Picked up a Yaris 3 door hatchback yesterday. It is one of the first ones on the road in NJ. I have owned two Toyota Echos and I can say that this is a much better car that sold for about the same price as the 2000 Echo. Quality paint, interior, ride and handling. This Yaris has a automatic trans.
A good looking quality car. It has the same engine as my echo and I am sure it will hit 200,000 miles if you take care of it. A big improvement over the Echo. A lot of car for the money. Rated at 34 city and 39 highway. My echos get on the high end or better on the gas mileage with the same engine.
On the highway I am getting some wind noise but overall it is much quieter than my echos. Radio sounds good but could use a little more power. I can't find much fault with this car but I only have had it a day. I highly recomend this car if you are looking for a highly efficent quality economy car.