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 $18,000.00.
Looks lovely, is roomy, but to drive it is awful
Brand new car in 2019, it’s a manual but I’ve driven manual cars all my life and I’m in my late 30’s. I can honestly say this is the worst car I have ever driven (and I hire a different car each year when I go to the UK, so I’ve driven lots of cars in my time). It’s not just that it has a small engine, as the first cars I drove were like this. It may be that it’s badly tuned, but I raised my concerns with Toyota at my first service and it made no difference. The car stalls A LOT. Getting the right amount of gas is an art form which I’ve mastere...d, but still stall the car once a week. You have to put your foot flat to the floor if starting on even a slight incline. The cruise control doesn’t keep the car at the same speed...it varies still by about 8km/h which is relevant given that we’re stung for speeding more than 3km/h over the limit. But other than how it drives it’s pretty to look at and spacious inside...feels like a big car within. And when you fold those back seats down, you sure will impress everyone with the amount of stuff you can fit in it. It’s basically a van! It’s a cheap car. You get what you pay for I guess.
Purchased in May 2019 for $15,990.00.
one serious problem, stalls at traffic lights,intersections. had it for 5+ months, accelerator has to be engaged strongly to make sure that it doesn't stall so if taking off at a T intersection have to turn very wide can be dangerous in some circumstances has stalled half way across an intersection they tell me it cant be adjusted my opinion vehicle needs to be recalled.
OK until you need to change a gear
The positive: well equipped, drives happily at 100km/h, comfortable.
The negative: it's manual transmission ruins the drive the second you need to use it. The accelerator has no resistance, you are either idling or doing 3000rpm when trying to move off from stationary. The gear lever has no feel and is quite an effort to push over into the 1-2 plane (third feels like first when you are stationary). The worst though is the hideous clutch which has little feel or resistance and engages only at the end of the clutch travel. It also seems to e...
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Yes great car but...... Shame on you Toyota
My company's Yaris is a 2006 with around 178,000 on the clock. Apparently it has suffered a MAF (Mass Air Flow) malfunction. I am told by Maddils Toyota of Noosaville Quensland that the replacement cost of the MAF unit will be around $450.00 and that it will take about 1.5 hours (labour time) to replace it.
The reference is :
Penny's Flowers, Cooroy Qld Job Number : TNCUN93842
Well I guess that's OK considering that the vehicle is used for business.
However when Maddills told me that it will take 3 weeks to source the defective (reall...y small) part... I was told that "it isn't avalable in Australia and will take 3 weeks to source", I was kind of thrown!! Also, when I checked on Google there was an enormous amount of suppliers (perhaps unreliable) for this item from what I considerer to be a reasonable price of $210-00 or below.
Lots of people here seem to love this car, so maybe I just had a bad experience, but I found the Yaris aweful to drive. We were pretty much sold on getting this car until we actually drove it and felt sick afterwards. Maybe this was because we're quite tall, so the angle of the windscreen seemed to distort things. This was the same both as a passenger and the driver. I've never had this trouble in any other car.
Just be careful with the poor rear visability - you won't be able to see littlies if they're behind the car.
Price & inclusions (mirrors, headrests, full lap-sash seatbelts in the back etc.)
Feels cheap, annoying dashboard placement, poor rear visability
The car i drove had a lot of noise come through the cabin, so that is something that needs to be worked on. Its also rather cramped on the inside (the seats feel too small even for an average sized person like myself). Considering it has a 1.5L engine i was suprised at how bad the fuel economy was even on the long country drive i took. The cabin is dull, boring and counterintuitive. THe mid dash speedo is just wrong and could lead to many crashes.
Go for the far better alternatives like the Ford Fiesta, Mazda 2 or Citroen C2, among others.
I cant really think of any to be honest.
It costs more than cars that it competes agaisnt in the same market bracket. It looks very odd and quite ugly especially from the front / side views.
We have two new Yaris's at work. It is impossible to drive either of them at a constant speed - both of them either accelerate or decellerate, there is no balance point where you can maintain a constant speed. The steering is vague, and I wouldn't want to be in an accident in one - there's very little to protect you. I can't understand why anyone would buy one of these voluntarily.
Quiet, reasonably comfortable, fuel efficient.
Under-powered engine in auto transmission is almost dangerous. Sound system is dreadful.
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|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual||Automatic and Manual||Automatic||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Steel||15" Steel||15" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km||6.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 L||42 L||42 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.3L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||62kW @ 6000rpm||80kW @ 6000rpm||80kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||120Nm @ 4600rpm||141Nm @ 4400rpm||141Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Oct 2011||Oct 2011||Oct 2011||Oct 2005|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2011|
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