FROSTYBALLS

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    Soeleys Iq

    Best wishes
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    Yaris diesel fuel consumption - 3rd gen vs 1st gen

    As far as I'm aware the third generation Yaris D4D may weigh up to 185kg more than the first generation. That and the additional emissions control equipment will have an effect on economy compared to the first generation. According to the Honest John Real MPG info on the third generation, owners get between 47mpg and 75mpg, with an average of 61.4mpg - https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/toyota/yaris-and-yaris-hybrid-2011/14-d-4d Ignore the official EU fuel consumption figures, as these are based on laboratory testing and don't bear much relation to real world fuel consumption. One thing to bear in mind with the third generation is that the fuel gauge, in common with other recent Toyotas, operates in a non-linear way - the bars of the gauge extinguish more quickly as the tank empties. Also filling up with less than 15 litres may give false readings. It may help to disconnect the battery for a short while to clear any fuel consumption data, etc from the ECU. The only realistic way to measure fuel consumption is to use the brim to brim system, record the miles travelled and manually calculate the consumption when one next fills up.
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    New member

    Hello James - welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
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    Tapping when accelerating

    Moved to the Toyota Estima forum.
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    Warranty Investigation Charges??

    Dealers can charge for investigations, but these are waived if a warranty fault is found. This isn't just confined to Toyota dealers, and is common across numbers of marques. It is one way they can cover their costs if a non-warranty repair is required. For example, our Hyundai dealer has a similar policy.
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    Tyres - second generation Aygo

    Will probably need to replace two tyres later in the year, and, to get an idea of prices, did a quick internet search today. Tyre size is 165/60/R15. Choice seems quite limited. ATS Euromaster, Halfords, Asda, and National Autocare each have a choice of two - one budget, one premium. Blackcircles have a choice of several. Kwikfit and Costco don't stock this size
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    C-HR Hybrid question

    Yes. No direct replacement, but the Corolla saloon, Prius and Camry will fill the gap.
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    C-HR Hybrid question

    The UK will be getting all three versions of the 2019 Corolla - hatchback, estate and saloon. The saloon, as with the current Corolla saloon which was not sold in the UK, has a longer wheelbase (2700mm - same as the Avensis and Prius), and will continue to be built in Turkey. Presumably the saloon, together with the Prius, and Camry will fill the space left by the Avensis.
  9. Report 1 - https://blog.toyota.co.uk/2019-dakar-rally-race-report-1 Report 2 - https://blog.toyota.co.uk/2019-dakar-rally-race-report-2
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    Rear 3rd brake light/ center brake light change

    But it won't change with this generation Yaris, which is due for replacement.
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    hooray! - yaris gr-sport now on toyota uk configurator

    The hybrid battery warranty is five years/100,000 miles. However, the hybrid battery warranty can be extended for 1 year/10,000 miles when a Hybrid Electric Service is carried out, and this may be done up to the car's 15th anniversary of first registration. See https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/warranty/toyota-warranty
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    06 D-CAT T180 DPF fail

    In the UK, where the OP resides, changes to the UK MOT in 2018, made DPF removal an MOT fail.
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    Warning Light

    Use the reset button
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    Toyota GR Supra - the legend returns

    See https://blog.toyota.co.uk/new-toyota-gr-supra-legend-returns https://blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-gr-supra-design-technology-performance
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    Rear 3rd brake light/ center brake light change

    It is what it is.
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    2018 Yaris Hybrid, First Annual Service

    What each service covers is detailed at the following - https://www.toyota.co.uk/owners/service-mot-maintenance/servicing The first service is Intermediate.
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    New member from Cumbria

    Welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
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    Avensis 2005 d4d blower not working

    Moved to the Avensis club.
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    Hybrid oil grade

    In later Toyota's, Toyota describe 0W-20 as the preferred oil. They also say that 5W-30 may be used, but should be replaced with 0W-20 at the next oil change.
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    Rear 3rd brake light/ center brake light change

    Presumably ease of fitment during production. Other manufacturers do similar - eg an LED rear light for a Hyundai ix35 is around £700.
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    hooray! - yaris gr-sport now on toyota uk configurator

    We've had three door cars in the past - the last one being owned between 2000-03. As both cars are garaged, the door opening between the car and the garage wall is a fair bit narrower due to the longer door, which makes access more difficult. So for us, together with reduced access to the rear seats, three door cars are a lot less practical. To be honest, as the current Yaris is now an old design, I can see why the GR Sport offers only a cosmetic sports trim.
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    hooray! - yaris gr-sport now on toyota uk configurator

    In the UK, even the Aygo has been reduced to one three door model - the cheapest X grade. Five doors for all other grades.
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    Toyota Starlet Jean - advice needed

    Could try the Club insurance - https://www.toyotaownersclub.com/insurance