I have been reading up what I can on the YRV Turbo after spotting one on eBay earlier this year, and by being surprised at the specs on offer.
We currently have three vehicles in the household: my work van, a Suzuki Swift 1.0 and a Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4.
I've had the Swift for nearly five years, and it has been supremely reliable. Even with 130k on the clock, it doesn't burn any oil, and has been brilliant as my daily hack when I was needing to get all round the country as cheaply as possible! It is now used as a daily town runabout, school runner and the wife's commute. It has returned the original £500 I bought it for several times over!
Unfortunately, I believe that it will succumb to the dreaded rust sooner rather than later, and this is where the YRV comes in.
What better replacement than a small 5-door car that is brilliant around town (can't beat an auto for that) but has a bit of poke yet returns around 35-40mpg? Well, adding the good asking prices, it certainly looks hard to better!
With the YVR Turbos being between eight and ten years old now, there will obviously be some good ones and some bad ones out there. I have been trying to see what any common problems may be (specific to the YRV Turbo), so am wondering if there's a buyer's guide anywhere, or at least a thread with some good info in?
Many thanks in advance for any pointers.