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  1. Collected our new Yaris today. Dealer had it in showroom under a red cover and did a reveal! My wife drove it back home and stated how smooth and quiet it was. Got back home and had a play myself. Nice. TPMS - wasn’t showing any pressures on display. Somehow, I muddled through set up and now it’s showing. Not a very clear set up process. MyT - Connected to app and now showing loads of info. Is the lock symbol a confirmation you’ve locked car? Unlocked car but still showed as locked. Also assume, no multimedia serial number is required? Lane change flashes - no option to change from 3 to 5? Nothing in Carista atm. e-call - assume this is pre-programmed so nothing needs setting up? Door Locking - no speed sensitive locking option? Going to fit dashcam tomorrow - assume glovebox just pulls out and scuff/kick trims are just clipped in? Fuse box also located under/behind glovebox? Had a lengthy scroll through most menus and set them up as the wife would require ( I think ). I’m sure there will be a few alterations along the way. I’ll post an update on my/our thoughts in a few weeks. 👍
    3 points
  2. One of the reasons I went for Alcantara upgrade on my C-HR to gain the electric driver's seat adjustment. I'm not a fan of those lever adjusted backrests in vehicles.
    3 points
  3. Also check the number plates on the front & back are the same. My father in law picked up his new car years ago and the front and back were 1 digit different. They'd registered multiple cars at the same time and had put the wrong one on the back. Needless to say someone else had the wrong one on the front.
    3 points
  4. That happens every time that I leave home ... The car connects automatically to my home Wi-Fi when it is in range, but where it is normally parked, there is no Wi-Fi - I may do something about that but that's an entirely different topic. As I leave on a journey, it connects the the Wi-Fi as I drive past the house and looses the signal as I drive down the road - so there's a routine "now you see me, now you don't". If there are some changed settings or routing information that I want shared with the car I need simply to pause for a few seconds before I drive off. (It always attempts to log in and synchronise and reports an 'error' if it is unable to complete that task independent of whether or not it there is actually anything new to download.) The other way I could resolve this 'feature' would be to use my 'phone as a mobile hotspot - but I don't / haven't bothered yet. In summary, Vehicle setting changes or Share to car 'routes' made via My Toyoto (or the My T app if you really must) are stored on Toyota's servers and retrieved by the car when next it logs in using the driver's account ...
    3 points
  5. Just had mine move to ‘In Transit’ bang on the day specified on the background info. Nice to see the VIN for the first time! Says delivery 10th May, see how this goes!
    3 points
  6. Just found this in my Rav4 manual, I did a search and nothing came up so I've posted it as we are coming to holiday time and it may help if you are leaving you car parked up.
    2 points
  7. I must admit if they'd had an option for electronic driver seat adjustment with lumbar support and memory in the Mk4 I wouldn't be able to throw my money at them fast enough for it
    2 points
  8. Take a bit of time getting to know your new car, I was new to Toyota and have worked in the motor trade for 35 years so can find my way round most things ...I don't know if my retailer took this as an excuse for a terrible handover but 90% of the time was spent sat in the showroom doing the final bit of paperwork then came the hard sell on all the extra's before a quick 2 minutes on pairing our phones which didn't go well before see ya. The online owners handbooks are great for reference and have answered most of our questions apart from the terrible connectivity issues, may be car but could be connected devices. The Corolla is a great car and we are growing to love it, it's a learning curve finding out it's capabilities and driving styles but it's a bit of a Wolf in Sheep's clothing , happy to cruise along in eco mode but equally happy to be enthusiastic through the twisty bits.
