I traded in my 200WHP Mazdaspeed MX-5 because I was getting out of drifting and needed and fun yet practical daily driver. The Yaris was the best car to fit the bill. Fun to drive, excellent wheel response, and great MPG made the Yaris a prime choice. While it doesn't have quite as many bells and whistles as other cars such as the Nissan Versa or Honda Fit, it's not a 5-door station wagon like they are either. This 3-door compact has been nothing but fun since I got it and I've already began throwing on a variety of TRD Performance goodies that will keep my warranty intact.
The center mounted dash is a nice touch once you get used to it. The auxiliary jack is great for users with an iPod. With over 21 storage compartments, I never need to find a place for something.
A tachometer in the liftback would be nice. The polka-dot fabric on the seats also should be changed to something more solid. Power options should be standard.