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I've done it too!!!

Yes, I've swapped the Civic for an Accord Type S.

I got really fed up with the build quality issues of the Civ, harsh ride, noisy, irritating squeaks and rattles, suspension issues, annoying front seats when you put people in the back - setting back to an upright position - who sits like that!

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... And the result? I should have swapped ages ago! This car is amazing in every way. Solid, quiet, smooth, comfortable, and still looks the t**s!
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Nice one!

Enjoy. And consider doing a full wheel alignment on a Hunter DSP machine. Well worth doing to get the most out of the fancy double wishbones you now have.
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Great looking car.
Congratulations.
My main issues too are the suspension the build issues.....and the dreadful paint!!
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Thanks! Are there alignment issues then? I notice my steering wheel is slightly off but not much. Slight vibration at 80 mph too but put that down to balancing?
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Oh and this Hunter machine, any ideas who are more likely to have one of those?
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Cheers Robbo, turns out there is a place round the corner that has one!
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And consider doing a full wheel alignment on a Hunter DSP machine.
I know all about this, I had my T180 done 4 weeks ago on one and since the car has seemed very camber sensitive with the road, So I called Toyota last Monday to ask them what my settings are as the T180 / SR180 is different suspension to all other Auris and I also googled the chassis code on my print out. I found out through google the chassis code was a 1.6 Auris and Toyota confirmed this, I went back to the Hunter dealer and got my money back and booked the car in for yesterday at Toyota. I will confirm this is now much better and it may have cost me £20 more but I left the car half a day and was given a courtesy car so this imo is worth £20.

The hunter guy set my front at -12 toe when it should be set at +24 this explains a lot of the issues we have had.

IMO if the dealer as 4 wheel laser computer alignment then get it done there.

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Ah ok thanks for that info, may consider that then instead as it's going for service weds.
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Hunter places are here: www.AlignMyCar.co.uk

Mine was good before alignment, and perfect afterwards.
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Hunter places are here: www.AlignMyCar.co.uk

Mine was good before alignment, and perfect afterwards.
And this is the one I used found from the website link above

Tyre 4 U Ltd (HawkEyeAlign) http://www.tyre4u.co.uk/wheelalign.htm
7 Anglian Way
Southwell Road West
MANSFIELD
Nottinghamshire
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Tel: 01623 661501

Would not recommend or use again,
They quoted me £35 for the front and told me £7.50 for the rear but in fact charged me £35 for the front and £7.50 for EACH rear wheel + VAT making this £57.50 instead of £42.50 and on top of that the car was just awful and the guy was adamant it was set up correct and blamed camber angles (these where in manufacturer tolerances), the truth was when they entered the chassis number their Hunter machine recognised my car as a 1.6 Auris (which they set my car upto) but in fact we have a T180 2.2TD that is has full independent suspension unlike the 1.6 and different setting, now it has been done at the Toyota dealer (with the correct settings +24 total toe not - 12) the car is great and drives fine.

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Obviously the alignment is subject to the operator setting the car up as the correct car!!

Incredible that he got it so wrong. The place I used in Hinckley were good and relatively inexpensive, but in Leicester they were rude and wouldn't let me watch.

If you are down south, then this lot have an extremely good reputation.
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Yes, I've swapped the Civic for an Accord Type S.

I got really fed up with the build quality issues of the Civ, harsh ride, noisy, irritating squeaks and rattles, suspension issues, annoying front seats when you put people in the back - setting back to an upright position - who sits like that!

Anyway, got me this!



... And the result? I should have swapped ages ago! This car is amazing in every way. Solid, quiet, smooth, comfortable, and still looks the t**s!
Excellent choice. I have the exact same model and colour.

I do have one or two rattles and my seat squeaks but the car is much more durable than the Civic. You should be happy with it.
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Definately happy with it. Its so comfortable and an awesome cruiser, but still looks the part. Exactly what I like in a car.

The only thing i've found is that i'm assuming the previous owner was a fat bloke, as the drivers seat (half leather) bolster nearest the door is a bit.... soft!

Cheers Pottsy for recommendation too - ill look into that!
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