I remember seeing the Toyota Yaris for the first time at the Glasgow
SECC motor exhibition sometime back and recall being very impressed.
The bare faced cheek of it, the size, the space, just blew me away.
What you got was the Verso: overall length 3.6 metres, width 1.69
metres, height 1.6 metres, 5 seats, 390 litres of boot space and
- get this - with the seats folded down a stonking 2160 of load
Powered by a 1.3 litre vvt-i engine developing 85bhp I thought the
Yaris could not be bettered. Well it can, but by who ..? Toyota
! Yes, they have achieved the impossible with the new Yaris, named
the Tardis (I know it's not the most original of names from our
Teriyaki eating Nipponese friends from Japan in the far east, but
Full road test and review of the Toyota
AUDIO RAGE CLAIMS FOURTH VICTIM
A fourth London man has been beaten half to death by pedestrians
in what psychologists have now dubbed Audio Rage.
Simon Hill, 23, was pulled from his vehicle while at traffic lights
in Chiswick and subjected to a vicious attack by three men enraged
by the volume of his In Car Entertainment system. Witnesses told
police that shoppers stood by during the beating and offered encouragement
to the attackers.
When the men then ripped Hill's radio and CD player from the dash
of his Subaru Impreza and smashed it underfoot there was a pavement
wide round of applause.
The attack is the latest in a disturbing trend of pedestrians taking
the law into their own hands and exacting retribution on drivers
who subject the general public to horror volume.