Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

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TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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MiseryStreak said:
I’m getting wait for a new car fatigue. And I’ve still got four months to go.

I don’t think it’s helped that I came home from work today and I’d received a NIP in the post (for our antipodean friends, this is not some Clarksonesque racial slur, it is a Notice of Intended Prosecution).

What was my crime? 80 mph on a deserted A27 on the way to my mother’s house. No points on my license and only speed awareness course was 7 years ago, so should be wrapped up by a Zoom call whilst reading EVO, but I’m still pissed off. 1 mph over the ‘10% + 2 mph’ threshold.

It’s making me reevaluate whether I should be buying a faster car. Oh well, if I get banned off the road I’ll sell it for good money and go back to enjoying my bicycle.

I could slow down and think of the children, of course.
Well if you recall my comments about potentially selling my car, that is from waiting for new car fatigue lol.

Anyhow, I'm sitting at dealer now waiting for salesperson to hurry up.

But boy thats strict monitoring of speeds, in Victoria Australia, you can get away for murder. Very minor speed and red light running monitoring around here.

If you get banned, how long?

Half the people here in Melbourne need to get banned, be nice to go back to traffic levels not seen since the 90's, or the beginning of lock down last year.

MiseryStreak

2,446 posts

171 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I won’t get a ban (hopefully), I should be given the generous opportunity to listen to someone who didn’t do very well at school inform me of the dangers of excessive speed, and how driving at 69 mph will make you immortal. From everything except Covid. Hence why it will be attended virtually. I must avoid the temptation to attend it via iPad whilst doing a trackday at Brands.

The only driving I did in Aus was a Land Rover on Fraser Island. But I did see some interesting driving in Sydney and Melbourne, you guys seem to have an interesting mix of American and European driving styles. If I lived out there I would have to get myself a Ford Falcon ‘Pursuit Special’ and tear across the outback.

Are you waiting to pick up the GRY now?

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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MiseryStreak said:
I won’t get a ban (hopefully), I should be given the generous opportunity to listen to someone who didn’t do very well at school inform me of the dangers of excessive speed, and how driving at 69 mph will make you immortal. From everything except Covid. Hence why it will be attended virtually. I must avoid the temptation to attend it via iPad whilst doing a trackday at Brands.

The only driving I did in Aus was a Land Rover on Fraser Island. But I did see some interesting driving in Sydney and Melbourne, you guys seem to have an interesting mix of American and European driving styles. If I lived out there I would have to get myself a Ford Falcon ‘Pursuit Special’ and tear across the outback.

Are you waiting to pick up the GRY now?

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Yes, just went through mandatory explanations on how to operate the instruments but it all went in one ear out the other.

Ok on the road I better not do what everyone else does here and text while driving.

MiseryStreak

2,446 posts

171 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Congrats! Enjoy your first drive.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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MiseryStreak said:
Congrats! Enjoy your first drive.
Thanks I just got home because i got to tend to a runny nose brat but yeah kept it under 3k rpm, clutch does bite quite high in first and second, almost stalled it at the lights and interesting fuel economy while driving mostly under 2,500rpm. Since it's parked straight in garage i can smell new things burning, slight smell of plastic exposed to heat,I guess its all new, especially with 10km on the dial. Will have to enjoy later, but yeah after such a wait, I actually only got excited once I finished signing the paperwork.

Post some more unnecessary pics later.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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So from Japan to shipping boat only 5km done I can assume, and the other 5km to get it from Docks in Melbourne to my dealer, including moving it around to get ceramic coat and tinted windows.

I guess you couldn't deliver with fewer kms than that.

s m

20,637 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ecsrobin said:
Had to go to the butchers today which is quite a long route, the roads were surprisingly quiet and a pleasant 13deg outside. The car just felt so capable on the B roads and it was nice just to get to know the car a bit more. I’ve mainly been commuting which has got a bit dull (not because of the car) but being able to push on was a nice change. I also had another attempt at a 0-60 with a slight incline and got a 5.19 I’m still st at them and have no real need to get better at them but as there was an opportunity I thought why not.
Autocar did similar with theirs


rodericb

3,002 posts

90 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TramWrecker said:
Thanks I just got home because i got to tend to a runny nose brat but yeah kept it under 3k rpm, clutch does bite quite high in first and second, almost stalled it at the lights and interesting fuel economy while driving mostly under 2,500rpm. Since it's parked straight in garage i can smell new things burning, slight smell of plastic exposed to heat,I guess its all new, especially with 10km on the dial. Will have to enjoy later, but yeah after such a wait, I actually only got excited once I finished signing the paperwork.

