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Sharp new suit and multimedia cleverness can't hide cheap cabin and, in 1.33, dull powertrain. Handles and rides nicely, though

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Toyota Yaris

The original Toyota Yaris was a landmark car, but it then lost ground to more talented rivals. Can it regain its crown?

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25 August 2011

Disappointing. Lacks any style, especially the interior which just looks like someone decided to sticks lots of bits of plastic together. As for the intergrated text messaging, that could get the prize for the most pointless piece of technology this year.

25 August 2011

In terms of design It's..a bit off. The side profile isn't doing it for me. the front looks a bit like the verso? Interior wise nothing special. I'm sure though it will be a reliable affordable to run car for driving instructors or middle aged woman.

25 August 2011

Why would anyone buy this uncomely pile when they could have the excellent Fiesta instead?

25 August 2011

Touch and Go? isn't that what Toyota also call their braking system?

25 August 2011

Hmmm the car in front is a Toyota but the one offering a better all round package is a Kia ( Rio . )

So is there about to be a grey revolution .

25 August 2011

A disappointingly dull and dreary design and is not going to attract the youth market with such interior gimmicks when it looks like grandads car.

25 August 2011

The Koreans are going to tear this to pieces.

25 August 2011

[quote Chris576]The Koreans are going to tear this to pieces.
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if you take away the Rio`s neat diesel engine, I cannot see how that car is much ahead of the new Yaris, if at all.

I personally love the music hardrive/reverse camera/text feature - very cool.

25 August 2011

[quote jonfortwo]

if you take away the Rio`s neat diesel engine, I cannot see how that car is much ahead of the new Yaris, if at all.

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Price ,space, looks ,warranty equipment to name but a few . Us greybeards like long warranties as our pockets aint deep .

Oh and isnt Kia hip fer ol duffers . Mines a Yaris...... well Mines a Rio and no one else has one.

Ok tongue in cheek but you get my drift .

25 August 2011

This or a Rio? Rio all the way. It just looks far better than this. The original Yaris was a great design, but this I think is awful compared to most other small cars. Even the Hyundai i20 is better look imo

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10 years of Smart ownership over, sensible car mode activated

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