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  1. Sounds like you had a great time and given the circumstances Im sure it helped you both. Quite jealous as pre-Covid we travelled France annually, visiting many of the locations you mentioned. Our CHR has been swapped for a Mazda Yaris now. I would have no hesitation in taking it on the continent, however, it was bought as a local runaround not as a continental mileage chomper.... we've ordered something else for that. Lookout La France, here we come!!
  2. @Max_Headroom I didnt take pictures unfortunately.
  3. Update... thank fudge (other confectionary is available) Autoglym SRP and they have gone. Put an led torch across the panel and seems fine. Let it dry off now and a top layer of Collinite tomorrow if it stays the same. Is this going to happen every time I use the rear washer? May look to drain the bottle and put my own in with a known dilution rate.
  4. I'm updating this post as I have just washed my Mazda Yaris for the first time and it has exacrly the same. Absolutely gutted and my first feeling is, I have used the rear wiper washer this week as the roads have been so bad, it just looks like that fluid has run onto the paint and discoloured it. I've just dried it off, going to Autoglym SRP the area and see what happens. Reading the thread, I'll still be able to see it 🤬🤬
  5. Keep the LTA steering wheel button depressed for a few seconds each time you start up, it will switch it off. A pain, but it works and you soon get used to it.
  6. @Jimota he doesnt seem in any rush then! It is a shame he didnt go over to Mazda but hey, he has something he wants to look forward to now.
  7. Agree Frosty, thinking of post warranty.
  8. I have to share this video of what I consider a good review by a guy that may have watched Clarkson a few times . @Jimota heres a view from a MazdaYaris owner, albeit for only 2 weeks and 200 miles. I am a very well trained driver (I used to have a blue light on my roof 😉) and live in the countryside and commute via A roads and motorways. The Mazda was bought because it is a Toyota and far more advanced than the Mazda2 which you may also see tomorrow. Think chalk and cheese. I havent driven the car hard or with any anger yet, but I would have absolute confidence in the hands of a reasonable driver, the grip, handling and suspension copes with what is thrown at. I have a Select version on 16" wheels, Bridgestone tyres and mudflaps 😅 The interior is pure Yaris, but not identical to any particular spec. I have the seats from the Yaris Dynamic, wireless phone charging, heads up display all the safety kit, folding mirrors, etc etc. The exterior is no different panel wise. I chose the lovely black metallic and in sunlight its fab. Most dealers have the metallic grey in the showroom, ours had a red demo. If he can, ask for a test drive in one with HUD, first Ive had, my next car will have one for sure. Superb piece of kit. Mazda dealers were offering a £500 contribution when I bought, not sure if thats still the case. APR is reasonable considering present economy, not sure how long that will last, some manufacturers are increasing readily. The warranty was a small issue for me, only a small one. Not sure how long I'll be keeping mine as we may move in next year or two. If we do, the BM and Mazzyaris may go to 100% electric alternatives...we'll see. I cant imagine an extension wohld be too expensive. Servicing, I have both Toyota and Mazda close by so Mazda first. If I walked in to toyota dealership and asked them to undertake a service on my car, I dont think theyd ask me to leave tbh. Good luck tomorrow, take your time and guide him well. Exciting times 👍
  9. @Jimota I parted with a CHR for my MazYaris. I went into the Toyota showroom for a planned appointment only to be shunned by the salesman who made it, as he was busy with another customer. I was ready to sign for a GR spec in white as they were 'arriving in stock that week'. I didnt wait around. A believer in fate I went up the road to Mazda and ended up with a Select spec. Promised and delivered on time, fab customer service and loving my car. Theres a couple of caveats going to the Mazda, one being a 3 yr warranty only. On a plus, I have everything I needed on the car and more, including HUD which is awesome and 16 wheels as I believe they offer a more compliant ride than the 17s. Best of luck, either way, he wont be disappointed.
  10. I still find it odd to hear all these stories of delay with Yaris orders. When I went to Mazda for my Yaris in June they checked their system and said September. It was delivered in September. As for parts etc, I have all the basic components of the Toyota version, 8" screen, 16 wheels, HUD, what I think are the seats from the Dynamic, privacy glass and a fab metallic black finish. What made me smile was when I looked at the brake calipers... clear as day on the pads, the word Toyota. I know there are no Mazda fans here, well not many, but if they can do it, why cant Toyota? Communication from Mazda was also first class. Just saying.
  11. When I picked up my Mazda Yaris a couple of weeks back, they told me that the transporter that was delivering 4 more cars the day before broke down. He had to leave the vehicle laden trailer and drive the tractor unit back for repair and return. A day lost. Given everything going on, there are still incidents like this which cause delays. No consolation for those waiting, but reading the thread I agree, ditch the unreliable app and go with it, theres nothing more you can do sadly. I'm a little surprised the dashcam isnt fitted at the dealer at PDI as well, fitted in Derby means joining another queue I guess. What a mess 😥 As previously mentioned, went it does turn up, what an absolutely fab car...love it!
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