Post some more unnecessary pics later.
Good work! It's great to finally have it in your hands hey! If you've just got it home from the dealer in about three hours you'll be itching to take it out for a spin. Get it out onto the Tulla and the ring road and give it a bit of a boot on some entry ramps.

Did you get it ceramic coated before you got it? I am guessing yours was on the same boat as mine - the Harvest Leader - which dropped them off at the docks a couple of sundays ago.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Yes Airport West Toyota have a mob who work in house with their customers doing both the protective coat and window tints.

Yes i could feel it has more power at 2,700rpm than 6,500rpm in my Kia lol.

Yes I have plenty access to the tulla via going to work to and from, I'll probably get a chance to open her up during night shift and early mornings.

Heres the pack i received for those who are interested.

Had a quick look through, running in was suggested that the oil from factory is a special type of oil not to be changed until first service. Interesting.

Bloody navigation manual seems to be the biggest.


TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Wasn't sure which boat mine was on because the slack sales people kept me in the dark about its progress. Out of sight out of mind I guess, but most likely same boat.

I did ask about any genuine accessory parts coming, said as far as he knows nothing will be coming to Australia, in terms of Toyota selling any.

Edited by TramWrecker on Wednesday 3rd March 05:04

rodericb

3,002 posts

90 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I worked out which of the three boats it could have been by the movements past Yokohama and to Brisbane, Port Kembla.... I had access to the customer information portal and was watching the status stay in "in transit" as two of the three ships left port..... Which narrowed it down to the last ship. Status updated early on Monday morning saying it was in the yard and then changed to some status "getting ready for transport" from then until wednesday morning when it changed to "being prepared for pickup". That's when I took a mosey to the dealer and that's the pic I put up last week.

I got mine with all of the stickers and protective film left on. I kept the stickers and put them onto paper and they're with those manuals and service record books. As for accessories, I will get some of those brake ducts - I haven't asked my Toyota dealer if they can get them however there's a place in Coburg called Tuners Edge which have them (I emailed them this morning to see if they have any in stock). After that I'll ceramic coat the car myself.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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rodericb said:
I worked out which of the three boats it could have been by the movements past Yokohama and to Brisbane, Port Kembla.... I had access to the customer information portal and was watching the status stay in "in transit" as two of the three ships left port..... Which narrowed it down to the last ship. Status updated early on Monday morning saying it was in the yard and then changed to some status "getting ready for transport" from then until wednesday morning when it changed to "being prepared for pickup". That's when I took a mosey to the dealer and that's the pic I put up last week.

I got mine with all of the stickers and protective film left on. I kept the stickers and put them onto paper and they're with those manuals and service record books. As for accessories, I will get some of those brake ducts - I haven't asked my Toyota dealer if they can get them however there's a place in Coburg called Tuners Edge which have them (I emailed them this morning to see if they have any in stock). After that I'll ceramic coat the car myself.
Nice,

I actually asked about leaving that stuff on (stickers and all) last year when i did the deposit, but sales guy was like"nah we can't present the car like that, it doesn't look good" etc which is missing the point, I think its pretty cool to take all that stuff all yourself, if you do, its like unwrapping a toy, basically. Anyhow I just said what ever.

Yes, ive looked at brake ducts, body kits and some other unnecessary but functional stuff like genuine cup holders and rain visors for windows etc and i might do it in one hit once I've put aside enough pocket money, my strategy is, if buying a number of items and trying to save a bit of money, go through import monster, they can collect all the accessories from Japan into their Japanese warehouse, and ship them over to their Melbourne warehouse at cost, because thats part of the car import service they provide.

I've matched the prices comparatively from Yahoo auctions vs buying from local performance distributors and you can save quite a bit. Just factor in any import taxes (which monster will do for you) and you can work it out.

Thats the path i will take because there is a set of Yokohama Advan mags i want to get from Japan, and thought i might as well add some other bits and pieces in one hit.



