The age thing is a joke. We have 2 Yaris's in our family owned by my daughters, 24 & 25. Both are MK1's, a 52 & a 55 plate colour collection. The 55 plate is the better of the 2, getting 49 mpg and has a tad more power. The new Yaris is in my view "run of the mill" now. It has, as been said before lost its individuality. The centre dash set it apart too. I doubt very much it will become an addition to our family Journo's get paid to review cars, and have to say something to justify their pay slips, hence some of the rubbish we read. Forums are a much better place to get a balanced view if things. My own car is a MK7 Fiesta, 1.25, and does drive like its on frails. However, you have to be sensitive with the throttle pedal, as giving it too much does not, as you would expect accelerate quicker, but slugishly. It needs gentle pressure to make progress. All 3 Fiesta's I test drove were the same, could be due to emissions laws etc, but it is a big down side to the car. TBH, I prefer to drive the 55 plate 1.3, its engine seems more alive.