Friday, July 28, 2006

Toyota Yaris (Bumped)

I like them. What say you?

Edmunds Review
Yaris Owner Reports
The Truth About Cars Review
Jalopnik 1, Jalopnik 2, Jalopnik 3
Update: Yaris Forum

2007 Toyota 3-Door liftback

Base Price $ 10,950
Price As Tested $ 13,510
Engine Type dual overhead cam 16-valve inline
4-cylinder with variable valve timing
Engine Size 1.5 liters / 91 cu. in.
Horsepower 106 @ 6000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 103 @ 4200 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase / Length 96.9 in. / 150.0 in.
Curb Weight 2,293 lbs.
Pounds Per Horsepower 21.6
Fuel Capacity 11.1 gal.
Fuel Requirement 87-octane unleaded regular gasoline
Tires 185/60 TR15 Bridgestone Potenza RE92
Brakes, front/rear vented disc / drum
Suspension, front/rear independent MacPherson strut /
semi-independent torsion beam axle
Drivetrain front engine, front-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy - miles per gallon
city / highway / observed 34 / 40 / 37
0 to 60 mph est. 9.5 sec

Am I weird or what? 19 years old and I like a car that is 2/3 the size of my current car, half the horsepower, less than half on torque, 4 seconds slower to 60mph and probably won't hit 90mph.

(The dealer only makes about $550 off each car and I would get $400 off that for College Grad discount.)

Update: A local Toyota dealers site said they had two hatchbacks. Guess what, there were none. They didn't even have any Camry's. That dealer SUCKS!

Update 2: Cnet NEEDS TO STOP REVIEWING CARS! I found the Yaris review and a reply to that review that calls for the firing of the editor. LOL!

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