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On Tuesday evening I finally could pick up my C-HR. After some explanation from the salesperson of the key features of the car, I put my brandnew 1.2 CVT into D and there i went. I have driven it for more than 250 km at the moment. Today a drive to the beach gave me the first real sense of the type of car I bought and it hasn't disappointed me yet. In fact I really like driving it so much I'm thinking of reasons to go places.

My previous car was a Hyundai i30 (2010) automatic 1.6 with almost the same horsepower I have now in my C-HR. But my C-HR is more responsive, quicker to accelerate and the turbo gives me all the power I need. I can overtake much faster and with more confidance then my Hyundai. That being said, it's no sportscar, but I wasn't looking to buy one. So for me it performs better then expected.

About the CVT. I read a lot of reviews about the car before buying and a lot of the review mention the rev noise of the car when accelerating. Driving in the city I couldn't tell what they were talking about. But when accelerating to get on the highway the first time I thought "ow that's what they mean" but it really didn't bother me that much. Going to the beach today and driving 150km (mainly highway) I didn't even notice it anymore.

The car is otherwise very silent, especially in the city you hardly hear the motor and there are almost no other road noises. On the highway I did notice some windnoise but I come from a very loud and noisey Hyundai car so for me even with the CVT and the windnoise I still find the C-HR extermely quiet.

Driving this car is for me a big upgrade from my previous car. I find it comfortable, robust, steering is light (for some people even a bit too light but i have no problems with it), and I love all the safety features that it has.

I do have to say that the space in the back seat does disappoint me a little bit. I had more space in my previous car but I don't get many backseat passengers a lot so I don't think this will be a big issue for me but I think people who do, this car is probably not for them. My rearwindows are not tinted and I'm pleased with that. The claustrophobic effect that every reviewer talks about is less. I do have to agree that the C pillars in the back create a big blindspot (and the passengerseat in the front also is a bit in the way when you want to look if there is a car in the blindspot) but the blindspot monitor tries to compensate for that.

I don't regret buying this car at all at the moment and don't even think about the mazda cx-3 anymore that was my other next-car-possibility.

I'm still getting to know the car and have some questions:

-Now and then i get two bleeps without anything showing on the dashboard screen. I don't know what it means. Just two bleeps very fast and then its gone for some time but it always comes back. I would like to know what it means.

-Yesterday suddenly my rearwindow heating turned on automatically, is this normal?

-Yesterday automatically the roadsign detection was turned off. (Could be me, maybe i did that by mistake).

-I'm trying to figure out how the blindspot monitor works. When i passby a car the small light in the mirror doesn't show that somebody is in my blindspot. When a car overtakes me en is in my blindspot then the light does turn on. Probably normal?

-I can't seem to make an internet connection thru bluetooth with my phone. It gives me an error that it doesn't find the internet. Otherwise the bluetooth connection with my phone works perfectly and very stable.
 

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Nice review

About the CVT. I read a lot of reviews about the car before buying and a lot of the review mention
the rev noise of the car when accelerating. Driving in the city I couldn't tell what they were talking about.

They alway,s talk in most of the cases about hybrid cars.
About the 1.2T with cvt you don,t have much reviews. I can only say that the 1,2T + CVT is a match made in heaven one reporter said
and he talks about a Auris with the same engine and cvt

4.00

I made a test drive in both the 1,2T cvt and Hybrid and noticed not much different.

The 2 bleeps could be the
LDA Lane Departure Alert pag. 600 manual
 

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Hi Flood great choice, great review.
Good questions as well, honestly the best advice is to read through the online manual, its very clear and will give you most answers. There are loads of links on here
 

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I think the two beeps is perhaps the notification of speed cameras. If you run with the sat nav on you might spot it highlighting the camera when it beeps. You can turn it off in settings if you want to.
 

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Most probably two beeps are from lane assist. Display itself doesn't show anything, but at the bottom right an icon should change color when going one wheel to other lane without showing a turn signal. Had this several times myself.

Bluetooth internet connection must be separately shared from your phone's Bluetooth settings. Only then SatNav can find it and connect. At least for Android
 

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Karmalakas said:
Most probably two beeps are from lane assist. Display itself doesn't show anything, but at the bottom right an icon should change color when going one wheel to other lane without showing a turn signal. Had this several times myself.

Bluetooth internet connection must be separately shared from your phone's Bluetooth settings. Only then SatNav can find it and connect. At least for Android
I thought lane assist is 4 beeps?
 

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Thanks for the replys. I will try the bluetooth tethering tomorrow.

As for the two beeps, it is definitely not the lane assist because that is another type of bleep and i know the icon changes color. The bleeps that I'm referring to don't show op on the screen.

I will try to turn off speedcamera notification and see if it has an effect on those bleeps

I will also create the toyota login.

Thanks for your inputs everybody.
 

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Alexr said:
I thought lane assist is 4 beeps?
Well, I actually didn't count, but every time I heard the beeping, it was me going to other lane :) I have navigation, but it never beeped on cameras. Should the screen be turned on to navigation in order to beep for cameras?
 

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Karmalakas said:
Alexr said:
I thought lane assist is 4 beeps?
Well, I actually didn't count, but every time I heard the beeping, it was me going to other lane :) I have navigation, but it never beeped on cameras. Should the screen be turned on to navigation in order to beep for cameras?
I drive the same route every day. I get the same two beeps every day at the same spot on the road whether there are cars there or not.
They are 100% speed camera warnings and no you do not need the nav on to get the warnings it does it anyway.

I get the same two beeps at each of the speed cameras I come too.

I get four beeps if the rear cross alarm goes off. So a person or car going across the rear of you left to right right to left.

With the blind spot monitoring it will only alert you of cars coming from behind. It does not generally do it when you are overtaking someone however I have found when you are only marginally overtaking sometimes it will alert you regardless.

Internet wise you do not need any kind of My Toyota registration to be able to connect your car.
As long as you have your phones Bluetooth Internet Sharing switched on and your car paired then it should allow you to connect.
Bare in mind not all phones are compatible however. Look at the Toyota Nav guide on MyToyota as it lists all compatible handsets and what they have access to do.

Errrr did I miss anything?? I am stupidly sleepy and can't see straight lol.

Good review and hope to see more questions from you ;)
 

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The lane assist only gives you 4 beeps if you don't obey the law... in other words: Use your turn signal when changing lanes ;)
 

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I tried lane assist in action today on purpose. It beeped 3 times. Could it be because I returned to my lane earlier than it managed to beep one more time? :)
 

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Karmalakas said:
I tried lane assist in action today on purpose. It beeped 3 times. Could it be because I returned to my lane earlier than it managed to beep one more time? :)
Ahh you woke up in time huh :p
 

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mjvdzwet said:
The lane assist only gives you 4 beeps if you don't obey the law... in other words: Use your turn signal when changing lanes ;)
Not quite true. If you pull out round a parked car and you pull back it beeps. That is not breaking the law. If you follw the signs at roadworks and it involves crossing a white lime it beeps. That is not breaking the law. There are other examples.
 

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Alexr said:
mjvdzwet said:
The lane assist only gives you 4 beeps if you don't obey the law... in other words: Use your turn signal when changing lanes ;)
Not quite true. If you pull out round a parked car and you pull back it beeps. That is not breaking the law. If you follw the signs at roadworks and it involves crossing a white lime it beeps. That is not breaking the law. There are other examples.
He was being funny Alex not serious. He was just joking that he hadn't used his indicators :)
 

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It beeps at all time if a safety camera is near. Even if you drive too slow.
If you drive faster as the Road Sign Assist tells you the roadsign in your display will be red colored.
 
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