Have you ordered a Yaris GR ?

Have you ordered a Yaris GR ?

Poll: Have you ordered a Yaris GR ?

Total Members Polled: 139

Yes - standard spec : 5
Yes - Convenience Pack: 5
Yes - Circuit Pack: 90
NO - your having a laugh 30k for a Yaris!: 32
NO - heated Seats, for that reason I'm OUT : 0
NO - "Mange tout" no quality inter: 6
Pure White: 39
Precious Black: 7
Scarlet Flare: 19
Platinum Pearl white: 17
Author
Discussion

C5L

Original Poster:

331 posts

171 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Just curious as to whether

did you go for one, if so what colour and spec?

and if you did not.

Personally this car as James may once said " gives me a nice little fizzing sensation" haven't driven one yet mind.

Cheers beer


SweptVolume

661 posts

57 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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It's a shame that you can't have a decent stereo and satnav with all the limited slip diffs and performance bits. You have to choose, which reminds of car specs in the 1990s, when you could often have luxury equipment, or sporty components, but rarely both.

Condi

11,475 posts

135 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Wow, out of 13 people, 8 have bought a Yaris GR.

Extrapolating that across the country 41.8m UK citizens are waiting for one.

jjr1

2,892 posts

224 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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White circuit pack ordered. Changed from my original choice of red and circuit pack.

C.A.R.

3,700 posts

152 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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SweptVolume said:
It's a shame that you can't have a decent stereo and satnav with all the limited slip diffs and performance bits. You have to choose, which reminds of car specs in the 1990s, when you could often have luxury equipment, or sporty components, but rarely both.
This does seem mad doesn't it? Has it ever been explained why you can't spec the car with both the 'Circuit' and 'Comfort' packs? In this instance 'Comfort' is probably better described as 'convenience' anyway!

carlove

6,543 posts

131 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I actually really like it, and would order one but I can’t justify that sort of cost on a car, and if I could I’m not sure it’d be a Yaris.
I might keep an eye out on the used market in a couple of years.

w8pmc

3,062 posts

202 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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SweptVolume said:
It's a shame that you can't have a decent stereo and satnav with all the limited slip diffs and performance bits. You have to choose, which reminds of car specs in the 1990s, when you could often have luxury equipment, or sporty components, but rarely both.
Is also odd that you can't multi pack as i like the features of the Convenience Pack, however like the Circuit Pack more.

Saying that, very few nowadays use proprietary Sat-Nav &/or Audio as mobile phone base Waze & Google Maps have pretty much won the in-car Nav market & Spotify the in car Audio, so as long as the sound quality from the standard speakers is OK or better, then i'm happy.

jamesbilluk

2,149 posts

147 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Pearl white circuit pack ordered (changed from red) The only thing I would like in the convenience pack is the HUD, I have one on my current car, and love it.

geeks

6,697 posts

103 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I want one but sadly I just cant justify it.

Varelco

113 posts

27 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I've been tempted but what puts me off is is it only enjoyable if you are 'on it'? Will there be any sense of occasion when you are driving normally as you do 90% of the time or will it just feel like you are in a regular Yaris with a low roofline? The dash is also borderline unforgiveable.


I will test drive one once the honeymoon period is over. At the minute there are far too many opinions stating how incredible is it by those who haven't even seen one in the flesh, let alone drive it.

resolve10

246 posts

9 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Ticks a lot of boxes on paper, but the interior rules it out for me. I'm not even talking about quality of materials, I appreciate it's based on a Yaris and the money has (correctly) gone into the engineering, but would it hurt to have a bit more flair or colour to make it feel special?

KobayashiMaru86

813 posts

174 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Been wanting Type-R for almost 3 years but had to get house first. Just moved into my first one so was back on the radar until this came along. It's very tempting, test drive needed, will be losing lots of space, coming from an Octavia vRS but these days I rarely carry rear passengers. As long as I can get a bike in with the wheel off that's fine.

Edited by KobayashiMaru86 on Tuesday 17th November 13:00

jonylightweight

20 posts

8 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I may wait for the second edition that could have more options

Luke.

9,505 posts

214 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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KobayashiMaru86 said:
As long as I can get a bike in with the wheel off that's fine.

Edited by KobayashiMaru86 on Tuesday 17th November 13:00
Best of luck with that.

KobayashiMaru86

813 posts

174 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Luke. said:
Best of luck with that.
Should be fine. Seen photos with 4 wheels, toolkit and helmet. Same as a GT86

C5L

Original Poster:

331 posts

171 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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C.A.R. said:
This does seem mad doesn't it? Has it ever been explained why you can't spec the car with both the 'Circuit' and 'Comfort' packs? In this instance 'Comfort' is probably better described as 'convenience' anyway!
I read somewhere it is to do with the wiring loom on uk RHD cars .

Also heard that it may have something to do with the way manufacturers have to pay for testing each car. Ie the more different specs they have to pay for each one to get tested.


TommoAE86

2,224 posts

91 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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C.A.R. said:
SweptVolume said:
It's a shame that you can't have a decent stereo and satnav with all the limited slip diffs and performance bits. You have to choose, which reminds of car specs in the 1990s, when you could often have luxury equipment, or sporty components, but rarely both.
This does seem mad doesn't it? Has it ever been explained why you can't spec the car with both the 'Circuit' and 'Comfort' packs? In this instance 'Comfort' is probably better described as 'convenience' anyway!
From one of the other threads it's emission laws, here you have to test every spec of car and it gets given a rating that you sell against. Therefore if you have individual options all permeations of that option list have to be tested and given a figure.

Someone said that in New Zealand you can get both packs together on the same car, must be the same in Japan too I would've thought.

Save Ferris

2,410 posts

177 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Just had the first of our orders arrive today!

anonymous-user

18 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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That's promising Ferris.

Demo car or a customers?

Save Ferris

2,410 posts

177 months

Thursday 19th November 2020
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Sam.M said:
That's promising Ferris.

Demo car or a customers?
That one is a customers, ordered when the books opened in March