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  1. I always thought they were automated based on traffic volume and could be set manually if there were incidents? The varying limits were intended to maintain flow and there is some logic if traffic is or might be bunching amd to prevent bunching by reducing and easing in stages.
  2. It's normal...available is anything that's not activated and if new features are launched they will be listed there until activated.
  3. So resurrecting this as now had a chance to repeat pretty much an identical long journey. Got my car in Sept last year, in November drove down to Devon for the day. For some obscure reason, I picked the wrong oump and filled with shell fuel save E10 instead of my normal v-power E5. Previous 2 auris hybrid always ran a but smoother and about 5% better mpg. Now yesterday repeated the drive, but fuelled with E5 (and has been for ever since the fill with E10), a bit warmer, and now nearly 6K on the clock. Likely smoother/better driving/use of hybrid as now used to the car. One person less in the car this time. Net result...best trip yet. By 1 MPG 🤣 OK in no way scientific but previous comparison with shell fuel save vs vpower tank by tank was obvious difference. So I am not convinced the latest hybrid drive train are tuned quite the same and less advantage with vpower on mpg as used to be (maybe the tuning map suits the higher ethanol content now). Other thing I noticed is there is a slight difference between MPG shown on head unit and on dash. Dash set to MPG for tank. It was anything from 0.2 to 0.7 MPG more on the dash and the range was identical. Not bothered, just figured it was odd. I usually reset using "update" on the head unit and both reset. Never compared before. Only thing I can think is the dash reset because it saw the tank filled (I topped off with E5 vpower before return trip but deliberately didn't reset as I was interested in round trip). Nothing more than curious really... I'm going to reset on next tank and could even be doing same trip again next week so will test on E10
  4. Seems the front left speaker grille on the JBL version...there's a plastic sensor (I believe) which seems to rise up. Poke it down silence for a while. My 2015 auris had same sensor/plastic blob. On that I removed glivebox, rammed a microfibre tile against it from underneath and it improved it dramatically. As the mk4 is the missus' car and she isn't bothered (she carries so much rattly crap around anyway) I'm not going to bother....I'll just focus on the trim rattles on my corolla 🙃
  5. +1 for bilt hamber, smells nice too 😁. I use the auto foam, shampoo, QD, cleanser/polish and clay, and their auto wheel on the wheels which stinks but clears brakedust a treat before a wash with the bodywork. Internally I use chemical guys combined leather cleaner/protector and invisible cleaner on the carpets and mats with their fabric protector. Meguiars Internally detailer on the plastics which give a nice matt sheen but doesn't last long. Might try aerospace 303 as I like the glossy look and apparently it lasts longer. Mixed results with cloths, but bilt hambers microfiber towels are nice and stay soft after repeated washes. Tried ultimate finish own brand which are OK but not as good as BH. Tried waffle weave for glass from a few and yet to find anything I'm amazed by vs using the BH microfiber.
  6. +1 for Horsham, bought my 2018 auris there and my partner switched to having her 2017 yaris there and we both went back last year for a corolla and mk4 yaris. Not had any problems there and drive an hour instead of using local dealer. There are good dealers out there who can be trusted and that with toyota's reputation and experience for reliable solid cars is good enough for me to go with recommended servicing.
  7. I got poor quote with new auris in 2015, then with new in 2018 they were close and had a cashback deal. Renewal was onle a few quid more then 3rd year was silly so went elsewhere. For the new corolla last year, the initial quote was over nine THOUSAND. They got it too 728 but in the end I went with LV who were under everyone else and cheaper than the outgoing auris. First time LV have ever been worthwhile on any car.
