And then I saw this Japanese-market ad.
Look at that big goofy car-grin. It's so happy. Toyota unleashed Stéphane Sarrazin and Eric Camilli last week in their new Yaris WRC car on the stages of Monte Carlo. Watch this little happy racer dart through the narrow, twisty stage roads and try not to smile. It's impossible. You can't.
The cool thing about the World Rally Championship is carmakers get to turn their most absolutely boring cars into fire-belching, all-wheel-drive, turbocharged monsters. No transformation may be more extreme than this diminutive Yaris.
Toyota is reportedly constructing a prototype Yaris rally car for top-level WRC competition. Autocar claims the car will be for testing, and I imagine it would be for a next-generation program. And oh my sweet fancypants wonderpleasure please let that happen.
It's the car nobody cares about unveiled at a music festival not relevant since 1995. Yeah, I went to Lollapalooza. Once. Back in 1995. Me and my main man Dirty Bogus MC the Third went to see Pavement because they had them opening for Sinead O'Conner. Bald chicks throwing mud bombs at Spiral Stairs. What was Perry…
In today's advertising world the question isn't whether your car commercial has a famous spokesperson, indie music or flashy graphics. The question is, when you turn on one of these ten sexually suggestive car commercials, does it return the favor?
Hailing from Australia, this bizarre ad for the Toyota Yaris so "vulgar" it's been banned — gets one thing very wrong: it'd be impossible to take a 16-year-olds virginity in the back of this tiny hatchback.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, never short of tests, put six mini/microcars to the roof strength test. The result? If you have to, you might be better off rolling a Smart Fortwo than flipping an Aveo.
Microcars are often chosen for urban driving because they're affordable, fuel efficient and easy to park. With fender-benders the largest urban driving hazard, the IIHS tested bumpers on seven popular microcars, None earned top marks and five were rated "Poor."
This morning's IIHS report on the shocking finding that little cars don't take well to colliding, at speed, with bigger cars? Now we have the crash videos. Let's take a look at all three below.
Our friendly neighbors over at Autoblog asked readers today what the plural of "Yaris" was. We figured we'd call up Toyota and ask. The answer, as well as the apparent official plural of "Prius," below.
Normally, tinted windows in Alberta will net you a fix-it ticket when a cop pulls you over. Unless, of course, your drivers' license features a ridiculous friar tuck haircut with a good story behind it.
Looking to make this a "December to remember" but you're broke and out of blood to sell? Here's ten cars still cheap enough to put a red bow on and gift this holiday season.