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  1. I feel I need to add a quick update. What a car! Ive had it 13 days today, covered just over 1000 miles in that time, most for work. Total average MPG 53.4. Had a job today in Wigan, 160 miles round trip from Wolverhampton, mainly M6. Set cruise at 70 (50/60 though roadworks) comfortable, effortless, cannot fault. I do find though that this car gives better MPG on A and B roads than sat on motorways. A previous day I traveled from Manchester to Derby dales and though Buxton and then to Stoke on Trent. I would say at least 50 percent was in EV mode. On motorways with cruise the R
    6 points
  2. We had two cars with black paint - a metallic Nissan and a pearlescent Honda. Both showed every mark, nick and scratch, no matter how slight, and we said we would never have another black car.
    5 points
  3. Season 1, Episode 5 - at last, the season finale! 😀👏 The call came this afternoon - "your car is ready!" I've been to collect it, they've filled it with petrol and cleaned it inside and out, and it is now sporting a little led inside, a plate underneath and a couple of new window labels announcing it has a catloc to hopefully deter any tealeaves. Apparently the new alarm is very loud, but I hope never to hear it.And I've registered the new catloc - it's not an insurance scheme, but they've security marked the cat so I have registered that. I enjoyed my drive home and I'm glad to have my
    5 points
  4. And I welcome you to season 1, episode 3 of the saga of my catloc! I got a call today from the Aftersales Manager at the dealer. She told me that she's been fully briefed on what has been going on with my car (should have referred her to this forum!) Apparently they've removed the catloc and ordered a new fitting kit as when they fitted it first time it wasn't "guided in correctly" (this sounds like made up technobabble for they didn't fit it properly and wondered what all those leftover bits were for). She was very grateful for my patience, she is personally overseeing the job now and th
    5 points
  5. Ok, getting really anoraky now😂. I'll be the first to admit that its unlikely I could drive like this all the time, but it does show whats possible 15 mile trip down to Newport this morning. Mix of dual carriageways, with some inclines but nothing very steep, and city streets, put " Hybrid Driving Brain" into full action, but still got up to 60/65mph crusing, and ended up with this:
    5 points
  6. When I see these posts on flat 12V batteries, I cannot help but think how useful it would been had Toyota provided a multimedia 12V battery status display. And even better, if that info was available via the My T app.
    4 points
  7. If I buy a new Toyota I will probably keep it for 10+ years, at least I know it’s trouble free. 👍
    4 points
  8. Yes, my dealer has sent me a video of the 2021 model, as I am over half way through my finance, so they want me to get the latest plate! The cosmetic changes are there, plus Android Auto / Car play included , but apart from that it is just the new plate they are selling. Not sufficient incentive to buy again when I have only covered just over 9K miles in 21 months. Like the new wheels, though, and the upholstery trim changes.
    4 points
  9. I just use my right foot.
    4 points
  10. Just read that 2 cat thieves in the Warrington, Cheshire area have been sentenced to 30 months and 32 months in the Nick. Suppose they be out in half the time, but some justice.
    4 points
  11. BLISWORTH! I diverted through there a couple of years back and reported the pothole. I was many others had reported it too. Have a look at Fix My Street, there was a report earlier this month on the road I used. You might be able to claim for it.
    3 points
  12. Hello, Just thought I’d post this, to help anyone ‘googling’ in future. Last night I had a puncture, so removed the wheel and put the space saver on (which saved the day!), and can report that the full size wheel that I removed (alloy & tyre) *easily* fits in the wheel well in the boot, and still allows the boot floor to be on the lower setting. The ‘hollow’ shape of the alloy also means there’s plenty of space inside the wheel once secured in the wheel well, to store all the tools. Useful to know for anyone going touring who will want to take a full sized spare wit
    3 points
  13. You must report the pothole to your local authority soonest Andrue.
    3 points
  14. I always run my cars in as well, old habits and all that, most dealers are salespeople and know very little about their product mechanically (some service managers know even less!) The days of 'poor' tolerances and the obligatory first oil change at 500/600 miles to drain the iron filing sludge out, and the instructions not to exceed various revs in each gear for the first 1000 miles or so started disappearing in the 80's for some makes (my local Vauxhall dealer said no need to run in the Astra GTE in 1985, advice which I promptly ignored).
