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Old 01-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New FNG with a Yaris

I'm 62 years old, and live in Lowell, Oregon. I currently own a 2005 Nissan Titan, a 2006 Honda Pilot, a 2004 Honda SilverWing, and a 2007 Toyota Yaris HB. I was surfing the net one evening about four months ago, found the Yaris, and after researching it for a couple hours, went down and bought one the next afternoon. We live 20 miles from the closest town, so our average trips were close to 50 miles roundtrips, and there were never more than the two of us in the vehicle. I'm averaging 37mpg in the Yaris; sure is different from the 16mpg in the Titan. I have added a ScanGauge II and a Garmin GPS. I also changed out the OEM tires the first afternoon after buying the car; received $120.00 trade-in on them for some Toyo radials which I had sipped after mounting and balancing.

My gasoline bills have been reduced almost enough to make the payments ( 3 years) on the Yaris, as my wife also enjoys driving the Yaris, and keeps her Pilot in the garage. And my insurance company adjusted the mileage estimates on the two gas-hogs to also net me substantial savings. And lastly, for any motorcycle guys, my Yaris gets almost identical mileage as my SilverWing, with its 600cc engine. So when I travel, I first must decide if I want wind and bug guts all over me, or if I'd prefer the A/C and stereo and tinted windows.

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Old 01-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a pretty good deal on the yaris purchase! How's life up in oregon treating you? Interesting place to live?

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Great choice of car. My daughter has one. What model is it. Also, Manual or automatic?
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Automatic Yaris. I'm just happy not to shift all the time, knowing I'm paying a penalty in mileage
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Fellow Yaris owner here, the more the merrier.

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Welcome and great tip re: insurance.
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...My gasoline bills have been reduced almost enough to make the payments...
And my insurance company ... also net me substantial savings...
I applied similar reasoning and bought a used 98 Ford Escort Wagon. I get to keep my toy (Nissan Xterra 4x4) & drive the Ford for free - the gas savings pay for the car. The insurance rate for both is the same as I was paying for the truck only !

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