The Yaris is all about cheap, reliable transportation and on that it delivers. I have seen well over 45mpg in mostly highway driving. I have had no reliability issues, all components work as advertised. The only issue I have had was that I was reversed into in a parking lot and the bumper cover cracked which may have been avoided but Toyota did not fit USDM cars with foam bumper absorbers (the parts under the cover, its essentially hollow under there). Canadian and Japanese cars have them.
Passive rear steering under partial throttle really kills understeer and makes a seemingly dull fwd car more fun to drive.
Standard ABS and side airbags, steering too light for sustained highway travel, drum brakes (rear) went out in the 60s, and proper bumper absorbers.
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