    3 points
  15. Nothing old fashioned about running in. The Hand book advises it with details on how to do this for the Corolla, and depending on how long you keep your car, it will thank you for it. Strangely, the dealer never mentioned a running in period, I had to find the details in the handbook myself.
    3 points
  16. For the first time, I had problems with the 12 V battery today. I am doing less miles than in the first and second lock downs, last time I drove the car was Saturday, 16 miles. I used my Noco jump starter and was up and running in no time . https://bearmach.com/product/electrical-charging-toelelec/jump-starter-genius-boost-sport-500a-ultrasafe-lithium-gb20?glCountry=UK&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=Cj0KCQiAst2BBhDJARIsAGo2ldVxmso9f-FrKPMcztUEm4gptkBx9ZRafi53I_yCN0YRwfP0ead4NkUaArLkEALw_wcB I would not upgrade the battery without discussing with the dealer. The Hybrid system is complex and
    3 points
  17. Correct, if any codes are stored, you cannot carry out the HHC. Once cleared, you need to drive 500 miles before the HHC can be completed
    3 points
  18. I've never come across the HV battery check issue since the Health Checks started so can't comment there. I agree very much with the sentiment about the way the Hybrids drive. I bought my first Prius in 2002, but after just 6 months/12,000 miles it was totalled in a crash. In fact, I had just left my dealer (0.4 miles from the scene) and got on the phone to my salesman while waiting for some lifting equipment to recover my Prius from where it had landed. Long before the crane arrived, I'd agreed a deal to buy their 6 month old demonstrator as soon as my insurance coughed up! I may
    3 points
  19. I bought a CTEK 5.0 recently, and I connected the eyelet cable to battery positive pole permanently, the negative cable is connected to cargo hook bolt, and don't need to access the battery terminal every time. and if I want, as eyelet cable is quite small, the connector can be put outside the boot and keep the door locked.
    3 points
  20. Yes every job has a "book time" So the dealer tells you it's a 40 min service, they run over that because it gets washed, vacuum, time to do the paperwork, get the car in/out etc and you (not you per se but the customer) kicks off that it took an hour and not the promised 40 mins. It's called under promise and over deliver, tell the customer it's 1.5 hours but you get it back just over an hour and everyone is happy
    3 points
  21. Whilst I can't say I have noticed the issue on power drop myself, something I have always been able to "feel" is when travelling at a constant speed, I know when the ICE starts to charge the battery, without looking at the instruments. The speed does not drop but the car feels more "laboured" . And when the ICE is no longer charging, you can feel the car being "released". I notice it when driving at 50 mph, the limit on many local roads around here.
    3 points
  22. For a start I'd question the need to overtake anyway. On most journeys it won't make much difference to your arrival time. You're unlikely to cut more than 10% off and what's 10% difference for a half hour journey? You could easily lose that much time at either end by unlucky set of traffic lights or congested roundabout. I do overtake on occasion but I usually plan it such that I don't need to engage the battery and that's with my 1.8. My generally laid back demeanour helps with that of course. Hybrids can recharge the battery as they go along and I'd question the wisdom of performing so
    3 points
  23. Hi, theoretically yes there is a difference, but in real world it’s not that bad to cause dangerous situation and once you floor it the car will pull to its best ability, but you need to press harder to the floor and ice needs to be at operating temperature. Especially you have 2.0 should not be a problem at all. I have older 1.8 gen 3 hybrid with 136bhp and never complain about power, a lots of motorway driving. Electric cars, bikes, scooters also suffer a bit but not that much, because they have only battery as power source and we have petrol engine too, which actually is the main sourc
    3 points
  24. Tony after my brief spell in an Auris before my Corolla, I noticed the battery management is so different on the Corolla. The Auris seemed happier to charge its battery towards full, and then do a solid EV run (nearing 2 miles!) and run it right down to almost empty. The Corolla is much more reluctant to get near to the extremes of the battery - you are lucky to get more than 2/3 of a mile on EV. The Auris charges the battery more at speed too as the electric motor doesn’t contribute much and EV mode isn’t available over 47mph on the Auris. The Corolla will drop into EV at much higher speed, a
    3 points
  25. The 2.0 ICE engine only produces around 145bhp (due to its Atkinson cycle setup), so the extra 40bhp of the combined output is provided by MG2. I’ve noticed mine isn’t as quick when hybrid battery is down to 2 bars, compared to 4/5bars. The ‘feel’ of acceleration isn’t very noticeable on these hybrids (except pulling away from standstill), however they don’t hang about. You need to overtake someone to appreciate the rate of acceleration. After having 400nm for the last 5 years / 30k miles, having only 200nm is a very noticeable difference.
