Should I buy a Honda fit or a Toyota yaris?


#1

Trying to choose between the two, but i’m a first time car-buyer and I don’t know which is a better plan. I need something that will be safe in snow (in Philly, not terrible but definitely there is some) and safe generally. Also, we live in a somewhat sketchy neighborhood and I need a car that won’t be easily stolen. I’d love to hear any thoughts from any of you! thanks!


#2

Drive the two and buy the one you prefer. They are equally safe and either will be reliable and economical to own.


#3

I concur on the one you prefer. With respect to everything you list they are equals.


#4

toyota, less embarassing, more reliable


#5

Well, I don’t know about that. Both vehicles are similar in regards to reliability, and what’s with the embarassment thing?

Actually, I would go with the Honda, if only because I believe it has more useable cargo space than the Toyota. But ultimately, go with the vehicle you prefer.


#6

A few months back, Consumer Reports tested the new crop of fuel efficient vehicles, and they did not like the Yaris. The Fit was rated #1, with the Nissan Versa in the #2 position. In fact, CR preferred the competing Hyundai model (Accent??) to the Yaris.

For details, I would suggest that you visit your local public library. A perusal of the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature should guide you to the correct issue of CR.


#7

I’m sure they are both decent little cars, I would prefer the Honda (4 doors) myself. Since you live in Philly, please get an insurance quote for full coverage before you buy a car. It will be brutal. As my old mechanic told me when I asked him how to keep my Camaro from getting stolen, “Keep up the insurance”. If somebody wants your car bad enough, they’re going to get it.

Good luck,

Ed B.


#8

Test drive the Versa. It is large for a subcompact. If a little extra room matters, you might want it.