I just replaced my Scion xA with a Yaris L 5-door in Classic Silver and I have to say that I really like this car a lot.
I'm so glad that Toyota did away with the awful center mounted gauges.
I had those in my Scion xA and grew to hate the whole setup after a few years.
The interior in the Yaris is extremely well designed with easy to use controls, nice materials and very good fit and finish.
It feels like a much larger, more expensive car than it actually is and drives great in the city, on the thruway, and even in the snow and ice.
Out the door with tax and everything, the Yaris was a very reasonable $17,700.
The Yaris is also one on the most reliable cars you can buy.
I originally had this car as a rental. I actually felt it's reliability and eager anticipation of me using the passing gear. I love how the car feels bigger than it is. The interior could use a bit more softer materials to make it easier to keep clean and scratch/damage free. It also needs arm rests, Unfortunately that isn't a standard feature.
When given premium gas, This car actually gets quite perky! Needless to say, I returned the rental but bought one exactly like it with 3 doors instead of 5. I love it! The black pearl paint really glimmers in the sun....
Limited Cargo room, but if you are smart you can get everything in. I hauled 4 different peoples sets of camping gear and luggage down to the Keys, and got everything in. Easy to find Parking because it fits in small spaces. This car has a lot of pep for a 4 cylndar car and great on gas! I have driven it to NY and back to FL several times now, and it is a very reliable car. I get about 35-37 MPG Hwy and about 27 City. Its a great commuter car. It is a snap together vehicle made with some plastic parts, but it has 9 air bags...