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nswnotill

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About nswnotill

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  • Birthday 12/12/1938

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  • Toyota Model
    2008 Aurion Touriing
  • Toyota Year
    2008
  • Location
    New South Wales
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  • Annual Mileage
    15,000 to 20,000
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    Ronald J
  1. Anusha, Your comments have been noted. I regularly have this phenomenon showing up on my 2008 model, particularly when manoeuvring a trailer in my back yard on rough and/or slippery grassy ground. The dash lights up like a Christmas tree. I basically ignore it now, as everything is functioning OK, and all the warning lights go out after a few trips on sealed roads. My guess is that it may be caused by general wear in the braking system, issues with the sensitivity of sensors and maybe other factors. (My Aurion has done 200K) With my late model Magna (which I previously owned) there was a dash switch to turn the ABS off which was very convenient. If it continues to bug me too much I may move to a rear wheel drive car, which possibly could address these issues.
  2. Wheel arch paint chips

    I purchase touch up kits through Ebay. Many different options available. However you should quote the paint code of your vehicle as shown on the compliance plate.
  3. Wheel arch paint chips

    Looks to me like it is from a shopping trolley
  4. Anyone else had this situation with these warning lights? On two recent occasions, when reversing a box trailer uphill on a wet grassy surface, the car seems to labour. The engine is trying to turn the wheels backwards, whilst the traction control is trying to prevent the wheels turning, as there is apparently some wheel spin on the grass. The movement is eventually completed, but immediately afterwards the VSC and engine lights come on, and remain on for several small journeys. Everything on the car works OK, and the lights eventually go out. Is this a common occurrence? It shakes one's confidence though.
  5. Looking at getting Aurion help ?

    Mark, I see lots of eligible Queensland Aurions On Gumtree and Carsales. Many are white or silver as you have already noted. However there are even some Prodigy's at reasonable prices which may be worth a look. I have nearly turned over 190K on the odo. on my 2008 Touring model with no troubles at all. No sticky dash either. However I religiously have it serviced by a reputable mechanic every 10,000 km. He informs me of potential issues before they occur, and I have had all of the common faults fixed or parts modified. I trust you can locate a good vehicle that will suit your requirements.
  6. Looking at getting Aurion help ?

    Personally, I wouold not have difficulty puirchasing a 2007 model, provided it has been regulary serviced. Also I consider anything under 150K on the odo. would be OK. However a transmission oil change ( see previous discussions) may be in order. My guesstimate is something around $8-9 thousand would be a fair price. What do others think?
  7. Looking at getting Aurion help ?

    I agree with Ashley (Campbeam). I have found my 2008 model to be very reliable. However a good 'record of service' logbook would be high on my priorities, after reading some of the threads on the woes of vehicles that were not serviced regularly, and subsequently had major engine issues. Attention to the external oil line on earlier models should also be addressed if applicable. Best of luck with your vehicle search.
  8. Even though I am an 'old geezer' I still appreciate the reserve power which is there on demand, compared to mediocre gas guzzling SUV's
  9. I sympathise with Ben Davis and the hassles he is having with his Aurion. As others have mentioned, perhaps it may be due to poor servicing by previous owner. I have now done 185K in my 2008 GSV40 Aurion with no trouble whatsoever. The vehicle is regularly serviced every 10K by a competent mechanic, and it runs as well as the day I purchased it. Granted there may be regular issues with some aspects of Aurions. However compared to the horror stories I read on other forums regarding reliability of Euro made vehicles (VW, Ford. M-B etc.) I am glad I made the choice I did.
  10. Drawing power overnight/ couple days

    Thanks Paul for the link. This is all interesting stuff. I have only had this happen once (I left a door partly open overnight). However with modern motor vehicles having more electronic and computerised gizmos, my guess is that this situation will occur more frequently.
  11. Weight of Aurion stock 16 inch wheels?

    You can always weigh items like wheels on a standard set of bathroom scales. First, weigh yourself in your standard clothing, and then again with a wheel in your hands. Take the scales to the garage if your wife objects to you bringing wlheels into the house.
  12. I have sometimes considered an upgrade from my current Aurion (2008 Touring) to a later model used GSV50R series Prodigy. However I have also contemplated a Honda Accord V6 (2012-2015) as an alternative. The Honda may cost a little more. Have any members had experience with direct comparison with these two makes? What do others think?
  13. High petrol consumption

    I am no expert in these things, but if I was regularly reading numbers like that on the display, and also needing to fill after a short distance, i would be having all of the vital functons checked by a competent mechanic who has access to a proper test rig. Sounds like a fuel delivery malfunction to me.
  14. Looking for a TRD 3500SL

    I understand that around 500+ TRD Aurions were produced. There seems to be a reasonable sprinkling of them for sale on Carsales and other vehicle sales websites. I am not sure how many TRD owners regularly check this forum. Best of luck with your search, although you are looking at a very specialised vehicle.
  15. Fuel Range Accurancy

    I treat the fuel display and the estimated range with some caution. In my opinion they are very conservative, and even when everything first reads ‘empty’ there is still around 10 litres left in the tank. I regard these readings as a ‘guesstimate’ only and do not try to push my luck by travelling too far with everything reading ‘empty’