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      12-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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F.S. One of the most boring cars available

No, not a Nissan Almera

But close.

October 2003 (53 plate) Toyota Avensis T-Spirit Auto 2 litre petrol.

(You can change thread now if you want!!)

It's a saloon (with fold down rear seats to be slightly more versatile!), finished in boring beige, sorry, Metallic Gold.
All the Toyota Toys, Integrated flip screen Nav, Leather (forgot to look if it had heated seats too), cruise, traction, etc. etc. etc. yawn.

It's done 54000 miles from new. It's a one owner car and has full Toyota history.
It has a single electric's fixed towbar (garden trailer) and is generally in very good condition apart from a battle scar on the left front wing/bumper (about 6 inches long) - the result of a kiss with the garage door pillar I believe. This has been poorly touched up. I noticed some surface scratches in the boot lid which look like shopping bag scars.

Tax runs out on 31st, and then it is on SORN. It has no MOT, but I will be getting it done in the New Year.

I have driven it a few miles and it seems straight, pulls up quickly, although the brakes squeak a little under light application (It hadn't been run for quite a few months). The engine is quiet and the gearchange as swift as it will ever be. The trip computer showed 29mpg average with me wringing it's neck, as it is pretty sluggish (compared to the 335 anyway!!). It has sequential up/down gearbox too if you want to work at it or burn rubber.

The elderly owner has had medical problems and he will now never drive again.

WeBuyAnyCar have quoted 2235 for it in that condition, so any offer in excess of that will be considered.

Still with me?
You must be desperate!!!

Have a good Christmas

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      12-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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or one of the most reliable cars ever made...

dull as dishwater but definately a market for these out there, just not here!
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Definately one of the boring but on the other hand one of the reliable cars for that money.

I would have taken it if it was up for sale last month. ended up buying a Honda coupe for about the same money.
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I was tempted to buy if for myself, but the old Mundane-o is still good, and 55mpg diesel is probably a better bet than a 30mpg petrol.

Having said that, my son is borrowing the Ford this weekend, so if it doesn't survive, who knows!!! (He wanted to use the Touring, but I politely declined on insurance grounds)

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Any pics?
Not at the moment Carl,
He's away with his family, and I go away on Sunday so it will be mid-Jan.
TBH, I only put it on here on the off-chance.
I'd not let it go without an MOT, but that's not a major issue as I can get the Good Lady to get that done whilst I'm away. She could take some pictures, but I'm pretty confident that she would never be able to upload them!!
If you're really interested I could get round that though.

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I'll google what it looks like Mike, do not worry, seems a great buy for someone!
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I'll google what it looks like Mike, do not worry, seems a great buy for someone!
Look better with the eyes closed!!

The diesel Avensis are firm favourites with the Taxi brigade.
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It's a saloon (with fold down rear seats to be slightly more versatile!),
A much underused feature on an Avensis,fold them down and it makes the car more aerodynamic,less weighty,therefore faster in a straight line.

I'd pay more attention to this detail Mike,it could prove to be the most salient point in an advert,and will have potential buyers flocking to the door.

I kid you not,ask any Nova driver
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A much underused feature on an Avensis,fold them down and it makes the car more aerodynamic,less weighty,therefore faster in a straight line.

I'd pay more attention to this detail Mike,it could prove to be the most salient point in an advert,and will have potential buyers flocking to the door.

I kid you not,ask any Nova driver
Yeah. Not too many Nova drivers on this forum though.

I was going to mention the electric fold-in mirrors - they give another 4 mph, although the towbar negates that!!
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