2008 Toyota Yaris User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota Yaris Base Review
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    885

    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.

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

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

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    2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback Review
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    35

    The Baby Car! — Amazing car. So many memories already as the jelly bean and the baby car. The turning radius is amazing and it fits a unique personality. You can get into any spot and you don't look like one of those ridiculous smart cars. It is extremely inexpensive for what you get and fun to drive because you can manuever anywhere and also know you aren't guzzling gas. With all the essentials and the ability to seat 5 people in a car that gets about 35mpg without being a hybrid is pretty amazing. I love this car and recommend it to someone looking a an inexpensive hyper miler.

    Pros: Turning radiius, cas mileage, roominess for size, and ease of driving.

    Cons: Lacks engine power

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    2008 Toyota Yaris Review
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    Review — Good Handling, Fuel Efficient, Cheap, Fun to drive, Can be cute in appearance, also can definitely be a monster on the road. First few shifts are quick, it gets a bit slow later on a very light car, beware of high-speed wind when driving fast looks small but its actually bigger than you thought inside

    Pros: cute, fast, good to drive

    Cons: small, light

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    2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback Review
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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.

    Pros: Utiliarian, fun, useful, economic, reliable

    Cons: Seating position

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    2008 Toyota Yaris S Review
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    35

    Practical Car — Very Smooth on roads, Stability is ok. Car's Trunk is very big. 456 Ltr. Very Powerful Automatic. Very comfortable in travelling. its cost is not hight compared by its options. all colors are gr8 has very good maintenance centers, they are very helful and so friendly. as general it is good car

    Pros: Very Smooth on roads, Stability is ok

    Cons: Motos is only 1.3

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    2008 Toyota Yaris S Review
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    Toyota Yaris 08 — I don't like the back. I love the front, it's pretty quick, good braking powers. It is small yet still very spacious. It gets 40 or 44 mpg can't remember. It's very fun to drive. I mean i love my car so There you go! It might be spacious but you can't fit everyone in there. 2 people could fit perfectly in the back, and if you need to add an extra person in the back, which would make 3 make them skinny, seriously! It cost 15000 and then financed cost me 20000. I have warranty on it, i have everything.

    Pros: great brakes, looks like a mini- camry, gets 40-44 mpg picks up quick

    Cons: I hate how the back looks, only fit 2 or 3 people if they are skinny.

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    2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback Review
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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.

    Pros: gas milege, sound system, comfort

    Cons: needs 4 doors, small trunk

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    2008 Toyota Yaris 2dr Hatchback Review
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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

    Pros: 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 S Review
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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

    Pros: good reliabilty, great on fuel

    Cons: ugly to look at quite basic

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    2008 Toyota Yaris S 2dr Hatchback Review
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    Eto Orangy Yaris Rs 08 — Peppy little Yaris RS runs 670 km per tank! With the lowering kit that provides great grip for cornering and is so much fun to drive. I love the look the most and its sharp Orange copper colour wraps with body kit and a Rally style spoiler (The only RS with this spoiler in Calgary)! The interior is very detailed with driver and passenger's needs. You've got to love the amazing storage room within this little egg cell!! Of course it wasn't made for racing purpose or esle it would have been a sport coupe that costs $50 ish a tank and runs 500 km if ur lucky. Future mods (If I still have it and want to buy it ou after 4 years): Supercharge it, dress it up nicer, and making it brighter.

    Pros: Looks cute, fun drive, great cornering, an amazing gas saver!

    Cons: leak of power going up hill

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2012 Toyota Yaris Reviews

    Wonderful And Reliable, Am Selling To Get A Dual Sport Motorcycle, Absolutely Loved The Car Tho. By 2012yaris

    It's a good car and I have nothing but positive things to say about it. Also toyota care is very nice takes care of maintenance for you and the (still active) 3 year warranty is just what they say it... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    2009 Toyota Yaris Reviews

    Basic Transportation By Pkelleyva

    Reliable and drives with little care. Basic pos that goes quick. Do not crash it this was expensive to fix. No frills reliable expensive transportation. That you can drive and not carry anything in... Read More

    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

    2007 Toyota Yaris Reviews

    Easy On Gas - Reliable By Steve

    Good daily commute Car, Great on Gas. Very reliable vehicle, it was only in for General Maintenance, never in for any Breakdowns. Good warm weather car, fun to drive, didn't do well in Snow / Michigan... Read More

    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

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