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  1. Hi to all those members following this thread. Before starting out on the hospital journey 323 miles round trip, I checked the tyre pressures and adjusted them to the specified lbs psi, 33 front and 32psi rear. Actually they were almost perfect from the dealership. The journey was mostly on single carriagway roads through towns and villages and city driving, containing plenty of hilly roads, and only about 60 miles of it was on motorways. I didn’t drive particularly with economy in mind, just sticking mostly to the speed limits most of the time, so pretty normal driving. Long story short the c
    5 points
  2. It never fails to amaze me. A manufacturer finds a safety related fault, customer thinks it's a scam to con money out of you We do a visual inspection report on every car that comes in, it's a duty of care for you and your car. Lot's of people never check a thing under the bonnet, let alone tyre tread depths etc. When we report a car needing any work, it's up to you if you take ownership of that. Many people with older cars will leave the garage with faults that should be rectified immediately, it's up to the customer to approve or decline anything that needs doing
    5 points
  3. Escalate directly to Toyota UK customer service as a complaint, detail issues comprehensively, what you would like them to do i.e. full investigation. Explain to them what your (I presume local) dealer's response was to your concerns. Sounds like you are just being 'fobbed off'. Various dealers are notorious for sidestepping their customer's concerns, partly down to poor attitude, partly down to wasting to avoid warranty work like the plague.
    5 points
  4. agree with all points,trying not to fall asleep at the wheel as there's so little to do. Buying one,the best ever.
    4 points
  5. Our old Corolla which I never dreamt we would keep as long as we have has been getting many letters from Toyota (well I have, not the car 🙂) over the airbag recall. Fully aware of this recall I have to admit that for various reasons it has not been done as yet... well actually lets start at the beginning... the passenger side was done around 4 years or so back and I was less than impressed because I had to return immediately as the airbag warning light illuminated. It was 'sorted' but obviously something hadn't been done and it should never have been signed off. A little while later and
    4 points
  6. and to add what John P said in above post, surely you will have to retain proof that the parts you used were approved by Toyota. Lets face it, here we are talking about vehicle warranty, a lot of money at stake, no manufacturer is going to want any joe soap back street garage do work that potentially has warranty implications. Just my thoughts.
    4 points
  7. Hi Joe All good points made by the hybrid owners. I have a petrol 1.2t Auris so my findings for my own car are - Reasonably low emissions (£30 per year road fund licence), My average mpg is 51 used in a mixture of road and traffic conditions, it has a full size spare wheel which isn't always included in a hybrid car due to the large and heavy hybrid battery taking up vehicle space. The petrol versions are usually less expensive than the hybrid equivalent. I personally find a manual gearbox better for me than an automatic. The hybrid vehicles require a hybrid battery check every
    4 points
  8. I'm a recent convert to Hybrid motoring. I have a new style Yaris, they're really refined and quiet, cracking economy (often get an indicated 70 plus mpg). So that's positives taken care of. Negatives, none so far, but others report 12v battery problems, and there's also the question of catalytic convertor thefts.
    4 points
  9. Finally some action. https://news.met.police.uk/news/police-operation-to-stop-thefts-of-catalytic-converters-423914
    4 points
  10. Imho they will not give you the time of day - I would get a few quotes from body shops as you will have prove you didn't cause the damage Motabilty cars are on a 3 or 5 year contract at 2 years old it was either a take back as the owner lost their DLA/PIP or there was an issue, only Motability operations or RSAM will know if the damage was repaired under their contract - the info is rarely recorded on the insurance database so will not show up on a HPI check either I'm not going into detail, but this is a common dealer practice they never do the repair work or put the repairs in writ
    4 points
  11. Unless you are doing 18k+ miles a year forget diesel, short runs less than 5 miles will strangle a diesel, petrols and Hybrids can be just as efficient
    3 points
  12. Yes. very well in fact. Just set the cruise control, put your hands on the wheel and that's it really.
    3 points
  13. For anyone who worries about the last penny of purchase or running costs, the cheapest way to keep costs down is to buy a known reliable car nearly new and keep it for the maximum economical time which in the case of a hybrid Toyota would be 10 to 15 years, there's many nearly 20 year old ones out there. Also look at what the taxi drivers go for. Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is the fact that the engine is twice as thermally efficient than a conventional engine due to the Atkinson cycle. The whole thing is a work of genius!
