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Great Purchase
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By Mike
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2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Considering the # of reviews I read before purchase, I feel it is my duty to pass on the word that Toyota has produced a real winner. Although, I'm a very conservative driver, I am getting upwards of 800 kilometres on a single tank! The manual transmission is exceptionally smooth and seems to be a helpful tool during inclement weather. Exterior design is beautiful, perhaps a bit of a head turner, but the interior location of the centre mounted instrument cluster took some getting use to. I wish that cruise control was a factory option as I spend a lot of time on the highway. The car seemed so small when I took delivery, but now, vehicles like I use to drive, seem unnecessarily large.


Best Features

Fuel economy, manual, exterior looks and heater.


Worst Features

Cruise control is needed. I see that it is available for 09, but only in an upscale package that surpasses in my opinion economy status. It would be nice to have a manual seat adjuster and a better stereo. Often, it is hard to clearly hear music at highway speeds.


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Why are all the web/print media wrong
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By Duncan
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2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I got my Yaris at the end of March 2008 and have calculated mileage on every tank of gas and the MPG on every tank has been between 35 and 40 MPG. I have never gotten below 35, and I don't use the most fuel efficient driving techniques. Why has every media review, including Edmunds.com stated that the fuel economy on this car is 31-32. This is a great car. You cannot find a better car, with better gas mileage at a better price. That's it.


Best Features

MPG, MP3 player, loads of storage (3 glove boxes)


Worst Features

none


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Perfect
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By ylime3499
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2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I recently went car shopping for two cars. My first one was a Nissan Versa hatchback, and the second was the '08 Yaris S type. I got a little carried away with adding things on to it like cruise, a sun roof, tinted windows, etc., and my total came out almost $4,000 more than my brand new Versa. I found that very disheartening, especially since the Versa came stock with cruise and the features I had to add. I was even told that the Yaris S type can not have power doors and locks added on. I find that very hard to believe, but that's what I ended up with. Other than the price being more and the non auto lock/window it's perfect for going around town and a little interstate.


Best Features

Cup holders (awesome), the get up and go, sunroof, sound system, space (two 6'4+ comfortable), travels well, gas, awesome storage compartments through out, and the compliments I receive for it! :D


Worst Features

Automatic locks/windows standard or at least optional, a little noisy on the interstate but that's to be expected. I can't think of much else!


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Better Than a Prius
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By DB
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2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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My Yaris gets 42 mpg on average and no problems. I have 20k miles on the car. The bad thing about the car is my wife loves it so much because it's fun to drive, carries all her stuff, it's zippy around town, easy to park and she looks great in it. I have to plan the time when I can use it. We are purchasing a 2009 5 door in January.


Best Features

Gas mileage


Worst Features

Better radio reception and an arm rest in the hatch back


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A Great Commuter
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By Mike
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2008 Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had my 08 Yaris hatchback for two weeks now, and I am loving it. Mine came with 17" mags and wider tires, so my mileage is a little lower; but I did get 35 MPG out of my last tank with mostly highway driving. The car drives nice and is fun, but certain things should come standard and not options, such as power windows and locks. Plus, the numerous gloveboxes should have lights and locks. Otherwise, it is a great commuter car and even with the auto transmission, it has pep! The AC saps some of that as well as gas; but with such a small engine (1.5L) it is to be expected. Filling the tank for $20 is really nice!


Best Features

Multiple gloveboxes, MP3 jack


Worst Features

Split-folding rear seat on all models


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