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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.
  • 1.6 VVT-i T3 5dr

    Cathy Carasco , Middlesex . Date: 26/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought an Auris last August, with the MMT transmission, what a nightmare ! It drove like a dream the first three months, after that the brakes squeeked! At low speed the car does not change gear but raves, feels like the car has no power,this happens freqently at roundabouts! on a straight run if I need to reduce speed, the car does not pick up again, but the engine raves, which I find really dangerous !I've had put on hazard lights ,the drives behind me not happy! The car has been back to the garage twice, brakes fixed, but the gear problem remains, answer from toyota garage: change gears manually,: why i ask when I'm driving in auto mode. Reply: this is how one drives an MMT ! I will be returning the car, as I find it too dangerous to drive. I wish I had read reviews on this prior to buying it !

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 3dr

    Dave McGee Date: 26/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    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.

  • 1.6 VVT-i TR 5dr

    G P Date: 05/11/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 D-4D SR 5dr

    Iestyn Owen , Denbighshire . Date: 31/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    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.

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