    3 points
  14. I am grateful for all the points made which are all valid considerations. It will come down to constant question of availability and costs. It will at least be a Toyota. 😊
    3 points
  15. Hi everyone, the debate can go on and on, however the hybrid wins by all means,. The thing is that you as consumer do need to try the hybrid first for a week or so and learn about the technology inside, then only you can realise how much better a hybrid car is over even Toyota own petrol or diesel only cars. The magic of the Toyota hybrids is not only in efficiency or environmental, it’s the way the car drives, feels and behaves, it’s a closest thing to full ev while actually has been more of a fossil fuel car, so basically Toyota hybrids are the ice cars with the best stop start technol
    3 points
  16. Where did you hear that? It actually is Brake. Reinforcing what Catlover and Tony HSD have already said, I'll add the folllowing. While the second part of your statement is correct, the first part is actually the opposite of what happens. The idea of B is to reduce the amount of charge into the battery so it takes longer to fill going down steep grades. The extra braking come from the engine (ICE) being reconfigured to provide a higher level of engine braking. I would only use B for any grade descent where the battery was not totally full before reaching the bottom. I can
    3 points
  17. Thanks for that! I had to go to hosptial this morning for some tests, It's a round trip of 14 miles (all urban driving) and the trip computer recorded 79 mpg for the trip, so it's fantastically economically for around town driving.
    3 points
  18. Putting the vehicle into Ready mode when parked will enable you to listen to the multimedia system without draining the 12v battery and without the need to use a portable radio.
    3 points
  19. Ok. hybrid vs petrol hybrid takes some pressure off for petrol - say 50% of the engine drive hybrid reduces brake pad wear with electronic braking put your foot down and electric assist gives a little punch on pull away
    3 points
  20. What the hybrid warranty actually means is:- when the standard warranty on the hybrid battery expires, an annual hybrid battery Heath check (included in the annual/10,000 mile vehicle service) extends the hybrid battery warranty by one year. This continues up to total 15 year from new. Repeat... that is a 15 year warranty on the hybrid battery. What other motor manufacturer has confidence to put a up to 15 year warranty on a major component in their vehicle.???
    3 points
  21. Hi, I am also a fairly recent convert to hybrid motoring and also have a new style Yaris. A friend of mine who has a 2015 Auris just had his catalytic converter stolen and now I am beginning to worry that mine may be at risk. I've searched here, there and just about everywhere on the net but cannot find any stories of Yaris's being targeted by thieves. I may be wrong but I believe it may be due to the fact that the cat in a Yaris is different - according to a picture I saw on eBay of a seller who has listed a second hand cat for a yaris. It appears to be very close to the exhaust manifold f
    3 points
  22. Hybrid for me for all the above reasons. Greener to the environment. Good MPG, Reliability, auto, which I like. Practical for me as have estate. Only negative of a Toyota Hybrid is catalytic converter thefts on Auris, Prius, Rav 4 and now reports on new Corolla 1.8. I have a 2015 Auris Hybrid estate with my own Ebay cat cover. So far, so good, but try not to leave the car for too long in say a Supermarket car park. I can't think of any other car I would buy apart from Toyota. Was thinking of an Octavia but worried about DSG gearbox and mostly poor spec in my budget. Hybrid was what r
    3 points
  23. and Gen 1s too!. A few of the owners I've been chatting to on another group since 2000 (and met in one or two cases at the various meets we used to have in those days) have been hit. Some have been written off as even a pristine 20 or so year old car isn't worth very much [*], some have been repaired at their owner's expense, including one or two that were repaired relatively cheaply using 3rd party parts and a competent back street repairer. Fair to say some other makes and non-Hybrids get hit too, but Toyota Hybrids tend to be a favourite of the thieves. I gather some even get window
    3 points
