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#32 of 41 Re: My wants... [planetiowa]
Oct 10, 2008 (10:47 am)
Well, factory cruise is available on the sedan at least, but yeah, it would be nice if it wasn't so difficult to get on the hatch.
I'm with you on the cupholders though. They do get to be a slight nuisance - at least until the cabin cools down a bit.
I'm 6'2" and the Yaris fits me fine, but you've got a few pounds on me. I actually feel like there's more room in the Yaris than the Corolla in the driver's seat (feel the same about my Echo over the Corolla). I guess, given it's over all size, I'm surprised it's as roomy as it is.
You might try checking out Carmax, as I think they have a 30 day buy-back policy (with some mileage and condition restrictions of course).
#34 of 41 Give me a 5-dr hatchback!
Nov 15, 2008 (11:24 am)
Here is a comment from the Edmunds Editors Review and then consumer comments from their reviews:
Edmunds.com Editors Review: "Although the Fit and xD are our top choices in the segment, they are available only as four-door hatchbacks, a body style Americans generally consider the absolute embodiment of undesirable transportation."
Comments from consumers:
"Make more 4 door ones...they are hard to find." (2dr Hatchback)
"A five door hatchback would be nice as an option."
"4 door option." (S 2dr Hatchback)
"...lacks interior versatility of 5-door hatchbacks." (4dr Sedan)
"I would love it if there was a 5door hatch in the US too." (2dr Hatchback)
"Also offer a 4 door hatchback, like in Canada. It makes no sense that it is available there but not in the States." (2dr Hatchback)
I own a 2001 4-dr Echo sedan with 160,000 miles on it. Great car!
I would buy the Yaris in a heartbeat to replace our Chrysler Town & Country if it was available in a 5-dr hatchback.
I live in Michigan right across the border from Sarnia, Ontario and see 5-dr versions all the time, but I can't get one on the US side.
It would be one thing if they didn't even produce this version at all, but when they do and just don't bring it into the US- terrible decision!
#36 of 41 Re: Give me a 5-dr hatchback! [backy]
Nov 16, 2008 (6:55 am)
Nov 16, 2008 (11:43 am)
Wait I'm confused. How is the Yaris not exactly the same as a Fit or xD? They have four passenger doors and a rear-opening hatch. Or does the "fifth" door mean the glass part on the hatch opens independently of the hatch itself?
Are people really fooled by that? If the Fit had a separately opening rear window would that suddenly make it a completely different looking car? The reason I don't like the Fit is b/c it's ugly imo. The Yaris is a far better looking car than the Fit, Versa or even xD (though the xD is very different than the other three and is cool in its own right).
#38 of 41 Re: [dake]
Nov 16, 2008 (9:28 pm)
My whole reason for this thread is the fact that the Yaris didn't come in a four-door version of the hatchback. It only came in a two-door version of the hatchback.
The terminology of "five-door" comes from adding the four standard doors with the hatchback to get five, just as you could add the two standard doors with the hatchback to get a "three-door" hatchback.
Sorry for the confusion.
The original quote is a reference to the Editor's review on the 2008 Yaris and the fact that its competitors had four doors while it didn't.
The 2009 Yaris now has a four door version in the US.
#39 of 41 Re: [yoper]
Nov 17, 2008 (1:13 pm)
I gotcha. I was confused b/c we'd been talking about the new 5 door since back in September in the Regular Yaris Thread so I didn't understand what the new thread meant.
#40 of 41 Re: [dake]
Nov 17, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Well, I wouldn't know about that since I am new to this message board.
Thanks for updating me.