"We were one of the first to buy a Yaris in Connecticut. We special ordered ours with the power pack and 5 speed.
For what this car is at $15,000 it's the best value going! You can buy a Corolla for the same price, but it won't have power options or cruise control.
I drive this car 110 miles a day, 5 days a week. It gets excellent gas mileage and is pretty comfortable drive drive. We have taken many long road trips and have found the car a joy to drive. The power is adequate, especially with the 5 speed.
We have managed to wreck the car twice. We hit a deer head-on at 40 mph and messed the front end up pretty good. We drove it 300 miles home and had it repaired. Both times, we were not hurt and the cars' crumple zones worked great.
A previous poster commented to not drive the car in deep snow. I'm not sure how deep they were referring to, but I found the car to handle deep snow 4"+ fine. Better than I expected it to actually. We do not use snow tires and have had no problems.
At 25,000 miles we have had no mechanical problems and expect the car to go to 150,000 miles with no issues."
"I am college student and have had my Yaris for 5 weeks now. I bought it brand new with a mere 5 miles on it, and I have loved it every since I left the dealership. I took it on a 800 mile trip, and it was awesome. I love the gas mileage! I am getting about 34-36 mpg."
"I have had my car about 18 months now. have done a couple of 5 hour road trips and it was very comfortable and the MP3 player adapter is great. The stearing is light compared to other cars I have driven and the gas mileage is excellent. I live in Arizona and in the heat of the summer, the a/c is on all the time - works great! I am tall and have more than enough head and leg room. The only negative is the cup holders..stupid place! Hot drinks get cold and spill easily!"