PRICE From $15,490 drive-away
ENGINE 1.5-litre 4-cyl, 80kW/141Nm
TRANS 5-speed manual;
FWD THIRST 5.8L/100km
THE LOWDOWN Some of the Carsguide crew reckon the current Yaris is not as good as the old one but it remains a rocksolid choice with bulletproof resale. Most people buy them as suburban runabouts or starter cars, not racers, so they do the job.