2011 Toyota Yaris Terra Sport 1.0 from UK and Ireland
The Yaris is not the 'best built car in the world'
Dashboard trim repeatedly falling off, even after visiting the dealer. Held in with paper now.
Poorly fitted dashboard trim, not flush with heating ducts since new.
The car feels like it's pulling to the left at high speed. The dealer assured me this is normal due to the light electronic power steering.
Creaking sound at front left at low speeds developed at 16,000klms. Haven't had this looked at yet, as it's due a service at 30,000klms.
Noise in back suspension developed at 25,000klms. Will get it looked at on the next service.
Bought a 2011 Yaris (phase 2) as I had an old 2000 Yaris (phase 1) and had no problems with it in 11 years. In my opinion, the phase 2 Yaris is a much more inferior model than the phase 1.
Plus points are:
The car has plenty of power for a 1.0, and the cabin is roomy for a supermini.
The car is cheap to run and is light on fuel.
Minus points are:
Cabin plastics are cheap and poorly fitted. Also feel very weak, and are not well fitted to the car.
The car is noisy and feels like a diesel. Maybe this is due to the 3 cylinder engine.
The chassis feels weak, and car wobbles when you hit an uneven surface at speed.
Electronic power steering is very light, and the car doesn't feel solid on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th July, 2012
Whatever you do in this life... try to hang on to any older japanese car/truck/SUV that still has a lot of life left in them. The Japanese have had to cut a lot of corners to compete with the emerging Korean manufacturers, and American manufacturers that have regained some of their lost focus, and now are making better cars.
There is an old saying... they don't make them like they use to, and it's especially true with cars.