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
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Discussion

w8pmc

3,062 posts

202 months

Monday 4th January
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Not sure if the Poll is now closed or if i voted back in Novembersmile

Anyhow, i ordered a Pure White CP on 13th November & car's due early/mid March, but i'm expecting a meaningful update at the end of this week so fingers crossed.

FUBMW

37 posts

103 months

Tuesday 5th January
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Just purely out of interest, did anyone consider a Convenience Pack vehicle at all? Even on the main GG post there must be at most 5-6 orders for the Convenience pack, the rest are Circuit Pack cars.

I only ask as I've ordered the former. I'm going to be using it as a daily and from the reviews there doesn't seem to be much discernible difference between the packs when driving within the road 'limits'.

Anyway, my first new car, flipping excited and I cannot wait! not sure how test drives will now work in lockdown, but I need to get one booked in!

w8pmc

3,062 posts

202 months

Tuesday 5th January
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FUBMW said:
Just purely out of interest, did anyone consider a Convenience Pack vehicle at all? Even on the main GG post there must be at most 5-6 orders for the Convenience pack, the rest are Circuit Pack cars.

I only ask as I've ordered the former. I'm going to be using it as a daily and from the reviews there doesn't seem to be much discernible difference between the packs when driving within the road 'limits'.

Anyway, my first new car, flipping excited and I cannot wait! not sure how test drives will now work in lockdown, but I need to get one booked in!
Only considered briefly as quickly saw the 'model' to have was the CP as this is what the GR's all about.

For a couple of extra grand if i could have added the 'features' of the Convenience Pack onto the Circuit Pack, that's the option i'd have chosen, but that wasn't possible so after a dither of just a few minutes i signed the paperwork for the CP.

This choice has been cemented following that list of lap times (Circuit de Catalunya but not the GP layout) where the CP was IIRC around 6 seconds quicker than the Convenience Pack model & it's only a fairly short layout so was close to a 10% difference in lap times in favour of the CP.

rejn

1,793 posts

186 months

Tuesday 5th January
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w8pmc said:
FUBMW said:
Just purely out of interest, did anyone consider a Convenience Pack vehicle at all? Even on the main GG post there must be at most 5-6 orders for the Convenience pack, the rest are Circuit Pack cars.

I only ask as I've ordered the former. I'm going to be using it as a daily and from the reviews there doesn't seem to be much discernible difference between the packs when driving within the road 'limits'.

Anyway, my first new car, flipping excited and I cannot wait! not sure how test drives will now work in lockdown, but I need to get one booked in!
Only considered briefly as quickly saw the 'model' to have was the CP as this is what the GR's all about.

For a couple of extra grand if i could have added the 'features' of the Convenience Pack onto the Circuit Pack, that's the option i'd have chosen, but that wasn't possible so after a dither of just a few minutes i signed the paperwork for the CP.

This choice has been cemented following that list of lap times (Circuit de Catalunya but not the GP layout) where the CP was IIRC around 6 seconds quicker than the Convenience Pack model & it's only a fairly short layout so was close to a 10% difference in lap times in favour of the CP.
Same here - I would have liked heated seats, but I wanted the best performance so it had to be Circuit Pack.
I also figure that upgrades to speakers and heated seats can both be easily added afterwards.

1560

181 posts

162 months

Thursday 7th January
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Got mine, did 400km,
I had a hard time getting the seating postition right
Steering is a little less communicative compared to my GT4, brakes are as good
I need getting used to the ITM and the clutch; gearbox is very good though
Carplay works perfectly, dashboard has plenty of info, heated seats&steering wheel a nice touch in this season


Only drove it in ‘Normal’
It feels very planted, wants to go fast, a little harsh on bad roads: better go faster biggrin



ChrisW.

3,951 posts

219 months

Friday 8th January
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I also have a GT4 (tuned 981) ... I will have to wait until June for my little red devil ... smile

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts as you settle into the car ... I also have a GRMN that I am very happy with ...

