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Toyota Yaris, Hatchback
#14 of 16 Re: Yaris in Australia & Europe [chrisducati]
Jun 14, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Agree!!! I just like small four door cars with a little outside distinction. The Yaris fits that bill.
Jun 21, 2009 (12:26 pm)
I have a 2007 Yaris 3 door hatchback for a year. Best designed automoblie I have owned. Why a person would buy the 4 door Yaris sadan is beyond me. If you need 4 doors the Honda Fit is a better choice. Love how Toyota moved the speedometer to the center of the dash and slopped the dash down behind the steering wheel. I was able to mount a aftermarket navigation system right behind the steering wheel. Plus the Yaris has the option of a automatic, a must for a disabled person like myself.
#16 of 16 Re: Yaris in the US [ellenbetty]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:27 pm)
Although the 3 door is cuter, that was the only advantage over the sedan for me. The sedan had more available options to include standard cruise with the power package in 2007. The hatch portion in the Yaris is useless when compared to the Fit hatch. I have a person in the back seat most of the time so I can't put down the rear seat and need 4 doors. If you want a hatch with space, get the Fit. If you want a sedan, get the Yaris Sedan. The Yaris was about $2000 less than a Fit so another factor in the easy choice for 2007 Sedan. The newer Fit is nicer, but the fuel economy is further below the Yaris.
Good thing there is a lot of choices for different tastes. Although an automatic is a requirement for you, I would never buy a Yaris or a Fit with an auto. The manual is perfect for a small car with limited power like either of these. If I had to get an auto, I would move up to the Civic, Accord, or Camry where the engine is much better suited to an automatic.