Is a Toyota Yaris a good car for a teenager?

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Old 11 May 2010, 01:03 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is a Toyota Yaris a good car for a teenager?

I'm 16 (almost 17) and my parents just bought me a toyota yaris without knowing much about it. I've had my license for almost a year so I'm a pretty decent driver.I assume since it's a toyota, it's reliable, and I know it gets good gas mileage, but how safe is it? I don't know much about cars, but so far all I've driven is a toyota prius. Is the yaris a good car for me? (they already bought it... so theres not much I can do about that)
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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sweetness have you read what you have writen....















let me sume it up:















oh por me my mom and dad bought me a new car and i do not like it so what do i do.....































Drive it and do it as safe as you can,















say thank you to mom and dad,















and stop being a vally girl.....































yes the car is a good car, if it is safe that is up to you and the way you drive.































look in to M.A.D.D.. (www.W.A.D.D.com ) do not drink and drive and do not let your friends drink and drive.....
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:09 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, it should be a decent car, toyota makes reliable safe cars.... the Yaris should be really good on gas. Have fun with the little car...
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:12 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Sarah :















Hun a Toyota Yaris is your first car right? don't worry they are great cars anything Toyota is good. I know of a Toyota Truck that has 350,000 miles on it.































Good luck and smile you have a cute car.
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:34 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Your parents must done a lot of reading and research when selecting this car for you. It's a great little car that will yield good fuel economy.































I hope you plan to keep it serviced regularly as the manual in the glove compartment suggests.































As you already know structurally all small cars are lightweight and bend easily in accidents. Please drive defensively and don't be distracted talking on the cell phone, eating, or blasting tunes in town. I depend on "hearing" sounds around me when driving in congested areas. You will be accustomed to using your ears as a defensive driving tool.































Good Luck to Ya!
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:40 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Prius is twice the cost and hybrid synergy drive. I know you want to be environmentally friendly. But prople do not know Hybrid batterys only last 5 to 10 years and can cost $5,000 to change out plus the dangers of high voltage. I think You should love Yarus they are cute and ugly at the same time. Most Yarus's have up to six air bags so they are a safe ride just drive defensively and stay out of accidents. Be very thankfull you were given over $13,000. After you get a degree and get out on your own you can pay for any new car wou want.
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Old 11 May 2010, 01:45 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe.































I bought my daughter an '88 Volvo 240 station wagon for $1500.































If you are mostly concerned with safety, there were ways to save some money.































Perhaps they thought you didn't really care about safety but would prefer a stylish, shiny new car.































Parents, you can't live with 'em and you can't live without 'em.
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Old 11 May 2010, 02:55 pm   #8 (permalink)
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yes it is a pretty good little car,they made good choice as far as cars go,they was thinking of operating cost and insurance cost probably when they bought this for you,but it will last you a long time,if you take care of it,later on when you get a job you can trade it if you like,and it will still be a good car then,since they already bought it id be thankful i had a car,anything beats walking for now though you have a good car,enjoy it,and good luck with it.
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Old 11 May 2010, 02:58 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Sure, the Yaris's are small, so that might be a concern for safety. Hopefully your parents bought you one with the package that includes Option C, that has side air bags (Driver & Front Passenger Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags & Front & Rear Side Curtain Airbags[1] (GY)). If it has that then it should be a pretty safe car, else just drive carefully lol. Enjoy your car, I've wanted the Sport sedan version of it, they look awesome!































Oh- Since you got a new car, keep everything well-maintained (look in manual for things you need to do) and change oil every 3/months or 3000 miles! Keep the car well-maintained and it will last you forever!
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Old 11 May 2010, 03:05 pm   #10 (permalink)
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ya not bad choice
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