Having now covered 8500 miles in the Auris, I am a bit dissapointed.Having been a Toyota man for a lot of years,(2 Corollas over 7 years) it had to be a natural step up to the Auris. However I think my Corolla T Spirit was a better car. Not a fast car by any means despite having a 2 lire six speed diesel engine, economy is not much better. The blind spot when turning right is very restrictive,steering is a bit lacklustre and the brakes squeal at slow speeds.Also Ive never known a car to have such bad condensation! My latest problem is that the engine revs remain high when you change gear,this I found a bit disconcerning and slightly dangerous.Its off to the garage. Im changing this car soon and having read the reviews for the C4 Picasso that is my next car,shame really I had a good afair with Toyota for a great number of years.
I have done 6000 miles since new and no major problems so far. It is quite good on petrol and with Toyota service plan total cost for 3 services is £350. Some people say it is dull. It is not hot hatch but if you want one get Golf GTI. Overall it is a good car that takes you from point A to B with no surprises. The things that could be improved: - rusting alloy wheel nuts, but that seems to be an issue with many cars - internal plastic very easy to scratch - audio system quality is below average I hope to keep Auris for the next few years as I like the ergonomy, responsive engine (needs high revs thou) and interior design.
not speedy, considering it has 130bhp, previously owned a 120bhp diesel astra that pulled better. Auris manages better mpg that the astra but i cant get anywhere near to Toyota's official figure for this car. Toyota customer service very good although i'm not to sure about bulid quality, had to go back to dealer the day after i picked it up due to a grinding noise coming from the near-side front wheel. Rear-seat passagers very impressed with comfort and space, a massive improvement over the astra. a good car, if maybe a little boring.
I bought an Auris with MMT transmission in August 2008 and have completed almost 1700 miles. I have just been on line and seen a whole catalogue of complaints about this gear box. I wish I'd seen that website before I bought the car.It's been back to the dealer's workshop twice already. At low speed it is very difficult to get a smooth ride and when manoeuvring into parking spaces the engine surges and than stops causing the brakes to snatch quite sharply. On one occasion when I pulled into a roundabout it wouldn't change up from first gear and on another I pulled out to overtake only to find I had no power and had to pull back in again. I have had Toyotas for many years and have always liked them but this MMT version is a pig.
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