Epic. bullet-proof reliability
By Dan on Wednesday, May 11, 2016
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Reliability, fuel-efficiency, turning radius"
Cons: "An armrest would be nice...."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"When I was looking for a car way back in 2010, after owning cars like the abysmal VW Golf and sinking thousands of dollars into repair costs for that death trap, I decided that I wanted a car that was actually reliable and fuel efficient. It didn't take me long to narrow my choice down to the Yaris. In terms of reliability, the Yaris and its 1NZ-FE engine have delivered and then some. Zero problems in over 5 years of ownership. After coming from my nightmare with the VW Golf, which was in the shop literally every two months or less, the Yaris is like a sweet dream. It's a subcompact, but don't let that fool you. It's like a tank, and it has never let me down. For a non-hybrid, it has great fuel economy (and I never have to worry about replacing a hybrid battery pack).
I will have this car for many more years. I really appreciate Toyota, their dedication to quality, and their obvious loyalty and concern for the everyday concerns of their customers. Compare the Yaris to cars that just plain suck (Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, VW, etc. and so on) and you really start to appreciate just how great the Yaris really is. I've owned really really bad cars, and the Yaris is easily one of the most reliable, fuel efficient cars I've ever owned. And in the end, that's what matters most to me. That is, how often will I have to take a car into the shop once the warranty expires. With the Yaris, not once, thus far.
My advice to anyone shopping for a new, or used, vehicle is to research, research, research. There is no reason to get stuck with a car that will only cause you problems, because there are automobile makers out there that actually care about their customers. Consumer reviews are a great resource for those of us who care about reliability and long-term dependable ownership.
I recommend the Yaris without reservation."
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