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Toyota Yaris

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  • 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.

    Peace!<-AladdinSane-< :shades: -
  • 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: 18,784
    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: 18,784
    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.

    2011 Kia Soul Sport 5-speed

  • 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: 18,784
    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: 18,784
    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: 18,784
    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: 18,784
    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 www.fueleconomy.gov 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.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    edited February 2010
    Face-off Nissan Versa vs. Toyota Yaris
    The swankier Nissan outscores the spartan Toyota
    Another bashing from Consumer Reports even though they admit that predicted reliability for Nissan Versa sedan is much below average while the Toyota Yaris sedan is much above average and the MPG is 32 to 27 in the Yaris favor. They also point out that ESC is standard in the Yaris and optional in the Versa. The Yaris also has a folding rear seat for carrying larger items that the Versa lacks. Obviously the Versa is far superior to the Yaris.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,784
    Well, CR did point out some areas in which they thought the Versa is superior to the Yaris. In the end, they didn't recommend either car.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    They did recommend the Versa Hatchback, which is apparently much different from the Versa Sedan, at least in their opinion. The Yaris hatchback and sedan are essentially the same car as far as I can see.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    The 2010 Toyota Yaris is designed to fit in and stand out.

    The economy car segment is thriving; why, just look at the 2010 Yaris. Toyota&#146;s mighty subcompact is built with enough style, safety and substance to place it squarely atop the burgeoning economy class.



    In three distinct body styles, the 2010 Yaris is the model of versatility. With three- or five-door liftbacks as well as a sedan trim to sift through, Toyota&#146;s smallest entry brings a healthy dose of real-world flexibility to a class of vehicles often devoid of it. In short (all puns aside), it&#146;s built to fit your life and, quite frankly, most tight spaces.



    With its newest iteration, Toyota injects some bold, aerodynamic styling into the subcompact culture. Lines bubble and flow across the Yaris&#146; attractive body; its beautifully curving hood and narrow black mesh grill are accompanied by sleek multi-reflector halogens and a set of available fog lamps. In addition to available 15-inch alloy wheels, all models offer an optional Sport Package, which integrates the dynamic athleticism of color-keyed spoilers and paneling onto the Yaris canvas.



    Yaris&#146; standard engine is a spirited and efficient 1.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder. With the economical precision of intelligent variable valve technology, Toyota&#146;s powerplant generates 106 hp and 103 lb/ft of torque, more than enough for exciting, enjoyable acceleration and high-end speed. A five-speed manual transmission (with overdrive) comes standard, while an advanced four-speed electronically controlled automatic is available (standard on some models).



    Handling on the newest Yaris is, as you&#146;d imagine, quite nimble and lively. The subcompact&#146;s size and balance allow for impressive responsiveness, which is enhanced by a precise electronic power steering system as well as a smooth, independent MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension setup. Lightweight and brilliantly tuned, the 2010 Yaris achieves up to a remarkable 36 highway miles per gallon.



    Perhaps in spite of its compact nature, the interior of the new Yaris is surprisingly spacious and versatile. The cabin itself is sleek and modern; the dash&#146;s gauges and controls spill down an attractive center stack to the gearshift and center console below, while available aluminum trim complements the modern, bolstered sport seats that accompany the Sport Package. Available 60/40-split rear seats fold down, unlocking over 25 cubic feet of versatile cargo space (and nearly 13 cubic feet in sedan models).



    The Yaris&#146; unique stack houses the vehicle&#146;s climate controls (including those of the standard air conditioner), as well as the available CD/MP3 stereo (with easy iPod integration). For enhanced comfort and convenience, the steering wheel and shift knob feature available leather trimming, while intuitive storage options are located throughout the cabin.



    All 2010 Yaris models come standard with a vast array of intelligent safety features, including advanced three-point safety belts, and front, side and side-curtain airbags. Body paneling, door beams and the vehicle&#146;s very frame have been engineered to better withstand impact, and Toyota&#146;s Star Safety System, with standard stability control, traction control and antilock brakes, has been implemented to help prevent collisions in the first place.



    Filled with big features, Toyota&#146;s compact 2010 Yaris sports an equally compact price; the newest Yaris features a starting MSRP of just $12,605.
  • regal5regal5 Posts: 4
    Anyone else have run away acceleration with the 2009 Yaris?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,784
    Did you write this yourself? If so, nice job! If not, it is customary to note the source.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    edited May 2010
    No, it was straight out of a Toyota e-mail from Performance Toyota in Memphis, Tennesse, United States of America, Panel Earth. I didn't think they would mind, sorry if I have offended anyone.
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    I haven't heard of anyone having a problem with run away acceleration in a Yaris. Have you?
  • dakedake Posts: 131
    No, b/c the Yaris is 100% Japanese. The vehicles that had the gas pedal issues were made with outsourced parts in other countries (in our case mostly US).
  • rslykrslyk Posts: 3
    There is a defect in the 2007 Toyota Yaris 3 dr Hatchback... If your vin#
    is below jtdjt9#3*75126293 Toyota discovered the defect and changed
    the product after that vin#. It is not a safety issue... but sooner or later
    will cause a failure that will cost $1200 to repair. If during warranty period
    Toyota will cover it but not after warranty expires....Relace the $25 worth of
    parts before a very costly repair occurs.
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