Still no faults at all. This could just be down to my driving skill or lack of it but is something I never experienced with my old car a 1989 Nissan Micra. Car seems to bounce around a lot on the road unless the surface is perfectly flat. Car is roomy inside, both front and back. This is a car you can buy with your eyes closed.
Got in a bad car wreck recently, t-boned. Power steering is available as an option and doesn't change the steering's lightness or the car's agility around the city. General Comments: This car is unbelievably fast and handles like it is stuck to the road. Mu guess is car has been driven lightly and is coked up. Big trunk for such a small car. It's really a very good car.
It now has about 150K miles on it and still runs and looks great. The trunk is huge for a car of this size, and the car seats four adults comfortably. Only mechanical issue was the ignition coils went bad one by one around 200,000-250,000 miles. Different tyres can easily make a 10% difference too and that's 4mpg on a Yaris. While more and more vehicles are equipped with real-time gas mileage displays, you need to configure your dashboard properly and be in the right mindset to save fuel.
Faults: Slight rattle on door panels when music is turned up. I don't find it distracting like some of the magazine reviews say. All in all, the Yaris offers a pleasant driving experience as long as travelling is done in the city and not on the highway. However the boot is tiny. Yes Review Date: 21st August, 2002 Just an update on the car.
The Yaris does not make a pimple on the butt of an Echo. This is a good tool for anyone to calculate mpg: thanks for the replies i understand that colder weather etc can impact mpg; but my other car - 1. In general I don't find the car particularly comfortable - my back gets quite sore. It's reliable, cheap to run, and hopefully will hold its value quite well. Other than that, routine maintenance, fluid changes, new tires, etc.
None of these are criticisms, particularly, of the Yaris, more observations of areas we found it slightly lacking in and ably addressed by the Fabia. I regularly get 36 — 37 mpg in mixed driving, and 42-45. Efficiency Frugality is the name of the game for the first-gen Toyota Yaris. The car is quite quick when revved hard, though not much torque so you often need to change down a gear or two to get decent performance. I haven't had to take it to the main dealer for any reason so far so I can't comment on their service. Ride quality is very poor. Does it take a long time for the green light to go out? Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 1.
The cabin, in general is very well built. General Comments: Overall I think my Yaris is a great little car. The professional auto press generally panned this car as dumpy looking and tinny, but those of us who have actually bought and driven one almost universally love and praise it. Handling Toyota Yaris received praise for precise steering and its fun-to-drive factor, although the stiff suspension will take its toll on bumpy surfaces. It still runs great; we use it almost daily.
Other than that I had routine maintenance, and one wheel bearing around 275,000m. Presume you have also manual calculated mpg though my trip computer is spot on. Dealership service seems good so far - a great improvement on Ford. Yes Review Date: 14th October, 2002 Faults: Nothing. I would heartily recommend it. It is a heating element on the fuel line that makes fuel enter the carburetor as a hot vapor, giving a ghetto cruiser over two hundred miles per gallon, coast to coast and back. And after almost 10 years of hard use, including kids who are now teenagers, the upholstery, interior and paint is still in good shape.
Yes Review Date: 5th February, 2003 Faults: No major faults. It was an oversight on my part. The most economical car I've ever owned. Great hwy gas mileage, good city mileage, easy to park. Practicality Toyota Yaris offers 205 liters of cargo space, less than rivals like the Peugeot 206, Volkswagen Polo or Honda Jazz. Overall quite pleased with the car. If the car has only averaged 6k miles a year, chances are the air inlet is filthy.