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  1. I feel I need to add a quick update. What a car! Ive had it 13 days today, covered just over 1000 miles in that time, most for work. Total average MPG 53.4. Had a job today in Wigan, 160 miles round trip from Wolverhampton, mainly M6. Set cruise at 70 (50/60 though roadworks) comfortable, effortless, cannot fault. I do find though that this car gives better MPG on A and B roads than sat on motorways. A previous day I traveled from Manchester to Derby dales and though Buxton and then to Stoke on Trent. I would say at least 50 percent was in EV mode. On motorways with cruise the R
    6 points
  2. We had two cars with black paint - a metallic Nissan and a pearlescent Honda. Both showed every mark, nick and scratch, no matter how slight, and we said we would never have another black car.
    5 points
  3. Season 1, Episode 5 - at last, the season finale! 😀👏 The call came this afternoon - "your car is ready!" I've been to collect it, they've filled it with petrol and cleaned it inside and out, and it is now sporting a little led inside, a plate underneath and a couple of new window labels announcing it has a catloc to hopefully deter any tealeaves. Apparently the new alarm is very loud, but I hope never to hear it.And I've registered the new catloc - it's not an insurance scheme, but they've security marked the cat so I have registered that. I enjoyed my drive home and I'm glad to have my
    5 points
  4. And I welcome you to season 1, episode 3 of the saga of my catloc! I got a call today from the Aftersales Manager at the dealer. She told me that she's been fully briefed on what has been going on with my car (should have referred her to this forum!) Apparently they've removed the catloc and ordered a new fitting kit as when they fitted it first time it wasn't "guided in correctly" (this sounds like made up technobabble for they didn't fit it properly and wondered what all those leftover bits were for). She was very grateful for my patience, she is personally overseeing the job now and th
    5 points
  5. When I see these posts on flat 12V batteries, I cannot help but think how useful it would been had Toyota provided a multimedia 12V battery status display. And even better, if that info was available via the My T app.
    4 points
  6. If I buy a new Toyota I will probably keep it for 10+ years, at least I know it’s trouble free. 👍
    4 points
  7. Yes, my dealer has sent me a video of the 2021 model, as I am over half way through my finance, so they want me to get the latest plate! The cosmetic changes are there, plus Android Auto / Car play included , but apart from that it is just the new plate they are selling. Not sufficient incentive to buy again when I have only covered just over 9K miles in 21 months. Like the new wheels, though, and the upholstery trim changes.
    4 points
  8. I just use my right foot.
    4 points
  9. Just read that 2 cat thieves in the Warrington, Cheshire area have been sentenced to 30 months and 32 months in the Nick. Suppose they be out in half the time, but some justice.
    4 points
  10. Hello, Just thought I’d post this, to help anyone ‘googling’ in future. Last night I had a puncture, so removed the wheel and put the space saver on (which saved the day!), and can report that the full size wheel that I removed (alloy & tyre) *easily* fits in the wheel well in the boot, and still allows the boot floor to be on the lower setting. The ‘hollow’ shape of the alloy also means there’s plenty of space inside the wheel once secured in the wheel well, to store all the tools. Useful to know for anyone going touring who will want to take a full sized spare wit
    3 points
  11. Yes tarring all with the same brush. Insurance companies will always look for ways to load the customer. The Yaris cc is the best protected due to its location. Thefts of its cc are rather rare. Other models particularly the Auris are vulnerable. Get back to your insurance company and make them aware.
