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  1. I might be wrong, I have a PHEV but have a similar setting in the MID. I think this just toggles whether the EV indicator is displayed when only using battery power and doesn't actually affect how the car behaves.
    3 points
  2. So, I’ve had the Yaris for nearly a month, now the novelty has worn off I can see a few annoyances showing through. I’m not going to bang on about it, because it is what it is, but so far; 1) The doors, my goodness what a tinny sounding car, I’ve owned over 40 cars in 30 years of car ownership, and this is by far the worst for sounding, well, Cheap!! 2) Steering wheel height, the steering wheel sits too low for me, even with the seat as far down as possible, I’m just under 6ft but feel like a giant behind the wheel, it’s very “Peugeot 208” and it’s quite uncomfortable after a while. 3) Doors (again), wife, kids, me, all getting tired of shutting a door, to find it hasn’t shut and needs a hard slam to get it shut (which makes it sound even more tinny-see 1 above!) 4) The back window and the rear view mirror, I can barely see out of the back window, it’s so darkly tinted, with sunglasses on I cannot see anything, and is quite dangerous to be honest, really relying on door mirrors a lot, and glad of the blind spot monitoring. 5) The ride. Well what can I say? If I was 20 years younger I’d be chuffed, but oh my Lord it really is a bone shaker and teeth chatterer! The larger alloy wheel really make a difference in making it very hard on the spine, I know I can swap the wheels out, but I refuse to spend anymore money, so just going to have to live with it. So, what it has done is made me realise just how far other manufacturers have come! I have a 2021 Vauxhall Corsa e and it really does put the Yaris too shame in many areas, I suspect the Vauxhall won’t be anywhere near as reliable and even perhaps hard wearing in the long term but it is a surprise to be honest. Thankfully the Yaris is the wife’s car, so I’ll only drive it occasionally. The Yaris is still a good car, and plenty of positive things about it, but perhaps I was expecting too much from it? 🤔
    2 points
  3. Yes! I agree with all those points! And you forgot the massive A, B and C pillars and low mirror - The rear 270 degrees visibility is the worst of any car I've ever been in (Aside from a transit van ) and the A-pillars hide on-coming cars at the exact angle they come at you on roundabouts! The door tinniness is very much a throwback to the Mk1 Yaris, which had the most hilariously tinny back doors And I can confirm the ride comfort on the pothole ridden hellscape I regularly drive on was improved massively going from 17" rims to 15" rims, as well as a small bump in mpg (I opted for steel ones so I don't care if I kerb them and also the insurance companies couldn't jack up the premium! ) However the Mk4 is such a perfect car for me I don't care! It's just so nice to drive and is even punchier than even my old Mk1 D4D, and despite driving like I stole it most of the time I'm still getting a tank average of 72-75. When I wasn't and was just driving 'normally' I was getting into the low 80's last summer! I can't think of any petrol-powered car that could do that. I just filled it up in preparation for the Enfield Car Pageant tomorrow - Done about 350 miles, only got in 22 litres! And the handling is sooo much better than any other Yaris before it; I'd say it even rivals the Fiesta, which traditionally is one of the best handling cars at this level. My one even has a HUD! I can't even think of any car in this segment that can have a proper collimated windscreen-displayed HUD! And the adaptive cruise control and auto-steer has made the long boring slog up the M1 far less unpleasant. It definitely has a lot of flaws, but what it does well it does really really well.
    2 points
  4. Yes I generally agree with all your comments. However the economy of the car depends on its weight and aerodynamic design. As a point of note I have had paint devils attend to the Yaris now twice this past year to take out two dents. One in the roof, probably a small branch and one in the bonnet. Never needed them for to countless VW's in the previous 12 years. You will have noticed the contours in the roof line. Clearly there to add strength to a very flimsy roof. Dent Devils commented all the modern new small cars seem to be being built with thinner panels to cut down on weight and cost.
    2 points
  5. I agree with planc comment the mmt is a manual gearbox with electronic clutch and gear controls bolted on to it. and should not be treated as a manual. if you hold the car on an incline using the revs your riding the clutch etc. the cvt transmission in the hybrids are great. all toyota hybrids are cvt as its the motors delivering the drives to the wheels.
