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Old 08-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #55
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I bought mine 3 weeks ago, 07 sedan auto with 226K on it. Engine still sounds good and drives well.

I'll probably put 50K on it a year. Bought it for 6K CAD and if I get 3 years out of it i'm a happy camper

Note: ABS and "!" light is on...
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:49 PM   #56
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I bought mine 3 weeks ago, 07 sedan auto with 226K on it. Engine still sounds good and drives well.

I'll probably put 50K on it a year. Bought it for 6K CAD and if I get 3 years out of it i'm a happy camper

Note: ABS and "!" light is on...
Cool!

Don't worry, it's got a long life ahead of it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:09 PM   #57
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A little over 95K on my 2007. One more oil change and she will be there.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #58
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Cool!

Don't worry, it's got a long life ahead of it.
In terms of oil changes, I plan to do every 8K but is it advisable to use synthetic? Will that extend the life of the car? Will it lengthen the intervals between oil changes?
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:33 PM   #59
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Just rolled over to 80k my self.
No repairs, but she needs some breaks.
I love this car
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:58 PM   #60
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In terms of oil changes, I plan to do every 8K but is it advisable to use synthetic? Will that extend the life of the car? Will it lengthen the intervals between oil changes?
I personally do the Toyota recommended 5,000 mile interval (I may stretch it to 5,500) and just use regular oil.

Synthetic is nice, but expensive, so it's up to you. I just don't think it's necessary on a car like the Yaris. Typically though, you can certainly go longer between changes with the synthetic so it may balance out in costs somewhat.

There's not much hard evidence as far as engine longevity.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #61
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I personally do the Toyota recommended 5,000 mile interval (I may stretch it to 5,500) and just use regular oil.

Synthetic is nice, but expensive, so it's up to you. I just don't think it's necessary on a car like the Yaris. Typically though, you can certainly go longer between changes with the synthetic so it may balance out in costs somewhat.

There's not much hard evidence as far as engine longevity.
Thank you so much for the advice, that was helpful
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #62
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i think that dude with over 400,000 miles used walmart supertech synthetic every 10,000 miles. that's what i do too.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:06 PM   #63
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Oh, I'm not complaining. The water pump took an hour to replace as did the alternator. Alt was only $45. Water pump was around $100 I think. I hope to get another 150000. The kids have nicknamed her Zippy.

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foxfab, Im so sorry to hear of your problems with your Yaris, mine has 185,300 on it and I have had to replace nothing, and no cracks either. Planning to pick up another yaris as I am so impressed with them, I hope my second one will be as awesome as the first.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:15 AM   #64
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Im at 110k with 10k mile oil changes using M1. I swap the OE or NAPA gold oil filters out at 5k mile intervals. Front brakes are at 50%. Just bought some 100k mile Hankook Optimos tires. Ready for the next 100k. Serpentine belt was replaced at 90k.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:12 PM   #65
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07 Yaris with 137,500 miles. I changed oil every 5-6K miles. Manual transmission fluid replaced once at 85K. Coolant Change at 91K. Alternator crapped out at 125K (OR SOONER!) Had to change alternator and belt at the same time. Brake Pads prematurely replaced at 75K because I heard squeaky noise. LOL
FX HID projector installed at 5K and I still loved it!! Average mileage is 36-40 and I am constantly going over 70MPH on the highway. Now my front bumper looked like my old buick...but this car has been the lowest cost of ownership/mileage driven EVER!
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:57 AM   #66
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For a 4 cyl toyota (or a honda) I think the 300K mile club might be more appropriate. 100K is just breaking one of these things in.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:57 PM   #67
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280,000 km (174,000 miles) last Sunday. Just sheered the original alt belt off last week after replacing the water pump. Front brakes twice, oil changes, front wheel bearings, patched the exhaust and replaced the bull ring up front. Old girls been pretty good to me.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:17 AM   #68
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i hit 168,300miles 2years ago off my '07.. no problems... haven't even changed the breaks yet... call it crazy.. had it checked by my mechanic but he said it still had 500 miles left before i could change anything... i down shifted and i would glide till i really had to step on the breaks...

too bad it got totalled 2yrs ago. :P.. i would've been first to the 300k club. hehe :P oh well..
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:29 AM   #69
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Im 4 weeks away from 200,000. I have 3 issues with mine which I have not repaired, I have a P0420 converter I think is inefficient, have the occasional ABS BRAKE light during winter, and occasionally when very damp ill get the voltage regulator acting up and it generates a battery light. None of these seemed very pressing to fix, but I have the money too, I think I will get the check engine like off first if I do any of the three.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #70
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In terms of oil changes, I plan to do every 8K but is it advisable to use synthetic? Will that extend the life of the car? Will it lengthen the intervals between oil changes?
NO!

If you change the oil per the owners manual (regular oil) the engine will last twice as long as the rest of the car.

Also, in case you think snythetic oil will give better fuel consumption, that aint so either.

I drove 5200 miles to Alaska this past summer on regular oil. Drove 5200 mile back on synthetc oil.

No difference in mpg.

Synthetic Oil. Its all in your head.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #71
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365.000 km in 9 years
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:17 PM   #72
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What kind of fuel consumption are you getting with that diesel?

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