    3 points
  12. Hello, i recently moved from the VW ownership stable to a brand new Toyota Yaris Design Hybrid. I've not been able to use it as much as i like (due to Covid) but have gone for several local journies. Here's my thoughts : Firstly, economy. It's superb! Most of my journies have been around town, and i'm dissapointed if i get less than an indicated 70 mpg. Before lockdown i managed to have a cruise on the motoway and still averaged 56 mpg. And these figures are achieved in cold weather with heater and aircon on. Secondly, comfort. Again, it's superb, rides smoothly, super smooth CVT tr
    3 points
  13. Thank you all for your help, of course i'll use an OEM parts; i'll get it from the dealership. my part list is: Chain tensioner , timing chain, slippers, water pump, set of spark plugs, air filter, valve cover gasket, RTV to make gasket on the timing chain cover, Toyota Engine oil 5W30 fully synthetic, oil filter and Toyota premixed coolant
    3 points
  14. BLISWORTH! I diverted through there a couple of years back and reported the pothole. I was many others had reported it too. Have a look at Fix My Street, there was a report earlier this month on the road I used. You might be able to claim for it.
    3 points
  15. You must report the pothole to your local authority soonest Andrue.
    3 points
  16. Goodyear efficient grip performance 2 or Vector 4 season 2 as alternative to Michelin. But both makes one of the best tyres available these days. 👍
    3 points
  17. I always run my cars in as well, old habits and all that, most dealers are salespeople and know very little about their product mechanically (some service managers know even less!) The days of 'poor' tolerances and the obligatory first oil change at 500/600 miles to drain the iron filing sludge out, and the instructions not to exceed various revs in each gear for the first 1000 miles or so started disappearing in the 80's for some makes (my local Vauxhall dealer said no need to run in the Astra GTE in 1985, advice which I promptly ignored).
    3 points
  18. Nothing old fashioned about running in. The Hand book advises it with details on how to do this for the Corolla, and depending on how long you keep your car, it will thank you for it. Strangely, the dealer never mentioned a running in period, I had to find the details in the handbook myself.
    3 points
  19. For the first time, I had problems with the 12 V battery today. I am doing less miles than in the first and second lock downs, last time I drove the car was Saturday, 16 miles. I used my Noco jump starter and was up and running in no time . https://bearmach.com/product/electrical-charging-toelelec/jump-starter-genius-boost-sport-500a-ultrasafe-lithium-gb20?glCountry=UK&glCurrency=GBP&gclid=Cj0KCQiAst2BBhDJARIsAGo2ldVxmso9f-FrKPMcztUEm4gptkBx9ZRafi53I_yCN0YRwfP0ead4NkUaArLkEALw_wcB I would not upgrade the battery without discussing with the dealer. The Hybrid system is complex and
    3 points
  20. Correct, if any codes are stored, you cannot carry out the HHC. Once cleared, you need to drive 500 miles before the HHC can be completed
    3 points
  21. I've never come across the HV battery check issue since the Health Checks started so can't comment there. I agree very much with the sentiment about the way the Hybrids drive. I bought my first Prius in 2002, but after just 6 months/12,000 miles it was totalled in a crash. In fact, I had just left my dealer (0.4 miles from the scene) and got on the phone to my salesman while waiting for some lifting equipment to recover my Prius from where it had landed. Long before the crane arrived, I'd agreed a deal to buy their 6 month old demonstrator as soon as my insurance coughed up! I may
    3 points
  22. I think I would swap the coils between cylinder 1 and any other cylinder, and see if the fault follows the coil or the cylinder.
    3 points
  23. I bought a CTEK 5.0 recently, and I connected the eyelet cable to battery positive pole permanently, the negative cable is connected to cargo hook bolt, and don't need to access the battery terminal every time. and if I want, as eyelet cable is quite small, the connector can be put outside the boot and keep the door locked.
    3 points
  24. Yes every job has a "book time" So the dealer tells you it's a 40 min service, they run over that because it gets washed, vacuum, time to do the paperwork, get the car in/out etc and you (not you per se but the customer) kicks off that it took an hour and not the promised 40 mins. It's called under promise and over deliver, tell the customer it's 1.5 hours but you get it back just over an hour and everyone is happy
    3 points
  25. Whilst I can't say I have noticed the issue on power drop myself, something I have always been able to "feel" is when travelling at a constant speed, I know when the ICE starts to charge the battery, without looking at the instruments. The speed does not drop but the car feels more "laboured" . And when the ICE is no longer charging, you can feel the car being "released". I notice it when driving at 50 mph, the limit on many local roads around here.
