Terrible clear coat/paint peeling after only 5 years. No help from Toyota!
Red Yaris 9 years old, 63,000kms. Looks terrible, clear coat peeled in patches, requires $5000 paint fix. Regular carpark survey shows it's very common problem. Looks terrible makes car worthless.
Purchased in April 2012 at Toyota Dealers.
Paint started peeling
Car used for commuting to work. Mainly parked under cover.
Car used approx 5 days per week
Serviced as per schedule
No mechanical issues
Issue with paint peeling at approx 6 years old. Peeling all along bottom of back window and spots of peeling paint on roof and bonnet. It is the clear coat that is peeling. Can see this has occurred with many yaris cars by looking at other complaints online.
Purchased in March 2014 at Toyota Dealers for $18,000.
The Bullet proof Reliability
i am a full time Uber driver and i drive hundreds of Kilometers ever day
over the period i have driven many cars , but i finally stopped at Toyota yaris
it has immense reliability i am so sure because i drive for living . i put so many kilometers on my 2012 Toyota over the past few years never had a single break down or spending other than oil changes
if you see the engine of this car Toyota uses same engine for 2002 model to 2019 nearly identical in shape that is from where reliability comes from its time tested Toyota dont tests new ...stuff in this car they use older time tested technology in this car with speed limit so low in Australia it wont be a problem in driving this car , its cheap economical and most importantly reliable even if you put it under the Abuse of Full time UBER driving
Purchased in October 2016 at Pickles Auctions for $9,000.
Great little car
I purchased this little car 4 years ago and I am still loving it. It has given me no issues so far and runs really well. It is a great car for inner city living and zipping around the city. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for something economical and small.
Love this car. So glad i upgraded
This is an excellent car, cheap to run,very quiet motor, love the interior, handles just perfectly, performance is just as it should be, plenty of leg room, great interior colours on the seats, gps is a godsend, and had rhe wi dows tinted for cooler incside during the hot queensland summers.
- Yaris XP130 Hatch YR (2011-2014)
Can't live without my car
I have a 2016 Toyota Yaris and I can't brag enough about it. It's the perfect size for myself and the bluetooth system works flawlessly to connect my music and phone calls. The price I paid of $17000 was very reasonable for a brand new car and fuel economy is great, getting about 500km on a $40 full tank.
- Yaris XP130 Hatch YR (2011-2014)
My partner drives it most of the time and he says it is pretty good and powerful for its price. It does struggles a bit when going uphill or with the air con turned on but generally it's fine. It is small, cosy and easy to drive, suitable for our daily use.
Extremely reliable and not so small
Got this car as a 21st present from my family and it's amazing. I own a 2015 Yaris YR and don't let the exterior fool you, the interior feels a lot bigger than my other family car. It's extremely light and handles great and is by far the most fuel efficient car i have ever driven. My only issue is the bluetooth/touch screen technology which sometimes messes up but not enough to bring my rating down. 5/5
Basic, economical, reliable so far
Driving experience: performance is zippy enough, handling is good, very little noise.
Interior: it's basic, and there are some silly compromises. The touchscreen / rear vision camera is a nice addition. The glove box isn't even big enough to hold the manual / logbook folder that they came in! There's less internal storage than I'd want. But legroom is great.
Reliability: so far so good, but it's only been 2 months.
Running costs: Toyota have fixed price servicing for 3 years, so that's good.
Great value for money
fuel economy is impressive. My car runs 500km in just $30 worth of fuel.
small and easy to drive, great for 1-2 person use or small families.
the 4-speed, 1.3L engine is lacking just a little bit of power, especially in hilly areas, it really takes a while to build up your speed.
cheap reliable little car
As with all toyotas, reliability is the most noticeable feature. I have been driving to work everyday for the past 4 years with this little car, 250 kms each way, and it has never given me any problem. The mileage (i have the manual version) is pretty good, with a full tank giving me about 640 kms depending on the traffic conditions. The car is very spacey (5 doors), the driver seat is quite ergonomic although not luxurious. The engine is quiet but it can get a little noisy on hot days with full aircon on.
The downside is that once it gets to about 95,000 kms it loses a little bit of acceleration it had at the beginning.
one of the best small cars around but would like to see more power
I own a 2017 toyota yaris YR. i got a terrific deal as it was a demo car. although the car is great in all areas, i would like to see it have more power as sometimes when I drive the car up hills it struggles, even in low gear.
Like my car- does the job.
My Toyota Yaris hatch feels roomier than it looks and I like that the seat provides some support to keep the body from leaning too far on turns. It's economical... uses 6 point something L/100km. Bluetooth is great. My only negative is that the 1.3L manual doesn't have enough power. I have stalled quite a few times, especially going up the driveway...so have to consciously rev it more to get going in some circumstances. Maybe it's my poor skills, but I've also seen good experienced drivers stall my car.
TOYOTA 2017 YR YARIS 1.3 L AUTOMATIC.
I purchased a 2011 model ( the upgrade 2012 model ) and as it was now 5 years old I decided to trade it in on the new 2017 model.
I am delighted with the new car purchased on 30th June this year.
This model comes with cruise control and a rear reversing camera (as standard) that displayed on the dash console.
The fuel economy is very good and the power of the 1.3 L motor is excellent.
Perfect for fuel savings
I 'm impressed with this little zippy car, I even bought another for my child who needed a car for work. It goes fast quickly beware just because it's light. Got ticket for speeding and I would have never imagined I was over the limit because the car accelerates without effort. I find myself constantly looking at the digital speedometer. I only wish I'd bought the sedan. I would feel a little safer, The hatchback literally ends where your passenger sits and I am very hesitant to place people in the rear for fear of a back end crash. It is as ...if the entire back can be wiped out. It's just that feeling of vulnerability. The sedan at least has more body work. A full tank lasts forever, it is very economical, but engine is noisy and loud if you are used to silent engines. You'd be amazed the amount of groceries the boot can take and this is without the rear seats folded down. Cheap to service too. Less expensive spare parts.
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|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.3L|
|Max Power||63kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||121Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Oct 2011|
|Discontinuation date||Aug 2014|
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