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Toyota Yaris, Daihatsu, Chevrolet Aveo, Car Comparisons
#1 of 16 Which Car to buy? help me decide
Nov 19, 2007 (9:47 am)
Iam buying a new car and iam on tight budget so iam stuck to choose between those cars:
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Fiat Grande Punto
which one you prefer and why?
#2 of 16 Re: Which Car to buy? help me decide [pink_waters]
Nov 22, 2007 (7:27 am)
Well being that only the Yaris and Aveo are the only ones available in the U.S.A. for the money I would take the Aveo. The Aveo costs several thousand less than a Yaris and appears to have a larger interior. Overall the Yaris supposedly gets better mileage than the Aveo, but I believe the Aveo is a slightly larger car. The Aveo also has a better warranty here.
I have never seen the Daihatsu, but I think the Punto looks good as well.
#3 of 16 YARIS IS DEFINTELY BETTER
Dec 10, 2007 (11:08 am)
After having owned Chevrolets and Toyotas,i would defintely recommend the YARIS.I test drove Honda fit(looks like statiowagon and slow as a turtle!unimpressed other than interior versalitily)and Versa.I ended up buying 2 YARIS's.One for me and one for wife.I've owned for 6 months and am extremely satisfied and (of course no problems).Just look at the reviews from people that own one (not from the americian automotive journalists) and i think you will be impressed!Don't take my word though ,go test drive a Aveo or Fit or Versa and i bet you'll buy a TOYOTA YARIS!
#4 of 16 Re: YARIS IS DEFINTELY BETTER [scottytoohotty]
Dec 12, 2007 (5:03 am)
For value for the money I would buy the Aveo. The Yaris interior is sub-par with the rest of the sub-compact cars and its too weird looking and considered the uggo of the group, no offense. Toyota reliability is a thing of the past with their big rush to be # 1, and everyone has caught up to them. It's now a matter of perception and that is fading fast.
#5 of 16 Re: Which Car to buy? help me decide [pink_waters]
Dec 22, 2007 (4:48 pm)
the aveo is not the car to buy!!! they have been having troubles with the valves in the injection systems since the 2004 they still have not addressed the problem except to hope the car runs out of warranty. this was my girlfriend's car 2005 brought in june2006 and had problems within 11,000 miles after she brought it . it was a certified chevy. the problems started after 37,000. we had taken to one service shop and they replace the plugs. but the real problem was the valves in the head leaking and causing the service light to come. I have a 94 toyota pickup that has been hit from the side on the front bump and push the hood and frontend over 2" to the right and we just pull the fenders back and straighten the hood up and then 6years later, we were T-bone by a hundi, broke the rear right leaf spring . I replace the spring and still drive it!! I did not have to realagine the front end SO I would go with a realign toyota first
#6 of 16 Re: Which Car to buy? help me decide [huntmaster]
Dec 23, 2007 (5:43 am)
The valve thing is a new one for this forum because I have not seen it in my over 2-years at this site. The 1.6 L engine has been out in one form or another for over 20-years and has proven to be pretty reliable. I had the 1.6 L in my 1988 Pontiac Lemans (Daewoo) and it was great with mileage but the electronics were bad. It came to the point that if it rained or there was moisture in the air it may not start. The problem was that the ignition coil was in a poor location and susceptible to moisture. Luckily I had an extended warranty. The Aveo is a different breed of car compared to the poorly assembled Lemans. The Toyota would be my last choice based on its looks, interior, high price, and the support a Japanese car company mentality.
Dec 29, 2007 (9:29 am)
Depending on where you live, AC is a necessity. The Aveo is not equipped with AC, it also has no power anything.
#9 of 16 Re: Go with the Yaris [familyman5746]
Dec 29, 2007 (12:56 pm)
Check Your Fact's next time before you try to make a arugment about aveo's they have A\C's and quit wasting my time
#10 of 16 Re: Go with the Yaris [huntmaster]
Dec 29, 2007 (1:04 pm)
Actually, Aveos' may not have standard AC. But, in America, most will come with AC. I have heard of people buying Aveos' with no AC. Crazy.