I Purchased my Yaris about a month ago from Car Max. To date, I have had no issues with the car. I am averaging about 32 mpg during reqular travel to work, around town and the occasional trip to NPR or Orlando. I haven't usd it for a long road trip yet but expect the milage to increase without all of the stop and go traffic. I love not having to fill up every week and the car handles well. I enjoy the color, sort of a smoke grey and the car looks good. One problem I see is that the seats are designed for very thin people; so if you have a big bottom or are wide, it may be a bit uncomfortable and take a few weeks to get used to. Another thing that took some getting used to is when you first start the car, there is a light that reads "cool" that comes on, on the dash. At first I was concerned, but it goes off within a few seconds and I realize it is justletting me know the engine is still cold. This could b be invaluable in the colder states. There is a bad blind spot at the spots where the door closes on both sides, which can make checking traffic a bit hairy, but as long as you realize it is there, it is good. Get up and go is sometimes a bit sluggish, but it is a small car and I expect that. With that being said though, it can sometimes get hairy pulling out into fast traffic. Sound system is adequate. Overall: I love my Yaris and am enjoying this car.
This car has a fantastic turn radius. I can zip in anywhere I want. I am a shorter person and feel like I actually fit in it without it swallowing me up. It is very short and I can actually see out all the windows and back glass without a problem. It is wonderful.
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!