Re: 2011 Yaris – Safety Additions are Always Welcome but Little Else Make It Stand Ou
I've got a 2007 Yaris sedan 5-speed and I'm fairly happy with it. The wife and I have taken a few road trips with it and I'll admit that it's not as nice as her 09 Rav, but then the Rav doesn't get 40mpg+ either. I love it in the tight parking ramps and the seats seem to sit higher than any of the other compacts that I test drove. I bought mine at roughly $14,500 with the convenience package and thought that it was a pretty good deal.
I don't know why the Yaris always seems to get such bad reviews. The wife and I have gone through 8 new cars in the last 13 years and I can honestly say that the Yaris is pretty good little car. It's not a 4WD, but it gets me around comfortably and has given me a best of 48.664mpg. Hasn't given me a bit of grief in the time that I've owned it, which is more than I can say about some of the American cars that I've owned.
Can't really think of anything negative about the car...other than the fact that I still miss my Jeep (fun to drive -- horrible at feeding the oil barons!)