    3 points
  26. For a start I'd question the need to overtake anyway. On most journeys it won't make much difference to your arrival time. You're unlikely to cut more than 10% off and what's 10% difference for a half hour journey? You could easily lose that much time at either end by unlucky set of traffic lights or congested roundabout. I do overtake on occasion but I usually plan it such that I don't need to engage the battery and that's with my 1.8. My generally laid back demeanour helps with that of course. Hybrids can recharge the battery as they go along and I'd question the wisdom of performing so
    3 points
  27. Hi, theoretically yes there is a difference, but in real world it’s not that bad to cause dangerous situation and once you floor it the car will pull to its best ability, but you need to press harder to the floor and ice needs to be at operating temperature. Especially you have 2.0 should not be a problem at all. I have older 1.8 gen 3 hybrid with 136bhp and never complain about power, a lots of motorway driving. Electric cars, bikes, scooters also suffer a bit but not that much, because they have only battery as power source and we have petrol engine too, which actually is the main sourc
    3 points
  28. Tony after my brief spell in an Auris before my Corolla, I noticed the battery management is so different on the Corolla. The Auris seemed happier to charge its battery towards full, and then do a solid EV run (nearing 2 miles!) and run it right down to almost empty. The Corolla is much more reluctant to get near to the extremes of the battery - you are lucky to get more than 2/3 of a mile on EV. The Auris charges the battery more at speed too as the electric motor doesn’t contribute much and EV mode isn’t available over 47mph on the Auris. The Corolla will drop into EV at much higher speed, a
    3 points
  29. The 2.0 ICE engine only produces around 145bhp (due to its Atkinson cycle setup), so the extra 40bhp of the combined output is provided by MG2. I’ve noticed mine isn’t as quick when hybrid battery is down to 2 bars, compared to 4/5bars. The ‘feel’ of acceleration isn’t very noticeable on these hybrids (except pulling away from standstill), however they don’t hang about. You need to overtake someone to appreciate the rate of acceleration. After having 400nm for the last 5 years / 30k miles, having only 200nm is a very noticeable difference.
    3 points
  30. Absolutely, more and more reviewers recommend Toyota hybrids as Best Buy at current times, they will be future proof for the next 10 years at least and gives you best of both worlds. Ev’s are perhaps the future but Toyota hybrids are today. Anything else except cars with special use like tracks, rally etc are just waste of money. Why would you go and buy a new golf, Leon, Focus, Astra when you can get Toyota hybrids👌, saving £3-5k of the list price and you loose them immediately after you got your car delivered.🤭🚗🚙
    3 points
  31. Yes, I agree Tony, I kept my last car for 17 years. My dilemma is that I bought the Corolla for family reasons at the time, and the desire to go towards EV. EV 2 years ago was not an option, I needed to travel over 190 miles at a moments notice, and the town in Devon I needed to get to had no public charge points. My only possible choice was E Nero with a year waiting list, or Tesla, way out of my price range, and reports of iffy parts supply if needed etc. So Corolla hybrid ticked more of the boxes. Now, EV is becoming a real possibility with better ranges, more charge points even in Devon. S
    3 points
  32. It is an interesting question. My assumption has always been that you always have full power available when you want it. Same as a mobile phone, it discharges , but you still have full facilities from 100% charge to 15%. Then, depending on the model, and settings, it may go into power saving mode by shutting the screen off faster etc, but until 2% it works. If you look at the Car Wow site, the reporter there tests several EV cars until total battery exhaustion. Apart from alerts from the system urging him to go to a charge point, and at 5% the car started to shut off non essential systems
    3 points
  33. Both the 1.8 and 2.0 have more than enough power for a sensible driver in normal conditions.
    3 points
  34. I hope they have a really "nice" 😉 time in the showers....
    3 points
  35. I’ve got a 2021 Model Year Design TS, with the upgraded interior & wheels. I test drove the previous MY, but as the link above suggests there are no changes highlighted to suspension or drivetrain, it’s purely cosmetic / tech.
