2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid readers review – What Car?

2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid readers review – What Car?

Read the full Toyota Yaris review http://bit.ly/zfJt1S We asked three readers to test drive the new Toyota Yaris Hybrid for a full week of real-world motorin…

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messin1000 says:

Well the foam for the battery comes from japan and has to use a big oil
guzzling ship to get to the factory that assembles the battery pack. I
don’t know the whole process but before it has even been driven it has
already polluted as much as a small family hatchback 1.4 doing 120 miles so
if they could make a diesel hybrid version the total environmental damage
would be less. I just think like with the Prius most hybrids are just a
fashion accessory and bear no huge environmental differences.

HowkeyLL says:

Replacable? YES but you HAVE to create new one which drains another
Lithium. Actually computers are made of silicium which is not metal. We try
to lower are footprint but it requires us to think and find better
solutions. Why would you not use better solution if you have one? The only
thing that hydrogen cells produce is water. Im not saying hybrids are bad,
im saying we have better solutions but corporations rather sells you this.

MyRandomReviews says:

Are you having second thoughts about your pretentious “EV” bro? You bought
one too early, before they’re any good. We all make mistakes, just most of
them don’t cost as much as yours. bit. ly/OkEAaM

conodigrom says:

You don’t value my points.I’m really sad now. Whops,a friend of mine just
did 1100km in a Pius V3 at 130km/h average,ac full on, with an average
consumption of 21,5km/l.If this is hilariously bad,pick a car that does
better.Come on.

conodigrom says:

Plus they’re made by Panasonic,a world-class battery maker,with a very
efficient process where energy saving it’s their very own interest(they
have to pay the factory’s electricity bill!). Plus the batteries are
composed of 120 smaller batteries – they already make and sell thousands
everyday! This allows for a huge economy of scale and the same energy
footprint of your rechargeable AAs.

conodigrom says:

Early Priuses??15 years ago man come on! That would be like “be wise and
don’t buy a mobile phone,because the early motorolas weighted 2 kilograms
and had a poor screen!” Hybrids take energy to build?Oh really?Just like
any other car. Has anyone bothered before?No never.I’m an engineer,the
hybrids take the same amount of energy to build as every car of the same
size. Now it’s the argument of the day,because petrol sellers are scared.

conodigrom says:

The Yaris Hybrid can be taken home for £12000,taxes included,already richly
equipped. A Polo can make 91mpg as a max value,a Yaris hsd will do almost
always 70-80mpg as an AVERAGE for everyone,there’s a . The Polo has less
power,accelerates less and burns more fuel. Same story for the Fiesta.For
more money?ah ah

messin1000 says:

Many a yaris hybrid is what starting from £15000 – £18000 a Volkswagen polo
is from £10000-£19000 (which is for the gt) A polo is bigger more practical
and the bluemotion model which does 91 mpg if were going by the
manufacturers claims and the Toyota 89mpg. the polo bluemotion 3dr cost £15
265 and the 5dr £15885. the normal yaris starts at £9995 and the 1.0 does
59mpg the 1.33 does 53mpg but the diesel does 72mpg and cost £11000. A ford
fiesta econetic pollutes 87g co2 and does 84mpg £14455.

MyRandomReviews says:

This has just turned into some stupid ass conspiracy now, I don’t value
your points. I’m all for better automotive economy, I just think the Prius
is a terrible, pretentious car. Not to mention it’s hilariously bad on fuel
when motorway driving, but they don’t ask the customer what type of driving
they do to advise them otherwise.

messin1000 says:

I’m not You just don’t believe that hybrids are for stupid people and
celebrates who pretend to even care about the environment diesel hatchbacks
far out way and value of petrol hybrids and diesel hybrids make more sense
so before you defend your expensive crap tin can actually look on real mpg
websites as they show about the same as what Lewis’ mum gets in her
sandwich box I mean Prius.

conodigrom says:

Because engineering is progress and NUMBERS(a novel concept,but you’ll get
acquainted with it,one day)show they’re more economical and environmentally
friendly overall.And better torque.