1560

181 posts

162 months

Friday 8th January
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ChrisW. said:
I also have a GT4 (tuned 981) ... I will have to wait until June for my little red devil ... smile

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts as you settle into the car ... I also have a GRMN that I am very happy with ...
You get more info from the steering in the GT4, it is more ‘intense’
GR4 feels ‘faster’ due to the turbo
But for me they are pretty similar: they both give you great confidence in all kind of situations
I drove my GT4 on summertires on the snow and felt fine
As an ‘owner’ I am very happy with both
Reviewing a car <> really owning a car ;-)

1560

181 posts

162 months

Friday 8th January
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Wintertyres on the GR4,

BlueIn2Red

388 posts

171 months

Friday 8th January
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What is a "GR4"?

MiseryStreak

2,421 posts

171 months

Friday 8th January
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The drivetrain in the GR Yaris.

BlueIn2Red

388 posts

171 months

Friday 8th January
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Whoosh.

robgt3

2,577 posts

126 months

Saturday 9th January
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Delighted to say we have a GR in White with CP arriving March 23rd. Will be P/exing or selling Molly's one year old Golf R for one. We have both been fortunate to be given the chance to drive a GR; our first reactions were that it made us smile plus it certainly goes ! There is no doubt that it feels special which it certainly is. I very much doubt that we will miss the luxury and sheer all round ability of the Golf because we will be having fun so we will forgive the lack of interior refinement. Something that has surprised me is the professionalism, efficiency and courtesy provided by Mortorline Toyota in Hereford throughout all our dealings so far. To recieve a call on Christmas Eve confirming our Order Number made our Christmas.

Edited by robgt3 on Tuesday 19th January 13:40

bogeyman

18 posts

117 months

Sunday 10th January
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robgt3 said:
Something that has surprised me is the professionalism, efficiency and courtesy provided by Mortorpoint Toyota in Hereford throughout all our dealings so far. To recieve a call on Christmas Eve confirming our Order Number made our Christmas.
It's Motorline Toyota fella, nice people to deal with.

MiseryStreak

2,421 posts

171 months

Sunday 10th January
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BlueIn2Red said:
Whoosh.
I knew you knew.

But I wish that Toyota had just called it the GR-FOUR. But they sensibly wanted the halo effect to shift some more electric shopping trolleys. Which is fine by me as they have given Toyota the funds and the fleet average to enable the GR Yaris.

I’ve been really impressed with Yeomans Toyota Worthing. Great staff there.

rejn

1,793 posts

186 months

Sunday 10th January
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Motorline great to deal with in Bristol so far too.

FUBMW

37 posts

103 months

Monday 11th January
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Well, I have been persuaded - changing my order to a Circuit pack today. Heart over head decision but I don't think I'll regret it!

rejn

1,793 posts

186 months

Monday 11th January
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FUBMW said:
Well, I have been persuaded - changing my order to a Circuit pack today. Heart over head decision but I don't think I'll regret it!
thumbup good choice!

Clive Milk

284 posts

4 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Considering how convoluted Audi and VW cars wheels are getting to make them look different to the last generation these are so pure.



Looking forward to what Fensport can do with this car.....

400bhp and a lot more grip.

From a Yaris.

Thanks CEO beer

ecsrobin

12,663 posts

129 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Clive Milk said:
Considering how convoluted Audi and VW cars wheels are getting to make them look different to the last generation these are so pure.



Looking forward to what Fensport can do with this car.....

400bhp and a lot more grip.

From a Yaris.

Thanks CEO beer
I believe they modelled them on a samurai sword. VW/Audi could have modelled their wheels on a panzer tank and I’d have considered one.

tonyb1968

1,135 posts

110 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Why has no one asked any of the good questions yet?

There is very little information (even from Toyota) about this car.

It has a 43ltr fuel tank, but what fuel does it require (is it 95 or 97+).
Fuel consumption, from what I have seen, 34mpg at 75mph? can we get some confirmation on what the wltp figures are as those are not floating around either.

Service intervals? What nasty shocks are coming to potential new owners?

I know these are mundane question but they do need answering for potential owners.