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Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, smart fortwo, MINI Cooper
#7411 of 9848 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [kyfdx]
Mar 26, 2008 (4:57 pm)
Toyota's biggest problem with the Yaris, is that they didn't bring over the much more useful 4-door hatchback... Scion had the nearly identical xA, so I guess they didn't want the overlap..
I saw a Yaris 5 door overseas and the Scion xD IS a Yaris 5 door with most things the same except it has the Corolla engine and a different dash, same mechanicals, different body style.
The 5 door Yaris is an ugly bugly compared to the 3 door. I like the xD much better, too bad they can't put the xD engine into the Honda Fit!
#7412 of 9848 Re: Hmhhh [british_rover]
Mar 26, 2008 (5:24 pm)
have you seen any yet? i have seen the ZAP that has been around town for a few years. other than that, i saw 1 when i was getting onto the ramp to I-84 west near the capitol, one day. the local dealer across the river has a bunch on their lot.
#7413 of 9848 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [thegraduate]
Mar 26, 2008 (5:35 pm)
The cheapest Corolla has an MSRP over $15k. The XR-S model I priced didn't have leather, but cost over $25k. I'll just take a V6 Altima over that one, thankyouverymuch.
If (and that's a big "IF") I decide to get a new car, the Altima is pretty high on my list, although I'd probably just do the 4-cyl. My Mom & stepdad recently bought an '08 4-cyl model with leather and a sunroof, and I think it was only like $24K, out the door.
I sat in the '09 Corolla at the auto show, and didn't find it to be any more roomy or comfy than the previous generation. Still not enough legroom for my tastes. Nice little car otherwise though. I like the new styling, which definitely seems upscale.
#7414 of 9848 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [andre1969]
Mar 26, 2008 (6:08 pm)
I narrowed my new car choice to the new 09 Corolla or the 08 Altima. After waiting to see the new Corolla, and finding out that you couldn/'t get bluetooth and NAV together (and other option limitations), as well as the inside almost the same as previous Corollas, I began looking at other autos.
I looked at the Jetta, but again, no bluetooth, no leather available, etc., so Jetta was out. Considered the Passat, but it was 3-4K higher than a comparable Altima. I kept looking, but each time I came back to the 2.5SL
Drove the Altima with CVT and fell in love with it.
My daughter has an 05 Corolla and loves it, and its been a great car. However, Toyota appears to be adapting GM's marketing philosophies, and refuses to offer many options on the Corolla, hoping the buyer will move up to the Camry.
And, the cost of the Corolla has gone up quite a bit. I still think the Corolla is a good car, but I think Toyota is making a mistake by limiting the Corolla's options and features.
#7415 of 9848 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [busiris]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:22 am)
I think Toyota is expecting people who want customization to go to Scion, relieving them of having to do much in the way of options on Corolla or Yaris. Remember, you can get Nav on the xD too. Of course, that's got even LESS legroom...
Personally I'm looking at the Elantra (either the SE or the upcoming Touring) because I insist on getting ESC....which eliminates Sentra, Altima, the current Fit, Civic, Spectra, Rio, Accent, Aveo, tC....did I miss anyone? Probably lots more
THAT'S the big problem with a lot of smaller/cheaper cars, is lack of safety equipment, and these smaller cars need them more, too. Let's see, Traction and Stability are available on...
Corolla (and hence Matrix)
Cobalt (but why would anyone buy one?)
Not a whole lot else...I don't bother looking into anything Chrysler anymore.
#7417 of 9848 Re: 4 Door Yaris Hatchback [plekto]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:17 pm)
So they stuffed the Corolla engine in a Yaris, stuck 17" alloys on it, and called it the TS, huh?
Sign me up. I hate the looks of the xD.
#7418 of 9848 Re: 4 Door Yaris Hatchback [plekto]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:33 pm)
Well pretty much only the body style is different. It's a 5 door yaris but stretched longer than he 3 door. They sell a lot of them but it's still a Yaris which isn't a bad thing. No idea what engine it has in it. The xD has the corolla engine. No idea about the 5 door yaris.
#7419 of 9848 Re: 2009 Honda Fit [busiris]
Mar 28, 2008 (6:12 am)
Why is BT so critical to you?
I just use the speaker phone. I have a bluetooth headset but it's annoying to have an extra charger just for that.
#7420 of 9848 18" wheels on a Toyota Yaris hatch?
Mar 28, 2008 (8:15 am)
Does that sound like a large tire/wheel combo to anyone else? Or, umm...is it good for that car. What's that new micro car Toyota has designed that uses quite the amount of triangles in it's tiny body design? Any body see that one? It's been in the car mags and on the net a bit. Their answer to the Nissan Micra and Fiat 500 and on and on.
Yep, nippon, Canada does get the Yaris 4-door hatchback, indeed.