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The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

Posted by prichina ( on
Thu, Oct 26, 06 at 21:22


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RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

opel corsa, it looks better. is it the same as the daewoo chevy aveo? looks the same

RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

I really dont know anything about the Opel, but here are some thoughts that you find useful. The Toyota Yaris is the new version of the Echo, which had been a well-regarded, but unglamorous economy car. Obviously, Toyota enjoys a reputation for quality and dependability, so the Yaris should be a success and I dont think that a person could go far wrong in buying one. Some of the new GM cars, which the Opel is, are well-liked by automotive testers and writers, and I certainly wouldnt dismiss this one. I just havent done any reading on it. I would say that its more of an unknown in terms of reliability than the Toyota is. In general, you need to ask youself what are your goals and priorities for your car: High gas mileage? Low initial cost? Low operating costs? Reliability? Safety? Carrying capacities? Through research, you can probably assess each car on these and other traits. And of course there are other cars in this class that you may want to consider. Personally, Id probably end up with a Honda Fit, since Im a long-time Honda owner and have an obvious bias. But since that bias is shared by many other people, at least Id benefit from higher resale. Good luck, Steve

RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

I don't know where prichina is located, but, in most markets, the Corsa is not a Daewoo design (in Australia and New Zealand, however, it is a rebadged Kalos [Chevy Aveo]).

If it was a choice between a Kalos-based Corsa and a Yaris, my choice would be the Yaris. It's a better-built vehicle and, likely, tougher (in general, in this size class, Japanese cars do better in U.S. crash-testing than Korean cars; I don't expect that to be the case for much longer).

If it was a choice between a true Opel Corsa and a Yaris, though, I think, for me, it would depend on the price and dealer network and maybe even the smoothness/economy/drivability of the engine. As a German-designed and -built car, the Corsa likely would be a stronger car in a crash than a Yaris (again, speaking generally, independent organizations reporting crash statistics bear this out). But the Yaris most likely is not far behind in safety, so other considerations may win out.

RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

I asked the dealer now ,and he said that the new opel corsa it is a platform of Grande Punto. So to me it sounds like a true Opel Corsa? right?

RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

Then that Corsa was designed by Opel and FIAT. Yup, a "true" Corsa.

RE: The new opel corsa or Toyota Yaris

The Opel Corsa is a European car, the diesel engine co-developed with FIAT.

The Pontiac Aveo (/Chevrolet Kalos/Holden Barina) is a Korean, lower priced (and thistier) car.

It 's a matter of personal judgement, both Yaris and Corsa are pretty standard FWD cars with similar mechanicals, economy and build quality.

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