January 30, 2010
Philip Lamprey, from Bridgend in South Wales, is delighted with his new model Toyota Avensis TR from Cab Direct. When Philip got his hackney license, only nine months ago, he considered all his options before deciding which cab to buy. In the end, the ever-popular Toyota Avensis beat the competition hands down.
Philip explains: “When I decided to take up taxiing I sought advice from mechanics and other people in the know as I wanted to make sure I bought a vehicle that was up to the job. Everyone recommended the Avensis and now that I’ve got one, I can see why. It’s great!”
Reliability & Drive
For more than a decade the Toyota Avensis has been a firm favorite with the UK’s hard working taxi trade. Toyota’s latest model, however, takes the proud Avensis reputation to an even higher level. There’s simply no disputing Toyota’s reputation for reliability and the Avensis is testament to that. Outstanding build quality is your assurance of a pleasurable drive, every fare. From the responsive D-4D diesel power plant to the smooth, 6-speed gearbox there’s no compromise about this superb workhorse.
Philip comments: “The new Avensis is simply fantastic to drive. The fuel consumption is impressive too. You know, with Toyota, that you have a reliable engine too. In this trade, that kind of peace of mind is crucial.”
Another big plus point for Philip is the specification available with the new model range. The spec on the entry-level T2 is simply superb, offering air-conditioning, electric windows, power-assisted steering and a MP3-compatible radio/CD audio system featuring 6-speakers as standard. All new Avensis models also come equipped with seven airbags as standard for added reassurance.
Upgrade to a higher spec model, as Philip did, and you’ll also enjoy digital climate control, Bluetooth™ connectivity, automatic wipers and headlights and the all-important 17” alloys wheels.
Philip says: “I’ve been really impressed with the spec in the Avensis. I’d most definitely recommend it to other divers. Other drivers in my area love it too!”
Bigger than its predecessor, the new Avensis creates a spacious and comfortable environment for both drivers and passengers alike. The increased boot capacity is sure to prove popular too.
Philip says: “The space in the Avensis is fantastic – it makes for a very relaxing and comfortable drive. The driver’s seat is great too. The lumbar support comes in really handy when you’re spending such long hours behind the wheel.”
Best of all, the great news for taxi drivers is that Cab Direct have negotiated a unique taxi trade special price with Toyota, offering the fabulous, all-new model Avensis at an unbeatable price of only £59.95 weekly plus VAT.
Philip continues in his praise: “I can’t fault the Avensis. All-round, it’s just a great taxi. I’d happily recommend Cab Direct too – when it’s time to renew I’ll be going straight back to them.”