    3 points
  26. Absolutely, more and more reviewers recommend Toyota hybrids as Best Buy at current times, they will be future proof for the next 10 years at least and gives you best of both worlds. Ev’s are perhaps the future but Toyota hybrids are today. Anything else except cars with special use like tracks, rally etc are just waste of money. Why would you go and buy a new golf, Leon, Focus, Astra when you can get Toyota hybrids👌, saving £3-5k of the list price and you loose them immediately after you got your car delivered.🤭🚗🚙
    3 points
  27. Yes, I agree Tony, I kept my last car for 17 years. My dilemma is that I bought the Corolla for family reasons at the time, and the desire to go towards EV. EV 2 years ago was not an option, I needed to travel over 190 miles at a moments notice, and the town in Devon I needed to get to had no public charge points. My only possible choice was E Nero with a year waiting list, or Tesla, way out of my price range, and reports of iffy parts supply if needed etc. So Corolla hybrid ticked more of the boxes. Now, EV is becoming a real possibility with better ranges, more charge points even in Devon. S
    3 points
  28. It is an interesting question. My assumption has always been that you always have full power available when you want it. Same as a mobile phone, it discharges , but you still have full facilities from 100% charge to 15%. Then, depending on the model, and settings, it may go into power saving mode by shutting the screen off faster etc, but until 2% it works. If you look at the Car Wow site, the reporter there tests several EV cars until total battery exhaustion. Apart from alerts from the system urging him to go to a charge point, and at 5% the car started to shut off non essential systems
    3 points
  29. Both the 1.8 and 2.0 have more than enough power for a sensible driver in normal conditions.
    3 points
  30. I hope they have a really "nice" 😉 time in the showers....
    3 points
  31. I’ve got a 2021 Model Year Design TS, with the upgraded interior & wheels. I test drove the previous MY, but as the link above suggests there are no changes highlighted to suspension or drivetrain, it’s purely cosmetic / tech.
    3 points
  32. Season 1, episode 4 It's not ready. The parts haven't come. They're going to fill my petrol tank up by way of apology (it had about a quarter of a tank) and hopefully it will be ready tomorrow. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever see that car again....
    3 points
  33. I find iPhone better (than Android- Ive tried both). Apple Carplay has been well developed while Android Auto is still a bit limited imo. I'm using an iPhone S10, which is vintage at this stage, but works just fine with Apple Carplay...
    3 points
  34. Same here, a Pepsi can away from the car does the job for me, these days almost everywhere temperatures will stay negative even during the day, don’t forget to run your car for 60min, I definitely will even though I had a good drive on Saturday. ❄️🚗👍
    3 points
  35. I'm not the best person to answer this in any detail, it's just a superficial impression based on brief experience of loan cars, and I'm always comparing with my Prius. I certainly haven't experienced the issues on your list. However, when I had the previous model I was conscious that it felt a bit noisy and sluggish compared with mine. I particularly noticed that it seemed to rev quite high, and that the engine seemed to run a lot more than mine does in the Prius. The new one seems to spend more time on electric (I always leave them on normal or eco, I don't use EV or power mode and I don't t
    3 points
  36. Just bear in mind that any replaced parts will have little or no "value" when it comes to a selling price...it may just make it easier to sell though. Good luck
    3 points
  37. Exactly, Ian, that's what I do if I want to leave the car in P without the handbrake on. The full PDF manual covers it on pages 265-267.
