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Old 10-04-2010, 01:03 PM   #1
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How reliable is the Yaris?

Hi all! I just purchased a used 2007 Yaris 4 door hatchback about a month ago. It has 67,500Km (41,942 miles) and so far I'm loving it!
As a first time Toyota owner, I just want to get some feedback on reliability.
I keep hearing how Toyotas are very reliable, but are there any significant problems with the Yaris that I should be concerned about?
If anyone has ever had mechanical or other issues please post.

Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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77,000 miles, I have only done oil changes, filter changes, wiper blade changes, transmission fluid change, replaced the tires once.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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We have a member that has over 350,000 miles on his I believe and had no major issues up until just a little while ago. Not that he has a major issue, just a rather odd one. And yes, I did mean 350k. He was using it for his job which required hours upon hours on the road. I am at a loss for his avatar however if you even do a search in the forum for 100,000 oe 200,000 you should find his threads.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #4
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I want to say that member topped 400,000 miles now. I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure. Crazy stuff!
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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I am at a loss for his avatar however if you even do a search in the forum for 100,000 oe 200,000 you should find his threads.
Yeah I know which member you're talking about, but I can't remember the name either...I saw his video on youtube...quite impressive! What about rust problems?
We have some pretty harsh winters here in Canada...and all the road salt really takes a toll on our cars. So rust is really one of the things I'm concerned about...
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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77,000 miles, I have only done oil changes, filter changes, wiper blade changes, transmission fluid change, replaced the tires once.
Dang! That's impressive swidd! I'm starting to feel like I really made the right choice by buying a Yaris. :)
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #7
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55k with no problems

I have 55k on my 09 four door with no problems. I change my oil at every 5k and i put new tires on it at 40k.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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Approaching 50K miles and have replaced the battery and tyres... and the hatch lift supports (under warranty).
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:07 PM   #9
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i haven't even needed to replace the original battery yet. Only thing I've needed to do was replace the tires, and i'm almost at 60k miles.

I did do the 10k services for a while when I had the extra cash, but that was simply because i could easily afford it.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #10
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I own a yaris since 2009, only had to replace tires. I do lots and lots of road.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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I have a 2007 HB and I have replaced battery, 2 tires, and the bulb for the fan speed control. Not bad for 97k
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:20 PM   #12
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Yeah I know which member you're talking about, but I can't remember the name either...I saw his video on youtube...quite impressive! What about rust problems?
We have some pretty harsh winters here in Canada...and all the road salt really takes a toll on our cars. So rust is really one of the things I'm concerned about...

Just went to.ziebart.for.undercoating. very good stuff. Its.black and.tacky. NOT.rubber. do not.use.rubber.undercoat.

One.crack.in.the rubber and sal water gets trapped in there and it will highly start corrosion. And u wont know whefe itt is until your frame.getss.rusted oit.

Also.check out waxoyl. Very good stiff!
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:50 PM   #13
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79k miles, oil changes and a little stp gas treatment.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:16 PM   #14
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i will tell you what i like about the yaris. i am on my second one. i had a 2007 and i was on a road tip on christmas eve 2007. well actually it was bout 2 am christmas morning. i was cruising about 75 mph on an interstate. when a deer jumped out of the ditch in front of me. There was absolutely no way i could have avoided it. i didn't even have time to hit the brakes. My fiance and dog were asleep in the passenger seat. both airbags went off.. and after spinning/sliding around multiple times. we stopped. noone was hurt. noone even got a bruise. the car was totaled but all the crumple zones works perfectly. this car a the usual rattles and squeaks of a cheap sub compact. but with toyota quality there are rarely any major issues. i love the gas mileage i get. and because it saved my family and me. i got a 2009 when cash for clunkers came about. i love this car for its affordability, reliability, and quality. when it comes down to it. its one of the best, cheapest cars on the road.

edit: the only casualty of that wreck was my cell phone.. the screen got cracked.. but the presents in the back never even got wrinkled wrapping!
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:01 AM   #15
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My yaris just turned 36k miles this morning and no problems.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:17 AM   #16
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Used '09 I've had since August 3, 2010. About 33,000 miles and smooth sailing **knock wood 3 times**
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:35 AM   #17
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im pushing 48k miles on my 08 hatchback. i have no problems other than my short shifter kit squeaking once in a while. Im expecting to run this thing into the ground..... im estimating using it till 120k miles then ill get something else. A quick side note, i also crashed a sedan at 75 when i t-bonned a lady that ran a stopsign at an interstate thruway. I had cracked ribs but that was because ive cracked them before. My passenger was a ok and technically i was too so i would recommend this vehicle for new drivers for its safety.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:16 AM   #18
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07 liftback auto trans with about 33,500 no problems yet-bought her new. only have needed to do oil changes, tire rotations and just replaced the wiper blades. currently getting appr. 39 mpg in chicago suburban driving, no expresssway driving.
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