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DeafDave76

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About DeafDave76

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    Toyota MY11 Aurion Touring SE
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    2012
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    Western Australia

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  1. Replacing Aurion wipers

    They were $29 each catridge. I did think about the slip ins (blade insert replacement) but their pricing is too close to the catridge pricing so i went for catridge for both sides. I can understand where you got confused I was paying $58 each!
  2. Replacing Aurion wipers

    I replaced mine just 3 weeks ago. SCA brand and couldnt be happier. Had the original wipers since new and blades were getting worn out so hence the decision to replace it before the next set of winter next year. Bought a pair for $58 as it was father's day special saving me just $20. Triton brand were run out! Be sure to match the brand with the aurion's part number
  3. 12" Navigation screen for Toyota Aurion

    Direct link: the website you bought this from? EBAY or direct link to the specific ebay page?
  4. 12" Navigation screen for Toyota Aurion

    Thanks mate. Is your car a 2012 up model correct (based on the car in background)? And where do you get the harness for this and I have just noticed the there are different languages I mean under that car picture you got i am guessing arabic language and the controls are in all in english. And can you provide a direct link for all of us please? I am pretty sure the guys would appreciate it if there are options. Maybe there is an english version for all this? Cheers
  5. 12" Navigation screen for Toyota Aurion

    Just one question...where are the climate controls? A/C, demister for front and rear windows, temperature. I can say the thing is so big!
  6. 07 or 08 Aurion ZR6 ????

    Go for the gold. Less KMS and better looking IMO
  7. See attached. Thats discrimination right?
  8. My new 2011 Aurion Touring

    Should be simple plug and play. I can check the manual and get back to you tomorrow. sorry for delay as I haven't been using this site since 22nd December lol. I was checking the forum before I leave for home
  9. My new 2011 Aurion Touring

    You and me have the same black car except I bought mine in 2012 for 0 kms on clock. It's nearing 50,000 kms now Cheers Dave
  10. Toyota Aurion vs. Honda Accord V6

    I did test drive the V6 accord 6 years ago before I settled on Aurion cos of capped service price. Power wise... V6 Accord (the current one) is 206kw with 339Nm where Aurion (also current one) 200kw with 336Nm so not much difference in between them but Honda V6 does have the deactivation cyclinder for fuel economy reason when pressing cruise button where Aurion doesn't have that option. I haven't seen what fuel economy is like but I am happy with my Aurion when on a long drive as its best was 7.1 litres per 100km and city/urban I am impressed. Ride quality: yes Honda Accord V6 was smooth and so comfortable when I test drove it but Aurion is also the same but a tad more firmer than Honda's but still liveable with daily traffic. If you want something different then by the means go for Honda V6 but there are other V6's you haven't thought about but yes the reliability is a must. To give you content: read up on this one: http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/86-9th-generation/ (ain't a member but a valuable research tool)
  11. 2018 Imported Camry Aurion Models

    That article mentions a V6 but i wouldn't hold my breath if they actually did boost from normal 200kw.
  12. Competitors to Aurion Sportivo?

    I had all but forgotten about Subaru Liberty! It is cos they don't do much sales lately (the POS facelift 2-3 models back before the current facelift did hurt the sales). Yes the servicing costs are a big factor in why Liberty sales are so down. KIA however while improving, still lags behind Camry in sales for medium category. But that will all be over soon if the rumours about the KIA GT is true. Come to think of it, I have noticed a bit of downtread when it comes to medium to large category cos everyone has jumped aboard the SUV bandwagon. Example is this link: http://www.caradvice.com.au/504292/november-2016-vfacts-new-vehicle-sales-numbers-winners-and-losers-detailed/ I have to admit while I am not surprised by Holden Commodore still the leader of large car sales, the biggest surprise is the number of Aurions vs Falcons. There are people out there choosing to buy Aurions over Falcons. Traditionally it's usually Commodore, Falcon and Aurion last. This time it is different and yes it is just for November. I haven't got the faintest what the year to date is yet!
  13. Competitors to Aurion Sportivo?

    Alright as far as I recall... Now yes Holden's SV6 and Ford's XR6 are in similar specs but their category were large where Toyota Aurion and Honda Accord both were medium large category Honda Accord with its V6 and FWD is the Toyota Aurion's direct competitor. Both have different levels of specs but the main difference was Honda only had 2 specs (can't remember what they were called) where Aurion had: ATX, Touring, Sportivo SX6, Prodigy, Sportivo ZR6 and Presara. That's 6 specs compared to Honda's 2. Price wise: on different levels. The ATX, Touring, Sportivo SX6 were aimed for budget where Prodigy, Sportivo ZR6 and Presara were aimed for people with money to burn! Honda's 2 specs were not aimed at budget at all. Both were priced above in the Sportivo ZR6 and Presara area. As for other V6's in same size wise as Honda Accord and Toyota Aurion, it was actually VW Passat and Chrysler 200C. I also remember another V6 and it was Mitsubishi 380 before its demise (to this day I still lament the loss of it as it allows more choices to pick. Ex owned Magna). Although I had to laugh a few years back when Ford Mondeo came out and annouced the competition was against Aurion until they realized the error and changed it to Camry. As OP mentioned, the Mazda 6 and Honda Accord Euro (which is no longer on sale here) both are 4 cyl engines but are direct competition to Toyota Camry. Camry's direct competitors are actually: Ford Mondeo (now with new engines, one of them a potent 177kw. Have yet to test drive this one. One of the 3 to have wagon form) Mazda 6 (now with SkyActiv engines. Have yet to test drive those. One of the 3 to have wagon form) Honda Accord (the 4 cyl engine one that effectively replaces the Euro) Skoda Octovia (the RS version could give Aurion a run for its money. One of the 3 to have wagon form) VW Jetta Holden Malibu (although I know it is discontinued but there is another one coming soon) Suzuki Kizashi (recently got a turbo engine but still isn't powerful enough) KIA Optima (non turbo ones. Turbo ones would be closer to Aurion area) Hyundai Sonata (known as i40) Um i think that's it.
  14. Actually i never follow Choice. Each to their own anyway
  15. My car is a 2011 Touring SE bought new with 0kms in odo and had stock Bridgestone tyres. That was 2012. That didn't last long and was already worn out at 30,000 kms this year. Those tyres were Bridgestone Ecopia something. I ended up switching to Michelin tyre Primacy LC as my previous silver Aurion prior to its write off had Michelin Energy XM2 tyres and was the most quietest I ever had. Best in fuel economy as well. The reason I picked Michelin Primacy LC for my current car was because I wanted quiet and comfort with the benefits of fuel economy for good measure. So far it has been so good that I end up filling my car once a month! I really wanted to get Energy XM2 but Michelin stopped making them. So if you wanted a Michelin tyre, http://www.michelin.com.au/AU/en/tires/Toyota/Aurion/2011/Touring Special Edition/6Sp Auto 3__5L V6.html I am not sure on other brands but these are the ones I would go for: Pirelli - had Pirelli tyres on my old Magna prior to its write off with new rims on it. Great tyres! Kumho KU22 - have this on the family's Toyota Spacia van. Good grip in wet weather and was comfortable on roads no matter where you are at.