We were recently given the use of a new shape Toyota 1.3 VVT-i petrol 5 door with the new MMT (auto) gearbox. My mother currently has the previous generation Yaris Automatic. I can honestly say this is by far the worst car we have both driven. The gearbox is hesitant, non responsive and very jerky particulary when moving off and changing up to the next gear. When speaking with the serice staff at the Toyota dealership they told us everyone complains about the new MMT transmission. When on an incline and using the footbrake the car rolls back when removing ones foot before applying the accelerator, their is no creep as with traditional automatics. The quality of the plastics inside the car are very cheap, poor and hollow sounding. Another infuriating design fault is the seat belt which is anchored to the roof wheich impares ones rear view vision. The only plus points about the car is it is quite attractive externally and of course being a Toyota will probably be 100% reliable.
I previously had a 2004 Yaris 1.0T3 but decided to trade it in for the new Yaris. I chose the base Ion, but added alloy wheels, front spot lamps and a boot cover to the options list. The Yaris certainly looks ok, and the cabin is great, the boot is too small though! The 1.0 3 cylinder engine is not suited for the yaris, it sounds tinny, and doesn't really have much pace, hence why i have traded the car in and bought a 2004 Corolla 1.4vvti T3! The old Yaris is a much better car!
We have had the yaris 1.3 3door mmt for nearly a year.The mmt gearbox once mastered is brilliant providing you use the manual system.My wife uses the auto facility but does not find it as smooth as her old nissan micra .The ride is fairly good but on smooth roads is excellent.The turning circle is brilliant,in fact nearly as good as the old volvos.The engine is fairly quiet up to 60mph but at motorway speeds it gets noisy.The driving position is basicly good but I find being fairly tall that there is not enough leg room if you like to drive with the seat set fairly high on the adjustment.By lowering the seat the leg room improves but isn,t as comfortable. .What is needed is a longer seat adjustment back to front. .The trim is a little cheap on the dash but the seat and door trim are ok.Petrol consumption has averaged 50.5 over 6000 miles and the power is quite adequate.The sliding seat system is brilliant and the sliding rear seat works well.The car is really fun to drive and has been totally reliable.The dealer is excellent and the pre payment for services interest free is excellent.Overall I am very happy with the car and when my other car comes up for renewal I will go for a toyota corolla verso with the mmt box .
After a lot of research I decided the best car for my wife to use on her 120 mile daily commute would be a Yaris 1.3D-4D with the MMT transmission, she agreed to a test drive despite not being that keen on the looks, we took the the Yaris on the same test route that we had used for a Ford Fiesta Tdi, in comparison it was terrible over rough surfaces bouncing like an over inflated beachball, I tried to forgive this as it would spend most of it's life on the highway or in city traffic at a snails pace, however I ciuldn't come to terms with the cheap feel of the plastics used in the car or the tinny sound of the doors closing, after all, this is NOT a cheap car! We didn't buy either car (for different reasons) but the Toyota was for me the biggest disappointment.
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