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    Hi Mark, her Aygo uses a different infotainment system than the rest of the range (I've always suspected that this is a PSA area of responsibility in the joint city car venture hence the difference), however, 1 thing to check is if it is running a current system firmware or quite possibly still the one that it shipped with ex-factory. Another might be how her MP3s are tagged. Hopefully an Aygo owner will be along shortly to help but it is also possibly worth checking out forums for the Citroen C1 & Peugeot 108.
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    Hi, there are some other factors to consider., cold weather at the moment, if asphalt is wet, wind, larger tyres with a low profile, these hybrids are very sensitive towards all above and slight changes affect the fuel consumption, some powerful petrol or diesel cars doesn’t count that much as they have a lot more torque to help. Toyota hasn’t changed anything for sure. 54mpg at present is more than adequate fuel consumption imo. Regards
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    With the first generation Auris, the common water ingress areas were the seals around the rear light clusters and the vent seals behind the rear bumper. I had two first generation Auris from new (2009 and 2012), and neither had these issues. As regards the second generation Auris (December 2012 onwards), I have yet to see any reports of water ingress.
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    I only use a 3-pin charger so I don't know about lights on the Chargemaster unit. On my car, when the plug is inserted, the green light on the car port always flashes when charging is scheduled for later on. It has never failed to charge on the schedule, apart from when I forget to physically plug it in! The blue lights are just the state of charge indicators - I think they'll come on when you approach the car with the key even if it's not plugged in.
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    I've tried all 4 of my Toyota hybrids on ordinary fuels, both from major supermarkets and major companies and also BP Ultimate and Tesco Momentum. No difference on any of them, performance or MPG Never had any fuel systems issues, never needed any magic cleaners or boosters.
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    Agree with Catlover, even if am only getting 48mpg out of my Yaris GR at the moment, love the tec and cleaner driving and the MPG will be better in the summer.
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    Always remember, the alternative to a Hybrid car is either an ICE or EV. Downside of ICE is pollution, which is main reason getting away from ICE. Downside of EV is low mileage travel between charges, main reason I kept away from an EV within my budget. An Hybrid is a compromise. It is self charging, so no need to worry where nearest charge points are, it has an engine to keep me going in all situations except running out of fuel - and I would only do that if I was stupid, it gives good mpg and less pollution of the atmosphere due to running on petrol less. On that last point, my on board computer shows I running on battery in the summer 57% of the time,and in winter 43% of the time. Battery technology is getting better all the time, smaller, lighter, more powerful. Until the lower priced EV can do 300 miles on a single charge,and can be “refilled” to the top within 20-30 minutes, and charging stations are more common, personally I think an Hybrid is brilliant. Until then, life is a compromise, and Toyota, IMO, has got it right in bringing to the market now for 20 years Hybrid vehicles. You can be sure though they will have EV’s being developed and tested right now, but what’s the point on bringing out a Leaf or Zoe that can only do 100 or so miles between charges (first editions). And what cost and how frequent is a battery replacement that’s being used all the time.? I don’t know about the Yaris Hybrid, but the my Prius and the Wife’s Auris hybrids have a 10 year HV battery warranty so long as they are checked annually (free as part of a service, £40 otherwise). My Prius Gen4 was doing just over 80mpg summer and just over 70mpg winter. And I can drive past urban schools with playground full of kids knowing full well most times I can be running on battery, so less pollution then petrol/diesel. I have watched a lot of YouTube videos on how to drive a hybrid car to get full advantage of high mpg. I had to make changes as to how I drove, but always making sure I don’t hinder or road users. I read recently someone in a Toyota hybrid saying it’s painfully slow trying to get from traffic lights stop to 30mph in a reasonable time, using battery, without annoying others. I don’t even try. Sure, I use the battery to get the 1.5 ton car moving (thus save a lot of money) but once moving I use the petrol engine to get me up to a reasonable speed in a reasonable time - you can’t run forever on battery 1) it’s not got the power to accelerate quickly, 2) I am mindful the system is self charging and so accept there are times it needs to run on petrol. I choose the times to my advantage when I can. Battery cars seem to be the future, maybe hydrogen cars will rule (and Toyota market an hydrogen car), but until the day batteries have a good capacity, taking up less space, weigh less, are cheaper, can be charged quicker and more fill up places, Hybrid is the way to go.



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