    2 points
  6. If it has an eco button, this will also make it shift lower down the rpm range as above, treat it like a manual* come off the throttle then up shift, the gearboxes are a bit dim witted but the later cars are the best of the MMT the new Aygo X is a CVT auto the worst of the automated manuals are the smart Fourtwo and the terrible........ i would rather get the bus Vauxhall easytronic
    2 points
  7. We are talking pure EV range here rather than the appearance of the EV indicator or 'green' traces on journeys recorded in the app. For your PHEV the literature quotes something like 47 miles and "up to 80 mph" (but not both!). For the HEV I've seen claims of "up to a mile" and "up to about 25 mph" with the strong caveat of "under appropriate conditions" (i.e. you stopped with a pretty much fully charged battery and everything else is going your way) - I've never seen anything formal or greater than those. Which is just fine - it's a hybrid; it's not an EV. And as others have said, HEV owners can use pure EV mode "under appropriate conditions" to move the car short distances (yards not miles) without requiring the ICE to fire up.
    2 points
  8. 2 points
  9. Update: Shock absorbers changed and the noise is gone 👌
    2 points
  10. I know, and it won’t bother most owners and Toyota are making a huge savings on that. The things is that every little cut in terms of refinement and insulation when you add them together at the end may affect a bit the overall comfort and driving experience.
    2 points
  11. It's the Multi-Information Display ... 🙂
    2 points
  12. I tend to use ev mode when the car is cold and I need to shuffle around and I won’t be using the car any more that day. It saves the engine from starting and then not getting warmed up, it doesn’t give you very long in ev though.
    2 points
  13. All 2.0 and 1.8 Excel have the mat.
    2 points
  14. It is an approximate date, so can be either side (plus or minus) of the date given.
    1 point
  15. Hi Tony, just noticed your update reply, thankyou for the links you have sent they're very interesting and I really appreciate the time you have given replying back to me and I'm sure any other Toyota Owner club member will find your replies helpful.
    1 point
  16. Yes just like my Lexus with the eCVT.Its an amazing smooth gearbox.
    1 point
  17. hi more than likely one of the larger fuses in the engine compartment fuse box is blown.
    1 point
  18. The way to drive a MMT car is to drive it like a manual gearbox because essentially that is what it is. If you drive an Auto box you can keep the accelerator pressed down as it changes. In a manual you would lift off the accelerator before changing gear. So when you drive a MMT you need to sense when the box is due to change then back off, or rev high then back off to allow it to change. Not really an Auto and should never be advertised as one.
    1 point
  19. Thanks for the info but after reading all your replies I've decided to just buy another kit from here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-CRK0305-Smart-Tyre-Repair/dp/B003QHY000/ref=sr_1_2?crid=BLN3U6FY06YA&keywords=spare%2Btyre%2Bfoam&qid=1653671094&sprefix=spare%2Btyre%2Bfoam%2Caps%2C90&sr=8-2&th=1 Just hope the next puncture isn't in the sidewall of the tyre fingers crossed
    1 point
  20. It will sound **** in the boot - with most sound systems you want the sound stage up front, sound deaden the doors, a half decent set of 2 way components and a small power pack amp like an alpine KTA-450 or a Pioneer GM-D1004 Maybe an under seat sub, is only a small car you don't see many mk2 3 door Aygos ps. house speakers are typically 8 omh whereas in car speakers are 4 ohm you risk killing the amp chip in the radio edit. the speakers can go it the rear pocket in the trim with a little bit of fabrication
    1 point
  21. That's the one, it's listed in the EPC as 218 attitude black or part of the "HV emotional pack" (more than likely Jap/euro spec)
    1 point
  22. It's explained in the Smart Connect operators manual. The system uses live mapping via the DCM so the maps are always up to date. The only mapping data stored in the infotainment unit is the back up base map data that is used if the DCM doesn't have a data connection. These base maps are the ones the dealer can update. That message is perfectly normal.
    1 point
  23. Ah, so the 'selling point' is that they are LED. Why can't they just call them side lights...? 🙄 Thanks.
    1 point
  24. Also known as parking lights.
    1 point
  25. Aka tracer lights, side lights or position lights.
    1 point
  26. I don’t think so but when you open the bonnet and you have no cover the car looks unfinished and a class below, perhaps even Yaris has this cover.
    1 point
  27. That's right, but I think the setting within the MID settings menu being referred to, just stops the green car symbol from coming on.
