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Toyota Yaris



  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,631
    It's a bummer it [ABS] still has to be selected as an option...

    Not any more! :D
  • ike3ike3 Posts: 81
    Dake, I reside in western NY state, near the Great Lakes. Winters are long, and frequent storms bring snow and ice. Even as late as May, a frost can occur
    and frost up windows and mirrors. Just west of me, lie Ontario province. There, the small cars including the 2009 Yaris and 2009 Honda Fit, will offer this feature in some trim levels. They are not allowed to sell to a U.S. resident if sold new. Only if sold as a used vehicle. The weather or climate is no different here than Ontario Canada. Yet
    the US importer chooses not to even offer the feature as an option. Very frustrating,
    and "free trade" as we know it when it comes to importing a Canadian spec vehicle
    is a joke. It doesn't exist, unless one is prepared to jump through big hoops.
    I realize that this feature may not be needed in all sections of the U.S. Especially in the arid desert regions. But it doesn't stop VW, or Suzuki, or Volvo, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes from equipping their vehicles. Prices are higher, true. I guess its my "pet peeve." Another one? Stability control, or the lack of. I realize its a light car, but its also going to be law soon for every car. The phase-in period is already underway, but it won't be until 2012 that every car and light truck must have the feature.
    Guess I'll keep looking or just cave in and buy the 5 door Yaris or Fit, as is.
  • I was getting the oil changed in my Matrix yesterday and picked up an '09 Yaris brochure. No mention of heated mirrors as either standard or optional.
  • ajb8ajb8 Posts: 1
    I've had my '07 Yaris, 5 spd. for 15 months and 33,000 miles. I do like the car, but now seem to be having problems. The idling seems too low and seems to idle rough at times, especially when it's colder outside, but dealer can't find any problem. Starter sticks in "on" position occassionally, but dealer can't find any problem. Also, had an oil leak recently repaired. I guess it was transmission oil. They had the car for 4 days and repaired the leak, but now the clutch all of a sudden feels weird and not like it used to.
    Has anyone else experienced any of these problems with the Yaris. I've always had good luck with toyota cars and trucks in the past, but I'm worried about this car.
  • bamacarbamacar Posts: 749
    My Yaris has always idled a little rough when the engine cold light is still on.

    I have owned an 07 5speed for about 23 months and 35,000 miles and have had no issues with the starter, leaks, low idle, or clutch. No problems of any kind to date.
  • nomenome Posts: 1
    I have had my Yaris since July 2006. I have over 61,000 miles on it. Knock on wood, I have had no problems. I couldn't be more pleased with the car. I was shocked to see the 09 Yaris gets worse gas mileage at 29/36. What's up with that?
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    I know the EPA changed the way they figure the numbers and they've been revised down a bit for most vehicles. I'm not sure if they've changed the test to take ethanol into account either, but you can read about the negative effects of ethanol blends on mileage in The Inconvenient Truth About Ethanol


