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Old 05-18-2006, 09:30 PM   #1
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Help, the wife thinks the Yaris is a Dork mobile..

Ok.. So I am infatuated with the new Yaris, Particularly with the TRD 18" wheels and lowering kit but my wife thinks the Yaris is basically a Dorky little ride. I am trying my best to persuade her but 40mpg only goes so far.. Some smart 1 liners about why the Yaris is great would be appreciated

Now that my wife is sharing her TRUE feelings on the Yaris I am also wondering if anyone else felt a tad bit GEEKY for liking the Yaris? I mean even a little ? ?
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:50 PM   #2
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Ok.. So I am infatuated with the new Yaris, Particularly with the TRD 18" wheels and lowering kit but my wife thinks the Yaris is basically a Dorky little ride. I am trying my best to persuade her but 40mpg only goes so far.. Some smart 1 liners about why the Yaris is great would be appreciated

Now that my wife is sharing her TRUE feelings on the Yaris I am also wondering if anyone else felt a tad bit GEEKY for liking the Yaris? I mean even a little ? ?
Bitch, NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND!!!!

I LOVED the uniqueness of it, the beauty of its interior, ESPECIALLY the dash area! Love all the space and compartments! Loved the blue "dots" in the thread (which so well accented my bayou blue exterior), LOVE the shape of the body adn loved the rear end (and you know how much I love yalls Muranos rear end, so you know how important the appearance of the car's tail is to me ;)) ...

Cuz you gotta get this (if you really want it and get past these doubts of your own)!

You'd have SO much fun in it! Wait till you test drive the liftback! You'll fall in love, i promise! I know you bitch! Trust me.

The way it hugs the road, its surprising peppiness (something which i never found to be true in the Echo), the "uniqueness" of it which will still get you looks (the good kind, if just not as many as you get in ur FJ Cruiser) and ull grow to love it!

seriously mcnabb, test it first before missy convinces you that you wont like it and ull think ur dorky in it!

YARIS FTW!
Serious.

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And since yall have two vehicles, Missy has her FJ Cruiser and shes uber happy, so know you need your new vehicle which you will love. I dont think you should NOT get it because she doesnt like it... unless you come to realise and see things as she does... just make sure YOU love your new vehicle whatever it is. if you love it and you're driving it, it shouldnt matter if she doesnt, since ull be the one driving it :)

Go with the gut i say!
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:12 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:17 PM   #4
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Ok.. So I am infatuated with the new Yaris, Particularly with the TRD 18" wheels and lowering kit but my wife thinks the Yaris is basically a Dorky little ride. I am trying my best to persuade her but 40mpg only goes so far.. Some smart 1 liners about why the Yaris is great would be appreciated

Now that my wife is sharing her TRUE feelings on the Yaris I am also wondering if anyone else felt a tad bit GEEKY for liking the Yaris? I mean even a little ? ?
Take her for a test drive...Most doubters who get inside the car and feel the way it feels/handles like a much bigger car have been converted...
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:18 PM   #5
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All the women that have seen my yaris have about swooned over it. Saying its "Soooo cute".

I'm guessing your wife doesn't want you to get a yaris cause she's afraid women will be all over you.
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #6
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dork mobile? why, because it is small?

the guys who only drive big rides are just compensating for a lack of something anyway
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:30 PM   #7
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You're not going to get 40mpg with 18" wheels on it, that's for sure.
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:32 AM   #8
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All the women that have seen my yaris have about swooned over it. Saying its "Soooo cute".

I'm guessing your wife doesn't want you to get a yaris cause she's afraid women will be all over you.
LOL I could see that
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:12 AM   #9
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D-I-V-O-R-C-E *teasing*

