Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

Re : Toyota GR Yaris - official!

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Bigwod

284 posts

17 months

Wednesday 3rd 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.
I got caught before xmas joined a busy road which has a blind bend to the left and poor visibility to the right ,pulled out of junction and to get some speed up so i wouldn't be rear ended went round corner and there was the traffic van positioned ironically from where the danger is,, was doing 36 in a 30 zone
felt like entrapment to me, forgot about it and then after xmas the letter arrived , sent it off to do a course and they replied 2 days after, picked a course out for 14th Feb as the mrs was in and I'm no expert on computers and never used zoom, pad wouldn't work for whatever reason ,mac book did .
lasted for 2.5 hours quite interesting really and no boy racers on the group, many old boys which just showed mostly accidental speeding or not knowing the speed limits on certain roads.
Ruined my fun in cars, as scared of every white van parked up, and cant you go on the course if get caught again before completing, those weeks leading up to course where a black cloud over my head, still have clean license but made me think do i want another fast car or sell the ones i have as it affected me, anyway keeping the cars and Gr comes in April.
Spending a lot of time looking for the potholes which again have got worse,the police should call them in as they are accidents waiting to happen , but they rather drive round them and park up behind tall grass and catch a motorist who drives past them without incident.

Ron240

898 posts

83 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiseryStreak said:
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.
To be fair though the line has to be drawn somewhere...you knew where it was and exceeded it. You could look at from the point of view that if you were travelling just 1mph slower you would have been fine.
I do absolutely sympathise and feel your pain though. frown

TinyMonster

171 posts

2 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bigwod said:
I got caught before xmas ... felt like entrapment to me
lol

ferrisbueller

26,341 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bigwod said:
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.
I got caught before xmas joined a busy road which has a blind bend to the left and poor visibility to the right ,pulled out of junction and to get some speed up so i wouldn't be rear ended went round corner and there was the traffic van positioned ironically from where the danger is,, was doing 36 in a 30 zone
felt like entrapment to me, forgot about it and then after xmas the letter arrived , sent it off to do a course and they replied 2 days after, picked a course out for 14th Feb as the mrs was in and I'm no expert on computers and never used zoom, pad wouldn't work for whatever reason ,mac book did .
lasted for 2.5 hours quite interesting really and no boy racers on the group, many old boys which just showed mostly accidental speeding or not knowing the speed limits on certain roads.
Ruined my fun in cars, as scared of every white van parked up, and cant you go on the course if get caught again before completing, those weeks leading up to course where a black cloud over my head, still have clean license but made me think do i want another fast car or sell the ones i have as it affected me, anyway keeping the cars and Gr comes in April.
Spending a lot of time looking for the potholes which again have got worse,the police should call them in as they are accidents waiting to happen , but they rather drive round them and park up behind tall grass and catch a motorist who drives past them without incident.
I was on a "SMART" section of motorway a couple of weeks ago. About half a mile ahead one of the gantries switched to a 50mph limit, immediately anything which went under it got a double flash from the cameras. I thought that was a bit harsh but even though you could see the flashes, it was like a Prodigy gig, other people just carried on at 70 under it and got the same. Not sure of the safety benefit but the revenues must be good.

loudlashadjuster

4,021 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Was keeping my eye on these but couldn’t place an order until I’d finished my house build and drawn a line under that particular expense...

So I finally managed to speak to my local dealer recently who laughed politely at my enquiry regarding availability. He did say there are unsold cars in France that could be reallocated, and that they expect Toyota to do another production run, so I could put my name down. Who knows, eh?

I did manage to get a test drive though and it confirms what everyone is saying; an absolute hoot, and you can really feel the depth of engineering. Perhaps the most amazing thing about it is the ride. Genuinely nicer and more complaint than my wife’s A6!

s m

20,635 posts

167 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Bigwod said:
I got caught before xmas joined a busy road which has a blind bend to the left and poor visibility to the right ,pulled out of junction and to get some speed up so i wouldn't be rear ended went round corner and there was the traffic van positioned ironically from where the danger is,, was doing 36 in a 30 zone
felt like entrapment to me, forgot about it and then after xmas the letter arrived , sent it off to do a course and they replied 2 days after, picked a course out for 14th Feb as the mrs was in and I'm no expert on computers and never used zoom, pad wouldn't work for whatever reason ,mac book did .
lasted for 2.5 hours quite interesting really and no boy racers on the group, many old boys which just showed mostly accidental speeding or not knowing the speed limits on certain roads.
Ruined my fun in cars, as scared of every white van parked up, and cant you go on the course if get caught again before completing, those weeks leading up to course where a black cloud over my head, still have clean license but made me think do i want another fast car or sell the ones i have as it affected me, anyway keeping the cars and Gr comes in April.
Spending a lot of time looking for the potholes which again have got worse,the police should call them in as they are accidents waiting to happen , but they rather drive round them and park up behind tall grass and catch a motorist who drives past them without incident.
Where was that roughly Bigwod? Wenlock?
( I think you’re from my area as I’ve seen your Escort )

MiseryStreak

2,444 posts

171 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Ron240 said:
o be fair though the line has to be drawn somewhere...you knew where it was and exceeded it. You could look at from the point of view that if you were travelling just 1mph slower you would have been fine.
I do absolutely sympathise and feel your pain though. frown
The thing is I didn’t know what speed I was doing as I don’t drive around looking at the speedo, I drive at a speed I deem to be appropriate for the conditions. I saw the van up ahead, glanced down and saw an indicated 80 mph and thought ‘that’ll be ok’.

