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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    I hate to say it, but if the Yaris DOES get the posted fuel economy it deserves to sell. If I wanted a super-economical car it'd be that. Aveo can't play that game very well, sadly.
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    Is it just me or does that thing look like its in a perpetual state of preparing to do a sumersalt?
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    Hate the name. What is MPG supposed to be?

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    It is hard to believe Toyota was able to build something uglier than the Echo but they managed. I am sure all the magazines and press will think it is the greatest thing ever.

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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by chad4835
    I am sure all the magazines and press will think it is the greatest thing ever.
    If you want a nice looking car, this isn't it. But if you want to get over 50 mpg (miles per gallon, pagemaster), this is the way to go (assuming that rating is true). There ARE people that will buy this based solely on the fuel economy, and I'm disappointed that GM has nothing in that range.
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    Well to be consistant the mags had better bash the chit out of this car for two reasons:

    1)No side airbag option
    2)Center mounted speedo/tach
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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    I don;t find particulary ugly at all. The Aveo is not much better looking. That being said the Yaris isn't really attractive. I don't like the center pod crap.

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    It's not a bad looking car, I would imagine it looking much better in colors like blue or black. The interior doesn't look bad either for a lowest-end car. Eh, it's a pretty "safe" car for Toyota... I really don't see it bombing or anything.

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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    I too do not find this bad looking. Certainly not the best looking car out there, but a 2 door hatch version without the 14 inch wheels will have a certain "cuteness" to it.

    And even with an automatic, to be rated at 40mpg city and almost 50 highway....I must say this might actually be a very good second car for us. Now if only companies would finally put the speedo where it belongs...behind the wheel, not in the center of the dash.

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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    Most cars this size are ugly and the Yaris is too. I will say the interior looks flexible and functional. But the center mounted instruments, no side airbags and general size kill it for me. I could only possibly consider this as a second car if I lived in a seriously congested city.

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    I don't find it bad looking either.

    But, since the new Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent have 6 airbags standard, I hope the critics bash it. And for the center pod, too. The reason for the center pod is Scion commonality, I'm sure. Speaking of Scion, is the Yaris really even necessary in the US? I can see it more in au Canada, where small cars sell a lot bigger.

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    The 41/51mpg city/highway looks to be in imperial gallons. 1 US gallon = 0.833 Imperial gallon. Still, 34/42 us mpg city/highway is class leading and makes the Aveo look very very bad when people line up the specs.
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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramair-WS6
    Well to be consistant the mags had better bash the chit out of this car for two reasons:

    1)No side airbag option
    2)Center mounted speedo/tach
    What's weird is the Toyota press release states that the Yaris will offer side and side curtain airbags.
    http://toyota.com/images/vehicles/fu...elease9_12.pdf

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    Re: Say Hello to the Yaris/First Drive & Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by jro4566
    What's weird is the Toyota press release states that the Yaris will offer side and side curtain airbags.
    http://toyota.com/images/vehicles/fu...elease9_12.pdf
    Maybe the U.S. version does offer those airbags. The Yaris in the review in this thread is the Canadian version...

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