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Old 09-07-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hi everyone.
I am looking into buying a 2012 Yaris SE 5 speed and I would like to know if it's a good choise. Does anybody know of pros & cons of this choise.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Hi everyone.
I am looking into buying a 2012 Yaris SE 5 speed and I would like to know if it's a good choise. Does anybody know of pros & cons of this choise.
Thanks.
That will cost you over $15,000. It's OK but I picked up a 2012 Fiat 500 for just over $10,000 out the door with all kinds of standard options.
Can be towed on all 4 wheels with the standard 5 speed manual transmission, I have gotton 38-44 mpg so far and tows like nothing is there. Weighs 2,363 lbs
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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alpinemike, the 2012 Dinghy Towing guide shows that the Yaris manual transmission is towable 4 down, but the automatic is not. If you did get an automatic you would need a tow dolly to get the front wheels off the ground, adding expense and more hookup time.
Here is the guide:
http://towingworld.com/pdfs/2012_din...wing_guide.pdf

Here is an article on dinghy towing from MotorHome Magazine.
Dinghy Towing Basics

Hope this helps some.
Chris in Virginia

Iggy, how do you like the Fiat? Good buy for the money or POS?
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Iggy, how do you like the Fiat? Good buy for the money or POS?
Great value and economy for the money. I have people always asking what is it and how many mpg. On top of all the great things it comes with it is fun to drive.

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Great value and economy for the money. I have people always asking what is it and how many mpg. On top of all the great things it comes with it is fun to drive.

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We looked at the Yaris and the Fiat, the Abath wasnít in the US yet.
We (I) didnít like either one, because it would be my daily driver.

So for the same money we (I) bought a well maintained 2005 Mini Cooper S automatic and a tow dolly.

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Just don't get in an accident with anything bigger than a moped!
Is that a Canadian joke?
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Is that a Canadian joke?
No joke. Those little pee-pot cars scare the heck out of me.
With the morons that are driving around either drunk or without a driver's licence (and zero driving knowledge) these days, I like to have as much metal around me as possible.
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No joke. Those little pee-pot cars scare the heck out of me.
With the morons that are driving around either drunk or without a driver's licence (and zero driving knowledge) these days, I like to have as much metal around me as possible.
What are you driving?
You need to watch out for old people driving motorhome.
They can cream any of the cars out there.
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I drive nothing but trucks, and I REALLY watch out for the motorhome drivers, as they are indeed a very scary bunch!
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