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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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41 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 2.2 D-4D T180 5dr

    B Michaels , staffs . Date: 16/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Standard Auris is a very solid all round family car, does everything right, reliable, cheap to own and run, comfortable to drive, looks nice and drives nice. Its a much better car than the Corolla which it replaces and that was a great car in itself, best selling car in the world.

    I'm more interested in the T180 though - the underestimated one. Its got a big punchy and very quick diesel engine. It delivers on thrills theres no doubt about that, extremely quick out of corners in the countryside due to the 400nm of torque and smooth powerful delivery up to its 180bhp, unpredictably quick. It may not be as powerful as the ST, or Type-R but it will put a smile on your face when you drive it with authority. It might not be as fast but you get 45Mpg, smooth ride + long distance comfort, cheap servicing (same as all other Auris models), cheaper insurance, cheaper road tax, quiet noise levels at speed and as many toys for your money as the other models. Then you have the better residuals and the impeccable service and support from toyota dealers.

    If you want a fast thrilling car, without the extra cost on fuel and ownership the T180 is the perfect alternative to the thirsty hard(ish) riding hot hatches.

    Still, if you have lowish millage and short journeys you can't go wrong with the new type-r or excellent GTI.

  • 1.6 VVT-i TR 5dr

    andrew mackie , herefordshire . Date: 08/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove the Auris and as a family car it is superb, much better than the Golf I test drove last week. I could set the driving position exactly as I wanted, as could my wife and we are totally different. The Auris will never be a hot hatch, but then its not sold in that bracket. Toyota make safe, reliable cars, perfect for families

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 5dr

    David Schiavone Date: 29/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had the chance to go to the Toyota Auris launch in Malta, and i was really impressed with the design and also with what Toyota is pratically aiming for. In general on the road its a really good car, although it might not deliver that much amount of fun such as the main competitors however i still recommend this car. I have a strong feeling this car would stand the test of time. I would personally choose the TR / T3 Model with a 2.0 D4D engine, forget the lower powered petrol / diesel engines, just spend some more to gor a 2.0 D4D Engine or 1.6 VVT-i Engine. I prefer the diesel one however. Goodluck for all those who bought one..i hope it will give you years and years of good service!

  • 1.6 VVT-i T-Spirit 5dr

    S Basak Date: 05/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The car looks quite big inside, though it is not that long. Handbrake was hard and awkard to operate. The dials were nice.

    In multimode transmission (using paddles behind steering), was quite fun to do it. However, fully automatic mode was not that smooth. In speed upto 30 mph, the car jerks very slightly while upshifting automatically. However it does not happen in higher speed. I observed that it usually up shifts the gear at 2000-3000 RPM range. During comfortable cruise speed, rev needle remained between 2000+ mostly and sometimes touching 3000 RPM mark. The AC inside was good. Being an automatic, the car creeps forward in very slow speed without using accelerator but on an upward slope, it creeps backward untill I pressed little bit on accelerator! However, on an upward slope, the car slides backward instead of moving forward!

    The driver's seat was height adjustable. When it moves for height, it also slides forward slightly. It was possible to only slide horizontally using normal hook under the seat. The entry was via keyless type. The engine start/stop button is as per with modern trends.

    The visibility in front was excellent (though I had to judge where bonnet ended - but that's the case with nearly all cars now). The car looked quite wide to me though it was not that wide in reality. Judging clearence in front at very tight space demands dexterity. I foresee that parking in a tight spot would require some skills. Overall, a nice car but quite pricey.

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