We tested Toyota Yaris 1.0
Concerning the reliability of Toyota’s models, the success could be guessed.
This Toyota model was from the start equal to the European models that lasted longer on the market. It set new security standards for this class of cars, getting maximal 4 stars on crash-test. It experienced certain rejuvenescence in 2003, which was most obvoiusly seen on new light groups. In first model of Yaris can happen to reach some yellow colour and loose the shine, but it doesn’t have drastic influence on their functionality.
Bodywork is perfectly protected from corossion and won’t get freckles even after longer exploitatio on our well greased roads. The back silencer has showed amazing endurance and it doesn’t show the signs of weariness even after 9 years of exploitation on models produced in Japan. The model was produces in three versions of bodywork: hatchback, sedan and minivolume, so that every buyer can find the right measurement. The most usual bodywork in our market is hatchback version, which is the subject of examination in this text. The choice of colours is wide and the quality of laque - excellent. Concerning the design of the bodywork, we leave it to you to evaluate.
In this model, 4 adults can easily take place, especially because it is 4-door version. The luggage space of 205 l capacity can’t satisfy the needs of 4-member family, but for urban conditions of exploitation enough, because when pulling down the backseats you achieve 905 l, which makes this car very useful.
The dashboard is moved to the middle of entral panel, it look modern and extravagant, with digital indicators of speed and torque. Its 3D presentation looks spacy, but it can be unpractical when directly meet sun-rays, when the visibility is bad. For this reason, you have plenty compartments, which makes this model eternal.The quality of plastics in interior is average, especially in first models, and the most important remark concerns the quality of the material of the steering wheel. The seats are comfortable and durable to weariness, but they could have better side support to the body of the driver. In all models, even in the weakest, you can find air conditioning, radio CD,electrically adjusting of wing mirrors and side mirrors and other gadgets, and you will probably be satisfied with the level of optional equipment.
The engine of 1l and 4 cylinders, which on the cover carries the label VVT-i, nowadays known as modern and efficient aggregate. The label VVT-i means that the engine has changeable phase of opening valves through camshaft, which refers to suction valves. It develops the performance of 68 KS, which is completely enough for that size and weight of the car. It doesn’t consume oil at all, and fuel consumption goes from 6.5 on the open road , to 8 l in urban driving. It is very reliable and durable, and possible problems can come up only because of bad fuel, when the fuel injectors should be cleaned. As the prevention from blocking of Venturi tube, we suggest regular replacement of air filters. Anyone who finds this engine insufficient, can choose Yaris with stronger engine of 1.3 l / 86KS, or economic diesel engine of 75KS which spends 4.2l of eurodiesel.
Concerning maintianance and service, we have to point out excellent reliability and durability of all combinations of cars and engines. Alos, you need to know that parts aren’t cheap at all, but you probably won’t have the need to change them except regular ones. Service networking isn’t developed completely yet, and it can make problems to the people in southern parts of our country . We’ll point out that the petrol engines have chain instead of timing belt; the chain is replaced rarely, while V-ribbed belt is usually replaced on 105.000 km, cooling liquid on 60.000 km, as well as sparks. All in all,if you maintain it properly, you’ll probably forget your last visit to the crafstmen.
For mentioned model the price on our market goes from 5.250 euros for model from 2000., to 7.400 euro for the model from 2004.. Too much or cheap – the judgment is yours, and promobile is here to give you right information.