THE EX­PERTS SAY

Mercury (Hobart) - Motoring - - MOTORING -

In its five years on the mar­ket, Toy­ota sold nearly 64,000 ex­am­ples of the Yaris, the best re­sult be­ing nearly 19,000 in 2012. In the fol­low­ing years, the av­er­age was about 13,500.

The five-door vari­ants ac­count for more than 90 per cent of used list­ings and eight out of 10 are au­to­mat­ics. As­cent trim is the most com­mon, ac­count­ing for 50 per cent of list­ings. White and sil­ver dom­i­nate the colour pal­ettes.

The base five-door YR 1.3-litre man­ual from 2012 ($15,690 new) is now val­ued at $8250. The three­door ($14,990 new) asks $7550. The five-door 1.5litre YRX auto ($21,390 new) is still worth $11,250.

For 2016, the As­cent 1.3 man­ual five-door (from $15,290 new) is worth $11,550 and the ZR 1.5 auto five-door ($21,290 new) is val­ued at $16,550.

The 2011 Yaris has slightly lower re­sale value than the Mazda2 but con­sis­tently bet­ters the Hyundai i20 and Ac­cent and Suzuki Swift. For 2016, the Mazda2 stretches its lead and the Ac­cent turns the ta­bles on the Yaris, de­pre­ci­at­ing at a slower rate.

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