    2 points
  9. Took me over 12 months to get my seat right in my C-HR. When the wife drives it, it takes me another 2 days to get it right again. 😡 Still think the recline should be on a wheel adjuster - which allows smaller increments of adjustment. 🥴
    2 points
  10. https://www.toyota.co.uk/apps/customerportal#/ Log in and click on vehicles owned and scroll down the page
    2 points
  11. e-call - assume this is pre-programmed so nothing needs setting up? Door Locking - no speed sensitive locking option? Correct on both points
    2 points
  12. I have kept my Yaris and now CHR battery in good shape with a solar charger (when there at least bright skies). The solar panel I use is 20w unit but does fit on top of the dashboard ok. A smaller panel will not give enough power on cloudier days to do what is needed but a charge controller is needed to cope with those sunny days and prevent overcharging.. For what it's worth I think many batteries are damaged due to overdisharge prior to delivery so you are up against it from day one. I observed a Toyota dealer jump starting 4 S/H CHR's on there forecourt I can only draw my own conclusions as to their battery charging policy !
    2 points
  13. OK I may have fixed it I removed the phone from the cars list of devices and added it again it seems to have worked, fingers xd. Thanks for all help
    2 points
  14. I'm finding the Mk4 surprisingly efficient even at high speeds; The thing that kills it is acceleration. I reckon I would have been on for a tank average of near 80 if I didn't keep caning it down on-ramps to merge onto the motorway (But it's sooo fuuunnnn ) But I've had it cruising at 70mph for a stretch with very little reduction in the tank average as it can just about hold it with 1-2 blocks into Eco+ where the engine is running, but at the 41% 2000rpm efficiency band that the car almost rabidly tries to stay in (Not always; At those speeds it gets very sensitive to wind, gradient etc. and even a gentle press can send the engine north of 3000rpm and into the Power band!) I tend to cruise at 63mph or 59mph depending on what it's like around me, but the easiest way to goose up the mpg is to set the ACC to medium distance and follow a lorry Effortless with the auto-steer enabled too - Takes a lot of the tedium out of a long motorway run. Even on country roads the car is great as the constant acceleration and deceleration gives the hybrid system more opportunities to scavenge energy, and unlike the motorway gives the steering wheel something to do too
    2 points
  15. Tony, supporting your figures, we did a 200 mile motorway journey, 200 miles, 47 mph with ACC set at 55 (50 true) and got 75 mpg. This was Easter Saturday with slow traffic only on the M25. There were practically no trucks. You might say this is not real world conditions 😁
    2 points
  16. I don't get hung up over prices, they either want my business or not, if they don't, I just search the internet and get a better price, it's no hardship to me
    2 points
  17. I was with Aviva, increased by 10% last year asked for another 10% this year. I am renewing with a different company and will pay 25% less but better cover as it includes 6 months continental.
    2 points
  18. Philip, all true. However if I do want to Share to Car I do it at some point before departure on the relevant journey when I don't want to hang around. I have a WiFi transmitter in the garage so just need to power up the car.
    2 points
  19. Re car insurance when swopping cars. I am with LV, as is the wife, it is a family policy that gives extra discount. Recently we have changed both cars on different days. The day before exchanging mine I rang LV to say I was changing and was told on the day of exchange both cars involved in the transaction will be insured from 00.00 to 23.59. So on that day I had the whole 24 hours where both cars were insured. No hassle of timing the swop, no hassle hanging about counting down the minutes making sure you don’t drive off too early risking not being insured. The same when 10 days later I rang LV to notify of the wife swooping cars. We both been with LV for 8 years or so now, they give good service, even when one year I had a my fault claim, and the prices are VERY competitive for us two.
    2 points
  20. I only use cruise control on the motorway and even then very seldom, only if road conditions are suited. Warning chirps are not easy to spot as they seem to last less than a second.
    2 points
  21. Here's a quick image to confirm what @john p williams has already said The small white arrow on the side of the fuel pump on your dash shows which side the fuel goes in.
    2 points
  22. Generally speaking within the UK Japanese cars are filled from the passenger side and European cars are filled from the drivers side. And I reckon that perhaps 90% of drivers did not know, or had forgotten, that there was a "which side to fill up from" indicator within the dashboard fuel gauge.
    2 points
  23. The warning only triggers if you open the rear doors after unlocking, its part of a new EU regulation hoping to stop people forgetting children in the back seats when leaving the car.
