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The replacement of the struts is usually recommended at intervals of every 50,000 miles. So, if you have 128 and it's just needing them now... you're actually ahead of the game! The Yaris as actually a fairly good, solid, dependable vehicle and usually fair very well without the need for extensive repair costs. It might actually be worth putting the money into it.
As for the price- The front struts sell for around $140/each. The Labor Time Guide calls for 3.3 hours to replace both front struts. Labor rates vary from shop to shop, so what you pay for labor will effect the bot***** *****ne. For a job of this type, a "fair" labor rate can be anywhere from $85-$125 per hour. So, even with worse-case scenario with the Labor, it appears the quote of $1200 you received is a bit on the high side. You may want to shop around and get a better price.
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