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  1. Like it! But I already have one that says live rear view camera in use. Doesn't seem to put many off tailgating. And the camera has already been used to show police some hideous driving....along with the front view after they've overtaken. That one on the BBC news pages at the weekend showing a white van overtaking and then killing a 78 year old car driver in a head on smash was extreme driver-!Removed!.
  2. I can't find that reading on the app. I presume (without going out to the car in the rain) that it's a figure from the in-car readings? But what is odd is the lack of relationship between mpg and driver score. I just did a 4.5 mile journey and got 71.5mpg but a driver score of only 72. Given the price of juice I'll be more concerned about mpg than any other readings!
  3. Similarly, for me it is traffic lights which provoke the red button but I put that down to me braking harder in order to stop rather than proceed on amber which almost everyone else seems to do...when they're not going through on red which is the norm in North Derbyshire. The "teacher" on Hybrid Coaching says "slow down earlier" which is fine if you haven't got someone up your bum tailgating !
  4. Settling in with my 2019 Rav 4 Hybrid Excel and now that CarPlay is fixed enjoying the new car/computer relationship and in particular the ratings on Hybrid Coaching. Is anyone keeping scores? I had a 90/100 last week on a run from Basingstoke to Blandford which is my highest yet but I do complain when I get a red ring for not slowing down gently at traffic lights when the lights change as I get up to the line ! Though I have to admit my weekly average for last week was only 77. Great for causing marital dischord, though!
  5. Wha...? My wife was quoted £1023 for our CR-H by Saga. We had a quote for £330 from Direct line. (She is a retired senior crown prosecutor & has faultless 40 years driving record). And Saga refuse to stop sending unwanted spam.
  6. Credit where credit is due. Vertu at Chesterfield are doing the upgrade on Monday f.o.c. which continues my 100 per cent record of satisfaction with them over four car purchases. I shall look forward to using CarPlay like a kid with a new toy.
  7. I'm ok with the online on MyT but it does raise the question of re-sale veracity and with that in mind I'll make sure I keep any receipts etc but, to be fair, the salesman was new in the job and I guess he hadn't yet had that bit of training at Osmaston. I was worried because in the past I have bought a car from a well known dealership who said the service booklet had been mislaid...it never turned up and the dealers came up with one they said had been filled in "from their records" but I always had the feeling afterwards that the car, a Mercedes 190, had been clocked. No such suspicions on my Rav. It feels barely run in at 16k.
  8. I'll let you know how I get on. It would have been nice to have official announcement that service books are now on-line only unless you want to pay 8 quid for a book you can keep in the glovebox. That's something else I'm taking up with Vertu Chesterfield. Salesman said I'd get it later. A ploy to bring in a bit of cash if you sell it privately or to another dealership?
  9. Thanks to all, as usual. But I am annoyed it wasn't mentioned when I bought the car. My own fault. I should have done more research into the negatives of the model. But why on earth did Toyota drop the quality of the sat nav? And why does it default to different settings at each start-up?
  10. I love my newly acquired 19-reg Rev 4x4 Excel...all except the satnav. What a retrograde step from the 68 CR-H we had before. Why can't I have "direction 2d" all the time instead of having to get rid of "Direction N" every time I switch on? Why can't I hold the view at 100 yds instead of default 3d which looks like it's seeing the map from a drone? So why not use my brand new Iphone 13 and have the phone screen mirrored on the satnav? Answer? My Rav does not have CarPlay. But the manual says that all models from 2019 DO have it? Have I got a case against the dealer? Of course my car was registered in 2019 and that doesn't mean it is a 2019 model. How can a company get all the engineering right and everything else so wrong? My techie 37 yr old son spent a long time this afternoon trying to find a way I could get a better navigation app to fill my screen for a forthcoming 200m journey and gave up in disgust. And when I, later, tried my wife's Android phone with both wi fi and USB I couldn't get any joy with that either. Help!
  11. My experience is that they will take no notice whatsoever. Whoever makes the cars is totally unrelated to whoever provides the "aftercare".
  12. Free for collection or refund of postage. Auris 2018 estate boot liner. Good condition. Chesterfield.
  13. Thanks Devon Aygo. After looking at cost/benefits of subscriptions (and looking as a pensioner at my other "subscriptions") I shall give it a miss. Love the car, love Toyota but the brand's websites and peripheral software give me the screaming eeby-jeebies. And I much preferred the sat-nav and display layout of the CR-H. It lets the Rav down, or at least in the 2019 model I have.
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