Robert With reference to owning a Japanese Toyota, there was indeed a time when I gave serious thought to the origin of things before I bought them. However, in the world in which I now live, if I visit a store to make a purchase then I am completely aware of the fact that I am considering products from all over the world. If "my war" had been spent in the Far East and had I been a prisoner of war of the Japanese then I admit that it was less likely that I would eventually have owned a Yaris. Having said all that, I am delighted with the car and at my time of life it suits me well. That's it in the recent snowfall Aren't all the Yaris models for Europe built at Valenciennes ?