Good, cheap fun
By Steve on
Vehicle2010 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewI bought the Yaris strictly as a commuter car, for a 100 mile a day round trip commute, on the basis of the fuel economy and the expectation that I wouldn't feel bad about putting so many miles on a cheap car. As it turns out, it's actually fun to drive. With the five speed manual, this light car gives all of the acceleration I need in town and on the freeway. I'm also impressed with the "feel" of the materials. The doors close with that "thud" that you expect from a luxury sedan, rather than flimsy feel of a traditional subcompact. With its smooth ride, I have difficulty keeping my speed down on the freeway. After getting my first ticket in 20 years, I installed aftermarket cruise control
Best FeaturesThe fuel economy and low price
Worst FeaturesA six speed manual would probably provide better highway fuel mileage. At 80 miles an hour, the RPM run at about 3500. The seats could be better designed and more adjustable.
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