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Old 07-27-2017, 04:38 PM   #55
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The nose on the 2018 Yaris reminds me of a 1950's bullet-nose Studebaker.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:53 PM   #56
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:54 PM   #57
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If they just add in a 5 or 6 speed AT w/Od it wont bump the price up much, if the AT option is literally 735 dollars, whats adding another 1k onto the price of the vehicle itself? Plus if you want hyper economy, more gears is the way to go, this thing should have the customization of a mini cooper while still offering base models well equipped as its same mantra. at the same prices 14, 16, 18k. But I mean what do I know, I dont talk to toyotaGB or anything.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:27 PM   #58
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The nose on the 2018 Yaris reminds me of a 1950's bullet-nose Studebaker.
Yeah, not sure what's up with the nose bulge on the 2018 Yaris. Reminds me of those male model fashion pics in tight underwear trying to show off the groin bulge.

The rear taillights on the 2018 are also back to doing that weird, angular bulge look from certain angles like the 2012-2014 does. They just do not flow as well with the body of the car from certain vantage points compared to the 2015-2017 ones, and looks like a last-minute bolt-on that doesn't quite fit the intended design of the car.

Here's to hoping that the new (total?) redesign in 2020-2021 gets it right.

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Old 07-27-2017, 07:29 PM   #59
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What is different about the CD player?
It's been removed (finally) from the head unit on the SE trim, in favor of a larger touchscreen display. No more useless, obsolete CD player.

Though, now you get a bigger screen to blind you with its glare at certain times of the day.

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Old 07-27-2017, 08:46 PM   #60
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Ahh, I love CDs. I still use them every day in my Yaris and my wife's car.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:49 PM   #61
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The nose on the 2018 Yaris reminds me of a 1950's bullet-nose Studebaker.
OMG. Spot freaking on.

And for what it's worth, there are almost no Yaris liftbacks on the lots here in Portland.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:53 PM   #62
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OMG. Spot freaking on.

And for what it's worth, there are almost no Yaris liftbacks on the lots here in Portland.
i bought my 2015 3 door with 100 miles. dealer said it was special.

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Old 07-28-2017, 03:17 PM   #63
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I'd like to see the Studebaker hood ornament on the 2018 Yaris!
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:43 PM   #64
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I thought of the Studebaker too. The Tucker also popped in mind:
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:43 PM   #65
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But I'm sure Toyota would prefer if we thought of this:
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:49 PM   #66
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But I'm sure Toyota would prefer if we thought of this:
toyota cant even build a successor to the 2zz a new supra a new 2J they needed subaru to build an engine like you want toyota to design an enzo it will look fast have 140 Hp I4 and be 500,000 dollars and be overenginered and parts bin.

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Old 08-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #67
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:03 PM   #68
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A nice, proportionate side-profile on the 2018 Yaris SE (see pic below) - just like the 2015-2017 version more or less.

It really isn't a bad looking car, minor quibbles aside in terms of what upgraded features should be coming from the factory on the U.S./N.A. SE model. I just wish they wouldn't have overworked the styling on the front fascia/headlights to the degree that they did. They would have been better off changing design directions more to make the 2018+ as different from the front as the 2015-2017 was to the 2012-2014. A more-upgraded, newer look along the lines of the basic (non-gaping-mouth) 2012-2014 front design, with modern projector/LED headlights, snazzier fog/DRL light housings, etc, added would have been preferable probably to most people. Instead, Toyota doubled-down on its polarizing 'Like it or Hate it' 2015-2017 front design to an almost cartoonish degree.


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Old 08-12-2017, 04:44 PM   #69
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^ I agree. From the side, it is very nice looking. I preferred the previous gen front ends.

The Hawaii dealer will be getting in one SE model in November and one in December. Five month wait to order one. That's more rare than a Golf R. :)
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:41 PM   #70
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as of today, still no light or bright colored SE within 400 miles

my local dealers continue to demonstrate zero interest in finding me one


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Old 08-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #71
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as of today, still no light or bright colored SE within 400 miles

my local dealers continue to demonstrate 0 interest in finding me one

Ou local dealers here in AZ acted like I was crazy to want a Yaris SE instead of a Corolla @ the same price point back in 2015 - and doubly so in terms of me wanting a manual transmission instead of an automatic. Thus, I ventured to Colorodo Springs, CO to obtain my prize Yaris.

Those new 2018 taillights don't blend/synergize as well with various paint colors as did the 2015-2017 ones (which have heavier tinting toward the edges of the taillight). Based on what I have seen thus far in pictures, they look the best (to me) with the white, black and blue 2018's. The blue now has that U.S. patriotic color scheme going on back there.

Those two-tone colors they offer now, as implemented, just look horrible and break up the design/flow of the car. Ughh. I would have rather seen some additional unique single-color choices outside of the rather boring normal color-range to liven things up a bit for the model line in the U.S.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:54 PM   #72
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Yeah, the salesman was pretty surprised when I asked to see one. He steered me towards the Corolla iM and Prius C as better alternatives. They have lots of those in stock.
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