Edited by TramWrecker on Wednesday 3rd March 06:05

ecsrobin

12,687 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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s m said:
Autocar did similar with theirs

I’m not sure on that residuals graph, mines 3 months old with 2,000 miles and I’m pretty confident I could sell today for what I paid and quite possible to get a bit more as demand is so strong. Deliveries are coming in batches so that will impact that to some degree but whilst there’s a waiting list of over a year demand will be strong.

Top gear I’m sure will also drive some demand when it’s released later this year which will push sales back further. Once most cars are delivered I can see the big drop that is expected of a car but for the first year I think it will stay strong.

Also I don’t think anyone’s achieved 62mph in 2nd.

And finally their touring mileage how are they achieving that? I’ve managed about 32mpg commuting as the best.

s m

20,637 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ecsrobin said:
Also I don’t think anyone’s achieved 62mph in 2nd.

I guess you’d tend to shift just before max revs normally though to avoid hitting any limiter if you were recording an acceleration run? Is there a hard limiter at 7250? It could be if there’s a fuel cut you’d want to change just slightly before to avoid revs dying. Or do you think the gear ratio info is slightly wrong i.e. it’s not quite 8.5mph per 1000rpm?

E.T.A.
It looks in this post further up that it’s a fuel cut at 7250 - I guess they’ve rounded the gear speeds too to the nearest mph

So they’re maybe the gear maxima rather than the change points when going for max acceleration



Edited by s m on Wednesday 3rd March 08:47

Pommy

11,634 posts

180 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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TramWrecker said:
ecsrobin said:
I’m guessing he’s Australian as that was the first buyers price. If you don’t want the car go for it. If you like your car don’t go for it.
Thanks guys for the enlightenment.

Yeah well I'll pick up in two days, in all seriousness I'll know for sure on the day.

I'm sure by all accounts from reviews, I'll be keeping it.
There's 26 for sale on Carsales and that double 3 weeks ago. Make of that you will but for me, yes, I would, as I'd enjoy a couple thousand K'd and make 10k which I would then out down on the Rallye edition coming and get the right version

ferrisbueller

26,347 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ecsrobin said:
s m said:
Autocar did similar with theirs

I’m not sure on that residuals graph, mines 3 months old with 2,000 miles and I’m pretty confident I could sell today for what I paid and quite possible to get a bit more as demand is so strong. Deliveries are coming in batches so that will impact that to some degree but whilst there’s a waiting list of over a year demand will be strong.

Top gear I’m sure will also drive some demand when it’s released later this year which will push sales back further. Once most cars are delivered I can see the big drop that is expected of a car but for the first year I think it will stay strong.

Also I don’t think anyone’s achieved 62mph in 2nd.

And finally their touring mileage how are they achieving that? I’ve managed about 32mpg commuting as the best.
Their graphs never reflect situations like these. I think the residuals should definitely be strong through this year. Aside from the dealer cars, maybe a few will trickle onto the second hand market after a year, so from November onwards? Especially if there is a end of run edition.

s m

20,637 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ferrisbueller said:
Their graphs never reflect situations like these. I think the residuals should definitely be strong through this year. Aside from the dealer cars, maybe a few will trickle onto the second hand market after a year, so from November onwards? Especially if there is a end of run edition.
They usually get some external company to get those figures

Obviously a long term view but it will be interesting to see how much they go down in reality

Holgate86

191 posts

4 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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ecsrobin said:
s m said:
Autocar did similar with theirs

I’m not sure on that residuals graph, mines 3 months old with 2,000 miles and I’m pretty confident I could sell today for what I paid and quite possible to get a bit more as demand is so strong. Deliveries are coming in batches so that will impact that to some degree but whilst there’s a waiting list of over a year demand will be strong.

Top gear I’m sure will also drive some demand when it’s released later this year which will push sales back further. Once most cars are delivered I can see the big drop that is expected of a car but for the first year I think it will stay strong.

Also I don’t think anyone’s achieved 62mph in 2nd.

And finally their touring mileage how are they achieving that? I’ve managed about 32mpg commuting as the best.
The technical layout misses out the clutch pack at the rear which gives the 4WD and the ability to have the three 4WD modes. It's pretty much the technical tour de force for the whole 4WD system.

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