Awsome little compact
The reliability of the yaris is great. I only have 83k miles. But they've been known to last 300k, with just basic matinence. They're not a power house but the 110hp and light weight make it very peppy and quick handling. Great for dodging potholes. I average 30-35 mpg total in a automatic. I have a metallic grey 2dr hatchback (which I think looks better than the 4dr hatchback. Even though that's more practical for most people, and both of the hatchbacks look 100% better than the sedan) the wide door opening makes it easy to get in and out and it doesn't feel super low to the ground. Theres plenty of headroom and leg room(I'm 6ft). With getting tinted windows and adding a spoiler it has a unique sporty look. I'm putting 17in rims on this summer, to replace the current 15in. Being a sub compact I was supprised it has 15in rims and tires, because normally compacts have 14in or I've even seen 13in. Thoes sizes are getting harder to find and sometimes have to be ordered special, because they aren't kept in stock. 3 glove boxes are handy for keeping things seperated, I keep the registration and insurance cards in the one above the steering wheel. Most people don't even realise there's one there. The speedometer is in the center, which I thought was going to be awkward. But it turns out to be more convenient and easier to read. The back seat can be reclined some so its more comfortable for passengers. It come with either a split fold down rear seat (that's what I have) or a solid 1piece fold down rear seat. It makes for a lot of room if you need to cary something bigger. Two cup holders fold out in front of the vents, that will keep your beverage hot or cold when you have the hot or cold air on (Smart). If the one you want doesn't have a center armrest, you can order one that bolts into the center console.There's already a bolt there in the 3rd cup holder spot where it slips right in, and that makes it very sturdy. If it doesn't have cruse control you can order the control stalk and just have it installed, or install yourself, because all the wires are already there. It just needs the control stick. I recommend upgrading the headlights as soon as you get it also. They are a little complicated to replace, But watch youtube videos on it, and you'll see its not so bad. I replaced them both in about 15-20min. There is a great supportive online community www.yarisworld.com for all your questions and service needs. They also share photos of their cars, so you can get ideas of what you can do to make your car unique. They do have the takata airbag recall, but Toyota will replace them for completely free. If you want more power. Look at the scion xd. It has 128hp and can be turbo charged. Where the yaris can't be modified for more power easily. It can be done, but is difficult. Enjoy your ride.