    3 points
  36. Season 1, episode 4 It's not ready. The parts haven't come. They're going to fill my petrol tank up by way of apology (it had about a quarter of a tank) and hopefully it will be ready tomorrow. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever see that car again....
    3 points
  37. I find iPhone better (than Android- Ive tried both). Apple Carplay has been well developed while Android Auto is still a bit limited imo. I'm using an iPhone S10, which is vintage at this stage, but works just fine with Apple Carplay...
    3 points
  38. Same here, a Pepsi can away from the car does the job for me, these days almost everywhere temperatures will stay negative even during the day, don’t forget to run your car for 60min, I definitely will even though I had a good drive on Saturday. ❄️🚗👍
    3 points
  39. I'm not the best person to answer this in any detail, it's just a superficial impression based on brief experience of loan cars, and I'm always comparing with my Prius. I certainly haven't experienced the issues on your list. However, when I had the previous model I was conscious that it felt a bit noisy and sluggish compared with mine. I particularly noticed that it seemed to rev quite high, and that the engine seemed to run a lot more than mine does in the Prius. The new one seems to spend more time on electric (I always leave them on normal or eco, I don't use EV or power mode and I don't t
    3 points
  40. Just bear in mind that any replaced parts will have little or no "value" when it comes to a selling price...it may just make it easier to sell though. Good luck
    3 points
  41. Exactly, Ian, that's what I do if I want to leave the car in P without the handbrake on. The full PDF manual covers it on pages 265-267.
    3 points
  42. Toyota: advice on battery maintenance during lockdown or lack of use. - General Discussions - Toyota Owners Club - Toyota Forum
    3 points
  43. If you thinking of fitting a catloc, I did on my Gen4 Prius. The cat is in a vulnerable place on Gen4, I got one off eBay, posted up from London, and fitted by my local garage. It is made from 3mm flat plate, thicker then most available but I don’t know how thick a Toyota plate is. Cost me something like £55 inc postage plus £15 for fitting. You could fit yourself if you have ramps but 4 poster lift and a mechanic was much easier for me.
    3 points
  44. If you hold the handbrake button down for several seconds it’ll turn off the auto handbrake when in park.
    3 points
  45. Absolutely 👍 I usually do a lots of motorway trips, maybe 70% of my total driving and I do 10k miles service. I know I can prolong the intervals as all that mileage been done within 2-3 months, I am out of any manufacturer warranty and even so I prefer oil change on time, never skipped any service schedule., and I am almost out of space for stamps in my service book 😂.
    2 points
  46. Ready mode and solar charging are methods to keep 12v battery in healthy state not to rejuvenate or restore capacity on dead battery. Once battery is made flat only proper charging up to specific parameters and hours can eventually help but with the condition of using the car everyday afterwards, otherwise soon the recharged battery will go flat again. This is for people who use infrequently and on short trips only, the worst of all is not to use the car for weeks. here is some explanation of how 12v battery system works in Toyota hybrids
    2 points
  47. That's a great idea, thank you. I am comparing it against my old Corolla and my wife's Mokka so thinking about it, it may just be the way Aygo's are. I think I'll wait for the used car garages to fully open and test drive the same aged vehicle. Thank you
    2 points
  48. It would be interesting to know how toyota test a battery. Where I work we use a hand held tester, if it passes we always recommend to the customer that we recharge and carry out a further test on our grx-3000 discharge tester or the alpha-bat pro tester. While we are carrying out the test over a couple of days we would loan the customer a battery to keep him on the road. We have had occasions where the hand held has passed a battery but a proper discharge test has failed the battery.
    2 points
  49. I have thought about it, I'd like to weigh up all the options and costs.
    2 points
  50. They will all get you a speeding ticket if thats you bag
    2 points



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