Good for what it is
It's no V8 or V6 so the handling and comfort can be a serious downgrade especially if you are driving on Melbourne's horribly maintained highways. Going over bumps and potholes and shoddy roads is way more noticeable.
Biggest driving issue is the front window does tend to fog up easily.
Negatives out the way. Planned on just using this as a stop over car in 2020-2021 and selling but I've been happy with it so far. Happy enough that I intend to keep it for at least 5 years anyway. Most issues are cheap to repair and I expect if you are car ...savvy you will be truly laughing at how easy things are to repair. It's tiny so it is easy to park. Fuel economy is great. I think it's anywhere from 5.5-7.2l/100km. The sound system is actually decent.
Purchased in July 2020.
Wonderful little bus
Bought a 2006 4 door hatchback for $2000 a year ago and have been over the moon with how it's been. Reliable, zippy enough to get around without any fuss, fantastic fuel economy regardless of whether it's city or highway driving. Surprisingly spacious for a small car, i have fit bikes in the boot with the seats down. I like the digital dash as well, makes it feel more modern than it is. Initially I bought it as a stop gap but have no intention of selling it any time soon.
Purchased in October 2019 for $2,000.00.
Economical and easy to drive
I love this car.For a micro it is roomy and well powered.It has been reliable.Only fault was an oxygen sensor at 110,000 k which made it stop revving when it had run for about 1/2 hr.Easy fix.No other mech probs in 140'000 ks
Purchased in August 2017 for $5,000.00.
- Yaris XP90 Hatch YR (2005-2011)
Keeps its value and not easy to get a second hand
Surprisingly the model keeps its high resale value. Probably it is the most expensive in its class. What you get is legendary Toyotas' reliability. The good thing is that parts and maintenance are on the cheaper end.
Purchased in October 2019.
- Yaris XP90 Hatch YR (2005-2011)
Fantastic and reliable car
Fantastic and reliable car. Extremely good on petrol, trouble free, easy to park and pleasant to drive in the city. I bought it for my wife and I take it now and then as it's so much fun to drive.
Purchased in October 2019.
Small and fuel efficient
I recently purchased a Toyota Yaris for a few reasons. Fuel efficient, with the rate of fuel prices I think this small car was a smart move. It’s small and easy to park and the stereo sounds great.
Purchased in January 2020.
Love my little Yaris
I bought this car brand new and its still going strong. never had any issues with her and would recommend buying a Yaris to anyone looking for a small car
Purchased in June 2005 for $20,000.00.
Faithful servant.Old friend.
My philosophy, zero to five years ,buy any brand,they will all be reliable in that time frame,five to ten years the little Yaris starts pushing its nose in front,Ten years on the Yaris is a clear winner,the mechanics of this little car have remained unchanged for years ,for a very good reason.
Purchased in June 2012 for $7,000.00.
This car made my life easier
I use this car everyday for work, gym, college and weekend trips. Very nice and zippy car easy to park in city streets. No mechanical issues till now and very low maintenance vehicle.
Purchased in April 2017 at Carsales.com.au for $3,400.00.
Good reliable car. Driving dynamics average
We bought this car a few years ago and has served us well. The only disappointment is the poor driving position and handling. The high drivers seat feels quite unnatural
Purchased in September 2017 for $4,999.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Amazing little car
I bought this 2010 Yaris second hand with 6000 kms on the clock as my first car. In 5 years we clocked up 70,000 kms of mostly inner city driving (less than 20 mins each way at about 50kms) and this car had zero issues. We serviced it regularly at Toyota Camberwell every 6 months and this thing just goes! We are now looking to buy a second car and reading up of some of the issues with Euro cars and Fords, I am seriously tempted to get another Yaris.
If i am being pedantic, the only downsides of the car are related to driving experience and fu...el; -Fuel costs; we use unleaded 91 and spend about $95 per 1000km which is a lot of money spent to run such a little engine. -1.3 engine is pretty gutless as expected. You really feel it when there is someone in the passenger seat. If the car has more than two adults then its reaaally slow to accelerate. -It can feel a bit shaky on the highway. More stable with extra people in the car but then it slows down. Go figure! -Handling isn't great overall. -Driving position is very high, which again makes it feel a bit shaky at high speeds. Upsides: Excellent boot space for a tiny car.
Purchased in February 2014 for $10,000.00.
Such a great car
Such a great car. Never had an issue in the 9 years of having the car. Zippy, easy to park, fits in most spots. Still roomy enough to fit a pram and baby stuff in the back. Baby capsule also. Toyota is very reliable and service centre is very communicative.
Great little car!
I bought my 2010 Toyota Yaris 3 Door Hatchback from second hand seller few months ago. I love driving this little beauty and has never let me down since I bought it. Got great fuel economy with an engine capacity of 1.3 litre. For a small car it's got good power! It runs great uphill and takes off quickly. Good audio system with bluetooth and the audio is clear as day. However one of the flaws of my car is because the colour is blue, the paint coat is peeling (probably from the sun) on the roof and little bit on the bonnet but have heard this i...s a common problem for blue Yaris. Another flaw of my car is the passenger door will not work with the central locking remote (have to manually lock it from outside/inside) so unsure if this was a recall. Overall apart from the 2 flaws I mentioned, I would definitely recommend this car. Can never go wrong with Toyota! Update: I got my door fixed
Love this car!
Such a great reliable car, very affordable as well! Even though there isn’t a lot of space on the back seat, the front seats are so spacious and comfortable.
There are also so many drink holders - I especially love the one right next to the steering wheel for my coffee; and there are three glove boxes, very is very handy!
I'm glad we are getting rid of it!
Our personal experience was terrible!! It was our son's first car and all he had was troubles. It stalled and would start shaking and dying while standing on red lights or similar. Couple times it died in the middle of a busy roundabout and all I could see that one day might end up tragically becasue the car kept dying whenever he would take his foot of the gas. We visited Toyota service numerous times but they kept saying it was nothing. All they did was raising the motor turns so it doesn't keep turning off but still without putting it in neutral it would start shaking and turn off eventually. So, we had some car...very disappointed but happy to say goodbye yaris.
Questions & Answers
Hi I have a 08 Toyota Yaris RS 6 speed manual sometimes when I take off in 1st gear it makes a banging sound took it to a mechanic and he could not find a problem does anyone have any ideas?
Hi. I have a Toyota Yaris YRS 2007 4Door hatchback. The tail lights aren't working..even after changing the bulbs and fuse. When I turn the switch for front and rear lights... headlights are working and indicators and rear top single light is working.. Just the left and right while tail lights.. please help me!!
Hi Natalie, Although I'm no expert it sounds like your problem may be electrical. Just another suggestion, if you are a member of the RACV they have a technical department who can give you advice might be worth a try. sorry for your trouble.
Advice on a 2007 toyota yaris that I am thinking of buying. Kilometers is sitting on 149000, price is $9000. Cars looks in good condition, is this a reasonable price or should I try to negotiate to have price dropped?
That is a small car / what you could try is going to other online forums as well
Sory forgot to mention, its a sedan. but thanks, ill look into it
Or you could try comparing prices to other cars similar for sale in magazines or online sites such as gumtree Australia on the internet
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