DRAKO9764 says:

You forgot poorly informed/mislead/bad driving toyota owners…

HowkeyLL says:

No distribution? There are fuel stations that have choice of hydrogen as
long as fossil fuel. Storing hydrogen is no harder than storing LPG.
Because oil is harder and harder to get from ground, we crossed the point
in 2002 when getting hydrogen is more efficient and since its the most
basic element, it will never run out and will be the same to get all the
time not like fossil fuel. water dumps take a lot of ground same as wind
electricity that will be needed to grow food.

MyRandomReviews says:

Yep, let’s get a bunch of people who already drive Toyota Hybrids to review
it, that’ll be nice and unbiased.

conodigrom says:

Yes and my grandma in a wheelchair does 80 mpg.And my friends mum got a
prius, did 10 mpg,got rid of it,and now races in her hummer at 55 mpg.It’s
easy to win when you’re faking numbers.

conodigrom says:

You are so sure he was on combined,he was on the highway(130kmh/80mph). You
are so sure I own a Prius,I don’t. You sound so clueful now.

conodigrom says:

because,aside from waste heat,combusted and uncombusted pollutants which
electric traction simply doesn’t produce,there’s a very inefficient use of
energy. With petrol you produce energy asinchronously from the need of
it,and you can’t take back kinetic energy.With hybrid and electric you can.

conodigrom says:

What?They have 2 small electric motors which are notoriously(to engineers)
much more reliable and manteinance free than combustion engines.And there’s
no gearbox,so the MTBF(mean time between failures=”reliability”) of the
whole propulsion segment is actually higher(better) than a normal car.
You’re NOT gonna save the world with a yaris hybrid,you’re ruining it a bit
less,and saving your pockets too.

MyRandomReviews says:

I said he was looking at an extra-urban figure, which is “Highway” to put
it in layman’s terms (just for you). And I referred to “your precious
Prius” as it is something that had great value to you, you don’t
necessarily have to own one. If I was trying to imply that you owned one
I’d have said something along those lines much earlier. You *appear to be
so competent at reading now. (as text doesn’t make a sound)

conodigrom says:

Ok, so if a hybrid is a *stupid* car,not a normal car, a *stupid* one as
you say,what is a good car?Show us.

conodigrom says:

Nope, the batteries are replaceable and 95% of them can be recycled into
other batteries. Newer batteries will be closer to 100% recycling. Metals
have to be gained, if you want modern lifestyle. You are writing from a
computer or a mobile phone, for example.

HowkeyLL says:

Yes but the AA is irreplaceable at this time because its small. Fuel cells
that small arent made today. The process of making a battery itself is very
pollution-like. The drastic ways to gain Lithium and other metals for the
battery itself makes bigger footprint. The only problem is that we dont
have a way to store energy better than batteries. But we have such ways to
make electricity. The problem is that hybrids are praised because its
metastep for companies to pay for the development.

UGNTelevision says:

Oh dear

Halkeyez says:

I jope that woman learns to speak properly. Her voice is touch on the
annoying side.

MyRandomReviews says:

No, they don’t. Calm down. This is a combined figure and your so called
friend I’m sure would be looking at an extra-urban figure, one that is
usually higher than combined. The Avensis would return something in the
region of 72.4mpg “car-emissions . com/cars/view/47196” according to
official figures. The reason why you cuffed back with a pathetic personal
comment is that your precious Prius has an official extra-urban figure of
57.6mpg. (All Figures are UK MPG) P.S.: The world isn’t looking.

conodigrom says:

NO, you RECYCLE them, see my post above, at 95%. Computers use all sort of
rare earths (which are costly and difficult to find) just like almost any
electrical/modern thing.This why recycling is important. Hydrogen is
certainly better but for now there no distribution and more importantly
extracting hydrogen from water and storing it in a vehicle requires more
energy than you end up with,so at least for the next decade 🙁 hybrids and
“doing things better” are the only way

Keybraker says:

Awesome car !