I’m only griping anyway, I believe in speed limits and law enforcement. I just think they’re there for other people and their own protection as they can’t seem to drive slowly very well. Driving gods such as myself should get a free pass to use our better judgement. wink

Frimley111R

11,384 posts

198 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Unlucky with the speeding fine. I know where the local scammera’s are mostly but during the daytime, especially Mon-Fri I am extra vigilant. For some ‘spirited driving’ your only real option is later at night or early in the morning when the roads are mostly clear. Most other times there’s too much daily traffic in the way. Or the odd track day (ideally in the wet as you’ll have 4WD!).

ferrisbueller

26,341 posts

191 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiseryStreak said:
Ron240 said:
o be fair though the line has to be drawn somewhere...you knew where it was and exceeded it. You could look at from the point of view that if you were travelling just 1mph slower you would have been fine.
I do absolutely sympathise and feel your pain though. frown
The thing is I didn’t know what speed I was doing as I don’t drive around looking at the speedo, I drive at a speed I deem to be appropriate for the conditions. I saw the van up ahead, glanced down and saw an indicated 80 mph and thought ‘that’ll be ok’.

I’m only griping anyway, I believe in speed limits and law enforcement. I just think they’re there for other people and their own protection as they can’t seem to drive slowly very well. Driving gods such as myself should get a free pass to use our better judgement. wink
I've got into the habit of using cruise control a lot.

Onehp

1,593 posts

247 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Holgate86 said:
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.
From a technical point, there is not much that is correct really, apart from 4 wheels maybe wink

rodericb

3,001 posts

90 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Pommy said:
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
The allotment of Rallye versions to Australia (200) was sold out before it was even officially available. No one knows if there'll ever be more allotted to Australia let alone when. A large proportion of Rallyes were purchased by people connected with dealerships (i.e. dealership owners, managers) and if any of them ever come up for sale I think they'll be closer to $80k. So for the people who bought the base model in the first and second tranche that's $40k and $35k difference respectively. Which gives you plenty of money for LSD's and wheels if you so desire - and LSD's and wheels of your choosing.

Ron240

898 posts

83 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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MiseryStreak said:
The thing is I didn’t know what speedI was doing as I don’t drive around looking at the speedo, I drive at a speed I deem to be appropriate for the conditions. I saw the van up ahead, glanced down and saw an indicated 80 mph and thought ‘that’ll be ok’.
I'm not having a go at you but there really is no excuse for what you said there. You should always be aware of your speed, so to admit that you didnt know means that you only have yourself to blame if caught over the speed limit.

You previously said you were booked for doing 80mph, but an indicated 80mph would be more than your actual speed.
We could argue about this all night...but it wont change the facts of what has happened unfortunately.


Edited by Ron240 on Wednesday 3rd March 22:29

damolong

96 posts

171 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Does the GR have a speed limiter that can be set?

MiseryStreak

2,444 posts

171 months

Thursday 4th March
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Ron240 said:
'm not having a go at you but there really is no excuse for what you said there. You should always be aware of your speed, so to admit that you didnt know means that you only have yourself to blame if caught over the speed limit.

You previously said you were booked for doing 80mph, but an indicated 80mph would be more than your actual speed.
We could argue about this all night...but it wont change the facts of what has happened unfortunately.


Edited by Ron240 on Wednesday 3rd March 22:29
There really is no argument to be had as we’re not in disagreement.

Are you going to claim you’ve never exceeded the speed limit, even on the motorway?

The speedo in my Clio doesn’t overread by much, 2% at most.

The GR Yaris does have a speed limiter, a handy 143mph.

TinyMonster

171 posts

2 months

Thursday 4th March
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I think he means a system to limit the speed.

Ron240

898 posts

83 months

Thursday 4th March
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MiseryStreak said:
Are you going to claim you’ve never exceeded the speed limit, even on the motorway?

The speedo in my Clio doesn’t overread by much, 2% at most
Of course I would never claim that.
I don't know why you asked that.

Well there you go...that 2% would have been enough to put you safe at your indicated 80mph. smile

Pommy

11,622 posts

180 months

Thursday 4th March
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rodericb said:
Pommy said:
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
The allotment of Rallye versions to Australia (200) was sold out before it was even officially available. No one knows if there'll ever be more allotted to Australia let alone when. A large proportion of Rallyes were purchased by people connected with dealerships (i.e. dealership owners, managers) and if any of them ever come up for sale I think they'll be closer to $80k. So for the people who bought the base model in the first and second tranche that's $40k and $35k difference respectively. Which gives you plenty of money for LSD's and wheels if you so desire - and LSD's and wheels of your choosing.
I heard that but then I also heard you'll suddenly see a bunch on dealers forecourts quickly for a few K over list. I can't see it being 80k but I can see it at 65k. Depreciation should be minimal given the limited number.

Reality is there are very chances to drive a car and make 10k so me I'd sell because I don't think it will be that long before they start come down as people get it out their system and move it on, you can then buy another at list and be 10k to the good.

TramWrecker

195 posts

5 months

Thursday 4th March
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Pommy said:
I heard that but then I also heard you'll suddenly see a bunch on dealers forecourts quickly for a few K over list. I can't see it being 80k but I can see it at 65k. Depreciation should be minimal given the limited number.

Reality is there are very chances to drive a car and make 10k so me I'd sell because I don't think it will be that long before they start come down as people get it out their system and move it on, you can then buy another at list and be 10k to the good.
That is my train of thought also, but for the time being I'll weigh up my future options whether i hold or sell on, then get again later. Lots of options I guess to do what you want.

damolong

96 posts

171 months

Thursday 4th March
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TinyMonster said:
I think he means a system to limit the speed.
I do mean that. Anyone know?

Onehp

1,593 posts

247 months

Thursday 4th March
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damolong said:
TinyMonster said:
I think he means a system to limit the speed.
I do mean that. Anyone know?
Cruise control...

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