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Old 03-09-2018, 03:03 PM   #19
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Let's face it folks: The Yaris/Vitz (RS or not) is an economy car designed for frugality and reliability. That's not to say you can't make it fun to drive. However, I agree with @NYC-SE. Perhaps this is the wrong car of the OP.

If I lived in NZ, I'd own a Suzuki Swift Sport (among a host of other cars we don't get in the States).
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Old 03-14-2018, 02:59 PM   #20
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I agree. i bought all three of mine for the reliability. If I wanted a race car I would have gone with something different
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:53 PM   #21
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I bought my yaris as a racecar <_<///
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:53 PM   #22
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actually... the Yaris, and any other 1NZFE powered veicles can be great autocross machines... and even on STOCK suspension, the ride is awesome on back twisty roads... I could use some sway/strut bar kits all around to make the chassis stiffer, but overall it handles great and goes nuts when I floor it !
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:56 PM   #23
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i bought mine as a racecar too! specifically because of the vitz cup! i remembered buying one on Grand Turismo 2 as a joke; but then i put over 300 miles on it because i liked driving it sooo much. it was stock except it had upgraded axles....
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:06 AM   #24
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You guys are great. I also bought my Yaris as a race car. I’ve owned a lot of other “faster” cars like an FD, several wrx’s, turbo Miatas, Mini Cooper s and some more I’m forgetting. The Yaris is great. My last two cars before the Yaris were a mr2 spyder and a Ford festiva. If you want to feel a slow car (in a straight line) drive a carbureted 4 speed festiva.

Going from the festiva to the Yaris was so refreshing. I feel like I went from a donkey to a quarter horse. Don’t get me wrong though, the festiva was a phenomenal car and a blast to drive but the Yaris is exactly what a car needs to be. It’s peppy, it’s light, it has all of the creature comforts and I can guarantee that I can make any corevette owner pucker his bottom trying to keep up with me on a windy mountain road.
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:47 PM   #25
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momentum car....
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:10 AM   #26
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swap with 2zz 2zr or 8ARFTS all engines fit.
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Im autistic about 3rd gen yarises. ask me anything.
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1nzfe, boring, slow

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