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If you're looking for small, economical car that is fun to drive, affordable on just about any budget, and is backed by one of the most respected car manufacturers in the world, the 2012 Toyota Yaris
If, like you, your car needs to be expressive both inside and out, the 2012 Toyota Yaris' black and gray interior colors can't hold a candle to the colorful cabins found in the Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio an
Driving the 2012 Toyota Yaris hatchback is just what you might expect but with a few surprises. The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine uses a variable-valve-timing system (known as VVT-i) and dual-overhead camshafts and is rated at 106 horsepower. There is a light, almost effortless feel to the Yaris in steering and during moderate acceleration; however, the engine seems strained when asked to deliver more. Things get a bit more lively in the SE trim, which, although it doesn't have more power, does deliver better steering response and a more controll
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By Septembersrain (TX) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "reliability, gas mileage, agility, size"
Cons: "No arm rest, Easily damaged materials"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Just purchased my 2013 Yaris LE 3-door. I love the drive and I get great gas mileage. I had the rental prior to my purchase and in a week, I used a little under a half a tank. I drove it quite a bit actually, Both in city and highway. Only qualms I have are no arm rests, easily dirtied and scratched hard materials in the dash, and no tachometer (Only on SE model). Besides that, This car is absolutely amazing to drive, It's super fun for me. I like that they are using a tried and true engine/transmission combination. After seeing older Yaris models with 100K + miles, I definitely am looking forward to the reliability!"
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By Susie (CA) on Saturday, April 06, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive, great gas mileage"
Cons: "Side view mirrors manual"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought this car recently and have enjoyed driving it. It gets great gas milaeage. I drove to Palm Springs and back on 1/2 a tank. Compared to a bigger car that is really good. Living in Los Angeles means you must have a car. The public transportation is really bad here. So an economical car, that fits my budget, is really necessary. It has a great turning radius and is comfortable. It is larger that my last car, a Nissan Sentra that was 14 years old. The interior is not luxury, but I am not a traveling sales man. I don't live in my car. I just enjoy driving it.It also has five different places to put your drink. Three of them convenient to the driver."
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