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Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Toyota Yaris, Part 3

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Why you should buy this car: It's small, cheap, frugal, reliable and not slow.
Why you shouldn't buy this car: It's small, cheap, frugal, reliable, ugly and dull.

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Suitability Parameters:
· Speed Merchants: No
· Fashion Victims: Yes
· Treehuggers: Yes
· Mack Daddies: No
· Tuner Crowd: No
· Hairdressers: No
· Penny Pinchers: Yes
· Euro Snobs: No
· Working Stiffs: Yes
· Technogeeks: No
· Poseurs: Yes
· Soccer Moms: No
· Nascar Dads: No
· Golfing Grandparents: Yes

Vitals:
· Manufacturer: Toyota
· Model tested: Yaris Liftback
· Model year: 2007
· Price as Tested: $13,510
· Engine type: 1.5-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT-i four-cylinder
· Horsepower: 106 hp @ 6000 rpm
· Torque: 103 ft.-lbs. @ 4200 rpm
· Redline: n/a
· Wheels and Tires: P175/65R14 Bridgestone Potenza
· Drive type: front-wheel drive
· 0 - 60: 9.8 secs.
· 1/4 mile: 18.1 seconds
· Top speed: not much
· Fuel economy city/highway: 34 / 39
· NHTSA crash test rating front/side/rollover: NR/NR/4

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[by Robert Farago]

Related:
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Toyota Yaris, Part 1, Part 2 [internal]

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