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Toyota Yaris High Mileage No Problem

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The Toyota Yaris is one of the most impressive high mileage small cars you can buy. Reliability is one of it’s strongest points. The Yaris has arguably the most reliable small engine of any other car. Most people tell you to steer clear of a car with high mileage. They say “Over 100K, don’t touch it”..This mentality, that a car is on it’s last legs if it has over 100K on the clock (Odometer) is doubled when talking about small engined cars. It’s classed as a no go area.

Some people who know a little more about cars and engines will know that just because a car has done a fair amount of mileage it doesn’t really mean anything. The term “Just been run in” springs to mind. In fact, some people actually use the “don’t buy a high mileage car” mentality to their advantage. With more people thinking this way it leaves the door open for other people who know there’s still a lot of life in the old boy yet to grab a serious bargain.

And remember, when a car has reached high mileage a lot of the parts, from consumables to anything else the car may have needed through out its life have already been replaced by previous owners. Also, lets not forget how cheap a high mileage car is to buy. A used Toyota Yaris with a good service history can be bought for as cheap as £700. I bought mine for £800. So that should leave you with some extra money should a few parts need replacing. Most of the cars I have bought and owned over the years have had over 100K on the clock.

As long as the car has a good service history and has been looked after then there’s no reason to worry. Of Course, no car is immune from neglect. So even the most reliable little Japanese cars that have been ran into the ground for years will also encounter problems at high mileage, or even at low mileage if neglected, just like any other car. Neglect isn’t exclusive to just high mileage. Problems can happen at any time of the cars life.

I’ve personally seen a Toyota Yaris’ mileage at 160K and the car still ran like a dream. One of the most important things is of course overall maintenance, but the most important thing to keep an engine running well at high mileage is regular oil changes. My Toyota Yaris right now has just under 120K (Pictured above) on the Digital Odometer, but if you were to listen to the car running you wouldn’t believe how quiet it is. I have to rev the car to make sure it’s still ticking over!

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136K – Sent in by a visitor

For such a small engine with 120K that is really impressive, and testament to how good these little engines are. After all, I haven’t done anything special to mine, just regular oil and filter changes. As reliable as a Ford KA engine can be, and they are good little engines, have you heard them at 60 – 70K or beyond..They sound like tractors. Mine did. The Yaris engine seems to be in a class of it’s own, and if looked after is capable of considerably high mileage..I hope I haven’t jinxed my Yaris now after this post.

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Do you own a Toyota Yaris which has really high mileage? If so send me a picture of the Odometer and I’ll add it to this post. If I get enough pics this post can become a shrine for high mileage Yaris’. A quarter of a million Odometer picture would be nice..Anyone?

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At last, someone comes through and breaks the carauto record with a massive 250K Yaris mileage! That’s Andy with the indestructible Yaris. What’s even more impressive is that it’s come from a 1 litre engine. Can anyone top a quarter of a million miles?

 

13 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I wish Toyota would offer the D4D in the United States. It would sell well…

  2. Mine has 198k and it's 8 years old. It's a manual. Clutch is still good. Brakes are still good (I know, I know…but no squeaks, shutters or pulling while braking…I downshift) Only thing I've had replaced is battery and serpentine belt. Good little car indeed!

  3. Car-Drives

    Hi Jesse, yes they are great little cars. 198k is impressive!. If you have the time and can be bothered to do so, feel free to send me a picture of your odometer.

    Also Anonymous: I wasn't aware they didn't release the D4D in the USA. I think a lot of people would appreciate the D4D Yaris in the US. They are reliable and excellent on fuel.

  4. Alan

    Hi, my 2001 Vitz RS has just died from a crankshaft bearing going at 199,640 kms. Otherwise the car is going well and it doesn’t have an easy life here in Wellington. I have to park it on the street, the roads are narrow, hilly and bumpy to boot but still the car feels good and I had no qualms about driving with verve (kind of means foot down) Apparently it’s unusual for a bearing to go at this milage, just bad luck.

    This car has cost me so little to run and is so much fun to drive that I’m going to spend another $7,000 on another ten year old RS with around 80,000 kms in complete confidence it will do another 5 years without much trouble or cost. The auto transmition, conventional, not cvt, has had no problems at all.

    Interestingly, my 8 yr old daughter and 11 yr old nephew are really broken up about the Vitz dying and don’t care about their mothers Honda and Mazdas.

  5. Aaron Johnson

    Im in chicago and I’ve been negotiating with people with 150k on their cars and they price it thousands over blue book…….they don’t budge on the price……..they think they got gold when the thing is ready for the junk yard…..even cars with accidents, the owners expect top dollar……where are you finding bargains do share!!!!!

    • Car Auto

      Hi Aaron, I have noticed that over the years with used cars in general when it comes to people selling them in America. They seem to want a lot of money for them!

      I’m not sure on the amount of used Yaris’ there are in the USA for sale, but here in the UK there are many. And because high mileage examples (of any car) are considered as a risky buy they can be snapped up for cheap. Some sellers are more willing to let them go for less in order to get a quick sale etc.

      Bargains are found on all the usual car sites. Autotrader, eBay and Gumtree are some of the places I use. Autotrader has been the most rewarding for me. Good luck with your search.

  6. Aimlius

    I have a Yaris 2007 model from South Africa. 126 000 km.
    My over all issues…

    1-water pump died at 100 000km
    2-exhaust pipe started increasing noise levels from 4000km (stealership said that nothing was wrong)
    3-seat train rails needed a recall and replacement (no cost to me)
    4-Seat belt tensioner noise reduction sponge needed a recall and replacement (no cost to me)
    5- battery replaced after 5 years (acceptable and normal wear and tear)
    6-Serpentine belt makes a lot of squeeking sound and needs to be adjusted every 40 000 km (not a big deal)

    Over all I like the car.

    I did crash the car and the air bags did not deploy but I crashed at around 30km/hr

  7. Karl Morris

    Hi, My little Yaris Colour Collection 05 is superb, and has just clocked over 100 K. Each year in the summer it gets spark plug, oil, oil filter and air filter change and it sounds so smooth and quiet still. It has had a couple of knocks over the years but nothing serious and I had to have a panel changed. Pulling out of a car park at 1 mph into a galvanised post that blended into the fog meant a panel crunch. Apart from tyres, consumables, MOT and the usual there have been no major upsets. It is a great little car! The reason I opted for another Toyota Yaris was because I was in a life threatening crash in my 5 door Yaris and both the police and ambulance crew couldn’t believe that I walked out of it. The safety rating of these cars sealed the deal for me.

    • Car Auto

      Hi Karl, thanks for your comment. I agree 100%. Yaris’ are great little cars. Sadly, mine was crashed into last week while parked and has now been written off (Scrapped). I’ll get another one soon. Hopefully the exact same model, the 1.3 SR.

  8. Kay

    Mine is Yaris 1.3 2008 or Vios what we called here in Malaysia. 260 000 Km and still in good condition with automatic transmission except cooling fan motor died at 200 000 Km.

  9. Peter

    I know a 1.4 d4d with over 400,000 kms on the clock.

  10. Paul

    I have an 02 yaris d4d with over 250, 000 miles so far

  11. Andy Burton

    Hi,

    Was having chat with guys at work as my yaris went past 250k yesterday and read your post on high milage yaris asking if anyone had one with 250K…. Car is a 2002 998cc petrol, local Halfords manager has called it the indestructible yaris. Will need money spent soon as original exhaust is on its last legs but the car runs fine! can email photo of mileage.

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