    3 points
  38. Toyota: advice on battery maintenance during lockdown or lack of use. - General Discussions - Toyota Owners Club - Toyota Forum
    3 points
  39. If you thinking of fitting a catloc, I did on my Gen4 Prius. The cat is in a vulnerable place on Gen4, I got one off eBay, posted up from London, and fitted by my local garage. It is made from 3mm flat plate, thicker then most available but I don’t know how thick a Toyota plate is. Cost me something like £55 inc postage plus £15 for fitting. You could fit yourself if you have ramps but 4 poster lift and a mechanic was much easier for me.
    3 points
  40. If you hold the handbrake button down for several seconds it’ll turn off the auto handbrake when in park.
    3 points
  41. Toyota and Suzuki have a collaborative agreement involving sharing of technology and some models. In some Asian markets, some Suzuki models have Toyota versions, and for Europe, Suzuki have a version of the Corolla Touring Sport (badged as the Suzuki Swace - built at Toyota Derby) and a version of the Rav4 plug in hybrid (modified front panels and badged as the Suzuki Across - built by Toyota Japan). Toyota will also have access to a Suzuki engine for compact models, to be built at Toyota Poland. Additionally car manufacturers who sell in the EU also have to meet a fleet average of 9
    3 points
  42. We need an electrician that can take a wire from the 220v battery and attach it to the exhaust pipes. No more hybrids been a target. 😂
    3 points
  43. Some degenerate parasitic scum nicked the Cat from my 2008 Prius in 2019. Was in Rotherham Hospital car park (visiting my Mum, who was very unwell), in broad daylight, very busy area. I know the Cops don't have enough resources to do much about stuff like this (My Son is a Cop). I reported it to them anyway, they phoned me back a few days later and told me they were doing an operation to investigate the actual scrap dealers who buy the stolen Cats. I also spoke to the Security at the Hospital, they told me there had been lots of thefts, usually Toyotas and Hondas. I'm lucky as one of my best
    3 points
  44. John, "The idiots Roy, don`t need Maths to observe The Highway Code!" Indeed, but do they ever read it? I remember when it was a little booklet and the most important thing was to memorise the stopping distance table. Everything else was taught by your instructor. Now it is larger than a Toyota handbook. By maths I was referring to calculating just how many seconds they would save. They should then cogitate on what they plan to do with the 10 seconds saved here and there. There was one road drove regularly pre-Covid. This stretch was about 10 miles, had several different speed limit
    3 points
  45. The legislation is supposed to be monitored by Local Authorities, and due to budget cuts, most aren't doing it.
    3 points
  46. Hi, my advice is to find oem instructions how to do the job , print them on paper and follow strictly the manual. Do not rush and double check everything before going into next task. , you can also mark with a pencil each step is completed ✅ Here I can share a tip that I have been using in the past on timing belt changes on other cars with success. They might not be suitable for your engine but might be helpful to understand how things work. Good Luck and never rush to do it quickly.👍 When you set all sprockets at correct timing ready for dismantling do two marks on the
    2 points
  47. You'd have fewer swirl marks if you didn't wash it. The only time mine gets washed is when it gets serviced. So if you want to see it looking clean this Friday is your next opportunity 🙂
    2 points
  48. Yes, there is an issue with the paint, but the cold weather has made it worse as the metal has shrunk and then expanded as it warmed up slightly. The paint has split in places where it was fine and has now flaked. I'm looking to get it wrapped, I will do what I can to prep the areas where it is flaking by sandinging down those areas. Fingers crossed that by the time it goes in for the wrap it doesn't get any worse. A full body wrap would be around £1450. Wrapping the top half is coming in at £550. Mod edit. I was hoping Toyota might agree but they won't I've accepted that, but it wi
    2 points
  49. I'm still on the fence. It seems a bit tardy but I've only been flashed once.
    2 points
  50. Just for information: The OTA update in car option only downloads the latest UK/Eire map set ( it also allows interruptions to download & install )whereas the Download via PC includes the entire Western EU map set.
    2 points



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