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snowBALLs

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  1. You are not going to get white light from halogen, I think halogen only go upto 3700k. Only led and HiD can get white light from 5000k to 6000k.
  2. On my Yaris the DRL is bright on its own, when the side light is turned on the DRL becomes dim. My guess is 21w is the DRL on its own, once side light is on DRL becomes 5w.
  3. eBay 10 bulbs for like 4-5£ very cheap. Think it's T10/W5W 6k. No canbus problem.
  4. That is the one area I dislike about the pre new yaris. It lacks power for hills and goes noise crazy.
  5. That's a beast at 257 bhp right? Enjoy it, u will no doubt. I'm no boy racer anymore 😀, so will go EV with 135 or 200bhp in a few years time.
  6. Front wiper I got a Bosch one for about £13 and it's very good. During the lockdown early this year I made sure the car were driven at least every 4 days to the shops or park when I did exercise. Passed MOT earlier this month with no advisory since the last one 18months ago. Changed the pollen and air filter myself also this year as well fitting led interior and boot bulbs.
  7. In addition to above, don't confuse others with mild hybrid as the Swift isn't better than the standard petrol and cost a lot more. Not in the same category with 'proper hybrid' no matter how much people want to spin it. Previously I stated I'm fairly content with the Yaris as it ticked most boxes for me. But don't like rapid acceleration noise from the weak engine and narrow tyres which came with the lower trims. Think the new yaris is much better now with more power so less noisy with rapid acceleration. For 20k nah....will get a used EV Zoe ze50 for that money. So back to topic.......
  8. No one savvy would remotely consider buying a mild hybrid, they are nonsense. If fuel economy isn't the major factor why buy a hybrid? Just get a 3.0 V6 turbo.
  9. Would absolutely bother me with a mild hybrid, gets 50mpg compared to Yaris 60mpg+. Watched a review of the Swift mild hybrid on YouTube and it only gets 3-4 mpg more than its own standard petrol version, what is the point.
  10. That is good of u Mick. I have the original in a box too, keeping them so when the time come to sell/trade in the car they go back in!
  11. Hybrid is the best option if cannot go full EV for whatever reason i.e cost/range no home charging option etc. MG EV base model can be bought for 20k now. I want to go ev but not able to charge at home and also cost is out of my reach atm, want the Zoe ze50 GT line. In 18months+ time I may have a change of address to have a charge point install and cost comes down on a used 2 years old ze50. Even when Toyota brings out an ev I will wait for 2-3 years to be within my budget. Although I'm fairly content with the Yaris hybrid, really want to get my hand on the Zoe 50kwh 135bhp with instant torque and quietness.
  12. Good to hear of the good result of these 150% bulbs. I haven't had experience of the optiwhites, by the sound of it, these probably just as bright. Another member recommend these bulbs so they may be able to comment on longevity. I would have kept the spare optiwhite in case the need to buy another set or this bulb blows or even the original blows so can use it until replacement! 🙂 Glad u have managed to sort out the leveling issue. My car is set to 1.5 on the dial for normal driving, 0 for dual/motorways. Last weekend I was driving in the rural country roads with mist in the dark for about 6-8miles, i would be in trouble had if it were on the original bulbs.
  13. I know someone who had the cat stolen from their old Lexus SUV, they then had a non OEM cat fitted so it doesn't get stolen again. They said the car is using more fuel compared to the OEM cat. Sorry to hear your pain. Non OEM does appear to use more fuel. Hybrid doesn't get tested for emissions. I was looking to get the auris hybrid or Lexus ct200h earlier this year, but having read about the cat being stolen on these cars I stay put.
  14. The light is visibly better than the original and half the price of the optiwhites, so it's good. Maybe time will tell whether it degrades fast or hold up the brightness or have many hours of life.
  15. Oh no I would feel sick having your new car without folding mirrors.
  16. Yes you are right, colour is a matter of taste and different car sizes & shapes suits different colours. Your pearl white with black imo is definitely nicer than the blue and many other Yaris colours. I have an all white one which is ok, but I prefer the grey colour after having a different car in white for 4 years.
  17. Amazon is £105, that is an enormous price to pay for 2x the brightness (upto 200% more mean 2x right?) Even at 85 is a very big price tag.
  18. https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/180973-headlights/page/4/#comments See this thread at the end.
  19. I understand what u mean about natural light and doesnt distract as much as brighter led if in use during driving. There are brighter 3k bulbs available in led too. But for me it's too dull the standard light that came with the car, plus rarely I have passenger doing that at night whilst I'm driving. The cheap 6k colour led I put in are so much better in lighting, easier to see things. As I understand it too that those little led bulbs are for interior use only, not road approved for number plates etc.
  20. Nice colour. This and the grey is what I would choose for the Yaris. Enjoy it. If in a couple of years u fancy a change to the hybrid then can trade it in, so not too much to be concern about.
  21. Feel so sorry for the victims. Well done for getting some photos in. This is the reason I did not change to the auris hybrid/Lexus ct200h from my Yaris hybrid this year.
  22. Hope u get better result for half the price Mick. The standard light in projector is very pitiful, I would say dangerous for country roads/motorway where it's not lit.
  23. Red doesn't suit the Yaris hybrid. I guess the question is are you able to afford the difference between the older Yaris to the brand new one. If comfortably then get new one, If not then maybe look at other garage for a better colour of the older one. I have not test driven the new yaris, but it sounds like it's better in everyway than my current one.
  24. An auto will be so much better to relax. If u are thinking about biting the bullet and spend 20k on a new Yaris then I probably say it's better to get a 1 year old corolla 2.0 hybrid with 180bhp. That's what I would do unless a small car is a must for your requirement. The other option of not spending so much is to get an older hybrid in a Yaris/auris/Lexus ct200 in top trim.
  25. The new Yaris hybrid will be better than previous one. It has 114 bhp, the 99bhp which I have is lacking in especially country roads and noisy when fast acceleration is required. Although the new hybrid is expensive for a small car, but it has many extra equipments over the older one. The hybrid will probably be easier to sell on later. It depends if u prefer manual or auto.
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