frenchreg068

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  • First Name
    Howard
  • Toyota Model
    Yaris hybrid
  • Toyota Year
    2018
  • Location
    Other/Non-UK

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  1. frenchreg068

    2018 Yaris Hybrid Questions

    Having had our Hybrid since January, have found the most economical way to drive is to use the cruise control whenever possible, (but this in France, where the roads in our location are fairly quiet and not many hills). We get about 4.4 litres per 100 Km so just about 60 mpg. Also always have the air con on re-circulate as recommended in the French instruction manual, as the air con does not work so hard having to cool or warm the outside air. We currently have a daily afternoon temperature in the mid 30's, and set the car temp as 19.5C May be the UK version does not mention this. Also using ECO mode does not seem to do anything, maybe its for driving in cities.
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    Washing the front black grill

    What I what to know is does any one who designs cars ever wash one of their designs? The front plastic grill is a real dirt trap, and is difficult to dry after washing. Any one found a good way to dry it. After washing and leathering down I always put car back in garage the both front and back garage doors open to allow any other residue water to evaporate, but water on the grill takes overnight to dry.
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    New map for 2018

    Update:- Map successfully installed today, took about ¾ hour, I looked at the files on my MacBook before installing and all the files were visible in finder without any problem. Next time will try on the Mac as the stick is now formatted as FAT32, will just delete old files before unzipping on to the stick. My partner has never liked the English female voice, compared to our old TomTom, says its too mechanical, for me as long as I can hear it it's OK . Pity there does not seem to be any way to change it.
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    New map for 2018

    Thanks all for your comments, just got back from friends with map copied on to a memory stick, took about 3 hours in all, 1 hour to down load files and the same to copy to stick the rest of the time was waiting for computer to respond and also not being au fait with windows 10. Will install in car possible tomorrow. I did try to download on to the Macbook earlier but it wouldn't have it. Will try to format stick with SD card formatter on another stick. Will report how long it takes to install in car later.
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    New map for 2018

    I just noticed the latest map dated April 2018 is available. I need to go to a friend with a Windows Pc in order to download it as I cannot do so with a Macbook. Has any one downloaded it in the UK and how long did it take.
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    Paint work issue on Bi-tone hybrid

    Our bi-tone is Nebula blue and having washed and polished it several times have not seen any orange peel effect. It does come up with a beautiful gleam after using Autoglym Ultra deep shine.
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    Update Maps

    Just looked at the update maps on the Toyota site, which states the map can only be updated via a Windows PC. As I exclusively use Apple Macs (not with ability to run windows) am I stuffed, as don't have access to any Windows pcs? Is it possible to get the dealer to download for me.
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    Yaris Choice

    We investigated the Renault Zoe before deciding on the Yaris, the reason we were put off is that in France you rent the battery. Depending on annual mileage is how the cost is calculated, for 10,000km p/a the monthly cost was 85€, that worked out twice the monthly cost of Diesel in the car we wanted to change. Not sure if Renault have the same pricing policy in the UK.
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    Connecting Touch & Go + 2 to internet

    Just found out about the mute button on the GPS, its greyed out when no route is planned and is active when driving a route. Where do you post pics of car and how do you do it.
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    Connecting Touch & Go + 2 to internet

    Collected car yesterday, and today tried to connect my iPhone SE with a PAYGO sim to the internet via (in French) ma Toyota. Phone connected OK but message "cannot connect to internet" even when the car is in the garage and phone connected via wi-fi. How important is it to connect and will I be able to update the map without connection. Also I pressed the mute button on NAV and now its greyed out and will not cancel, any ideas how to rectify this to save me a journey to the dealer.
  12. We collected our Yaris Hybrid yesterday. Its a Blue/Black Bi-Tone Design. We live in the Loire Valley and have lived in France for 15 years, This is our first Toyota but we have had a variety of makes previously Mercedes, Honda, Renault and Fiat. Will get some pics on shortly.