Toyota Yaris Review from Iceland

1999 Toyota Yaris Sol 1.0 petrol

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Reliable city car

Faults:

Paint chips easily and rust is beginning to show in various places. Too early I think, compared with other cars I've had.

Horn stopped working, was really rusted, but I could fix it myself.

Been hearing some weird sound from the suspension in one back wheel.

Nothing else has gone wrong with the car, have only needed to replace brake pads once.

General Comments:

Great driving in the city, can park anywhere.

Great fuel economy.

Surprisingly roomy, can fit more stuff into it than my previous Corolla hatchback.

Handles surprisingly well in snow and ice.

Lacks power on highways and hills.

Bad road noise.

High seating makes you feel uneasy in sharp turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2007

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review