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Toyota Yaris, Hatchback
#2559 of 2747 Re: 2007 Yaris Fuel Mileage [bottgers]
May 01, 2008 (6:06 am)
I'm not sure of availability in your area, but Toyota offers the Yaris in "S" form which has a tach...there's NO cruise control, though...
I do agree with you about Toyota and their apparent indifference to the Yaris 3dr, in both base AND "S" models...Cruise would be nice, a power sunroof, a Pioneer audio system similar to what Scion has in its three lines, and Vehicle Stability Control would make this little critter really stand out, IMHO. Perhaps the 2009 model will include these goodies as options, hopefully.
#2560 of 2747 those side airbags...
May 30, 2008 (10:23 pm)
I just bought a new Yaris. I rejected the electric additions- lockas, windows, etc. I do not mind this at all even with people thinking I am crazy to roll down my windows and lock the doors by hand!
Today I have become a bit frightened. My Yaris is not one with the side airbags. Does anyone know how much it is to have them installed? I just read a random blog where the person stated "to have the airbags installed costs about as much as buying a new yaris."
Can this be true? Please if you know anything write back. If you live in LA and know of someone who does a great inepensive job definitely write back!! Thank you
#2561 of 2747 Re: those side airbags... [jragna]
May 31, 2008 (4:37 am)
I don't think you can find anyone in his right mind who would install air bags in a car without them, for the simple reason of liability. What happens if, in an accident, these airbags don't inflate and a loved one is seriously injured or killed? You might not sue the installer, but that is too likely a scenario for anyone to take on the job, if it is technically possible to do.
If you could find a qualified mechanic who would do it, it would be very expensive. It's not just the airbags, but the sensors. It would be less costly, and risky, to sell your Yaris (you should get a good price for it with all the focus on fuel economy) and buy one with side airbags.
#2562 of 2747 Re: those side airbags... [jragna]
May 31, 2008 (5:52 am)
I would say that this is one of those thing that can't be put in aftermarket--unless the car was disassembled first. You have the sensors, the control module, the bags themselves, all in different locations in the car;my guess is that the only company that would warranty that kind of installation would be the Toyota factory.
I agree with the previous poster, but I say take your chances until you can get a new car with side airbags. My Yaris also has no power option--and no side airbags, but I knew it didn't have the bags when I bought it! I
#2563 of 2747 Re: those side airbags... [jragna]
Jun 01, 2008 (1:58 am)
Don't worry. With the price of gas going to $5.00/gal, everybody will be in scooters and bicycles anyway.
#2564 of 2747 Re: those side airbags... [ttai]
Jun 01, 2008 (7:09 am)
We can only hope that people do so.
I traded in my 4Runner and am pleasantly surprised. Thank you for your message it makes the most sense for the general public. The other two comments were very helpful as well.
I do love my new car
#2565 of 2747 June 2008 Consumer Reports
Jun 01, 2008 (2:55 pm)
What is it with Consumer Reports and their bad mouthing of the Yaris? Does anyone here (even Backy) believe, in the Subcompact Class, that a Honda Fit Sport MT rates a 75 on a 100 point scale and the Toyota Yaris hatchback MT rates a 36, tied for last with a Chevrolet Aveo LT? It is noted that the Edmunds consumer ratings on a 10 point scale has the Yaris at 9.4 and the Aveo at 8.9 which might be slightly biased on the high side because no one wants to admit that they have made a poor choice for their car.
#2566 of 2747 Re: June 2008 Consumer Reports [lhanson]
Jun 01, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Consumer Reports is such a joke. The Yaris Hatchback is 2 seconds quicker to 60 than the Fit. The Yaris gets better gas mileage, is more comfortable, and stops better. The Fit goes around corners better because the springs are stiffer. I bet they took 50 points off for the center speedo. I saw a Fit going down the road again and am glad I didn't get one. It looks like a tiny Honda minivan.
#2567 of 2747 Re: June 2008 Consumer Reports [lhanson]
Jun 02, 2008 (1:12 am)
Who really cares? The important thing is that YOU like your car and it's the right car for you. Every reviewer will apply their own criteria. For the criteria CR used to rate the Yaris, I don't have a problem with how they scored it. CR never rated any of my current cars very high, but I like them. If you want to know why CR rated the Yaris so low, just read the review--they are pretty clear on what they think its shortcomings are.
#2568 of 2747 Re: June 2008 Consumer Reports [backy]
Jun 02, 2008 (4:00 am)
I guess you are right. Crash ratings are number 1 with you. Low Price, high MPG, and dependibility are number 1 with me. Therefore, Yaris is a better fit for me.