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  1. Hmm if it’s the one I think it is then the previous owner took it for a mot with an illegal tyre and the tpms light warning them about it! I’d be looking very closely at the maintenance history on it. It’s a year older but there is a blue on at the dealer near that red one. I’d look at that at least to compare. Dealer will give a year warranty and although older it has a bit less miles on it. It’s listed for more but you might get them down a bit.
  2. Hybrid battery replacement would be very expensive but also pretty rare. You definitely want to see service history from Lexus or Toyota (they have the tools and knowledge for servicing hybrids as well as the Prius is the same as the CT in most ways). At 56k miles it should have had at least 5 visits for servicing. Dealers also do a hybrid health check and that gives a report in the battery and also adds a years warranty to the hybrid system. Not much goes wrong with the CT. It often comes out top in reliability surveys. Have a look at the condition of the exhaust heat shield. Not too expensive to replace if needed but a bargaining point. They often rust at the mounting points and are not covered under the body corrosion warranty.
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    No, only if they are old or damaged in the tyre changing process. I’ve had one tyre off for a puncture within a month of getting the car and then again with the other 3 when I got cross climates put in. Make sure the garage fitting knows it has sensors so they can be extra careful and ensure they put the wheels back on in the same position.
  4. This. Quite common on Japanese cars as in Japan they often don’t have a fog light so they swap out a reversing light for a fog light to comply with EU/UK rules.
  5. Shame you are at the other end of the country from me. I’ve got a hardly used set of the oem tyres in the garage as I swapped them for cross climates before winter set in.
  6. I usually notice it on a poor surface rather than depending on traffic passing in the opposite direction. Temperature also seems to play a part, actually worse when warmer.
  7. Yep they changed the hill assist. It is automatic in the 2018 cars, although I sometimes find it doesn’t engage on lesser slopes where I would have manually engaged it in my 2014. Go find a big hill with no one behind and give it a test 😀
  8. If the car is in full sun today then clear out any blockage of the cooling inlet as above and try again once the car has cooled down. Found some related info on it over on Prius Chat (the CT 200h has the same hybrid setup):
  9. Funny I raised window noise with my dealer this week on my 2018 F Sport. My 2014 never had it but my 2018 has an occasional almost rattle from the windows glass. If you lower the window a tiny bit then it really vibrates (which is fair enough) but the same noise happens fully up only less noticeable. The dealer tech heard it but could only confirm it’s down to the design of the seal. In my case I’ve just put up with it and only raised it with the dealer when the car was in for service anyway. Like you I think they have changed the window seal design and introduced noise (occasional rattle and slightly more wind noise).
  10. Ok I’ve done a bit more reading. Apparently on the phone you have to go into settings and start it there. Then select it on the car.
  11. Have you plugged the Android phone handset in? I don't think it works over Bluetooth.
  12. Not sure if this would work but perhaps worth checking if you can pull the radio unit out and connect the aux into the back of it directly there? You might have to disconnect the aux from the centre console but it would be neat.