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« Reply #720 on: October 08, 2011, 11:47:54 AM »

Hi. I'm Jim, husband and father of six. Just bought our first Toyota: An eight seat 1998 Emina, just imported. We love the vehicle. I've heard that undersealing would be a good idea before subjecting it to its first winter over here. Does anyone have any views or advice on this?

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« Reply #721 on: October 08, 2011, 01:07:23 PM »

Hi Jim, good to have you onboard. I noticed you have raised a topic about underseal so will respond to that.  Smiley
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« Reply #722 on: October 08, 2011, 10:15:59 PM »

welcome Jim glad you found us. Good place for sound advice. have a good look around the site
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« Reply #723 on: October 13, 2011, 12:23:59 AM »

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« Reply #724 on: October 16, 2011, 08:09:21 PM »

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« Reply #725 on: October 16, 2011, 08:24:45 PM »

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« Reply #726 on: October 31, 2011, 09:40:31 PM »

Hi to all from Sussex 96 Estima 2wd 3c-te auto had my bus for six years now,and still loving it, apart from the MPG.....Baz
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« Reply #727 on: October 31, 2011, 09:44:16 PM »

welcome aboard. when your on the veg oil you no longer worry about the mpg. just where your getting your next batch from to filter. glad the bus is treating you well

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« Reply #728 on: February 04, 2012, 01:55:11 AM »

 Smiley Name.Roy Melling,Age 53yrs,Occupation Ambulance Service Front Line 22yrs (Retired ill health) Time served heavy diesel fitter.Hello everyone and thankyou for accepting me as a new member.I have owned Toyota MP Vs since 1997,we have had four.My first one was a Toyota Townace Royal Lounge that was only 3years old,one of the first imports in my area (Wigan) and cost us �7995,it was the most expensive,and best car we have ever bought but it was worth every penny.Everyone who rode in it said the same and some even went out and bought one themselves,great days.

It was Champagne in colour and had velor captain seats and electric curtains all round,Automatic,air con, moon roof and all the bells and switches you could wish for,we had it for more than 5years without spending a penny on repairs (apart from regular services and a new towbar) and it never let us down,come wind sun or snow it started first time everytime.We towed our 21ft Tristar caravan without any additional oil coolers and it was as steady as a rock on the motorway.

On a trip out to a car boot sale one Sunday and whilst leaving the car park the driver of a car behind us came to my door window and asked me how much we would sell it to him for,as he had been looking for one like ours for some time without any luck.At that time we had it for more than 5years but not having any thought of getting shut I said give me �5,500 and you can have it.The following afternoon after a test drive around Knott end and Pilling were we had our caravan we shook hands and we waved goodbye to our first and our best Toyota MPV with a wad of �5,500 in new notes,we could not believe we had 5 years of first class motoring for just �2,500 and the buyer was over the moon at the �5,500 he had paid.

The next time we saw him was about 2 years later at another boot sale he still had the Townace and had travelled all over Europe without a single problem and I have no doubt that it gave many more years service to him and future owners.We now have a Toyota Estima Lucida 1994 (Our 4th) Cost �900 2 years ago,no rust,well looked after by its previous owners starts fist time everytime in perminant 4 wheel drive it will pull a house down LOL and has never let us down until today Cry when the battery bit the dust with the ice cold weather.

I am lucky to have a cousin who deals in Mazda Bongo and Toyota,he brought me up a new battery and fitted it,back on the road in in 10Min's flat lol. He has a very busy garage and is well known all over the country for his quality motors his garage is called "Wheel Quick" specialising in Alloy wheels and tyres of every kind its in Pemberton Wigan and he is a first class bloke really helpfull and very knowledgeable on these and other imports,if you are in the area call in and check him out,I am sure you will find a warm Wigan welcome.

If I have one bee in my bonnet with owning a Toyota Estima,or most imported cars it the total rip off when you come to insure them,I  am sure you can all tell a tale about that subject.After many days of ringing round (1 not at fault previous accident no claim and no cost to insurer,Max no claims protected) I managed to get a good policy from Be -Wise Insurance (Norwich Union/Aviva) for �619.77p.I had quotes up to �2,000 + how do these people come up with these figures and still manage to sleep at night. .

 I look forward to contributing were I can to the forum and although my health is not as good as it was I can still help with advice if needed and would love to here from local members and any Christian members,and members who enjoy camping weekends and member meets in the local areas.

Kind Regards...Roy.
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« Reply #729 on: February 04, 2012, 11:24:11 AM »

Hello and Welcome Roy.Sounds like your a committed Toyota Nut.Before my present Estima I owned a 92 Townace TD,that bus opened my eyes to Toyota,dead reliable and had the best MPG of any motor I've ever owned ;)Only thing against the Townace SITTING OVER THE FRONT WHEELS WHEN GOING OVER SPEED BUMPS Shocked :obut that's another storey 
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« Reply #730 on: February 04, 2012, 02:55:46 PM »

welcome aboard insurance can be a sod, try chris knott they don't have a web site but you can find there number on here. that or where with tesco's yes they say the dont insure imports but if you skip that you'll find they actually have our cars listed im paying �400 a year
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« Reply #731 on: February 04, 2012, 08:59:02 PM »

Hi & thank you for your kind welcome Smiley,and for that Insurance tip,I will definitely give them a try at my renewal date next January.I tried loads of insurance web sites (including Tesco) and as you say one of the first things most of them they say is "they don't insure imports" so you automatically move onto the next one.Although I am retired and currently don't require this additional type of cover I have also noticed with any car insurance is that at one time traveling to and from work in your car was always classed as an integral part of your insurance cover,not anymore now they want even more money for that addition as well .I do hope the Government hurry up with there inquiry into the highly inflated car insurance costs that we in the UK have to pay to the greedy insurance firms,and stop them blaming the high cost on the claims culture when instead they should judge it on the persons own driving record,once again common sense has now left the process of buying car Insurance Sad.
    Kind Regards.....Roy
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« Reply #732 on: February 04, 2012, 11:51:33 PM »

Agree 100% on the insurance side.Think there should be a Gov backed NATIONAL CAR INSURANCE scheme �25..T/party    �100..TPFT  �200..F/comp
That lowers each year you don't have a claim Wink
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« Reply #733 on: March 27, 2012, 11:20:17 AM »

Hiya and welcome ... I just insured my bus with rac was cheapest at �286. For me and mrs   Grin ... Was a �100 more than previa .... .. Happy days
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