Mike J.

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    Yaris Hybrid T Spirit - sold .....
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    2013
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    Suffolk
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  1. Mike J.

    2018 Hybrid & 2017 Hybrid: driving & economy

    If the drivetrain (incl. battery) is cold, the 20 mph limit kicks in. When the car is fully warm (incl. battery!) the 30 mph limit will re-appear. Lower electric range will also appear with low (battery) temperatures. My average mpg in winter is 50 and 60 in summer. YMMV. The battery temperature is visible using the Android hybrid assistant app. App display
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    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    True but, via the torque pro app, I believe the max power drawn is around 1kW. At this rate the traction battery becomes depleted in 10 minutes. You can notice this when parked up in the high summer with aircon on - the engine will fire up after around 10 mins.
  3. Mike J.

    Toyota GR Supra - the legend returns

    Some interesting info on the engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_7aTQzpIOI
  4. Mike J.

    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    Something which also might change is that the depreciation is around 15p per mile - main dealer purchase to WBAC prices. Three year old car to 6 year old. 15p plus 10p (fuel cost) per mile seems good to me.
  5. Mike J.

    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    Don't forget that these older hybrids pay zero VED!
  6. Mike J.

    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    Also, no belts anywhere, all pumps are electric - steering, water pump and servo. Heater and aircon work when petrol engine is off. Basically, the Toyota hybrids drive like full EVs but without range problems.
  7. Mike J.

    Keyless stuff

    I think it only occurs with cars that unlock automatically as you approach ….. …. but what happens if they break into a 'normal' keyless car (with a start button) and use the same key signal boosting system - will our cars start even though the doors have been 'breeched' - windows broken for example?
  8. Mike J.

    Yaris Hybrid owners, what MPG are you achieving?

    Computer average is only 51mpg this month - mainly town driving.
  9. Mike J.

    Toyota's extened warranty.

    My guess is that you haven't got the full details. My warranty says: "Protected part - each mechanical and electrical part of the 'protected vehicle' which is not an 'excluded part' …" "Excluded parts - body, paint, trim, consumables …." Seems fine to me.
  10. Mike J.

    Toyota's extened warranty.

    When I said 'but not CVT' it was in relation to the exceptions!!!!!! The CVT and electrics are thus covered by default as they are not in the exceptions list.
  11. Mike J.

    Toyota's extened warranty.

    I took out a Toyota warranty but have not had to use it yet. I got 2 years for the price of one at £354. The actual warranty terms says everything is covered except for the stated exceptions - mainly wear and tear type stuff IIRC, but not CVT or electrics. Warranty provider is Toyota and it is a "Manufacturer equivalent cover ".
  12. Mike J.

    hooray! - yaris gr-sport now on toyota uk configurator

    A silly video from James May regarding the GRMN: GRMN unboxing Also, if you want the real thing, some are available for around £22K with minimal mileage - check out autotrader.
  13. Mike J.

    Poor headlights using HIR2 bulbs confirmed?

    Okaaaayyy, you referred to an article that refers to 'smart headlights', this thread is for non-smart headlights.
  14. Mike J.

    Poor headlights using HIR2 bulbs confirmed?

    You refer to 'smart headlights', this thread is for non-smart headlights, so you can compare. The smart headlights info is interesting, but I wonder if they cater for the over the hill situation where even dipped lights dazzle. Regarding lighting software, the whole thing (for me) started here: Tesla updates Model 3’s headlights. I wonder if it was a software upgrade?
  15. Mike J.

    Poor headlights using HIR2 bulbs confirmed?

    Our Yaris hybrids use the HIR2 in the projector headlights, just like the CH-R. My lights are the worst I have had in a car and this info seems to map out to my car's beam spreads.