Toyota GR Yaris - Official! (Vol 2)

Toyota GR Yaris - Official! (Vol 2)

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Yahonza

1,729 posts

32 months

Friday 3rd March 2023
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Pretty sure the Alpine is a quicker car overall but the GRY is a fantastic bit of kit.
It's so well engineered.

Zarco

18,066 posts

211 months

Friday 3rd March 2023
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Yahonza said:
Pretty sure the Alpine is a quicker car overall but the GRY is a fantastic bit of kit.
It's so well engineered.
I'd expect the opposite. Not that I've seen an Alpine driven in anger yet.

ecsrobin

17,384 posts

167 months

Friday 3rd March 2023
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Zarco said:
Yahonza said:
Pretty sure the Alpine is a quicker car overall but the GRY is a fantastic bit of kit.
It's so well engineered.
I'd expect the opposite. Not that I've seen an Alpine driven in anger yet.
I have been beaten by a big difference twice by an Alpine at Goodwood’s autosolos. Even launching it in the wet the car didn’t even give any sign of issues. And I’m a class winner so hopefully not just me being slow.

GTRene

16,939 posts

226 months

Friday 3rd March 2023
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Romo said:
I love this car, 13 months now, 20k km. Outstanding car, driven all BMW M cars in the past (E46 M3, E92 M3, E82 1M, F87 M2, F87 M2CS), but the GRY can and will beat them all on sheer driving pleasure.

The car feels so planted, so road compliant, traction and grip are everywhere. Great steering and braking, very good MT, seats a little high, but accustomed to it now.

With an GT4RS incoming in the next months, these two cars are my swansong on ICE, I will take these 2 cars to the end of my driving career :-)
wait what?
you get a Cayman GT4 RS?

damn... Romo from DF, I guess? good to hear and congrats, in a few months the weather will be better for the tires with a 500hp GT4 RS, very cool driving

I'm saving for the latest Donkervoort F22, when I'm 80 I hope to can afford one, or sell my house thats also an option biggrin

Romo

320 posts

118 months

Saturday 4th March 2023
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Dag Rene :-)

Long time no see

Yes; GT4RS coming soon.

Last ICE car I`ll buy.

Party is over

GTRene

16,939 posts

226 months

Saturday 4th March 2023
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Romo said:
Dag Rene :-)

Long time no see

Yes; GT4RS coming soon.

Last ICE car I`ll buy.

Party is over
Ha Romo, fijn te lezen.

how cool such GT4 RS, good for you (counting the days to collect), indeed long time no see, maybe in 2023 if I find the power to go out more, such RS is easier to spot between other cars.

Good to read the GR Yaris also makes its promises through also in the hands of customers, not only positive spoken of by paid for testers.

chillbill

131 posts

142 months

Monday 6th March 2023
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Can any owner share information how long do the steps "processing order" > "build in progress" > "left the factory" > "in transit" take overall?

I'm in mainland EU and my ordered GR Yaris should arrive in April. However, the MyT app still shows "processing order". Was wondering if the car ought to already be in the "build in progress" step by now.

(I'm also aware that I might get f_cked over with the "should arrive in April" stuff, but still.)

Stevil

10,674 posts

231 months

Monday 6th March 2023
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chillbill said:
Can any owner share information how long do the steps "processing order" > "build in progress" > "left the factory" > "in transit" take overall?

I'm in mainland EU and my ordered GR Yaris should arrive in April. However, the MyT app still shows "processing order". Was wondering if the car ought to already be in the "build in progress" step by now.

(I'm also aware that I might get f_cked over with the "should arrive in April" stuff, but still.)
Yeah, it would well on the way via boat by now if you were going to get it in April. From memory it was about 10 weeks or so after it went to Build in Progress before I took delivery of mine

BlackStang5point0

2,210 posts

215 months

Monday 6th March 2023
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A summary of notifications on MyT app for mine:

13 Nov 21 - Build In Progress
18 Nov 21 - Carrier SELENE LEADER sailed
19 Nov 21 - 'Left the Factory'
19 Dec 21 - SELENE LEADER arrived at Portbury
20 Dec 21 - 'In Transit'
04 Jan 22 - 'Payment due' notification
06 Jan 22 - 'In Transit - Derbyshire'
13 Jan 22 - 'Arrived at dealer'

Nexus Icon

616 posts

63 months

Monday 6th March 2023
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ecsrobin said:
Zarco said:
Yahonza said:
Pretty sure the Alpine is a quicker car overall but the GRY is a fantastic bit of kit.
It's so well engineered.
I'd expect the opposite. Not that I've seen an Alpine driven in anger yet.
I have been beaten by a big difference twice by an Alpine at Goodwood’s autosolos. Even launching it in the wet the car didn’t even give any sign of issues. And I’m a class winner so hopefully not just me being slow.
This is interesting. I had an unaccompanied test drive in the Alpine, around roads I know very well, but I guess there's still a "I really don't know this car or want to bin it" vibe, even then. It was definitely so much more of an event than the Yaris, though I do love the little fridge on wheels.

