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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
Apr 03, 2006 (12:36 pm)
the 2007 Toyota Yaris 5-speed Barcelona Red base sedan I'm eyeing right now at my local Pocatello dealer is selling for $14,650 and includes the 15" steel wheel upgrade, several "power package" ugrades in the stereo, battery, larger, level washer fluid reservoir (I know, but Toyota advertises the upgrade like it's something some of their small-car customers are craving!), power W/L/M's, etc.
What I didn't expect was the fact that this neat little red sedan comes with the optional front and passenger front seat side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags as well!
Basically the only thing I'd add would be nice rims from a local tire and wheel center here ASAP. Just about to my string of days off so a test drive is almost a certainty.
Wife may not like the "low-rider" stance of the seating, however, the ride of the 2006 Polar White Scion xA was anything but "lowrider". We were up pretty well-not like our Sportage's "up high" seating but surprisingly up pretty high.
I just wonder how low one sits in the Yaris sedan for 2007. Only one of the things I'll be checking out.
To me, under $15,000 with looks that are much improved over the lowly-looking Corolla, the Yaris sedan not only is very affordable but also a rig that would hold it's resale value.
The Kia Rio LX and Rio5 still ring true as value packed rigs to me as well and I wouldn't buy the Yaris sedan until at least test driving the Rio twins.
#3440 of 3871 Re: backy... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 03, 2006 (1:31 pm)
For that much money I'd go with the Versa (about $800 less and including ABS, roomier back seat, and hatchback) or the Rio5 (alloys, hatchback versatility) or even the Accent sedan (loaded including ABS, power package, and even an automatic tranny). I have to take a close look at the Yaris hatchback. If I could get one with ABS and side bags, and the 60/40 rear seat, but w/o power package, that could be a nice little rig at a good price. But I'd have to compare it to the Accent SE, and the Versa with 2 more doors.
#3441 of 3871 Wife: Yes ......Hubby: NO
Apr 03, 2006 (3:26 pm)
We both loved the Scion XA, especially the classy interior. Unfortunately, the non-adjustable( height, rake)seat ruled it out for my 5' 10" frame. Assumed it had side-bags optional.
#3442 of 3871 Re: Wife: Yes ......Hubby: NO [ross14]
Apr 03, 2006 (3:32 pm)
You're right, I see that side bags are an option. I could swear that the last time I checked they were not available. But adding the side bags actually makes the xA more expensive than the Versa, which is much more car than the xA, IMO.
I find it very odd that the driver's seat doesn't have a seatback recliner. That's been standard on every car I've owned since my '76 Corolla.
Apr 03, 2006 (4:44 pm)
You can't recline the Versa's driver seat? That is super weird - I suspect that is a mistake somewhere.
You didn't mean the xA did you? Because I am almost positive I actually reclined it when I sat in that car.
#3445 of 3871 Re: ??? [nippononly]
Apr 03, 2006 (7:04 pm)
No, that comment was re the xA, not the Versa.
Apr 03, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I am sure I had to bring the seatback up when I sat in the xA, because it was reclined too far for me to be comfortable. Could be an incorrect recollection, but I think there's a mistake here somewhere...
#3447 of 3871 Re: backy [nippononly]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:15 am)
I figured as much, that's why I made my comment originally. Some cars lack a seat-height adjuster (but not many); none nowadays lack a recliner.
#3448 of 3871 Re: backy [backy]
Apr 04, 2006 (6:44 am)
Keep in mind that in the xA you sit higher up, almost like one does in a truck. Your legs and feet go downward more than frontward. This takes a little getting used to. I'm 5'10" and I find it very comfortable. Yesterday at a red light I was stopped next to an older Civic, and I looked way down at it.