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12 hours ago, Devon Aygo said:

As you have android auto you can update Maps OTA either by mobile data or WIFI connection, to keep data costs down the car will only update UK/IE maps if you want the full western EU you need a USB.

To access ensure you have a MyT account & data connection press setup button, then on LH menu select Online, then Toyota online, input your MyT account details if you haven't already then scroll down and select map update.

This will only work for the newer system I think, I have my car synced with MyT, I have tethering on, I have the info system registered yet it would go over, the info system still says go to toyota.eu and download which is via usb

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On 5/31/2022 at 7:05 AM, Daveya said:

Just picked up a 2020 2.0ltr Excel Corolla in Manhattan Grey. Had to scour the country to get the right deal and ended driving 700 mile round trip plus a night in a hotel to get one. Thats a story for another day, using internet and phone to deal with 25 dealers .

Won't bother listing everything I like all been said here, I've come from high mileage area manager in fast diesels and some decent private cars like tuned Saab and tuned MX5, and now in semi retirement and got this as need to ferry lad about as he hops between university and stuff like that. Only brief test drive in 1.8. Car comfy good interior looks good etc etc and infotainment not as bad as reviewers make out .

Anyway, some observations.

330 miles and 57mpg, I'll take that, EV mode at 70 going downhill was nice.

Ride on the 18s with those skinny tires is excellent, probably what impressed me most .

Chassis ok, but steering very light and not much feedback, not a car to hustle down the lanes.

Sport mode and the flappy panels really quite funny actyally, if you use these you've possibly bought the wrong car. All I used was ECO mode and found that flooring the pedal was more than enough to take off around lorries. Watching the total mpg plummet when you did and ECO score drop was a giggle. But the response even in ECO more was fine.

The 2ltr has effortless power for everyday driving and in sport mode can keep the company car nutters in 320Ds at bay over 100 yards but I won't be using that, just tested it.

Battery is only 3 bars when I got home, went out later and after a mile the eco mode wasn't available. Think the car was stood at the dealer for a while, when I collected it had to have a new 12v battery and it's only 2 years old.

LTA and ACC are superb and as good as the Volvo and Audi I've had .

Android auto meh, can't get many apps as I have podcasts on YouTube and other apps and can't access it, plus I like the nav directions on the digital dash better with the car system, plus just seems an easier system to use and Google maps not as quick to get me in the right lane as the car system, a pet hate of mine. So just gonna stick with the car .

The Manhattan grey really suits it, only one I could find with a dealer willing to deal was a long way away but worth it .

So very impressed. Surprisingly easy car to master , a few YouTube's and and away you go.

Oh and can't see the point of the hill assist, the creep does it all for you. I suppose someone starting on a literally vertical hill might use it .

All in all probably just going to keep it in ECO mode . Best thing so far? The economy is as good as claimed, it looks great and is a very comfortable effortless drive. Worst thing? Probably steering feel but as I've just come from a modded MX5 that's just probably muscle memory .

Very good car .

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I have the 2.0 Design ST also in Manhatten Grey which is a great colour choice. :biggrin: Done nearly 8000 miles now so getting close to the first service. I agree that the steering is a bit light but you get used to it. Maybe better on different tyres to the Falken's fitted as standard. Had Falkens a few years ago on a Fiesta and swore I'd never have them again as it felt like you were on ice even in the summer!  Economy now between 55 and 56mpg. I generally do a 20 mile commute every day but on B roads and very little traffic usually with a longer run once or twice a month on A roads and motorways. A great car in lots of ways and suits my liefstyle so very happy so far.

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12 hours ago, Bozz said:

I have the 2.0 Design ST also in Manhatten Grey which is a great colour choice. :biggrin: Done nearly 8000 miles now so getting close to the first service. I agree that the steering is a bit light but you get used to it. Maybe better on different tyres to the Falken's fitted as standard. Had Falkens a few years ago on a Fiesta and swore I'd never have them again as it felt like you were on ice even in the summer!  Economy now between 55 and 56mpg. I generally do a 20 mile commute every day but on B roads and very little traffic usually with a longer run once or twice a month on A roads and motorways. A great car in lots of ways and suits my liefstyle so very happy so far.

I’m not far off 13,000 miles in mine (same spec as yours). I’m seeing over 59mpg on latest tank, despite the E10 fuel, this is better than I was getting last summer (58mpg) on E5 

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29 minutes ago, Gray86 said:

I’m not far off 13,000 miles in mine (same spec as yours). I’m seeing over 59mpg on latest tank, despite the E10 fuel, this is better than I was getting last summer (58mpg) on E5 

Very impressive mpg for the 2 litre engine 

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On 6/1/2022 at 10:24 PM, Spo2 said:

 

On 5/31/2022 at 9:22 AM, Daveya said:

Actual car rather than stock. The satin looks satin in shade and metallic in the sun, similar to to the Audi Nardo

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Did they change all four alloys, as the first picture they're not the same?

On 5/31/2022 at 8:12 PM, Devon Aygo said:

As you have android auto you can update Maps OTA either by mobile data or WIFI connection, to keep data costs down the car will only update UK/IE maps if you want the full western EU you need a USB.

To access ensure you have a MyT account & data connection press setup button, then on LH menu select Online, then Toyota online, input your MyT account details if you haven't already then scroll down and select map update.

How have I not known this before, thanks for the  info

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Just now, 2badmice said:

Did they change all four alloys, as the first picture they're not the same?

How have I not known this before, thanks for the  info

It's not OTA, you have to use a usb stick ob 2020 models, android auto and Toyota online will not work at the same time 

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1 minute ago, Daveya said:

It's not OTA, you have to use a usb stick ob 2020 models, android auto and Toyota online will not work at the same time 

I have a 2019 model, so maybe need the stick for updates?

 

PS did they change all the alloys on you car, as the 2 pictures you posted they're not the same?

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Just now, 2badmice said:

I have a 2019 model, so maybe need the stick for updates?

 

PS did they change all the alloys on you car, as the 2 pictures you posted they're not the same?

Yes posted some stock pics , this is mine. The car will direct you to Toyota EU to download a new map which has to go on a USB 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Daveya said:

Yes posted some stock pics , this is mine. The car will direct you to Toyota EU to download a new map which has to go on a USB 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice one, think I have the same wheels in your first photo on mine.  Enjoy your car, I don't see many others on the road in my area which aren't taxis 

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I'm heading to Le Mans tomorrow morning. I just can't wait to get going, the 2.0 is simply the perfect choice for such a trip. 

In total I expect 3000 km., 90% on motorways, so average will be around 50 mpg with 80 mph. when possible. 

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1 minute ago, nielshm said:

I'm heading to Le Mans tomorrow morning. I just can't wait to get going, the 2.0 is simply the perfect choice for such a trip. 

In total I expect 3000 km., 90% on motorways, so average will be around 50 mpg with 80 mph. when possible. 

Last time I drove to le man it was better than the actual race 🤣

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