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Old 08-02-2021, 05:55 PM   #1
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07 Toyota Yaris TOAD?

Can anyone comment on towing an 07 body style Toyota Yaris, I am going to look at one for sale about 60 miles awaytomorrow from here that is set up for TOAD duty with a Roadmaster Base Plate, not sure on many other details, price is right, though it is high mileage, and has a couple of small dings. Looking at it for use as a cheap TOAD when I take solo trips, or when my wife flies one or both ways, currently we are using my wife's 2017 Cherokee as a TOAD.


I have googled and find very little on towing a Yaris of this model generation


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p.s. not sure on details of what if any braking system is included, but we have a Roadmaster Evenbrake now so would just need to get a second vehicle kit for it, and roadmaster tow bar adapter.
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Can anyone comment on towing an 07 body style Toyota Yaris, I am going to look at one for sale about 60 miles awaytomorrow from here that is set up for TOAD duty with a Roadmaster Base Plate, not sure on many other details, price is right, though it is high mileage, and has a couple of small dings. Looking at it for use as a cheap TOAD when I take solo trips, or when my wife flies one or both ways, currently we are using my wife's 2017 Cherokee as a TOAD.


I have googled and find very little on towing a Yaris of this model generation


thanks


p.s. not sure on details of what if any braking system is included, but we have a Roadmaster Evenbrake now so would just need to get a second vehicle kit for it, and roadmaster tow bar adapter.
Rule of thumb, ALL Toyotas are not towable with all four wheels down. There have been some that made their own mods to make a Toyota towable but none are rated as such by Toyota directly.
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What transmission???
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What transmission???
Looks like a 2007-2018 Yaris with Manuel transmission can be towed, my bad.

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Is it possible to tow my Toyota with all four wheels on the ground?
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This is a manual transmission 3 door hatchback Yaris, I have been doing a bit of research on the Yaris, looks like the 07-11 are all the same, still not much online about TOAD use, other than a handful of comments that amount to a sentence or so saying someone it towing one. This must be one of the most overlooked potential light TOADs out there at around 2,300 pounds, not sure why yet, though there was one comment about someone always hitting their head getting in and out of the Yaris. Most message threads about the Yaris are people asking if they should buy a Yaris or something else, and every one I have found only have replies for the something else.


On a bit of a trivia point it seems the Yaris in the US is sold as either a sedan or a hatchback, and these are labelled as 2 different cars in all other markets, and even use different Roadmaster brand base plates.


It also looks like I will need to get a Roadmaster 032 or 033 cross bar adapter to use my current tow bar, based on the listing photos it seems to have the 025 cross bar adapter on it now for use with Reese and Drawtite tow bars, though I guess I will find out for sure tomorrow when I see it in person.
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Something came up at the last minute and going to look at the Yaris has been put off by at least a day
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Having worked for Toyota during that time frame, I can say that the Yaris was one of the most durable vehicles Toyota built. That 1.5L engine was virtually bullet proof as long as it received regular oil changes. The drive line was also very reliable as long as the driver didn't ride the clutch or try to speed shift the transmission. The only thing to look out for is heavy rust on the underneath and check the transmission half shaft boots for tearing or cracking. At 106HP it's not going to win any races but it will deliver 40+MPG.
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Thanks I will take a look at the boots and check for rust, I don't have a lot of details, but it appears to be one owner, and the couple that are selling it pulled it around behind their class B/B+ coach at least part of the time and live in south Louisiana, so not a prime rust state..
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Had an ECHO 5spd, same as yaris, and it was a GREAT tow car (toad). I feel the number 1 reason why more people don't tow them is stick shift. My wife couldn't drive a stick shift, reason I sold it. Also pretty plain, not too many frills, BUT bullitproof !
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Well for better or worse, I bought the Yaris today, all things considered it is in great shape, it has been sitting since before Covid so needs a few things like new wiper blades, new gas springs for the hatchback, new tail light assemblies (cracking plastic), and a new front bumper cover (rolled forward into the motorhome hitch one time when the seller was unhooking it). Maybe also new headlights due to scuffs and yellowing, otherwise looks great, 1 owner been kept under roof when not in use, interior fabric is like new, I have seen cars with 1/5th as many miles that had upholstery that was more worn. Bottom line 215,000 miles 1 owner, always serviced at the local Toyota dealer, service records, set up for flat towing just need a Roadmaster to Blue-Ox crossbar adapter ($100). Not bad for $2,400 (well really $2,600 invested as I have ordered new tail light assemblies and the cross bar adapter), tomorrow I get to go deal with the DMV pay sales tax, registration, insurance, etc.
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