  8. It's on whenever ICE is off and car is moving. louder in reverse. No way to switch off. I actually like the spaceship sounds 😁
  9. Corolla Vs Yaris (cant speak to cross) - I bought a 2.0 Corolla Excel with JBL, but Partner bought a Mk4 Yaris Excel with Tech Pack 6 months earlier. I have driven it a fair bit and honestly I would have been just as happy with the Yaris vs the Corolla. Yaris plus points: BSM, RCTA, HUD (tech pack) and more room in rear - seats are way better than Mk3, nearly as good as Corolla, general feel, handling and performance way better than the Mk 3 and the 2 Auris I had previously Corolla plus points: full "leather" (and at the time) Sat Nav onboard as well as Android Auto, IPA (which actually doesn't work well on the Corolla vs earlier Auris), Bi-LED lights (which aren't really that much better than Yaris LED), quieter on Motorway than Auris due to the glass on windows. Bigger boot space. Honestly you need to get into the nitty gritty for me to say one over the other - kids are grown up and moved out so rear leg space not an issue, I like the 2.0 as its a sportier drive, but the Yaris Mk4 is a great car performance wise. The BSM was not a deal do miss not having the hud - the Corolla has no HSI "meter" like the Auris had, but the HUD on the Yaris means the HSI display that is available can be right in your eyeline. If I had to choose over with hindsight, I might go Corolla GT Sport (for the HUD) ....or Yaris Mk4. So there you go, no help at all in choosing 😁 But I would definitely go Mk4 Yaris over 1.8 Corolla
  10. Traffic, speed cameras, POI's (but not Google POI search?) and map updates. I think also some things like fuel prices and weather are still there (I changed from the Auris in September, but never renewed the online services which expired last March/April so going from memory) after they dropped street view and Google POI search. There was always a couple of apps which were an option to "buy" even though the functionality was included in some way.
  11. Well now its popped up in mine but also crashes when I tap on it...if it does work I hope to god its more accurate than the Intelligent park assist or I'm standing in the next road 🤣
  12. This is how mine was done. It was also how folks used to do on the Auris. I understand there's plenty of room in the tubing though heard its easier to remove to thread it through although it's apparently a pig to refit.
  13. Yes, fitted by dealer. I arranged it at time of order.
  14. I had the Toyota official (Nextbase) front and rear fitted before I took delivery - the rear is routed to the left (passenger side) as seen from the hatch so that kind of supports that theory. Also, the trim that is over the rear high level stop is a simple push fit. Very easy to remove.
  15. Well, I just did update but do not see the option...maybe it was a glitch that allowed you to get into it? Can you screenshot the screen you are on?
  16. I've once had DAB, Amazon via Android auto and bluetooth - ie all "digital" media services/playback not work. Pulled over, switched off and on, all good and never happened since...I put it down to a glitch.
  17. Try a "!"... I know $ would not work for me (although MyT and my toyota were both happy head unit would not sign in)
  18. Don't use special characters. Use letters and numbers as a test.
  19. Amazes me that so many companies/sites allow simpler passwords. I use a password generator and I still come across them where they say it must be an exact length, no special characters and must start with a capital....I mean brilliant, you just gave a hacker a start point and limited the variations they would need to try...
  20. Pretty sure it is. Logically, B overrides the ECU normal control of the eCVT. Also if you have DRCC/ normal CC or speed limiter it should use regenerative and/or engine braking to reduce the speed.
  21. Also check you don't have special characters in your password. MyT app and My toyota Web page will accept a password that has $ for instance, but then the headunit won't sign in. ! Is accepted.
  22. Played again yesterday...if you are at the posted / displayed speed, if you press and hold either up or down, it will increase or decrease quickly. So only press and hold the up or down indicated direction (box with the square and arrow up or down) otherwise you'll rapidly increase or decrease speed. I guess it can't know what your intention was, but logically I would prefer rapid increase/decrease was disabled if DRCC with RSA was enabled. Reinforces what I said what I said earlier...its a driver assist not replacement or intelligent/autonomous. But even allowing for that, the logic is flawed.
  23. yep - hence why I said I kinda get the logic. But also its an aid, but the downside is you need to use it intelligently - it wont adjust ahead of time on speed limit changing to lower and if the driver waits until passing the sign to use the semi-auto aid, technically they are breaking the law....plus the car accelerates/decelerates a lot more than a driver using anticipation. Of use if you're felling lazy and using DRCC on open roads/dual carriageways but for roads where speed limit changes it is limited. I like DRCC, but I can drive more smoothly, economically and safely with anticipation. I guess the RSA link is there, if you choose to use it.
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