2008 Toyota Yaris Consumer Review: Good Little Car

2008 Toyota Yaris - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Good Little Car
By kara on


2008 Toyota Yaris 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Very fun to drive. Compact enough to get into any spot and large enough for leg room for all 4 people. Cute bubbly body style. Cup holders are a bit weird because they block the AC, but you can cool your drink, which is really handy, and they are not on the floor by the seats where your purse keeps knocking them over. I took it to the dealer and had the passenger seat belt chime disabled so I can put a backpack on the seat without it going off (very annoying). Gas efficiency is very good. When I use 76 gas, the car gets 5 mpg more than with other gas. Chevron: 35, Arco: 28.

Best Features

The exterior, leg room, the huge trunk, the folding seats, that you can lay the seats down to almost flat. Turning radius!! Large tires don't affect mpg but give you good mpg still. Driver seat height adjustment. Tall people friendly seats. I also love the knobs for the ac.

Worst Features

The sedan version really needs a back windshield wiper! Bottle holders in the rear seats, like in the front, maybe a little better weather stripping so you can hear your phone when on the freeway, standard fog lamps and side curtain airbags (I dont think that'll happen), more cushion on the seats.
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