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Auris Owner For Six Weeks

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Hi to all, its 6 weeks since i bought my 6month old 1.33 Auris and overall I

am happy with the car, it handles well, its quiet and its very comfortable, the

only slight letdown is I think its underpowered, but what was I expecting from a

1.33 engine, I will get used to it, and the Island blue is a nice change from my

silver Corolla, the dealer was Hills of Bishops Stortford, and I have nothing

but praise for them, I am still finding things out about the car, in another thread

on here I saw that the car has heated wing mirrors which i didnt know, but all in

all its all good so far, and a good forum too. :thumbsup:

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I think the 1.33 is great... as to being a little underpowered, well I came to the 1.33 after 8 years with a TSport, and you'll adjust to it, and it's really only when pulling away that it feels a little "soft"... on the move it's fine, and don't be afraid to use all the revs when needed. And when "not needed" :) and driven sensibly I get around 50 to 51 mpg.

Have you found the USB slot for music on a memory stick ?

The only "characteristic" I have noted is that when driven super super sensibly... and not on short runs either... is that the stop/go appears to decide conditions aren't right and it fails to operate. I posted a thread on this... I'm sure no one believes me, and it can be like that for 10 to 15 miles or more. It won't be a fault... more like some software characteristic. Happens perhaps one day out of 20, and brisker acceleration and harder driving seems to correct it, or it's OK the next day.

I think it's a greatly underated car... and I looked at loads before settling on the Auris.

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I think the 1.33 is great... as to being a little underpowered, well I came to the 1.33 after 8 years with a TSport, and you'll adjust to it, and it's really only when pulling away that it feels a little "soft"... on the move it's fine, and don't be afraid to use all the revs when needed. And when "not needed" :) and driven sensibly I get around 50 to 51 mpg.

Have you found the USB slot for music on a memory stick ?

The only "characteristic" I have noted is that when driven super super sensibly... and not on short runs either... is that the stop/go appears to decide conditions aren't right and it fails to operate. I posted a thread on this... I'm sure no one believes me, and it can be like that for 10 to 15 miles or more. It won't be a fault... more like some software characteristic. Happens perhaps one day out of 20, and brisker acceleration and harder driving seems to correct it, or it's OK the next day.

I think it's a greatly underated car... and I looked at loads before settling on the Auris.

I've noticed that! I can bomb down the motorway for 50 miles, exit the motorway to a junction and it wont cut the engine out.... yet at the next set of traffic lights it will

It's a very underrated car, which is a shame, its quiet, comfortable, imo it looks very nice, especially if you have say tinted rear windows and the toyota motorsport spoiler... I'm very glad I bought the car!

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I think they are good looking cars as well, under-rated by some in the press, but they tend not to really know what they are talking about. One thing I know a lot of people have said with the diesel is that they feel it is not refined and quite noisy....it may just be me, but I found the noise in the cabin better than in a friend's Passat.

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I think the 1.33 is great... as to being a little underpowered, well I came to the 1.33 after 8 years with a TSport, and you'll adjust to it, and it's really only when pulling away that it feels a little "soft"... on the move it's fine, and don't be afraid to use all the revs when needed. And when "not needed" :) and driven sensibly I get around 50 to 51 mpg.

Have you found the USB slot for music on a memory stick ?

The only "characteristic" I have noted is that when driven super super sensibly... and not on short runs either... is that the stop/go appears to decide conditions aren't right and it fails to operate. I posted a thread on this... I'm sure no one believes me, and it can be like that for 10 to 15 miles or more. It won't be a fault... more like some software characteristic. Happens perhaps one day out of 20, and brisker acceleration and harder driving seems to correct it, or it's OK the next day.

I think it's a greatly underated car... and I looked at loads before settling on the Auris.

Yes I have found the USB and I have 2 cheapie players and only the one works when connected, I have one made by Creative, a Zen I think its called, and that one is fine, but the other one which is a iPod Shuffle doesnt, and yes I have had conditions where the stop/go doesnt operate, as regarding the mpg, would you say that the readings that the car gives you are reasonably accurate or not, ta for your reply.

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Interesting I'm not the only one to notice the stop/go issue... wonder if any Yaris owners have the noticed the same.

The USB port is great as I just use a 2GB memory stick and put all I want on there from the PC.

MPG readout... I find it's unbelievably accurate (far better than the TSport which showed say 42 and calculated out at nearer 40)and to within dare I say 0.5mpg on the three or so times I worked it out doing a brim fill. I know that sounds incredible, but it's what I measured.

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