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  1. I was so disappointed when the salesman told me that the man with red flag option was no longer available. So i went and bought a horse and cart.
    5 points
  2. If you do some research, you will find that the general view is that the CVT box is pretty reliable. We can all wreck one if we want by cheap skating on maintenance, but generally the CVT if looked after should last a while. Toyota cover 5 years anyway. I see reports of 150K miles and still going strong. And consider this. No accidental crashing of the box with poor gear change ( I prided myself with not doing this, but sometimes I did get it wrong with my old car to my embarrassment), no clutch to burn out, and the pleasure of a rapid getaway much to the annoyance of Audi drivers! That alone sells the pleasure of CVT to me. I was a difficult convertee to CVT as well, I like to drive a car, and even now, I don't use most of the "aids" supplied as standard with this car. But I am growing to love the CVT, even if the high revving does take some getting used to until you get up to speed.
    3 points
  3. Oh dear. You appear not to recognise a well known joke format. https://allthetropes.fandom.com/wiki/X_Called._They_Want_Their_Y_Back. The joke here is that moaning about how automatic gear boxes 'are not real driving' belongs to the previous century and is not relevant here in the 2st century. Manual gearboxes should be consigned to the same dusty boxes as manual chokes, manual wipers, manual indicators and manual throttle retardation. Technology changes over time and we have long reached the point where machines and computers can change gears better than we can. This allows us to dedicate more resources to those aspects of vehicle operation that machines cannot yet do. Toyota's eCVT has fewer moving parts than a manual gearbox and all cogs remain fully engaged at all times. That means fewer things to go wrong and a far simpler box to disassemble and reassemble. Embrace change. Embrace better gearboxes. Embrace the futurepresent. 😉
    2 points
  4. In the vehicle settings there’s an option to open just the drivers door on unlock or all of them. Change it to all so when you unlock the drivers door they all unlock.
    2 points
  5. I will be adding to this post when time allows We will start with the simple stuff Touch2 Gen 1 (with surround) Touch2 Gen 2 (one piece) Access to the service menu. Press and hold the music or car button and turn the sidelights on and off 3 times - some cars with the touch2 you pull the hand brake up and down 3 times To access the Hidden Diag Menu from the Service Menu touch the bottom right and left corners 3 times each eg. Right ---- Left, Right ---- Left, Right ---- Left, some times it takes a few extra presses 2/3 TOUCH SW Adjust allows you to re calibrate the touch screen Connectors All connectors are Sumitomo apart from DA USB, EXT USB and E1/LVDS what are JAE E1/LVDS connectors are JAE MX48 these Plugs are not avalible to the public (you can freely purchase the pcb/smd sockets tho) When you have the nav module connected the DA USB is not used as the Nav Module handles the bluetooth and usb it then communicates back to the Touch2 (DA) via LVDS If your unlucky enough to get a touch2 with the nav module without the nav wire (patch harness) the only real option is to purchase it from the main dealer 86842-12010 £57+vat at the time of posting
    1 point
  6. Having a nice new car day, first place in public she had to go to was the hospital as I had a blood test. Going to give her a blast down the motorway later.
    1 point
  7. t's all about horses for courses, forgive the pun, using outmoded transport such as a bike can be useful and fun, and knowing how to drive a horse and cart can be useful too, a farmer that I knew used one to get him to the pub and back after he was banned. He reckoned that after a few trips, the horse knew the way back without instructions 😀 So don't knock a horse and cart as a means of transport it may be useful one day
    1 point
  8. But all that doesn't make for a more engaging driving experience! You are missing my point, it's not about me not embracing technology, it's about the fun, the challenge and the satisfaction of getting the gear changes right for the conditions, it's not about the car, it's about the driving. Whatever, I've got a manual classic car that needs some work doing and therefore I don't want to lose the coordination skills required to drive a manual car.
    1 point
  9. here is the page with part numbers from the link devon aygo provided you will also need a gps aerial
    1 point
  10. Do you have an owners manual? I've attached the one I use, it covers all models, so some features may not apply. See page 150 for opening the boot. I just open the hatch back using the buttons shown. You can open all doors from the boot, and lock them again. The only time I use the key fob is to disable the entry system at home. OM12L35E.pdf
    1 point
  11. Its a dealer only part - call your local dealer Be aware that the lead is for the touch2 (as pictured) not the earlier touch
    1 point
  12. Consider a Honda with their new i-MMD transmission. It has no gearbox at all, just one clutch, one fixed gear and 2 electric motors.
    1 point
  13. Faults with Toyotas e-CVT drive appears to be as rare as hens teeth. Solid as a rock. Of course if you enjoy stripping gearboxes stick to what you know
    1 point
  14. This one does not work. What for you is an ample amount of space for safety reasons, for someone else is a free spot.
    1 point
  15. Increase your distance behind other vehicles ?
    1 point
  16. Picked up my 2.0 excel in denim blue with the pan roof. Lovely car, first impressions good. Nippy and a lovely smooth ride. Only done 13 miles so far. I came from a Kia ceed gt which was a firm ride and quick. Apple play, park assist. Lovely full leather interior. I did not expect it to be a hot hatch and it’s not. If you want a hot hatch not the car for you.
    1 point
  17. Update: Its on the Toyota Blog now 👍
    1 point
  18. 😱 https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18278303.hospital-horror-member-staff-hospital-knocked-catalytic-converter-thieves/
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