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About cuius

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  • First Name Colin

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  • Toyota Model Auris Hybrid
  • Toyota Year 2015
  • UK/Ireland Location Other/NonUK
  • Interests General Automotive
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  1. Sat nav update.

    Coincidence - £109 = Garmin nuvi 67LM 6-Inch Satellite Navigation System with UK, Ireland, Western Europe Maps and Lifetime Updates
  2. Because virtually every review of Toyota hybrids is marked down because of the e-CVT box (" while the CVT causes the petrol engine to rev noisily hard", for example).
  3. Not exactly bursting with enthusiasm - not enough "soft plastics"
  4. The "Prius" Ioniq
  5. Anyone Used The Free Map Update

    ...but is £15 more than I paid for a TomTom with 6" screen and lifetime 4-per-year European map updates and traffic alerts - also daily updates of minor changes from users via their mapshare facility
  6. Anyone Used The Free Map Update

    Another vote for TomTom. In NW Spain we had three major roads open during the year (forthcoming elections help ). Two opened in April and were included in the TomTom May update; Then one of them had a further extension opened later in the year, and it was included in the November update. Garmin (Here) have had two updates since April - none of these roads are shown.
  7. Will have a look at the Kia Niro hybrid, due next year; mainly because it has a dual-clutch gearbox. The Toyota CVT in a hilly area is vocally challenging. Wonder if they'll maintain the 7 year warranty (Toyota only three years in Spain)?
  8. "'s the shorter journeys that kill mpg..." - define "short". Find just the opposite, it's the long motorway journeys, within speed limits, that kill mpg
  9. Toyota hybrids are usually described as having an "e-CVT" - electronically-control continuously-variable transmission; however, the forthcoming RAV4 hybrid is shown on the Toyota Europe website as having a "6 speed sequential shift e-CVT". A road test report notes "That power flows through a planetary gear set CVT with six “speeds” in sport mode, and on to a second electric motor that drives the rear wheels when needed." Is it a different type, or is this marketing men speak?
  10. "...with the inclusion of more soft-touch materials ..." - apart from magazine road-testers (you get an extra star in Autocar), who lovingly strokes their dashboard to see if it's "soft touch"
  11. Amongst others
  12. 2016 Toyota Prius Video Review

    Be interesting to see how the new Prius gets on going against the Kia Hybrid, which is also due next year - the latter is going to be in the compact crossover format - the fastest growing market segment in Europe - as well as the Toyota C-HR in the same segment - and both are estimated at 75% of the Prius's anticipated price
  13. Take your pick on pricing: "As a result of the more premium mechanical package, the new Toyota Prius could move upmarket slightly, starting from around £25,000, leaving the Auris and Yaris hybrids for those on a tighter budget." "The new Prius is due on sale in the UK in the first quarter of 2016. Prices are likely to stay broadly in line with the current edition’s, with a starting figure of around £22,000." "Prices should start at around £25,000."
  14. Map Of Europe

    TomTom have a "Mapshare" facility whereby user reports of map changes can be downloaded to your sat-nav daily: "Map Share technology allows you to make changes to the map on your navigation device or to report map changes online, depending on the model of navigation device. These changes instantly improve your routing and they can also be shared with the Map Share community of 21 million people. The FREE Daily Map Changes that you receive from the Map Share community include the more dynamic and frequent road changes such as: Changed speed limitsNew street namesBlocked roadsNew traffic directionsAltered turn restrictionsYou benefit from the local knowledge of the unique TomTom Map Share community who spot and report these changes, helping to get you to your destination without unwanted surprises. New changes become available every day and you simply need to connect your navigation device to your computer as often as you like to give your map a boost."