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  1. 2 points
    It is more a matter of being realistic, making sure you know what you're buying and that your purchase meets your requirements. The fact one doesn't bother to check whether a car comes with a tyre repair kit or a spare wheel (and most spare wheels supplied with new cars are spacesavers rather than full size), doesn't mean the dealer or salesperson has been negligent in the sale. Nothing to do with loyalty to any one manufacturer. Tyre repair kits are a common feature on some models of new cars across manufacturers, in order to save weight and ensure the models comp!y with emissions and weight legislation. We've bought 21 new cars, and I have always ensured the cars come with the features we want, rather than making a blind assumption that those features are present. Not rocket science.
  2. 2 points
    The Mrs has been using are touring hybrid for a 7 mile m5 run and an 10 mile town and out on country lanes for a week now and is getting 59 not on trip. As soon as she’s hitting slow traffic it boosts the mpg. We are definitely saving on fuel. Talked my mum into getting a 67 reg Yaris few months ago she loves it and getting more mpg than us, by the sounds can’t be sure for definite as she doesn’t care. Her words she’s doing more on the fuel, it drives lovely and it’s red. But she doesn’t do motorway driving really. I would say your be better off
  3. 1 point
    I have taken the plunge and put a deposit down on a 65 plate Yaris Hybrid Icon . Hope it goes as well as it drove on the test drive. Will try and keep a log of how it goes and happy to share Thanks to everyone who has posted
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    Hi. I am doing a 250 miles per day every day mostly motorways and some A and B roads plus occasionally i drive in towns with heavy traffic. My Auris hybrid 2010 does 60mpg summer time and 50 in the winter when I keep the car ON even when not driving sometimes for hours to have some heating and power supply. While going uphill yes the car revs up, but you can manage that simply by pushing it harder or go easier on the throttle, helps a lot, with the time you will get use to it. The car drives differently from manual or standard auto cars, but is not that bad, it is not a sport or performance car, not a Golf R or Audi S3, but it’s not slow at all, it’s just make you drive relaxed and smooth where the other two I mentioned above are just the other way around. Mpg wise you won’t be any worse or much better than a diesel equivalent but the refinement, reliability and the ease of driving makes the hybrid better option, plus it’s more clean, no black clouds of smoke behind. Regards
  5. 1 point
    Hi Alan. You are a bigger man for offering your apologises. Incidentally I always find your posts intelligent and worth reading, ok one slight mistake, if you didn't make them occasionally you wouldn't be a human being, lol. Regards, Mike.
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  7. 1 point
    ..... A tray of Budweiser will be furnished on Monday. Thirsty work, gassing + looking up!! 😵 2sav
  8. 1 point
    Accepted, agreed, and apologies offered 🙂
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  10. 1 point
    Hi Zem. John monitors this site from work. The link below may be of help. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/profile/34014-parts-king/ Regards. Mike.
  11. 1 point
    Hi Zem. If any new ones are available this man will know. He is known as The Parts King, aka Kingo but his real name is John Devlin, phone no. 01244 821031. He works for a main Toyota dealership so when you call it will be answered as Lindop Toyota and ask for him by his real name as a switchboard will answer, you are welcome to say I gave you his details. You can only call normal working hours. Regards, Mike.
  12. 1 point
    Pedant alert - Continuously Variable Transmission.😎
  13. 1 point
    You should be quids in then on mpg, and of course petrol is cheaper then diesel. Also take into account a hybrid is not just about mpg. It’s also about less air pollution. That’s important to me, but not everyone is the same. Re the talk about cvt auto boxes. The Auris cvt box is the same as fitted to Prius Gen3 (and maybe same as Gen4), it’s different to most cvt boxes, not cones/belts nor chain, but a cvt box engineered extremely strong, and I never heard anything bad said about there durability of the hybrid engineering fitted to Auris/Prius, and remember Prius came to the uk market 20 years ago.
  14. 1 point
    Toyota have fitted CVT (Constant Velocity Transmission) automatic gearboxes in their petrol/diesel cars for a while now. Driving one 'heavy footed' or uphill makes the engine rev high, giving the impression of a clutch slipping, since the revs increase faster than the car speed does. As I understand it, the hybrids are a bit different but the high revving thing is the same. I owned a CVT Avensis for about 2.5 years and raved about how good the auto box was... until my daily commute changed to include joining a motorway at the bottom of a steep hill. Then it really annoyed me when it revved to 4k or more just to increase speed at a moderate rate to 60 or 70mph. If the high revs annoyed you during your Auris test drive then be assured it will really annoy you if you own one. There are other types of automatic gearboxes which don't work the same way, and therefore don't do the high rev thing (or not nearly as badly). Lots of manufacturers fit twin clutch boxes for example, and Mazda do really nice auto boxes. We're currently on our 4th Mazda for this reason (if Toyota didn't use CVTs I'd probably still own one).
