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Toyota Yaris, Hatchback
Dec 20, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Yes, I know. I thought the original poster was referring to smog-forming emissions. If they meant GHG emissions, then my apologies.
backy: I remain unconvinced that Toyota will make SAB standard on the '09 Corolla, despite their statements to the press. And Yaris? Forget it. I think the best we can hope for is more being built with optional SAB, and the bags maybe becoming standard on the next-gen Yaris around 2011.
#2294 of 2747 Re: sts72 [nippononly]
Dec 20, 2006 (7:48 pm)
If sales of the non-SAB Yarii stay strong despite all the press from the IIHS tests, then I agree with you. But I am less convinced that Toyota won't put standard SABs on the new Corolla. Many of the Corolla's competitor's have them, and even ABS standard.
#2295 of 2747 Fit vs. Yaris Liftback
Dec 23, 2006 (8:56 am)
I looked at the Fit but it reminds me of the Suzuki Aerio or the Aveo (the GM version of teh Aerio) and felt it was basically the same vehicle, just 're-badged' to be a Fit and wondered if Suzuki was designing the Fit. I also felt that the interior was "old" and not up to date. Plus, the Fit has the gas tank under the driver's feet. I found that to be a safety worry for me.
I loved the Yaris Liftback and fell in love with it the moment I drove it (and I test drove the 4 door but didn't like it as much) and should have purchased it on the spot (it was in May 2006 and I didn't realize the Yaris Liftback was hard to get..so I ordered it the next week in Blazing Blue, with the CD/mp3 player (the basic $740.00 package) and it came with a bumper guard and arm rest (I didn't order those but they ended up being way ok) and I got my Yaris Liftback in July 2006. I love it a lot and its great on gas mileage (my usual average is around 40 plus mpg), drives very nicely and is very comfortable.
I get lots of stares at the car from other drivers and smiles as they wonder what it is....
all in all I am very very happy. I can't say I would be in the Fit...it just wasn't a right fit for me.
#2296 of 2747 Re: Fit vs. Yaris Liftback [rocketman10]
Dec 30, 2006 (6:55 am)
Hi! Great comment. I totally agree. The Fit does remind me of the Areo as well. Honestly, I did not like the suspension and drive quality of the Fit. I liked the room and the seats. They should hurry up with the design upgrade and you know something else? Start dropping more manuals at the Honda dealerships. Toyo dealer had lots more manuals whereas Honda dealer said would be a month before a manual came in and it would be only ONE manual. This is in South FL! I bought the Toyo Yaris.
Toyotas will always be known and have a slight edge if you prefer a soft ride. The Honda's ride like sports cars (IMO). The civic has a nice ride soft like I like but...the $$$. However, the Fit definitely has more room, is more utilitarian and is a better buy for a bigger budget than I had with a 05 Element trade-in. I bought the Yaris because I wanted one, I love the design...the design is beautiful. The Fit looks like a small minivan or a Mazda5.
My favorites are Yaris, Aveo and Accent. The Aveo, priced with standard and $2500 rebate is like a 10,000 car IF you don't mind the bumpy shifter(manual) and the cheapy feel of the doors. But utilitarian wise and overall dollar for dollar the Aveo is pretty good it's just that Made in America badge that scares people and the depreciation is embarrassing. The Accent I love simply because I drove a 93 Hyundai Excel for 138K trouble free miles.
#2297 of 2747 Re: Fit vs. Yaris Liftback [blackyaris2007]
Dec 30, 2006 (9:00 pm)
I dig your what you wrote and I, too, would certainly go for the Yaris...
Only one thing: The AVEO is made in Korea by Daewoo, and it's known around the world as the Kalos in some markets.
I do agree, though, that many have this fear of anything, especially automobiles, made in America...so I catch your drift!
Merry 2007, friend...
#2298 of 2747 Re: Yaris roof rack? [zzk]
Jan 21, 2007 (7:40 am)
Did you every find a roof rack that worked with the Yaris? I am a new owner, and I'd liek a roof rack too. Thanks!
Jan 25, 2007 (5:02 pm)
I just came from the portland auto show. The two I felt most comfortable sitting in were the Yaris and Accent. Fit just felt awkward or cramped or something.. I was expecting it to feel roomy based on what I'd read.
#2300 of 2747 Year and a Half Now
Feb 10, 2007 (1:34 pm)
Well I now have 28000 kms on my 3 door Yaris that I purchased in September "06. Has run flawlessly and only had a couple of oil changes and a tire rotation. Just came back from a run down from Southern Ontario to Key West, Florida and didn't have a hint of problems, even in the snow storm that hit Kentucky/ Ohio on the way back. Had it up to and a little over 90mph a few times and car felt solid. One of the better buys I have done.
#2301 of 2747 I've Had Mine for About a Year!!!
Feb 13, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Hey Double... do you mean September '05? I bought my '07 Yaris liftback in March of '06, and it's got about 14,000 miles on it now. Like yours, mine's had a couple of oil changes, maybe one tire rotation as I put winter tires on my cars from December to April. It rides rough with those tires, but traction is excellent. Otherwise, the interior has some scars on the hard plastics, but no real problems! I guess they could have made the armrest more substantial--it feels a little loose now.