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Old 07 Aug 2006, 12:51 am
Body Roll
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Default Saw a Yaris today looks good

I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:
Fit: good internals, questionable looks, high price
Yaris: shitty internals, good looks, soft suspension, shitty 5sp, 4th
place finish in the recent C&D test,
cheap (Spaz factor???).

Opinions?

At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
sheetmetal. Go figure.

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Old 07 Aug 2006, 06:58 am
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Body Roll wrote:

> I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
> So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:
> Fit: good internals, questionable looks, high price
> Yaris: shitty internals, good looks, soft suspension, shitty 5sp, 4th
> place finish in the recent C&D test,
> cheap (Spaz factor???).
>
> Opinions?
>
> At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
> sheetmetal. Go figure.


What is so shitty about the Yaris' internals and 5-speed tranny? At least
the Yaris is a much better all around car than, say, the Chevy Aveo!
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 07:37 am
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"Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
> So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:
> Fit: good internals, questionable looks, high price
> Yaris: shitty internals, good looks, soft suspension, shitty 5sp, 4th
> place finish in the recent C&D test,
> cheap (Spaz factor???).
>
> Opinions?
>
> At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
> sheetmetal. Go figure.
>

Both have the downside of being the first model year. Too soon to tell,
although both come from mfrs with a good record. I doubt either Honda or
Toyota is going to make a dog.

Mike


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Old 07 Aug 2006, 08:24 am
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Default Re: Saw a Yaris today looks good

In article <ddqdnXecYomTqUrZnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d@sedona.net>,
"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote:

> > At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
> > sheetmetal. Go figure.
> >

> Both have the downside of being the first model year.


The Civic much more so than the Fit, since the Fit is a proven model in
other countries. The basic platform has been put through the wringer
already elsewhere; only the US-specific components and the service
organization are new.

The Civic, though, is all new all around.

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Old 07 Aug 2006, 11:40 am
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"Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
> So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:
> Fit: good internals, questionable looks, high price
> Yaris: shitty internals, good looks, soft suspension, shitty 5sp, 4th
> place finish in the recent C&D test,
> cheap (Spaz factor???).
>
> Opinions?
>
> At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
> sheetmetal. Go figure.
>


Fit if you ever need to carry anything big. Yaris also good, but nowhere
near as versatile. The quality of both is appropriate for the price.

Jazz (Fit) has just been hailed as the most reliable car you can buy in the
UK (450 surveyed and no break-downs in a year IIRC).

Skippy
E&OE


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Old 07 Aug 2006, 12:12 pm
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Default Re: Saw a Yaris today looks good

Skippy wrote:
>>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
>> So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:

>[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
>> At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
>> sheetmetal. Go figure.

>
>Fit if you ever need to carry anything big. Yaris also good, but nowhere
>near as versatile. The quality of both is appropriate for the price.
>
>Jazz (Fit) has just been hailed as the most reliable car you can buy in the
>UK (450 surveyed and no break-downs in a year IIRC).
>
>Skippy
>E&OE


Personally, Iove the styling of the Fit Sport. My wife plans to get a red one
in several months. She just got
a promotion and a car allowance is part of the package.

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Old 07 Aug 2006, 04:22 pm
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"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in message
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> Skippy wrote:
>>>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
>>> So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:

>>[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
>>> At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
>>> sheetmetal. Go figure.

>>
>>Fit if you ever need to carry anything big. Yaris also good, but nowhere
>>near as versatile. The quality of both is appropriate for the price.
>>
>>Jazz (Fit) has just been hailed as the most reliable car you can buy in
>>the
>>UK (450 surveyed and no break-downs in a year IIRC).
>>
>>Skippy
>>E&OE

>
> Personally, Iove the styling of the Fit Sport. My wife plans to get a red
> one
> in several months. She just got
> a promotion and a car allowance is part of the package.
>
> --
> Message posted via CarKB.com
> http://www.carkb.com/Uwe/Forums.aspx...-cars/200608/1
>


Well mine is red. definitely the best colour. I love it, which is handy I
suppose!

Skippy
E&OE


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Old 08 Aug 2006, 06:59 pm
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My wife thought that she wanted a Yaris until she saw one 'in the tin' and
so we spent half that much on a 2003 Civic EX! Thanks to all of you new car
buyers that provide product to us used car buyers!!
"Skippy" <Skippy@spam.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1154929911.414393.92290@m73g2000cwd.googlegro ups.com...
> >I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.
> > So subcompact would-be owners probably face this dilemma:
> > Fit: good internals, questionable looks, high price
> > Yaris: shitty internals, good looks, soft suspension, shitty 5sp, 4th
> > place finish in the recent C&D test,
> > cheap (Spaz factor???).
> >
> > Opinions?
> >
> > At almost $15k you'd think that Fit would get most of the Civic's
> > sheetmetal. Go figure.
> >

>
> Fit if you ever need to carry anything big. Yaris also good, but nowhere
> near as versatile. The quality of both is appropriate for the price.
>
> Jazz (Fit) has just been hailed as the most reliable car you can buy in

the
> UK (450 surveyed and no break-downs in a year IIRC).
>
> Skippy
> E&OE
>
>



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Old 08 Aug 2006, 07:31 pm
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Default Re: Saw a Yaris today looks good

On 6 Aug 2006 22:51:51 -0700, "Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote:
>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.


Just saw my first 2-door Yaris (hatch?), tiny tiny tall little car.
Good formula, really, I think. A lot smaller than the four-door by my
eyeballing, I haven't looked up the specs.

The only current Fit is 4-door (5-door), right?

J.


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Old 08 Aug 2006, 09:13 pm
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JXStern wrote:
> On 6 Aug 2006 22:51:51 -0700, "Body Roll" <aglyport@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>I saw a blue Toyolet Yaris hatch today: looked better than Fit.

>
>
> Just saw my first 2-door Yaris (hatch?), tiny tiny tall little car.
> Good formula, really, I think. A lot smaller than the four-door by my
> eyeballing, I haven't looked up the specs.
>
> The only current Fit is 4-door (5-door), right?
>
> J.
>
>


Isn't the Yaris just the Echo/Scion mechanicals wrapped in a different skin?

John

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