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  1. The annoy thing about the 2.0 is that the battery doesn’t charge up on the motorway. If anything it sometimes loses charge so when you get stuck in a jam or leave the motorway you’ve only got 2-3 bars left.
  2. There’s many reports that suggest the new E10 petrol (95RON) reduces economy by up to 10%
  3. I also got this message and my car is only a few months old. I’m guessing it’s nothing to do with car servicing
  4. I use the remote AC button to defrost the windscreen. It only operates for 10 mins but it works well
  5. Exactly! I’d contact Toyota GB and complain about the dealer wanting to charge £60
  6. I found the acceleration levels a little unpredictable in the 2.0 depending on the battery levels and maybe other factors. Some days it’s quite satisfying but sometimes I feel like I’m not quite getting the full deal
  7. I believe there is two set of beepers. One at the front of the car and one at the rear which might explain why it sounds quieter
  8. It’ll probably have softer suspension and a less efficient engine. I’d love to hear about the difference
  9. When I first got my 2.0 in the summer the engine would rarely charge the battery and the battery would stay at 3-4 bars. I originally thought there was a fault with the car as my current Prius and the Auris Hybrid I had before would always charge to 2 bars below maximum when the engine is on. Now that it’s become colder things have become more interesting. The engine stays on more now and as a result the battery charges much more and I quite often see 2-3 below maximum. Sometimes the engine will stay on at 1000rpm, drives on electric only and it won’t charge the battery so I’m guessing this is for cabin heat or to heat engine components. Sometimes though the engine will stay at 1400ish rpm, and this is when the battery charges.
  10. Look to the lower right hand side assuming it’s a RHD model and you’ll find a switch that activates the auto high beam function
  11. I believe that the adaptive high beam function is only for certain markets and not the UK. Just for reference it’s completely different to the auto high beam function Im not sure how the beam pattern changes but I think it’s the same set up as the Prius Plug-in which strangely does have it in the UK
  12. Anyone notice if the battery charges on the motorway? On a long drive at 70mph I’m barely getting 50 mpg. Does this sound normal?
  13. Hi, I’ve fitted a Blackvue dashcan to my Corolla as it’s discreet and doesn’t need to be removed every time you leave the car. The fuse I use is the 12v cigarette lighter as it’ll only remain live when the ignition is on. The diagram is under the fuse box cover.
  14. It’s some type of electronic system but I’m sure someone will be along shortly with a more technical answer. Just imagine though it were run by the engine it would never switch off especially in really hot climates.