lyes wrote: »
I’m about to change my car and I’m considering an Auris 1.8 hybrid and would like to have some information about having an hybrid such:
-is it reliable?
-what is the average MPG knowing I live in Cork some up and down hills
-what is a full service coast
-how long does the hybrid batteries last as I’m willing to buy a secondhand car so have to look at the mileage
Many thanks for replying
uck51js9zml2yt wrote: »
Thanks. Worthy of as sticky:)
Next question having realised the only decent Phev is an i3 and out of the budget.
Is there an EV with a range of 100km?
Though really starting to feel a diesel is my only option for now.
sumo12 wrote: »
Some serious misinformation on here from the diesel brigade, as usual...
I own an Auris Hybrid 2012 and it averages 5.3l / 100km and I do a mix of driving, town motorway and country roads. And I don't drive it easy.
Reliability is 99.9% with the Hybrid system. Unlike a diesel vehicle, you will never have to change injectors, EGR valves, fuel filter, turbo, clogged manifolds, DPF or any of the other very expensive stuff that goes wrong on diesels.
There is no timing belt or fan belts to replace. Brake pads last 100k due to regenerative braking. There is no brake master cylinder or servo.
Regarding service costs - main dealer does service pack for €349. This covers 1 full service and 1 minor service. Spark plugs only changed at 90k, air filter at 60k. Servicing at a dealer will also cover your "big" battery for 15 years with the Hybrid Health Check once you service every year or 15k.
If you need any other info on it, I'd be happy to help, DM if you wish
ELM327 wrote: »
There's no diesel brigade on this thread that I can see.
I'm on my third EV if you're referring to my post. We also own a 1.5 mk2 prius HEV with 150k miles on it.
irishlad. wrote: »
I have owned a Hybrid Auris for the past few years.
Average consumption would be between 5.4 - 5.6l/100km from a mix of city, country and motorway driving.
The one thing I would say is to be mindful of the theft of catalytic converters in Hybrid Auris. It has exploded over the past few years and is something I am telling anyone interested in buying one.
Bebop wrote: »
Sumo 12 should have added that Toyota hybrids do not have a clutch or starter motor which partly explains their excellent reliability