    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • Nothing has really changed. The engine and transmission are still the same.
    It is just a different way of calculating MPG by the EPA.
  • :confuse: My company Car is a 2007 Yaris. I have driven over 75,000 miles in this car mostly in the midwest. All of my dummy lights went on recently. I went to a Toyota dealer to get the codes and find out what the problem was. Well It is a ESB , something to do with the fuel delivery system. Fuel filler, Charcoal canister ( about 900.00 dollars worth) There is a Technical Service Bulletin Directly related to theses codes- authorizing repair. I went to the dealer in Wisconsin that our company purchased other cars ,trucks and a Lexus. They contacted Toyota and the factory is unwilling to cover or even partially participate in this ridiculously expensive repair. Rather surprising that a very dependable manufacture, and large dealer is not interested in happy customers. Are there any other drivers out there driving Hi Mileage Yaris vehicles that can relate?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,631
    Unfortunately, those kind of parts are not covered under the 8 year, 80,000 mile emissions warranty. But one option is to check salvage yards for the pricey parts like the charcoal canister. See this article for example:
  • The paint on my daughter's 2007 red Yaris has completely dis :lemon: integrated in large sections of the front bumper and hood of the vehicle. It is actually down to the primer. The car is 2 years old and still under warranty and I am about to take it back to the dealer. Has anyone had a similar problem with the paint ? I can understand chips in the paint from normal driving but this is unbelievable.It is the whole front of the car. You can actually peel the paint off with your hand.
  • dakedake Posts: 131
    Man, that's crazy! Red used to be the worst color for Toyotas back in the 80's models for that reason, but I haven't seen that happen in a long time. Definitely take it back to the dealer - sounds like they skipped a step. :surprise:
  • hoodyhoody Posts: 25
    OK just picked up this 09 5 door tonight, I drove it a few times in the last 3 days along with the scion Xd. I decided the Yaris was the better deal for the wife as a small commuter.I decided the old Chrysler T&C had given her enough headache's. Also there was no 1000K rebate on the scion and it was almost 2K more. for what a 1.8 instead of the 1.5?, this 1.5 seems to be just fine by the way. Besides they don't budge at all on the scion sticker.

    This thing has all the options I guess they could stick on, I didn't need most, but so be it, It has, FE,CP,CL,KE,PQ,CF, and this DK, some useless owners portfolio.

    I ended up after a day's worth of back and forth at 14,588. +tax, lic and processing.

    Processing fee was $459.00, tax was 481.41 , some lic fee 39.50, title fee 10.00, and some silly 10.00 called "online systems filing fee"?.

    So after all that it came to: $15,587.91 out the door. (incl the 1000 rebate)

    I only managed to get them to throw in the cruse and the floor mats, as the sticker said 16,345.000 they went to $15,988.00, than took the 1000K rebate off, to 14,988, at that time I said i don't need cruse and not gona pay 150.00 for mats, they took 250 off for the cruse and 150 for the mats to end up at the $14,588
    ( :confuse: before all the usual BS)

    I gave em 3K and still owe 12,587.91 to pay off next week. I guess I made about as good a deal as anyone else here in southern VA at Priority Toyota.

    So now I have this and a 05 Corolla LE.
  • hoodyhoody Posts: 25

    Doesn't this thing have a auto dome light that comes on when you open the doors?

    I have 2 lights on the upper part of the front dome, but they seem to only be able to turn on manual by pushing them. I can see no way to make a light turn on when you open the door.

    There's no switch on the lights either, they only turn on by pushing them.

    This is weird, every car I ever seen has a dome light that turns on when you open the door.
  • bamacarbamacar Posts: 749
    Not sure what model you have, but on my 2007 Sedan, you just switch the setting on the dome light to door and it comes on when the door is open just like every other car I have owned.
  • hoodyhoody Posts: 25
    Its the 5 dr hatchback 2009 (see my post just above here)

    hmmmm well I don't see any "setting" on the 2 dome lights. Its just the 2 lights that you can press to turn on.

    This is crazy, every car even my old VW beetle had lights that turn on when you open the door.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,631
    And the owner's manual doesn't shed any light on this? (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Have you checked the switch that controls dash illumination? On many cars it also controls the dome light on/off.
  • hoodyhoody Posts: 25
    yup read the manual before posting, smirks

    shows a switch to use to set it to door, but there's NO switch on my dome lights.

    As for the dash illum, it ONLY controls the speedo intensity light.

    No sweat, I'm gona go to the dealer Monday and raise hell with them about it.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,631
    Just a thought... the dealer didn't design the car and didn't write the owner's manual. They are not responsible for causing this problem. So rather than "raise hell" with them, maybe a simple, good-natured, polite question would be in order? You may have a long relationship with the dealer's service department; I've found that these folks tend to be more helpful and responsive when I treat them as I would like to be treated.
  • dakedake Posts: 131
    Ok so wait. This:


    is the dome light on an '08 Yaris with a little switch on it. This is different and completely separate from the two reader lights up by the rear-view mirror (the ones you push in). Yours is different? Weird...
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