    2 points
  24. Your car should make a noise the volume and tone are restricted by regulations but whilst moving @ less than 16mph and in electric only mode your car should sound like this HERE
    2 points
  25. @Roy124 Is that a long range weather forecast? @Vela Seriously though, once you know the date and approximate time of the collection, I would ring your own insurance and get the cover transferred. As has been said, you then know it is done. When I was picking my new car up a couple of weeks ago, I had arranged for the cover to be swapped over at 12 noon. I had the car keys in my hand by about 11.45, so I sat in the car on the forecourt until 12, there was no way I was taking the car on the road until 12!
    2 points
  26. And last but not least write down the advice given above on a check list of your own and tick them off with your sales person as you go and don’t be one bit embarrassed to do so. Having said that you will love your new Corolla 👏👏🚗.
    2 points
  27. I recommend tilting the solar collector will work better my collector is located about 1 cm below the windshield - 20w with smart microprocessor control - LED indication of battery status - pulse output current 3-5A - maximum panel output current 1.67A - charging from 1V - less than 0.5 mA when monitored No risk of overcharging Spark suppression I have no problem recharging the battery from 12.3 to 12.6 per day in the sun during charging I checked the voltage - maximum 13.7V The sun shines on the my car for a total of 6 hours at this time of year Less charging occurs even if the sun is not shining directly on the panel If I calculate correctly it is about 30% or 10.5A / day vid-20220416-130912-trim_bpyyAa8V.mp4
    1 point
  28. I have a 2015 pre facelift older engine with 33k miles estate I'd take sensible money for. Highest spec I've ever seen on an avensis, uprated sound system, smart lights that turn with the bends, panoramic roof, full electric heated memory leather, 7 service stamps last one being in toyota last month which extends the warranty for a year and i asked them to do a couple of extra things such as fuel filter etc. Car is as new I hoover it virtually every journey I'm anal. Im in county antrim though so you'd need to pay the vrt.
    1 point
  29. 🤣🤣 Indeed, I don't get it either. All of these things should be available on the headunit under errr... let me think? Customization? 😉 Trust me, I am searching through a lot! 😉
    1 point
  30. I just discovered a very handy feature for use in the hotter weather that we get in the summer on my Yaris Launch Edition. It's described on page 132 of the manual... (but I had to enable it using Techstream) Very useful when the car has been standing in the sun parked up for a while and of course it's like an oven inside. With this customisation, it's a simple matter of a long press on the unlock button and "hey presto!" all of the windows wind down to fully open and to let all that heat out instantly! How neat is that?! 😁 (as the old saying goes "RTFM"!) It is also useful for if you forget to close any open windows after you've got out of the car since a long press on the lock button will automatically close any open windows at the same time as the car is locked! I just love my Yaris! 🤣😍
    1 point
  31. I was OK with the 2019 version, this is the 2022 new version hardware, only out since about Feb, its different, much faster, I was just missing the manual which others said is downloadable
    1 point
  32. (of course, if you don't have Techstream, the local dealer should be able to do the same thing for you) Video here
    1 point
  33. Here are my thoughts on suitable solar panels: All solar panels are rated in a way that is hopless if using the panel behind a windscreen (which I am) I personally would avoid anything with a cheap and nasty chinese charge controller included. In my experience a 20w panel may manage about 600ma max behind the windscreen on a nice sunny UK day perhaps 1amp NOT through a windscreen. So a 10w may manage 300ma, 5w 150ma etc and all much less on cloudy days So a cheap 5w panel through the windscreen will never overcharge or even charge that 12v battery so does not need a charge controller but are fitted with a blocking diode to prevent battery dishcharge when there is no sun ie overnight. So my 20w panel needs a charge controller and I have a good one that I have total confidence in. I have accepted I need to take measures to look after that 12v battery I just wish the dealer network also felt the same way.
    1 point
  34. As per @Roy124, plus : MyT Lock symbol as you saw it, there's a time lag between the lock/unlock status showing on MyT, and also you getting a warning that you left the car open. Something like 5 minutes IIRC. The Lane Tracing Assist beeps can be really annoying, and you can't turn off the system permanently, so, if you haven't done it already, best set the warning to steering wheel vibration, IMO.