PhilPol

311 posts

43 months

Monday 6th March 2023
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chillbill said:
Can any owner share information how long do the steps "processing order" > "build in progress" > "left the factory" > "in transit" take overall?

I'm in mainland EU and my ordered GR Yaris should arrive in April. However, the MyT app still shows "processing order". Was wondering if the car ought to already be in the "build in progress" step by now.

(I'm also aware that I might get f_cked over with the "should arrive in April" stuff, but still.)
I live in Poland and it took 5.5 months from order to pick up, but order placement was over 2 years ago, it seems lead times are much longer now. Hassle your dealer for an update, they can probably check more than what's in the MyT app.

chillbill

131 posts

142 months

Tuesday 7th March 2023
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Thanks all. The dealer now informs me that delivery in April is not happening. (This would've meant a year waiting overall.) The next estimate is this September-October. Meaning, overall a year and a half since placing the order. Cocksickles.

BevR

699 posts

145 months

Tuesday 7th March 2023
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chillbill said:
Thanks all. The dealer now informs me that delivery in April is not happening. (This would've meant a year waiting overall.) The next estimate is this September-October. Meaning, overall a year and a half since placing the order. Cocksickles.
Ouch! I had assumed that production would be wrapping up soon to make capacity for the GR Corolla, if they are instead just reducing capacity for the Yaris then we could be in for a long long wait.

I ordered in July 2021 and have so far had deliveries expected in September, October, November, January, March and now May. Although I'll probably ring up in April to be told it's now later in the year.

Can't be annoyed with the dealer as it's not as if they have any control over it, at least I still have the lower list price and 0% finance.

Speedgelb

859 posts

155 months

Thursday 9th March 2023
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Been abroad for a month, and left the car on the drive.

Positives: Fired right up, no dramas - as did the Boxster. This is in contrast to some folks who say their cars run out of juice after a couple of weeks if not trickle charged.

Negatives: Next door's cats have made a mess of the roof curse

The vinyl seems to mark really easy, already had some marks on it. The cats tend to ignore it when parked on the road.




I received a communications module reprogramming recall in the post today. Has anyone else had this?

May save this until it's due a service in August. Anything else worth doing at the same time? Thinking of turning off the fake engine noise and enabling window operation from the fob.

ecsrobin

17,384 posts

167 months

Thursday 9th March 2023
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Speedgelb said:
Been abroad for a month, and left the car on the drive.

Positives: Fired right up, no dramas - as did the Boxster. This is in contrast to some folks who say their cars run out of juice after a couple of weeks if not trickle charged.
I believe those that had issues were running dash cams / aftermarket alarms.

GT3Manthey

4,572 posts

51 months

Thursday 9th March 2023
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CC's just sold circuit pack 5k miles at 28,800 plus fees .

I missed it by a minute !

Obafemi09

155 posts

101 months

Thursday 9th March 2023
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Wow - someone got a bargain there! Even with fees that is a cracking deal!

ecsrobin

17,384 posts

167 months

Thursday 9th March 2023
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GT3Manthey said:
CC's just sold circuit pack 5k miles at 28,800 plus fees .

I missed it by a minute !
There’s a Litchfield modified one at the same price on there at the moment. With fees think that was about £32k so buyer didn’t get a deal but the seller did lose money compared to selling by other means like WBAC.

GT3Manthey

4,572 posts

51 months

Friday 10th March 2023
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ecsrobin said:
There’s a Litchfield modified one at the same price on there at the moment. With fees think that was about £32k so buyer didn’t get a deal but the seller did lose money compared to selling by other means like WBAC.
Wonder is the seller of the Litchfield car had the full blown 8k upgrades .
If so then yes that’s a big hit

Obafemi09

155 posts

101 months

Friday 10th March 2023
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ecsrobin said:
There’s a Litchfield modified one at the same price on there at the moment. With fees think that was about £32k so buyer didn’t get a deal but the seller did lose money compared to selling by other means like WBAC.
Even with CC fees that still looks to be about £3k/£4k under anything else on the market right now - given the mileage, colour and 1 owner car, looks a great buy at that price.