  24. I would endorse all that's been said. I've done over 330,000 miles since 2002 in 2 Gen 1 Prius, 3 Gen 2, a Gen 3 and a Gen 4. All enjoyable and trouble free. I find the smooth, gearless progress and silent engine-off low speed travelling a lot of the time has a chilling effect, and rarely feel the need to race anyone away from the lights. Also, I try to show respect and patience to others, never push in or drive aggressively, and I find that is reflected back a lot of the time no matter what I'm driving. [A good example is one set of traffic lights where I'm (slightly) cheeky and join
    3 points
  25. After a few moments googling, I found this picture of a 1.8 Corolla manifold on eBay. This makes things clearer. The heat shield that is prominent in the second picture (below) is missing on this, which helps to see what's going on, so the catalyst is part of the manifold. For compactness, the 2nd oxygen sensor is on the next part of the pipe, after the joint, it seems., which is just visible in the OP's picture. From the bonnet side, in situ, it looks like this, which doesn't give much away. Toyota sell a Catloc for this model, I understand, if the next box in t
    3 points
  26. All passed no advisories 👍
    3 points
  27. I now have the Michelin Cross Climates fitted; the car does 'feel' better on the road and is noticeably quieter. Arnold Clark Glasgow honored their promise and sent a cheque for one tyre as soon as I submitted the invoice; as I said before, full marks to them. Reassuring to know big dealerships really do care when a problem arises. Going off at a slight tangent, I completed the vehicle upgrading by fitting Bosch wiper blades. The original blades were leaving the screen smeary on the driver's side (a problem mentioned elsewhere on the forum). Instant fix with the Bosch Aerotwin b
    3 points
  28. I would not be surprised if a few taxi's are around for sale with business owners reducing their fleets etc. And they may well have lower mileage as we are into the second year of restrictions now. My Amazon book purchase came by taxi the other day, with a business card attached to the Amazon box, by one taxi owner managing to find another source of income during the current nightmare. Also, quite a few second hand vehicles 1 or 2 years old with very low mileage, I imagine.
    3 points
  29. I doubt anyone would fit an aftermarket exhaust as would probably invalidate your manufacturers 5 years warranty, or what years are remaining. James.
    3 points
  30. Leather car seats examined by dealer. They are really not bothered. With lockdown and not prepared to allow me to compare the seating with other cars on forecourt. Am considering going to upholsterer as the pain is now continual after a long run and I put it down to the lack of adequate padding beneath the leather. the idea that because this is the sports version and therefore only suitable for short journeys would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious.
    3 points
  31. DO NOTHING, there are no user serviceable parts to the HV battery, you are in danger of electrocuting yourself, please leave well alone
    3 points
  32. I beg to differ because my car has to be parked on my drive at the moment & if the sensor was activated while I was asleep in bed it would certainly wake me up & probably the whole neighbourhood. I guess the thieves would clear off pretty sharpish & I doubt if they’d have the guts to hang around while that racket was going on. I might even gain a jack out of the deal because they wouldn’t have time to remove it! I have had a catloc fitted by my Toyota garage & the cat is stamped with a special anti-theft code so that if it’s stolen & then sold on it can be traced. Has
    3 points
  33. Just shows that the Citroen cars with hydraulic suspension were ahead of their time - lower the suspension down when parked, closer to the floor then a Prius. Lovely ride as well. I owned a few Citroen’s with that feature.
    3 points
  34. Interesting, thanks - that'll take a lifetime to alter a habit. Perhaps the ultimate would be to park, remove your wheels and let them try to get beneath..... 😄 😄 😄
    3 points
  35. Update on this issue. The service manager and myself have agreed that the best option would be for me to drive and for a technician to accompany me. That way I could ensure that the noise heard was indeed the one I was concerned about. With the covid restrictions this isn't possible and we agreed to wait till accompanied test drives were possible. It now seems the vehicle has decided not to make the noise. So I shall leave it till the service dept get back in touch with me. Hopefully it will never happen again. Foot note. The Yaris has been through its first winter. The mpg
    3 points
  36. There is an entry in the Owners Handbook telling drivers of HYBRIDS how to maintain their Auxiliary Batteries which if followed works perfectly. Sadly, inexperienced drivers and those new to hybrids seem not to read.
