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Tristan. S

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  1. On 2/9/2022 at 1:24 PM, trashman1965 said:

    TBH, its a bit underwhelming. There's a soft blue glow on the small storage space in the center console and on the armrest/window controls on both sides. Its brighter when in park and dims when you select drive. It may also dim the overhead console light that shines on the cupholders but not noticed. Its not like the footwell lighting you get on some cars.

    If you're looking at a GR Sport over a design, don't let this be a deal breaker. The HUD is way better than having ambient lighting.

    I'd agree, it nice but needs turning up a bit,too subtle.  i even researched the lighting package toyota have  , on their page its appears to be way more effective but its a bit pricey.  

  2. I bought the 2L excel in November. I wanted the power as i didn't want a big drop in performance compared to my previous car. For the first month i drove as economically as i could keeping safety in mind ( like not being to slow when joining a motorway ). I got upto 49.6 mpg , from what I've read so far from other drivers who use a mixture of roads types thats about what you can expect at this time of year with the colder weather, (engine fetting to temperature, using heated seats etc)

    However like yourself, im not a boy racer but i do enjoy driving,  so since January I've just driven without worrying about my fuel economy,  using the power as i would have in my previous car. My mpg has dropped to 47.6 and hasn't gone lower. I will do the same test when we have warmer weather but my figures should only improve. 

    My driving style sounds similar to yours so i think you would find similar results to me. I enjoy using the power, i wouldn't trade the power for better fuel economy in the 1.8L, especially when the car is loaded up with my family and all our gear when we go away on trips etc. 

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  3. 7 hours ago, frazthewise said:

    Went on our first run yesterday, 23 miles and recorded supposedly 60% battery at 54mpg, so very pleased for a 2.0L.

    I'm got mine in November,  glad i got the 2ltr too, I'm doing a mixture of driving with a motorway in the middle of my commute.  My mpg has dropped from 49.6 to 48.7 in the colder weather, i can't say I've been trying too hard mind, i enjoy driving plus I'm new to hybrid so i probably have lots of room for improvement. 

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  4. On 1/23/2022 at 7:12 PM, dannyboy413 said:

    As regards storage, I have a moulded tray that sits inside the centre armrest. It is about 1.5 inches deep and allows the lid to close as normal. I think I got it from Amazon. I also have a couple of sturdy plastic hooks that fit round the headrest pillars. They are quite good for hanging shopping bags on.

    I saw some that at first looked like a good solution , even have a little compartment for coins but they dont seen to make one without blocking the usb port. I keep my work phone etc in the there too so the shelf would mean that wouldn't fit. Shame because if i found one that was molded to fit right to the bottom of the compartment then i think it would work great for me

  5. On 1/22/2022 at 4:58 PM, daimler.driver said:

    DB2BD4A5-AEA6-4B96-A3C3-173E879C8346.thumb.jpeg.86ecdc1d8451afa7f80ed6d805c2844f.jpegyou could invest in one of these little storage bins that fits in a cup holder, useful for loose coins for parking meters and shopping trolleys.

    👍  I did look at those, toyota do one and its looking like the best option for loose change. There are better ones out there than toyota one, lights up when you open the lid for example but lots are designed as ash trays so you would struggle getting your fingers in to pock up coins.

  6. I had a few storage compartments that you could close in my last car, i could store receipts it one , cash in another , sunglasses etc, everything was concealed and easy to access. Has anyone found any good storage solutions that doesn't leave it all on show. Glove box is a decent size,  central console is ok but i don't want to be rummaging through them looking for coins. 

  7. On 12/19/2021 at 4:07 PM, Extreme_One said:

    ... oh dear, the horn! It's ridiculous. 😂🤣


    It sounds like a clown car. 



    I used mine for the first time when someone decided to cut into my lane without looking at the weekend..... i burst out laughing when i heard it. Maybe its designed to prevent road rage by making you laugh 😁

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  8. 19 hours ago, Red_Corolla said:

    The towbar kit is about half what VW charge and is the easiest option of all for mounting a cycle carrier IMO. But I would say that, because that's what I use 😂 Also no issue when the car park has a crossbar to keep large vans out.

    The detachable toe bar is my next project to get done in the spring to use as a bike rack or to take a  luggage box , toyota gave me a quote when i bought it but its a bit cheeper elsewhere.  

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  9. 11 hours ago, pmf said:

    I've got Yakima whispbars roof bars also from roofbox. They are apparently quietest on the market and the are pretty nice looking for a roof bar.

    I had whispbars on my last car ,did look neat and are very quiet but the wing is too wide for the attachment brakets i have, using the t- bolts is really awkward . Thats why I'm trying to find dimensions of the ones sold by toyota .

  10. First of many questions...

    I have a corrola estate 20 plate, i need roof bars and have looked on the toyota site, but they don't give much information.  I much prefer ones with good aerodynamics mainly for noise reduction.  I spoke to my local dealer who dont have any for me to look at as i also want to check the dimensions of the bar to ensure they would work with my current equipment.  Does anyone here have these bars or what alternatives are best. Not sure if other branded one will have the studs that go into the holes on the rails.


  11. 16 hours ago, Catlover said:

    Welcome, Tristan, to the TOC.  What you will find on this forum is enthusiastic Toyota owners, some like you are new to Toyota, others have been with the brand for many years. Some have drifted away to other marques, realisedToyota have something more to offer and have returned to Mr T.  You will also find good advice on how to get the best from you hybrid car.

    Is your Corolla the 1.8 or the 2.0 ?

    Thanks, Its the 2.0. I reset the mpg gauge when i got it, currently running at 49.6 mpg and seems to be rising still, i have it in eco mode. Interested to know what to realistically expect in eco mode then see what its like in normal mode .I do a mixture of motorway and town driving. I have plenty of questions to ask .

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