Reliable at a sacrifice of comfort
March 12, 2019
I had a 2007 Yaris for over 10 years and loved it so I decided that I would get another Yaris for my new vehicle. The first thing I've really noticed now that I have had the car for a few weeks is that it is not as comfortable or as spacious on the inside as my previous Yaris. My 2007 was a hatchback and maybe that helped to give more inside leg room. Not sure but this one definitely is not as spacious and my knees hit the sides of console in this car. I can tell that this will be a car that I will not be taking on long trips just due to the comfortability issue.
The display in the center of the car looks and feels cheap. It looks like they just placed a tablet up there. The issue though is that the touch screen is very rough and not always responsive to the touch which means I have to use the awkwardly placed center controls to navigate.
Outside of that, the car runs great. It's slower to get up to speed than my old Yaris but maybe I just haven't broken this one in yet. I'm sure it will be reliable and I got a 10 year warranty with mine so I should have no worries. For the price, it's all good though. There just aren't many new vehicles that you can get for under 20k right now.