most of my friends thought i was crazy at first... until they booted around town in it... theres a whole new level of appreciation when you actually experience. Its peppy, looks cool, its surprisingly roomy, gets great mileage, gets a lot of stares, easy to park, fun to drive and its evironmentally responsible. It just makes sense!!!
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:35 AM   #10
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As always looks can be deceiving. To me, my friend's Chevy Avalanche looks "dorky", but I guess it gets the job done (at an incredible cost) for her. If someone has made up their mind that the Yaris is a dorky car, you can only hope that a test drive will bring them around. Unfortunately some people have closed minds about what a car should be or look like, and nothing will change their opinion.
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:02 AM   #11
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I LOVED the uniqueness of it, the beauty of its interior, ESPECIALLY the dash area! Love all the space and compartments! Loved the blue "dots" in the thread (which so well accented my bayou blue exterior), LOVE the shape of the body and loved the rear end (and you know how much I love yalls Muranos rear end, so you know how important the appearance of the car's tail is to me ;)) ...
I agree, it is definitely simplicity at its B E S T

I am taking the wife to the big city for a test ride this Monday (None of the local dealers has any in stock). This to me will be the make it or break it. I think she will come around to it in the end but all the negative comments from friends down here has me second guessing myself. People aren't being right out mean or anything but when I show them the car they are like.. "It kinda looks like an egg" or they will flip the hand out in a girly manner... if you know what I mean.. (NOT THAT THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT )

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I'm guessing your wife doesn't want you to get a yaris cause she's afraid women will be all over you.
I will have to present your assumptions to her.. I never thought of it that way.. could be a definite possibility

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dork mobile? why, because it is small?

the guys who only drive big rides are just compensating for a lack of something anyway
That is something a dork would say !
(I kidd, I keeddd)

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You're not going to get 40mpg with 18" wheels on it, that's for sure.
Good point, I will have to check into how much the wheel size affects the mpg

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It just makes sense!!!
E X A C T L Y

Well I will update about my situation after the test ride this Monday and if ll else fails I might have to resort to action and take birdy's advice
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:33 AM   #12
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Yeah man, I'm in the same boat. My wife hates pretty much all small cars (except a Mini Cooper, go figure)... she's a truck gal. Almost had to twist her arm to make her stop driving her 4x4 extended cab Chevy to work and buy a Hyundai Tuscon (which she still considers too small!). Her parents have brainwashed her... at one point, each of them drove a freakin' Suburban, and all the kids were already out of the house!

That said, I don't care what she likes when it comes to MY car. She doesn't have a leg to stand on when arguing against the practicality and price of purchasing a Yaris. When it comes time, I'll get whatever the hell I want, so long as it's financially feasible.

Yeah! That's right! *flexing all manly-like*

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Old 05-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #13
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Tell her she should be glad you are not spending the life-savings on a friggin' SUV, half of that money goes to gas.

Seriously, be a man and stand up for what you think. I didn't mean to bring any arguement to a marrage, but heck, I am sure all of us here should give you enough bullet to fire back!
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Old 05-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #14
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Here you go.

Its reliable,roomy, great gas milage, and if i wanted to pimp it out it wouldnt cost to much in "our" pockets. "she'll love that one"

OOH YEEAH and that yaris is the best looking economy car in the market.
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:48 PM   #15
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I agree, it is definitely simplicity at its B E S

Well I will update about my situation after the test ride this Monday
Im crossing the fingers for ya man! You need this ride!

Make Missy love that shit!
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:50 PM   #16
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Her parents have brainwashed her... at one point, each of them drove a freakin' Suburban
Haha thats hilarious, pretty much sums up the area I live in..

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Seriously, be a man and stand up for what you think.
Man up Huh? good advice, when it comes down to it I know I will be happy with the car but I respect what my wife thinks of the vehicle.. I dont want it to be something where she doesent want to be seen with me in it or anything.. not that she would be like that.. actually I think if I would just "be a man" and buy the Yaris she would dig it after awhile.. but she is definitely trying to detour me from getting it at this point! !

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Its reliable,roomy, great gas milage, and if i wanted to pimp it out it wouldnt cost to much in "our" pockets.
I like the way you think

Thanks for the thoughts guys, hopefully this test ride will ride her and myself of any doubts !!!
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:54 PM   #17
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So she won't want to drive it or be seen in it... what's the problem with that?

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Old 05-19-2006, 02:21 PM   #18
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So she won't want to drive it or be seen in it... what's the problem with that?

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Dude, you married? probably not.... hehe.
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