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Old 07-19-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Difference between 2007 and 2008 Yaris?

Hi all, I am interested in buying a 2nd hand Yaris (known as Vitz) from Japan since where I live they seem to be cheaper and more reliable than the European version.

I've found mostly 2007-2008 cars and would like to know if there is any difference between the 2. I know the 2008 model has indicators in the mirrors, and has some minor tweaks in the body, but apart from that, are there any other differences? Such as more airbags in the 2008, or better consumption, etc etc? What about the 2009 model (not many are available yet, but maybe they will be in a few months...)

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Old 07-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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i think its just the rs version 08 comes with front and rear skirts as well..which i think looks kinna weird..
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:39 PM   #3
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^ He's not talking about North American models. I for one don't think many of us can intelligently address the topic of true JDM model year differences.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:04 AM   #4
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mah bad...he did mention vitz...then scratch my comment pls..
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From what I see in the Japan EPC, Japan got the new bumpers/headlights in 2008 (which the US, etc. didn't get until 2009).

OP - If you have a VIN for one that you are looking at, I can run the VIN through the EPC to tell you how it is outfitted (which engine, number of airbags, etc.)
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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Differences between Yaris Models?

Just a quick question if anybody has the answer.....

I bought my Yaris new in Puerto Rico in 2008 (3 door Liftback, 5 Speed), I've since shipped it to the states where I drive it now-

Are there any appreciable differences between the PR and US domestic models of that year? Just curious. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks. It was just kind of odd that when I took it to a Toyota dealer here they asked me where I got the car (and a couple of the garage guys were eyeballing it like they hadn't seen one before), as if there was something different about it--they didn't elaborate, and I was in a hurry.......

Maybe it was the Puerto Rican License plates still attached........
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