2008 Toyota Yaris User Reviews

2008 Toyota Yaris Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 46 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"small space" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews

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Matthew writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base 2dr Hatchback Review
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5

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Cute, efficient, quick, comfortable, great dealership

Cons

Five seat belts - how the heck am I upposed to put five people in here?

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2008 Toyota Yaris — When I bought the Yaris I tested out a couple of other economy cars, but the Toyota Yaris was far more appealing. The engine is snappy, the automatic transmission is highly responsive, the I-pod hook up is a great option, and the fuel efficiency is great as well. It still gets comments from people about how cute it is, and questions about the mileage (avg. 35-38). My only complaint about the car is that because it has a nice entry height/ground clearance (5.5"), it doesn't have the best cornering ability. I am willing to deal with the compromised cornering in order to get in and out of it with ease. It is also easy for my disabled mother/grandmother to get in and out of. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants snappy, inexpensive, feature packed, comfortable, and unique looking vehicle

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Hannah writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base 2dr Hatchback Review
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5

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gas milege, sound system, comfort

Cons

needs 4 doors, small trunk

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My Little Yaris — The handling is impeccable and is so smooth that you almost can't feel the road. Its very little so any kind of collision and your gonna be basically totaled. It is very fun to drive. For a 4 cylinder it FLIES! The sound system is everything beyond factory sound. I have so many people ask if there is a system in it! I get nearly 40 miles to the gallon and right now it only costs $40.00 to fill it up from empty. Maintenance is VERY low. It even lets you know if the air pressure in your tires is low.

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Edward writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base 2dr Hatchback Review
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5

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Utiliarian, fun, useful, economic, reliable

Cons

Seating position

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Awesome Little Econobox — I have a background in performance cars - I used to own a supercharged BMW and a twin turbo RX7. The Yaris is incredible fun to drive. Handles like a go-cart, and can do twisty mountain roads exceptionally well, despite being FWD. It only packs a 1500cc four-banger putting down 106 HP, but it only weighs 2000 pounds. It'll run a 16 second quarter mile with no modification, which means in practice that it can keep up with most stock Mustangs and Camaros pretty well. In the twisties, it handles as well as my BMW or Mazda did any day, which in practice, means I pass most people on mountain roads with no problems. It gets better: with the worst possible driving for economy - going as fast as possible and WOT as often as possible, it still gets 35 MPG. The car is inexpensive to buy (around $10,000), and with a little effort can get 45 MPG, making it inexpensive at the pump. In terms of utility, the car has more nooks and crannies to stash things than any other car - ever. With the possible exception of the VW Passat (umbrellas in the doors?). The Yaris can seriously carry as much as most small pickup trucks or SUVs. Or, it can carry 4 adults with luggage in comfort. The car is a Toyota, and feels well built. Toyota is renowned for reliability, and with a little care, I feel confident that this car will last a VERY long time. My only real complaint is that the driver seating position is a little van-like - I feel like I should be a little closer to the ground.

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Brad writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base 2dr Hatchback Review
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5

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Good handling, interesting design, good gas mileage

Cons

no power options

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Quick Corner Car. Ha — Its under powered but so light that you hardly realize you aren't going that fast. Taking corners is the funnest part. The car just sticks. It's just a fun cheap car to drive.

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Jonathan writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base Review
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4

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Very fuel efficient, fun to drive, very space efficient, reasonable price

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Lacks high end power, interior somewhat cheap, most base models come poorly equipped

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A Great Subcompact Effort By Toyota — The Toyota Yaris is one of the more common Japanese cars I drive at work, fortunately it is a good one. The Yaris hatch and sedan both drive exactly the same, their only differences are size, options and practicality. The sedan is longer but has no equipment in base form. The hatch is shorter in length, the 3-door is also poorly equipped but the 5-door is well equipped. The Yaris is a surprising car from Toyota, its a fun car to drive from a company normally slammed for producing boring cars. The Yaris handles quite well and is fun despite its slightly overboosted power steering. Fuel economy on this car is excellent, most efficient car I drive at work. Power is really its biggest weak point on performance, the 106 hp engine does move it well in city speeds but is lacking on higher speed highways. Interior on the Yaris could be better. Its not the nicest interior but its also not the worst in its class. Both Yarises have good interior spacing for passengers despite being small. The dash indicators are all located in the center, this does disturb some people. Overall you get what you paid for, one of the most economical cars on the market that happens to be fun with a good badge.