    3 points
  37. Few years ago the wife and I both had Toyota Yaris 1.4 turbo diEsels, mine had 6 gears, the wife’s 5 gears. The 6 gear was the better. Both performed well and proved trouble free. In time the wife took over my Yaris diesel and I had a Toyota Auris Hybrid. Few months later, loving the Auris hybrid, I got a Prius (hybrid) and the wife tool over my Auris hybrid. Neither of us are going to part with our hybrids for any petrol or diesel - maybe a full electric in years to come, who knows. I had a Hyundai i30 with stop-start, most of the time it didn’t work.... everything had to be right for it
    2 points
  38. We are about to take delivery of a new Yaris Hybrid, Our other car is a Lexus hybrid, and a previous car a Honda Civic hybrid. The only hybrid problem I had was with the Civic, which was probably as a result of sitting on the dealer's forecourt for too long. The hybrid battery being changed under warranty. Other than that, I've found them to be brilliant. I don't understand why so many people, and lots of reviewers don't like them.
    2 points
  39. I think you have got this the wrong way round! Genuine evidence of the service in any form is what counts - not an unverified stamp in a genuine certified service history book. Keep all your part receipts! Having said that, I can see that any guarantee claim or selling of the vehicle will be a lot easier with a full electronic record or a Toyota garage stamped service history. If I ran a garage I'd probably do what you have done, but my own home servicing days are long over.
    2 points
  40. I'm not sure why the 2.0 doesn't have the "Brake" option, but it's probably worth pointing out that the only purpose of B is to give engine braking for example when descending a steep hill where there is a risk of the friction brakes overheating. Far from maximising energy recovery, using B in normal driving actually reduces energy recovery!
    2 points
  41. It do look a bit 'sharper' and stands out from the crowd. In Denmark it's only comes with the 1.8 liter engine. The higher trims cannot be selected when buying Trek, I dont know why, makes no sense.
    2 points
  42. 2 points
  43. Toyota have already confirmed there will another new generation of Aygo and that it will still be a conventional petrol car, at present they are saying no hybrid nor Electric as economies of scale would price these to high for what is essentially an entry level car. Nothing stopping them doing a GR-Sport trim with the looks but unless they really surprise us I suspect it will still still be a 1.0 petrol although the new M15A 3 cylinder 1.5 in new Yaris could fit and that is making 125ps in a Yaris so fingers crossed.
    2 points
  44. I'm not sure if this will help you at all. I think that this shows the bit that has gone. The picture is a bit close-up to get a proper perspective. This picture was taken a good while back from a 1.8 that was in the showroom. I was trying to work out the vulnerability to theft... And this is the original picture of the OP, rotated through 90 degrees.
    2 points
  45. Hi guys, nothing to worry here and it is how brakes should behave in Toyota hybrid, these are different from standard Toyota car ( non hybrid) , there is an electric pump for the rear brakes and servo and manual connections to the front brakes. Pumping hard will take the pedal down to the bottom, this is also how it activates the hill start assist on older hybrids like Prius gen 3 and Auris gen1. Also this method can be used for manual bleeding of the system without using Toyota diagnostic tools. 👍For the discs I noticed even fairly new cars suffer from rust, if the disc doesn’t clean up withi
    2 points
  46. I didnt want to say that myself Tony, just cant find my tin hat at the moment. 😄
    2 points
  47. I would suggest, no you're not. Writing "full 40k service" is, in my opinion, not acceptable. A couple of times, when my car was dealer serviced, I caught them out not doing stuff which should have been included in the price! When challenged, "oh sorry" bring the car in and they will be done." Service plan or not, I would expect every item to be checked/completed which is included without a service plan. Toyota have "changed the goalposts", re servicing, over the years and it's difficult to determine what is, or not now included.
    2 points
  48. Toyota GB are going to replace my front bumper so they can determine the cause of the stone chips poor paint bad batch external influences ie flying stones
    2 points
  49. Bonnet facing the wall, minimum space around front doors. They usually lift up on left or right side or front.
    2 points



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