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cuius

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    Auris Hybrid
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    2015
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  1. Had a Mk. 1 on 15"s, and now a Mk. 2 on 17"s - find economy between 5-10% worse, but ride is improved
  2. Have a Mk 2 pre-update HSD and get "the noise" occasionally - usually only aware of it on long downhill cruises. Rare enough to not be bothered by it, and trying to convince a dealer of it would be hard work
  3. Hybrid's been in our Spanish dealer's showroom for the last couple of weeks. Basically an Auris on steroids - a challenging design - assume brief was to be funkier than Nissan's X-over efforts
  4. Have an early 2015 HSD (pre-facelift) in Spain - took it in for its 30,000kms service last week, and was asked to bring it in again today for replacement headlights (and a new steering column and associated parts - they pointed out there was excess play in the assembly). Never found either was a problem
  5. Waiting for the Ioniq or Niro plug-ins, due next year
  6. This article may be relevant: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/97669/carmakers-accused-of-fitting-dangerous-tyre-pressure-monitors When you read the requirement of monitoring a 20% deflation - that's 6+psi on a normal reading
  7. Wouldn't it be safer to look at the one adjacent to the speedometer?
  8. Given the exorbitant price Toyota charge for a sat-nav, in the Auris, I've gone for a Garmin DriveAssist 50 combined satnav/dashcam, includes lifetime map updates, Agreed, have to put up with an exposed cable; but at a saving of £300/400 plus cost of updates, and it's transferable, I can live with that
  9. There is a road test of the n 2WD Rav4 Hybrid on the current Auto Express website, and they note: " Over a mixed driving route we found around 40mpg to be the norm, which is acceptable but no better than the diesel." (Why road testers always compare a petrol automatic to a diesel manual is a mystery, as usual) In passing, they rated it as 2* only, and generally not impressed http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/rav4/97446/toyota-rav4-hybrid-2wd-2016-review
  10. http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/prius/97262/new-toyota-prius-plug-in-hybrid-2016-review
  11. Didn't get beyond the "PHV" sign in the second image - do Toyota have a design department?
  12. "... The sooner car makers give up on this nonsense and move to Carplay / Android Auto the better. " Not sure about Carplay, but the Kia Niro hybrid includes: " Android Auto Connectivity** - ✓ ✓ ✓ Kia Connected Services Featuring TomTom® (Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search & Weather Updates)**
  13. Spend my life between NW Spain (Southern UK-type climate) and SE Spain (Mediterranean-type) - overall the year, there's probably a 5+ mpg difference
  14. If you don't have an inbuilt sat-nav, consider the Garmin DriveAssist which combines a 5" sat-nav (with lifetime maps and traffic) with a dash-cam, and can be mounted on their dash-mounted Portable Friction Mount (an update of the old beanbag mount) Garmin DriveAssist Flexible Friction Mount
  15. "2016 Hyundai Ioniq to cost from £19,995" http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2016-hyundai-ioniq-cost-£19995 http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/hyundai/93797/new-hyundai-ioniq-2016-full-uk-pricing-and-specs-announced