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Aaron writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris S Review
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5

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Nimble, spacious interior, great gas mileage, peppy engine

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clutch pedal position is a little weird, no keyless entry w/o paying for the entire security system

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Saves Big Money On Gas! — This car is bigger than it appears. Offers plenty of room inside for a family of four. Engine is peppy and has sufficient power for any application. Handling is sharp, precise, and downright fun. Build quality is what one would expect from Toyota...perfect. The simple thing is...this car gets over 30 mpg in the city with the E10 blended fuel. On the highway it gets closer to 40 mpg!

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Chris writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris Base 2dr Hatchback Review
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5

Pros

that I've put every part on it

Cons

I don't have money to do what I want to so with it

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My Car Love It Or Hate It — I love this car! The quality is top notch. The performance is amazing. Gets 40 MPG. It's one of the funnest cars to drive and own. I got everywhere with it, it has never EVER let me down. I love it

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Brian writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris S 2dr Hatchback Review
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4

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Affordable, and cheap to drive!

Cons

Road noise

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Fun Little Inexpensive Car — the reviews that I have read say that it doesn't handle very well, but I would completely disagree. It has such a short wheelbase, and weighs so little, that it handles quite well, and I plan on taking it out to the local autocross track. It rides very smooth, but is a little noisy on certain road surfaces. The acceleration is adequate, no problems pulling into traffic or anything, which I think is also helped by the lack of weight. Overall, I very much enjoy driving it, and would recommend it to other buyers looking for an affordable, gas saving car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Stephanie writes:
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5

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tight turn radius

Cons

wiper blades

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Yaris — good for gas millage. good for long road tips to wherever you want to go. Good for parking, because it can turn really tightly. It can fit into really small spaces. it dents real easy though. Oh and get new tires, because the ones that come with it suck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Diana writes:
2008 Toyota Yaris S Review
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3

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good reliabilty, great on fuel

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ugly to look at quite basic

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Toyota Yaris — Good reliability, accleration is poor but it only has a 1298cc engine, doesn't rattle and holds corners well, ugly to look at though, u can get nearly 400miles out of a tank of fuel if driven sensibly, not bad for a little run around or a second family car as it will last you at least 200,000miles

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2012 Toyota Yaris Reviews

Economical Yet Different By Dave

Performance: This vehicle performs quite well except for a lack of cruise control. It accelerates normally, braking is quite good yet can get to you at times due to the quickness, and the handling... Read More

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2011 Toyota Yaris Reviews

Ease, And Peaceful! By Erin

Love everything about this vehicle. I have a family of 4, a 4 year old. 2 year old, my husband and I. We all fit w/ room to spare. Our dog can even fit in the trunk and have room to move and turn 45lb... Read More

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2010 Toyota Yaris Reviews

Good By Cisnerosaq

This is a very good car for youngsters and its also perfect for females. i love this car cuz its small but safe and comfortable. There is one trouble with this car. If you are a high speed lover, then... Read More

Top Notch! By wstage

This car is one of the best values for the money in the market. It is like a small Camry with a small price. Gas mileage is great, ride is smooth and of course, it is a Toyota. Very roomy for a small ... Read More

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2009 Toyota Yaris Reviews

Great For Communting. By Jonturney26

I bought this car to commute. It is great for commuting and is great on gas. I was getting 36 mpg and driving 80 miles round trip 5 days a week. No maintenance issues and all I had to do was clean out... Read More

$13000 Cheap On Gas Tires And .insurance.... Save Your Money Buy A House...lol By Calogero

Performance - acceleration fair, braking better than average, handling good Build Quality - No problems from what i can see and hear. Appearance - interior styling loads of space and tidy and exterio... Read More

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2007 Toyota Yaris Reviews

Small, Quick, And Comfortable Car By Drewser4000

Car is great for long trips, has a lot of space to put things in it. For a toyota it's a stylish car. Has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. Also very easy to park in the city. Read More

Great Mileage By zackBD

great mileage with excellent power train but in windy situation in highway it shakes a lot. Very roomy interior for sedan, comfortable seating BUT driver seat without extra cushion (I use a couch pill... Read More

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