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  1. tgpii

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    I got a 2012 Toyota Prius C two. I am the original owner. It has 109,000 mi. Runs like new. Not the most fun car I have owned but the most reliable and best daily driver. Winter I get 30-40 mpg. Summer I get 40-50. Negative -22 in Winter and it sits on driveway outside. Starts right up!

    I want a new one but they are R.I.P. So I am thinking of getting a Yaris/Mazda 2. (Hate me it is not a Prius/Prius C). So I was thinking of a Yaris/Mazda 2. My issue is that the sedan comes in stick/L trim. However the hatchback will/does not come in stick/L trim. Anyone know why? Also trying to find out if the 2/3 door hatchback be available. Thank you!
     
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    Have you asked a dealer or two these questions ?
    Including if there are still any 2019 C's available anywhere ??

    "The Internet" is not always the best place to get information. :eek:
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    There are a few C out there but it they are a model year old and have no markdowns for that. If the internet is not the best place for information why is there even a priuschat.com? Dealers say the 2020 hatch is not out yet, and most dealers I go to know nothing about the Yaris.
     
  4. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

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    I don't think they are going to bring in the 3-door hatch, but yeah... ask a dealer to make sure.

    We bought our c because we couldn't wait for the new Yaris hatch to arrive, and we didn't want the previous generation.

    The new Yaris seems like a great little car; a fine replacement for the c. Maybe someday they'll hybridize it.
     
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    That is not a serious question, is it ??

    Hint: Sometimes the only people who know the real answer don't even participate in places like this.........and the people who DO just take wild guesses.

    And then we are right back where we started.......with a Prius C.......which is/was a "hybridized" Yaris.

    I'm kind of hoping for a hybrid Corolla Hatchback (Sport ??).
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the Yaris is built by Mitsubishi for Toyota so be sure to check out any Mitsu dealer when you go shopping. May as well get the best deal that you can. :)
     
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    I drove an 08 stick yaris for years. It is a great car. But I couldn't get TVs in the trunk or back seat ect. So 11 years later I went to try an get a manual yaris and the dealerships told me I'd have to wait for someone to trade in a used one from 2016 or previous. I wish I would have just got a used stick two door. But the c is almost as good I guess...

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    I have never attempted to haul a TV in my Prius C but I did load a keyboard (musical) on Saturday easily. I'm guessing I would have no trouble loading something like a TV with the back seats folded down.
     
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    Yeah the hatch makes even the large 399 tvs fit. It's not like I move tvs often it was just that everytime I moved for 11 years the Yaris sedan I had couldn't move anything big even though the inside was larger than a Corolla. So I tried to get a new yaris with a hatch but since mallenials can't drive stick shift and text Toyota quit selling manual toyotas in 2016. They later came out with Corolla hatch with stick but I already got a C. If I had a time machine I would get a 5 yr old yaris hatch with manual transmission and be just fine with 35mpg. And save 15k.

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    I currently drive a 2012 Toyota Prius C with 109,000 miles. I love the car. For my next whip I am thinking of a Mazda 2/Yaris.



    Toyota and there website does not have all the information on the 2020 Yaris out yet. If anyone please know any of the following answer PLEASE let me know.



    Why does the 2020 Mazda 2/Toyota Yaris Sedan come in L trim but the Hatchback does not? Why does the Sedan come in Manual Transmission, but the Hatchback does not? Will the Hatchback come in 2/3 door?
     
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    I currently drive a 2012 Toyota Prius C with 109,000 miles. I love the car. For my next whip I am thinking of a Mazda 2/Yaris.



    Toyota and there website does not have all the information on the 2020 Yaris out yet. If anyone please know any of the following answer PLEASE let me know.



    Why does the 2020 Mazda 2/Toyota Yaris Sedan come in L trim but the Hatchback does not? Why does the Sedan come in Manual Transmission, but the Hatchback does not? Will the Hatchback come in 2/3 door?
     
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    Posting the question ONCE would have been plenty. ;)
    The answer is: Because that is what they decided to do.
    You can't always know WHY.
     
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    As a person wanting to give them money I do!
     
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    If they’re not selling what you want to buy, why would the reason matter?
     
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    The base trim exists for fleet sales and as a price leader for advertising. If the manufacturer feels it isn't needed for the latter, then it won't available to the public. The Prius One only became available to us rubes in response to the arrival of a direct competitor. The Ioniq and maybe the Insight2 with the gen2 Prius. Hatchbacks are more popular than sedans now, so a Yaris hatch doesn't need an L to sell. Besides, saving a grand(likely less after incentives) for the sedan L means giving up 'fog' lights, a spoiler, heated mirrors, and SKS. The last one is worth it for many.

    Manuals only sell well in the US in sports cars. For other cars, it is there as part of the price leader job. What we get no longer has an economy advantage over the automatic. Well, it did for the old Yaris, but the old Yaris only had 4 speeds in the automatic. It doesn't even look like the 2019 hatchback had the manual as an option anymore. It isn't even up on Toyota's site anymore.
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    Will have to wait an see about the doors, but I'm guessing 4 only like the sedan. Some good news, is that Toyota isn't charging extra for the hatchback.
    2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback Won’t Cost You More Than The Sedan
     
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    In Europe Yaris does have a hybrid powertrain option, as does the CH-R. I somehow do not expect Toyota to bring the Yaris hybrid to the US, but CH-R is more likely (after its exterior has been cleaned up to align with the sensibilities of the Toyota customers)
     
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    Is this true? The Yaris is a Mitsubishi?
     
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    No, the one the US is a Mazda2.
     
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    Yeah, what Trollbait said. Mazda.
     
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    Just bumping an old thread here because it didn't seem worth creating a new one.

    My rental car this week is a 2018 Yaris sedan, same as mentioned up-thread. This was my first opportunity behind the wheel and what a disappointment!

    I've got some familiarity with the previous generation Yaris and this new one comes off mostly as a step backwards.

    Most of my problem with this car is the center console in the cabin. It's hopelessly oversized relative to the rest of the car. It's much too wide and tall towards the front, badly restricting kneeroom for the driver and front seat passenger. Worse, it's been overcrowded with functionality that didn't absolutely need to go there, with 6 buttons and two knobs remoted from the stereo system. Worse still, they missed a few important functions such as the provision of a center armrest.

    The engine offered significant vibration at idle. The steering wheel tilt/telescope lock had a very fragile feel to it. I couldn't find a great place to hang/stash the key fob; I've always liked the keyslots on the dashes of recent Volvos and the 2nd generation Prius.

    There's a lot I like about this car- it looks good, the size is fantastic for city parking. It's not too hard to get in and out of. Visibility is quite good. It drives well, no complaints there. The cabin is spacious in every way except as called out above. It's a lot of car for the money.

    TL;DR- it's hard to make a subcompact car that works well for tall people, and Toyota blew it with this one. A refresh might fix it.
     
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