Toyota Yaris Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Yaris reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Yaris recall urgency
My wife recently received an urgent recall for her eight-year-old Toyota Yaris regarding potential problems with the driver's seat rail and airbag. She called the dealer who sold and serviced the ...Read more
First car for $7500
We are looking at buying a car for my 18-year-old daughter. We want one with an automatic transmission and air bags, and our budget is $7500. What would you recommend? Read more
Which is better for a used car: lower kms or later model?
I'm looking at two cars with the idea of possibly buying one. One is a 2006 Holden Cruze that has done 86,000 km and is priced at $10,000, the other is a 2011 Toyota Yaris that has done 123,526km and ...Read more
Small car for city living?
My son has a 15-year-old Audi A3 which I am afraid has to be retired. He is doing this reluctantly as it has been a good first car for the last six years. Our mechanic has suggested not buying one of ...Read more
Fix for Yaris manual problems?
My son is having an issue with a 2007 Toyota Yaris manual he bought second-hand recently. A week after taking possession he drove for about 15 minutes when he was caught for some time in a stationary ...Read more
Toyota recalls 300,000 cars in Australia for faulty power window switch
This will go down in automotive history as one of the weirdest automotive recalls of all time. Read more
Small car with good resale value?
My son wrote-off his Toyota Yaris hitting a parked truck and needs a replacement. In that class of car, say a Hyundai i20 or a Yaris, what would you suggest is a reliable safe car with a reasonable ...Read more
Cruze a good first car?
I am planning to buy a used 2010 Holden Cruze as my first car here. Is it a good option to go for, or are there other cars I should look at? My budget is around $14,000. Read more
Updated Yaris sedan coming soon?
Do you know when or if a new Toyota Yaris sedan might appear, as Toyota dealers don't seem to know? Unfortunately the light sedan is an unloved class these days and the replacement SUVs can't fit ...Read more
Getting a deal on a new Yaris?
My son almost has his sights on a new manual Toyota Yaris, advertised at $15,999 drive-away. You have mentioned in your column about bargaining with dealers and, since this will be a cash sale, can ...Read more
Injured motorists seek legal advice over Takata airbags
People who say they have been injured due to defective airbags have asked a law firm to investigate the potential for a class action over what has become Australia's largest product recall.Shine ...Read more
Changing Yaris side mirrors
I bought a Toyota Yaris hatchback. I find the side mirror quite dangerous as cars approaching from behind seem to be way back and yet are really quite close, especially merging on to a freeway. Can ...Read more
Sticking accelerator in Yaris
I recently noticed that the accelerator pedal on my 2008 Toyota Yaris 1.3 automatic occasionally sticks. Quick research showed a recall overseas but not in Australia. Are you aware of similar issues ...Read more
Toyota Australia recalls 180,000 vehicles over airbag shrapnel fears
Toyota Australia has recalled more than 180,000 vehicles over fears that faulty airbags could spray shrapnel when deployed. Read more
Downsizing from a Commodore
My 83-year-old mother is downsizing from a Holden Commodore station wagon to a smaller car. What are your thoughts on the Toyota Yaris, Toyota Corolla Hatch and the Mazda2? Read more
Good replacement for Golf?
I want to replace my manual VW Golf that was written off in the recent super storm in Brisbane, with a small manual car which is safe, reliable, has good fuel economy and long-term low maintenance. ...Read more
Small reliable car options
I want a small reliable car for my wife such as a new Mazda2, Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz or Kia Rio. It's for local driving and will replace a 1998 Toyota Corolla Seca that's never had a problem. Read more
Best second hand 5-door car for $8000?
I'm looking to buy a second-hand car for around $8000. Ideally, I want a reliable, fuel-efficient, 5-door, 5-seat, small car that is easy and relatively cheap to find parts for. I'm currently driving ...Read more
First car for 22 year old
I am 22 and looking to buy my first car. I was thinking of a small city sized auto hatch – perhaps a Toyota Yaris or a Mazda2, or a later model Mazda3. I'm looking for modern features and something ...Read more
Toyota does a recall on a recall
Toyota issues its seventh recall in six months, doubles up on one from last year. Read more