Toyota falsely advertised the mpg. They say it should make 30/38 and I'm getting 20 mpg!!! This is so far off - it's inexcusable. I made the same mileage with the car I sold - my 1971 datsun which I had owned for over 45 years! Pick-up not as good and the shifting gears not as smooth as my old car. Turning radius is lousy. Windshield wiper controls in a stupid place - constantly hitting them which is really bad for the windshield. There are a few other little things that I don't like. What I do like is having air conditioning and I do enjoy the power steering. I had one other big concern which is when I had to make an extreme sudden stop, the brakes made an awful noise. I had my mechanic check it out and they claim it's normal!
Yes, I am happy that I made the decision to purchase the toyota yaris 2008. I love the sleek look of the vehicle and it is surprisingly very compact and spacious to be such a small car. It has enough power to supply my needs and although we live in such a high-tech modern world, I appreciate the fact that the car is so basic-even down to the roll-up and down window handles. I don't need automation or computerization for every little detail because when it breaks down-the cost to fix it is more than I can handle! Yes, I am very proud of my little blue mini-van (pet name) because it is on point and very reliable.
I have had it for more than 4 years, and decided to switch to a different car before winter comes here to Chicago. I am rather tall, and this car was very comfortable for me, I can't complain about that. I don't care about cup holders like other reviewers do - drinking coffee and driving is dangerous anyway. But I do care about things like safety on the road, and this car is only good to drive in summer! Nice mileage, yes, but I doubt it goes as high as 39 mpg, even on the highways. I drive about 300 miles a week and usually fill it on Sundays, so I would say it is 30-33 mpg. What I really don't like is driving in wind/snow/rain. 2007 Yaris has NO safety features. I have spinned several times, I have been almost blown off the road numerous times, and don't know how many times avoided accidents on slippery roads. And I don't drive fast when the weather is bad! I was the slowest on the road and still couldn't manage it. Every time I heard bad weather forecast, I got depressed that I need to drive. Now I have Toyota Camry.