    1 point
  28. Just recieved an email from Toyota Direct Parts as follows. "There is a note on the part saying that it is for vehicles without a grade package which is what excludes the GR Sport". There are no other options for that vehicle. End of saga, saved some money!
    1 point
  29. The half screen in the centre dial that contains the speedo, in between the power meter and the fuel gauges
    1 point
  30. If I select EV mode via the switch when it's not on I usually (possibly always) get a message saying it's not available.
    1 point
  31. I use it quite often. If I'm just moving the car a bit on the drive, or sitting in it to set the NAV. The car will override it if it needs to to charge the HEV battery. EV does last a long time if you're not actually moving. But yes, because the car usually holds the battery at 50%, adding and taking alternately, you sometimes don't have much EV.
    1 point
  32. More or less exactly what you say. I'm taking the odometer reading from the app, that does match the in-car reading... Then looking at the trip data, but looking at the yearly view which is basically adding up every individual recorded trip. As I've have car less than a year, this is everything...
    1 point
  33. My 2008 has a similar thing...
    1 point
  34. The other one is Toyota Techstream
    1 point
  35. I didn't think it was the key programming that was to blame and suspected it was a software problem. I had expected it to suddenly reappear but after so long I am beginning to doubt it.
    1 point
  36. #1 87050C is for recirc function #2 87050D is for air direction #3 87050E is for temp function
    1 point
  37. It's not the key. It just happens randomly through a combination of poor software doing the data management and warehousing and ropey servers. Happens randomly which means it is a complexity issue with sloppiness.
    1 point
  38. It's not the tyres. Its the chassis+suspension setup.
    1 point
  39. Here is mine. Love it
    1 point
  40. For rear fill, put the speakers in the back doors, they will not do anything in the boot apart from take up what little space there is
    1 point
  41. The Australians (I think) have a saying: If you want to go into the outback, take a Land Rover. If you want to come back, take a Toyota.
    1 point
  42. If an air con Bomb does not fully clear things, then use one of the foam sanitizers that you spray down into the air con matrix and vent pipes, worked well for us.
    1 point
  43. There are two main types of tyre noises from car tyres: 1. The faulty wheel bearing noise (whining) - this comes from under inflated tyres or some all season and winter tyres. Usually happens on very smooth asphalt and or at lower speeds . 2. The rumble noise - this is happening when tyres are over inflated or too hard as been aged, or has protector deformed, the noise can be more prominent at rough asphalt and at all speeds. Best to stick close to the recommended values. Correct tyres pressures are responsible not only for safety, better efficiency and handling but also for suspension, bearings and shocks longevity and perhaps your plastics inside the interior. Make the tyres rock hard and you will kill all of those above 😬
    1 point
  44. Go to Toyota website (with chrome) where you can see the stages of your order. Press F12, select network and in "filter" type your order number. Refresh the page. You will now see a list and your order number will be visible there. Select it and you will be able to see ETA and other info.
    1 point
  45. I checked the air pressure in mine just a couple of days after i collected it and they were 48 psi all round. 🙄 They are now running at 32psi all round and find this very comfortable.
    1 point
  46. Welcome to Toyota Owners Club - Toyota Forum. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. Why not introduce yourself in the New Members section.
    1 point
  47. Took the car to the dealers today to find the cause of the water in the tailgate. Was not the fault of Toyota but the people who wrapped the car. Behind the number plate is a drain hole for the upper part of the tailgate which they had covered up The dealers cut the wrap to expose the drain hole so all good As you can see in the pics the red car has the wrap with the hole covered and the grey car with it exposed Thought this info may help if other people had their cars wrapped
    1 point
  48. I have had a Thule 2 bike tow bar rack on a Gen 3 and a Gen 4 Prius, and they are wonderful. I have done the roof bar rack, and the strapped on rear rack, and the tow bar ball is the way to go. just maybe a Saris Bones rear rack would fit a Corolla, as the lower part of the tailgate/hatch takes the weight of the rigid design. Have ordered the new 2.0 with a Toy tow bar This is the Prius with a couple of 25kg e-bikes on the Thule rack, and travelled twice to Spain with this.....bikes now replaced with a pair of 9kg lightweights!
    1 point
  49. That would be the Dracula model, limited edition, made in Transilvania, delivery after midnight 🤣
    1 point
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