as you keep saying" Great example is the window switch recall on the mk2 yaris at 10 years old. VAG window switches break after 5 years and they have done for years, same as there window regulators which have been the same shitty design for over 20 years! Add to that door looms breaking after 3 years and the dealer not being able to supply them as there is a 3 month backlog - yet they deny there is a known fault. Even the oil issue on the 1zz - the VAGs had a
  2. Do think it’s pretty amazing that Toyota are replacing the inflators on air bags on 25 year old cars when officially the service life was 10 years.
  3. Seen loads of corollas/ versos/ avensis that have rusted and snapped under the rubber. But on the celicas never seen one snap and when ive taken the rubber and ciut the metal part off completely they havent been rusty underneth. Its another example of the difference in component / build quality that Ive seen with european vs japanese built cars. Have you found the same? Theres loads of small things ive found over the years to be common on euro built cars compared to jap built cars that have put me off them.
  4. I pulled the rubber part off mine when it came loose and left the metal bit under on it and it was fine , see loads of cars where the rubber has come off - probably more didnt have it than did to be honest.
  5. seen this car for sale a few years ago, it had about 5000km on then and the pics underneath were mint. Also had red stripes around it I am tempted but I ended up selling my auto jdm white one as they wanted £2000 to insure it.
  6. I have been caught out by a seller who pretended to have lost the key, engine was completely shot and no way they didnt know about it especially as the car was open when it was collected. I wouldnt buy this one blind, if it was local id try and bump start it as I said.
  7. At £850, id take a battery and try and push start it, if the engine runs and sounds ok id have it. Have a good look round it. Cat c in 2011 - could be a dent to rear quarter - its been through enough MOTs since it was written off.
  8. my daily went from 40+ a year to under 3 a year, because I changed my job and used my bike when i could. Id still class it as my daily as I'd have no issues parking it in a car park, taking it out in the rain or chucking rubbish in to go to the tip
  9. Have seen it before , used paint stripper to take it all the way back to bare metal before painting again but that car had about 20 coats of paint on it including at least 4 colour changes
  10. I was thinking the same mate There are dyno's out there, that are intentionally generous because it does bring in the young lads, we used to see some of them on here years ago making 150 on a vvti with an exhaust and K+N
  11. Some people dont understand that they have been on a generous dyno and actually believe the figures. Its just numbers unless you have a before and after on the same dyno to show you have made real gains or you have several cars on the same dyno to compare.
  12. Given the state of some of the cars I have seen 6 months after an MOT, I sincerly hope not. Goverment didnt follow the EU regualtion of moving to 2 year MOTs thankfully.
  13. Think it comes down to the type of checks that the police can pull you over for - so lights not working, stuff hanging off the car, bald tyres. This is all standard stuff as per the highway code: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-safe When you insure an MOT exempt car, you are advised that the car should be roadworthy and the best way of doing that is by having to MOT'd. When I insured a car that had previoulsy been Cat-N'd( old cat d), they again advised that although it didnt need a new MOT it must be roadworthy and advised that I get a new MOT done.
  14. Help needed 

    I'm looking to purchase a boot/tailgate seal and silver fuel door for my celica 2001 and is it best to buy a new seal 

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