Re: (4yo) Toyota yaris mini-review
- From: Albert T Cone <mmmm@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 18:50:12 +0000
horrible interior plastic, numb controls
Yes and yes. Charlie loves them. I thought the interior, well,
Some of the functional interior design was very good - well thought out
and nicely engineered, but the general quality and finish was pants.
and *incredibly* sloooooow.
Hmm. It may be firing on two then. Okay no ball of fire, but peppy
in a revvy way. Compared to anything else with 1.0 litres or less at
I'm pretty sure it was running fine. It was smooth and happy enough to
rev, with no flatspots, just horribly gutless. The sheer volume of
sewing-machine-alike whine when you rev it might fool some folks into
thinking they were making good progress, I suppose. :)
Made my 205TD (which supposedly only has 11BHp more and very similar
weight) feel like a rocket - it pulls better in 4th than the yaris does
in 2nd. It's quieter, more comfy, better built, goes round corners,
gets better economy and would cost about a 6th as much to buy. Clearly
only insane people buy Yarises. I hate to think who buy Suzuki Altos and
Possibly, although it's had one doting female owner(1), and been fullyI couldn't recommend one to anybody, which is not what I would have
Hmm. Maybe it was knackered?
serviced, whereas my pug had one sensible owner for the first 30k and
one ruthless nutjob for the last 90k, but even at 3 times the age and 4
times the mileage it's hanging together much better.
Based on the accepted wisdom, I was expecting to be impressed, but if this is the best small car you can buy today, I reckon things have gone backwards in the last 15 years. I'd take a 205, a mkII golf or a mkI clio in preference, anyday.
(1) yeah, yeah. Maybe it is knackered. Both brake-light bulbs were dead, anyway :D
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