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Toyota Yaris



  • I suspect the '10 Yaris should be in dealers by late September...I DO know that the 2010 Nissan Versa will start to bloom in dealerships, so to speak, by the end of this month (August)...and I doubt Toyota would want that Nissan have too much of a headstart with new '10 product, if you get my drift.

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  • ynot2ynot2 Posts: 1
    My son has a 2007 Yaris. In February he wrecked it, he barrel rolled it three times. Thank god he was alright. After he came to rest he had told me that he put the car in park and turned it off. All four doors still open and close as if nothing happened. The air bags didn't even go off. With that being said...
    The transmission was replaced shortly before the accident, it might have 450 miles on it. Now, I have someone taking it apart for me. Is there anyone out there interested in parts. He's not out to get rich, just out to help others and maybe get enough to buy another.
  • ttaittai Posts: 114
    I traded my Yaris in for a Lexus. I got $10,000 for a 2007 with crank windows. Resale is awesome. Got a good deal for the Lexus too. The Toyota dealership ran out of Yaris's and wanted my car badly. I miss my Yaris. I still can see its cute headlights looking up at me saying, "Why daddy, why?" *sniff* Daddy got a high maintenance girlfriend. I'm sorry Yaris. :cry:
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    You did very, very well. KBB for a trade-in for a Yaris 5-speed with crank windows in my area is about $7700 in excellent condition, with average mileage. Retail is just over $11k. So even at $10k for your trade, they'll make some money on selling it.
  • im not at all surprised. i bought my 2007 yaris hatch (5 speed with manual windows) for $12200 in june 2007. in august 2008, with 21,000 miles on it, i got $11,100 for it on trade...and this was on a new car that i got at $100 over invoice.

    the yaris gets great mileage and is cheap to own. with an economy in the dumps, the yaris has some leverage. everyone i know on YW who has traded a yaris fared much better than KBB numbers.
  • ttaittai Posts: 114
    KBB just makes up numbers. I never go by them. I go by what people are selling the cars for on Craigslist. The dealers know that too.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    How can private party sales on Craigslist give you the trade-in values for a car? :confuse:
  • ttaittai Posts: 114
    How can a bird fly when it flap its wings- Witchcraft.
  • I put more value in KBB numbers for used rigs than Craiglist and all of it's no-shows, misrepresentations and over-charges. It doesn't have what you might call a sterling clean reputation. KBB has a much better rep.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    The 2010 Yaris is now in stock at 2 of the 3 Memphis dealers.
  • I found an alternative to going to the dealer for the special rear wiper blade on the yaris . Its a "Trico Exact Fit Rear Integral Blade" that snaps right onto the special rear arm and looks just the factory original - wipers123 online has them. They come with easy directions to pop the old one off and the new one on. It kind of appears like you have to replace the whole arm but take a closer look - basically they swap-out easy (like the front wipers). No need to get abused at the dealership...
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    Looks like Yaris owners have survived the latest round of Toyota bashing. I knew that the fact that it was built in Japan was a good thing, just not this good.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    Well, the Prius is made in Japan also...

    Maybe Toyota should take the accelerator design from the Yaris and put it on ALL of its vehicles.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    I didn't realize that the Prius had the braking problem, but it seems pretty well documented on the Prius forum for the past several years. Even without the brake problem, the Prius didn't seem like it was worth the extra money over the Yaris to pick the extra 5 or so miles per gallon.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    Unless the Yaris with AT can average about 55 mpg in mixed real-world driving, which is what R&T recently found in real-world tests in and around L.A., there's quite a bit more FE advantage to the Prius over the Yaris. (Note they also found the new Fiesta 1.6 with a stick could average just under 41 mpg under the same conditions; that seems more in the ballpark for the Yaris.)
  • bamacarbamacar Posts: 749
    edited February 2010
    R&T's numbers are way out there when compared to most of the other tests. Consumer Reports has (44 overall for the Prius and 53 on their 150 mile test) with the Yaris having (32 overall with 40 on the 150 mile test). I agree that a mpg difference of 5 is too small but 20 is crazy except in pure urban situations.

    Over 100,000 miles at $4 a gallon, the Prius would save $2400-3400 based on CR's numbers. From a pure economic standpoint, it is impossible to justify the $8000 to $18,000 difference between models. One has to decide if the better features, ride, etc. are worth the $4500 to $15500 difference over those 100,000 miles.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    So R&T found a 14 mpg difference, in SoCal conditions, between the 2010 Prius and stick Fiesta, and CR found a 12 mpg difference between the previous-gen Prius and the Yaris. Since the Fiesta and Yaris are different cars (albeit fairly close in size and in engine displacement), and the 2010 Prius gets slightly better FE than the previous gen model, I think those results are actually pretty darn close. Also, CR's test facility is in New York, and we don't know that the Yaris and Prius were tested on the same day, in the same weather, as R&T did with the Prius and Fiesta.

    If the size of the Yaris meets someone's needs, then I agree it isn't financially justifiable to go with a Prius unless perhaps someone is looking at a loaded Yaris that is around $17k compared to a base Prius around $22k (might cost a lot less in the near future though ;) ), and drives a lot of miles in city/suburban areas where the Prius does especially well in FE.
  • bamacarbamacar Posts: 749
    I had seen where you asked if a Yaris could get 55 mpg after lhanson had said there was a 5 mpg difference between the Yaris and Prius. Since you had quoted R&T, I had assumed you meant they averaged 60 in real world driving with the Prius which is pretty extreme. I can understand an 8 to 13 difference easily. CR is actually conservative at times with their numbers.

    I have 60k miles on my Yaris Sedan with a manual and have average about 38 or so without a conservative style of driving. I think the worst tank I have ever gotten was 35 with the best around 42 so I have not seen much variation.

    I agree with your cost and driving environment analysis. I am hoping when I replace my Yaris there are a few choices of a small direct injection engine (as in like a 1.2 with 110-130hp that gets better gas mileage than the Yaris).

    Is the reason you think a Prius might be less in the future the reputation problem Toyota has, or is it something else?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,618
    Overall perception of Toyota including the Prius (braking software issue) not real good right now, might depress prices for awhile.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    Let's hope so, I may be in the market for anther Toyota shortly. By the way, I have had 3 different Yarii over the past 4 years. I have never had the first problem with any of them; even with my kids driving them. According to the records I have kept at since I purchased my current car 3 years, I have averaged 36.4 MPG with 73% Stop & Go driving in my 2007 hatchback AT. I notice that Toyota is also talking about extending the warranty period, I imagine that would be for new car sales only so as not to anger those who paid the extra bucks for an extended warranty.
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