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Old 02-26-2024, 01:52 PM   #1
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Drives: 2011 Toyota Yaris
Join Date: Feb 2024
Location: Louisville, KY
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Questions considering a 2011 Yaris


Just joined to ask some advice on a 2011 Yaris we're considering. It has 94k miles, being sold for $6k.

My main concern is some rust around the bottom of the body. I've read this can be a problem on Yaris's around this timeframe.

Is this only going to get worse? Have others been able to remove/prevent future rust?

I've never dealt with rust on any of our other vehicles previously, so not sure whether this is a minor issue that I could pretty easily manage, or if I should avoid at all costs.

One other question: this is one where they were putting the gauge cluster in the center -- do others feel like this is a pretty big negative, or is it pretty easy to adjust to and ultimately not a big deal?

Any other things we should look out for?

Ultimately this will be a starter car for my son, and hoping to get something reliable for him that will last him a while until he's able to afford something newer. I know Toyotas are typically very reliable, so I can maybe live with the above downsides for a reliable car.

Thanks for your help!
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