  15. 1 point
    Easy mid 50s plus no road tax and more reliable
  16. 1 point
    Here is a fix for unable to set memory seats from a US forum... https://www.rav4world.com/threads/drivers-seat-memory-not-working.295595/page-3 Here is how to make your memory seat work on 2019 Rav4 1. move your seat forward much as you can. 2. move your seat higher much as you can. 3. incline your seat much as you can. 4. hold the set button and press 1. 5. move driver side seat to the desired seat position. 6. hold the set button and press 1.
  17. 1 point
    We have a 2010 Auris and a Gen4 Prius but have had a Gen3 Prius. Re going up inclines. Both the Auris and Gen3 Prius increase revs and sound noisy on inclines, not surprisingly because they basically the same mechanics. The Gen4 behaves differently, more as you would be expecting. You get used to the excess revs, I used to just throttle back a bit. Re fuel consumption on the journey you explain is normal for you. I think you going to get good fuel consumption. I would say the hybrid performs worse mpg on long fast Mway journeys. Get road works/slower moving and mpg gets better, same with town driving. Mpg, the Auris does about 62mpg in the summer, Gen3 Prius about 65mpg. Prius is more streamlined hence the better figure. The Gen4 is regularly high 70’s in the summer, often in low 80’s. in the winter these figures can drop 8-10mpg due to batteries not liking cold weather and of course the petrol engine is running more to keep itself warm and the car interior. Re mpg, last Friday I was talking to my Toyota dealer (MOT time) about mpg achievements. I was saying on a 114 mile trip from Gloucester to Telford using A roads only (no Mways) in June (good weather) I was showing 88 mpg in the Gen4. He remarked that was very good but not everyone could achieve that..... he said it’s all about driving technique. I recommend you go on Youtube and watch videos for driving Toyota hybrids, plenty there to learn techniques. That’s what I did (still do) and learning a lot. cant comment on Yaris hybrid, no experience.
  18. 1 point
    I had the Rav4 2018 for 11 months and started of using it in eco mode. I just found throttle response was too slow and actually too dangerous. It forces you to drive slowly and would not accelerating quickly. If you needed to put on quick acceleration say on a roundabout to avoid an idiot it would not respond quick enough. I live in an area where it is a fashion to not indicate or to be as inconsiderate as possible, hence every now and again I would have to respond quickly. So generally I would drive in normal mode. But often I like to put into sport mode and for the 2018 Rav4 there is a big difference giving sharp quick driving. I now never use eco mode. I now have the Rav4 2019 and have had it one week driving quite a few miles. But I find there is hardly any difference between normal mode and sport. I really do not notice the difference. Incidentally I experimented with the Rav4 2018 on fuel consumption between eco, normal and sport mode, and I didn’t see any difference. I assume I drive normal to fast, so in eco mode I would be pushing throttle hard to get the response I would want so force more fuel than would be expected so decided to just stay generally in normal mode.
  19. 1 point
    The great bunch of lads @ATS Wallsend have now completed the exhaust fix..... After 2hours on with the Oxy bottles replacing 3 studs + nuts the whole job was Free Of Charge! 2sav
  20. 1 point
    What you need to do is on menu on display scroll on to RSA and hold down OK button,then you can select above speed limit press OK and choose between no notification, only visual or visual and audio. Select OK go back and select notification level. Then choose 1,3 or 3mph above limit then go back and you will get warning of 3 beeps and on display
  21. 1 point
    Not my experience. I’ve found smaller wheels make a huge difference to ride quality, not least because most car makers these days choose stiffer spring settings in the mistaken belief that buyers prefer a “sportier” (read harder) ride over a more compliant/comfortable one. As a result I always spec the smallest possible wheels on any new car I order, which is simplest antidote to it. The massive wheel/skinny tyre combinations standard on most modern cars make no sense whatsoever. Drive a mid-range family car of twenty years ago with small wheels and fat tyres and you’ll be astonished at the degree to which we’ve become acclimated to rotten ride quality.
  22. 1 point
    In my experience, very high tyre pressures will create less road noise, as less of the tyre is in contact with the road, but it will create more noise from bumps and potholes etc. Low pressures will increase noise as the tyre tends to flap about (a bit like when you have a puncture) but less noise from bumps. Ride will be improved by lowering pressures, as the softer, flexing tyre sidewalls take up the shocks from bumps and potholes, but cornering will be severely compromised. Of course all the other things you mention are correct, poor handling excessive tyre wear, as well as extended braking distances too, although handling and cornering at speed are not things that apply to us Prius drivers really. 😉



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