MyRandomReviews says:

It makes perfect sense, hybrids take up a lot of energy to build, early
Priuses had to be driven 50,000 miles before they provided any type of
environmental benefit over buying a BMW M3, now imagine how far they’d have
to be driven to provide a benefit over a BMW 3-series Efficient Dynamics.
Ohh – that’s right, the BMW does more miles per gallon than the tacky
hybrid anyway – so never. (according to WhatCar TrueMPG, not govnmnt
claimed figures, so a more accurate result)

JVL8701 says:

i think these whole hybrid thinggy is about the energy source. electric vs
fuel. simple as that. right?

messin1000 says:

Okay but i think car manufacturers need o start working on hydrogen cars or
electric cars like Renault or diesel hybrids but like the Chevrolet
volt/Vauxhall ampera. In which is an electric motor driving the wheels and
a battery pack powering it. But it has a petrol or diesel engine that comes
on when the battery’s are low and charges them. the volt and ampera does
around 218mpg and pollute around 12-47g of co2. But these are very
expensive more than a Prius.

EVdriver8 says:

That’s pure BS.

messin1000 says:

Hybrids are cars for idiots diesels are less environmentally damaging.
Hybrids pollute more when their being made than a petrol car why not get a
diesel hybrid a Peugeot or just a normal diesel Yaris?

conodigrom says:

Many?Oh really?Please list them,the world is looking at you!Obviously we’re
talking about average mpg or every car,not yaris hsd average mpg versus
peak mpg of other cars.Hybrid(which is different from electric)are better
because they take advantage of energy conservation,you normally WASTE
energy braking and slowing down,they SAVE that energy to use it later. For
electric cars,modern hydro power plants produce NO pollution,and electric
traction is overall much more efficient than petrol burning

messin1000 says:

My friends mum has a Prius and drives like an old lady she gets 32mpg my
mum has a Peugeot 206 1.4 hdi which is 10 years old and she drives like a
boy racer she gets 52 mpg. Why don’t you use numbers idiot. My sister got a
yaris hybrid but all she got was 45 mpg so she got rid and got a Vauxhall
corsa 1.3 cdti and she gets 64 mpg which works out better diesels or
hybrids? And most petrols get around the same as hybrids in fact some get
more like a Volkswagen polo 1.2 70ps gets 48mpg

conodigrom says:

Everything has an energy footprint.If there’s a consumer item that can save
many times its footprint -that is a rechargeable battery! Yaris HSD uses
144*6.5VAh or 936 Wh,which is 3.35MJ energy storage,let’s say 3MJ minus
inefficiencies.During a 5 min trip you can use as much as 2-3 times its
full capacity.Now multiply it everyday for the 5 years/100.000km minimum
expected life, you’re into billions of saved Joules. Myth debunked.

MyRandomReviews says:

Typical Prius driver, I have a Prius, did I mention I had a Prius, my Prius
is great – I Lyk Hybridz.

conodigrom says:

In fact,hybrid cars are so stupid that BMW asked Toyota to design their
whole range of hybrid propulsion!

conodigrom says:

But WAIT,a hybrid with no gears and no friction,like in the yaris and
prius? So it’s probably a little less energy than a comparable size car!
And no,three little ni-mh batteries take up WAY less energy to build than a
gearbox.

Bhavishya Chandra says:

These people like the car cuz its got bluetooth and satnav ? Ah god !! What
a shame.

mage1724 says:

What’s in toyota’s mind… Who would think “Oh the interior is good
enough!” when it looks that plasticky.

conodigrom says:

Let’s agree on terms,then.How do you call those big,many-lanes roads where
you’re allowed the maximum speed?He was looking at that figure.Don’t
worry,i am competent on this.

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