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Toyota Yaris, Hatchback
#2485 of 2747 Re: The only way.... [bamacar]
Sep 16, 2007 (12:47 pm)
How easy was it to get your Yaris (hatch or sedan?) with those options? I mean, did you have some selection on the lot, or did you need to "order" it and wait for it? Also can you tell us what kind of deal you got on your Yaris?
The Yaris interests me due to its high fuel economy and good crash test results with the side bags/curtains. If availability with ABS and the airbag options is improving, it could slide into my "consider" list for next year. I am also crossing my fingers that for the 2009 MY, due to be a refresh, Toyota will tweak the interior and put in straight-ahead gauges, since they are moving that direction with Scion.
Sep 16, 2007 (1:29 pm)
Let's get away from this personal beef that's brewing.
I understand that people get passionate about their vehicles, but there are times when it's best to agree to disagree and move on.
#2487 of 2747 1986 Buick Gran Sport
Sep 16, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I have a 1986 Buick Gran Sport. My problem is I'm considering selling the car. Buick has said that 1029 were made. In my state 2 were sold, and I am the orginal owner of one of them. The car is in very good condition and stored winters. The only information I have is I've been told the car is "very rare". Can anyone help me in giving me a value.
#2488 of 2747 Re: 1986 Buick Gran Sport [demcak]
Sep 16, 2007 (2:32 pm)
errrrr, might be better to ask this on a Buick board.
#2489 of 2747 Re: The only way.... [backy]
Sep 16, 2007 (3:42 pm)
It was difficult to find. I needed 4 doors and wanted the factory cruise so I bought the sedan. I also wanted the power package, the airbags, and a manual transmission. As is usually the problem with the unfriendly Toyota machine, there were none of those available in my Southeast Distributor region.
I kept my eye on Fitzmall as I had a relative who lives reasonably nearby. That Maryland-Virginia region was one of the very few that had a number of Yaris Sedans equipped just as I wanted one. Fitzmall did not have one when I was ready to buy so I went to Koons nearby. They had exactly what I wanted. It stickered at about $15500 and I got it for just over invoice at $14600.
Fitzmall has a very similar one right now at invoice about $14425.
#2490 of 2747 Re: The only way.... [bamacar]
Sep 16, 2007 (3:50 pm)
Thanks for the details. Good to see you were able to get a good deal. Unfortunately I don't live very close to Fitzmall, and the last time I checked a few weeks ago, I couldn't even "build my own" Yaris hatch with the side bags and ABS, and I could get them both only on the top-line Yaris S sedan (I'm in Toyota's Chicago Region). If I did get a Yaris, I'd prefer the hatch with MT, ABS, side bags/curtains, rear wiper, and a 60/40 split rear seat. I don't really need the power package on a small 2-door with non-functioal rear windows. But I don't know if such a combination exists.
#2491 of 2747 buick board
Sep 17, 2007 (8:08 am)
Where do I find the Buick board??
#2492 of 2747 Re: buick board [demcak]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Sep 17, 2007 (8:49 am)
Use the Browse By Vehicle search tool in the left sidebar. Just choose your make and modle of vehicle and you'll get a list of all relevant discussions.
#2493 of 2747 Re: The only way.... [backy]
Sep 17, 2007 (5:11 pm)
The 60/40 split rear seat is part of the power package. The only way to get the seat is by ordering the power package.
The car you described is basically the car that I own (I have fog lights, alloy wheels and a sway bar too). I highly recommend it. The more I drive it (8,000 miles now), the more I appreciate it.
The Liftback S model that Toyota will offer for 2008 may be up your alley (you would still need to add side airbags and ABS, but those might be more easily found on an S). The new Liftback S gets a tach too.
#2494 of 2747 Re: The only way.... [boris13]
Sep 17, 2007 (6:00 pm)
Why am I not surprised that the only way to get a 60/40 rear seat, standard on just about every other hatch, is to get a power package?
The Liftback S might be up my alley except for price. With the power package with steel wheels (cheapest way to get the 60/40 rear seat), ABS, and side curtains the MSRP is $15,475. There's some nicer cars availble for that kind of money or less, even considering a discount on the Yaris.
The xD would be another option, if I could stomach the looks of it.