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  1. Not my experience. I’ve found smaller wheels make a huge difference to ride quality, not least because most car makers these days choose stiffer spring settings in the mistaken belief that buyers prefer a “sportier” (read harder) ride over a more compliant/comfortable one. As a result I always spec the smallest possible wheels on any new car I order, which is simplest antidote to it. The massive wheel/skinny tyre combinations standard on most modern cars make no sense whatsoever. Drive a mid-range family car of twenty years ago with small wheels and fat tyres and you’ll be astonished at the degree to which we’ve become acclimated to rotten ride quality.
  2. Remember this is the Toyota that is still selling brand new cars in 2019 without CarPlay. They have no shame.
  3. There's a thread over on the Corolla subform suggesting that CarPlay is imminent, although it's unclear what (if any) existing media systems will be upgradable to it.
  4. Yes, obviously, but the Gen 2 was supposed to be particularly lucrative, which sparked the whole business.
  5. I thought only the cat fitted to the second gen had any value, due to the precious metal content?
  6. I wouldn't entertain a car without a spare wheel. A space saver is a sensible compromise. A can of shaving foam, no way. It's why the Prius on 15" wheels is win/win/win/win — spare wheel = less inconvenience, plus better ride, better economy, lower BIK. I struggle to understand why anyone would spec the 17s.
  7. I recommend PriusChat:
  8. Tried it for a while, couldn't come to terms with the rather infantile user interface/graphics.
  9. I’ve tried a whole load of navigation systems, from factory-fitted to various PNDs to all the popular apps, and I find there’s still nothing better than TomTom Go for iPhone. If I could CarPlay that to the head unit in my Prius, I’d be over the moon.
  10. I assumed it would be like the service indicator on my old Merc, where the car advises you when it’s due based not just on time, mileage etc but also factoring in the kind of driving that the car has been subjected to. The Toyota version requires you to just manually enter a reminder. You could put that in your diary!
  11. I always thought this was a daft feature on my old third gen Prius. Not surprised they ditched it.
  12. I just want to make sure I understand this? Are you saying that new Priuses are fitted with a version of T2WG that will in due course support CarPlay?
  13. I notice there's now a half-functional new Corolla configurator on the Toyota UK website, but still no full details of specs nor a pukka brochure.
  14. Sorry GC you've lost me, what is the PiP then?Discontinued. PiP production will resume for Europe and Japan, I heard of. Nah.
  15. Sorry GC you've lost me, what is the PiP then?Discontinued.