The Tundra is made pretty much exclusively for this country. They are not even sold in Japan. Toyota built the massive San Antonio plant for the Tundra. It has more american content than the GM trucks and Ram.
I have a 2007 Yaris. I got it brand new in 2007 and paid $13,500 for it with all the options minus an automatic transmission. It's probably been the best car I've ever owned.
The Yaris, however, has gotten to be expensive and I cannot buy one with a 5MT and five doors, so I stopped shopping it. If I could've gotten a Yaris SE up here with a 5MT, I might have opted for one years ago, but I couldn't, so I didn't.
Again, mine has been a fantastic car that's a hoot to drive with a very willing chassis, a once semi-abundant aftermarket, and excellent reliability.
At this point, though, Toyota has a lineup of expensive, ugly, and generally outdated vehicles. Reliable, sure, but they seem to have more of a brand-tax than they used to.
View my fuel log 2018 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.6 mpg (US) ... 14.3 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.4 mpg (Imp)
In my mind, the Mirage reminds me of the 2000-2005 Toyota Echo. Car critics were not crazy about the Echo, but owners absolutely loved those cars. They were affordable, reliable, and super economical. Sound familiar?
For years, I considered picking up a used Echo. I am drawn by the simplicity of some cars. Not being a fan of sedans, it never happened.
I see no reason to knock the Yaris. I wouldn't pay a lot of money for one, but I also wouldn't be terribly unhappy owning one either. Once I decided that I wanted an small economy car, I considered a used Yaris. The lack of manual transmission 4-door hatchbacks sort of got me looking at the Mirage, too. Happy Mirage owner's reviews reminded me of the Toyota Echo owner reviews of a few years ago.
Last edited by Mark; 11-15-2018 at 10:25 AM.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)