    1 point
  35. Couldn't say with any authority TBH - Never had a car run even close to such mileages! The longest running car I had was that old Mk1 D4D which just broke through into 100K before KHAAAAN! forced me to get rid of it. I'd say the odds are pretty good tho - If I'm not pushing it, it's actually the lowest revving car on the motorway I have owned - The Mk1 D4D and Mk2 1.33 would both be over 2000rpm at 60mph on the motorway whereas once you settle down to a steady cruise at the same speed this is usually stuck at exactly 2000rpm. It is very peaky when you accelerate, but as soon as you settle down to a constant speed cruise it tries to run as at close to 2000rpm as it can - Even at 70mph where my D4D would have been nearly 3000 it'll be doing maybe 2200rpm (Not up a hill tho', it usually starts revving up and pulling on MG2 to maintain CC speed on hills depending on steepness!) Its tendency for low-RPM combined with the fact it's not running half the time anyway because it can switch to MG2 mean the engine will have much less running wear and a much easier life than a normal ICE. It's tricky tho' as the M15A is a relatively new engine and we don't know if it has any common long-term issues yet! One good thing is it's port-injection only so shouldn't have any intake valve issues, but I'm told it does have a GPF, and any kind of particulate filter is a major source of potential engine trouble (They are literally the biggest thing to cripple the formerly bullet-proof reliability diesel engines had a reputation for)
    1 point
  36. It's on the multi-information display in 'Settings' (cog wheel icon) -> 'RSA (Road Sign Assist)' -> 'Excess speed notification method'.
    1 point
  37. Check Honest John Real mpg.
    1 point
  38. I love the way it changes colour from city to country. Must be some special pearlescent paint.
    1 point
  39. I had that screen Nick and it would also reboot itself every 4 minutes. Turned out to be a software update which the dealer did. Has been ok since 🤞
    1 point
  40. Galactic blue is gone for Excel only would a Dynamic suit as you can still get it in Galactic blue ( with bi-tone )? Also don't be afraid to lean on your dealer and play the guilt card over additional cost to you for having to choose an alternative, as they/Toyota have let you down. Attached is a comparison between Excel & Dynamic. 5fa5e0cb-570a-46b8-80d6-ae9721e0818c.pdf
    1 point
  41. I filled my Yaris cross up with fuel on the day I picked it up and noted the milage, I have just filled it again after doing 297 miles and it took 18.25 litres the total average was showing 70.9 which I was very happy with but the maths indicate a little more. I will check again after next fill up, same pump and only filling to first knock off. This was driving around town and country lanes, no motorway as yet.
    1 point
  42. I have seen a new car owner collect his brand new car, drive 200 yards to fill up, and get hit by a an idiot. Luckily he had insured his car before he collected it. Still, it's not something I want to have happen to my new car.
    1 point
  43. Fuel cap is located on passenger side of right hand drive Japanese cars. There is also an indicator near the fuel gauge indicator on your dashboard.
    1 point
  44. I just want to play music and answer phone as normal via Bluetooth. Will post results with wife's car system
    1 point
  45. I work in IT and I find this service availability absolute rubbish 🫤
    1 point
  46. maybe this site is handy for you gives you a modle number for you to folow up in just put your vin number in this site and all will come up bud https://japancars.ru/
    1 point
  47. Thanks a million all for your advises. I'm looking forward to the day. Cheers.
    1 point
  48. I always insist on a test drive even if it is brand new. I will not sign anything untill I have done this. Check you have a space saver wheel if you ordered one. Above all do not be rushed and take your time.
    1 point
  49. As an add-on to Forkingabout's advice about insurance. If you choose their 3 day drive away cover, make sure that it's actually been activated. (Ask for a copy of the certificate). I've seen a few places where they say they've activated it, but haven't
    1 point
  50. It will be shiny bright and dazzle you when at the dealers. The advice above is good; take your time. But do get the salesman to go over the starting procedures twice. Then all the steering wheel controls and especially the windscreen washers and wipers. The last thing you will want is trying to operate them first time on the way home. Enjoy your car.
    1 point
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