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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 TR 5dr

    Stephen Clapton , Dorset . Date: 18/09/2008
    • 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 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.

  • 1.6 VVT-i SR 5dr

    Douglas Ballantyne , South Lanarkshire . Date: 15/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I bought an AURIS SR as a downsize from an AVENSIS.I have owned three Toyoto cars and have been extremely pleased with them ,no problems whatsoever.The AURIS is great to drive,it looks very stylish and I have had several enquires from other drivers regarding it's merits.Sadly like several other reviewers the car's brakes squeal when touched lightly at slow speeds.It has been back to the dealer twice,but is booked for a further check.I understand from a mechanic this is quite a problem and TOYOTA are aware of this.Lets hope for third time lucky.

  • 2.0 D-4D TR 5dr

    James Bowman , Middx . Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had a longish test drive of a manual 2.0 litre diesel Auris very recently. Was initially pleased with lots of things, eg gearshift/clutch smoothness, reasonably nice engine, good packaging, OK seats. But then it slowly dawned on me just how appalling was the steering - skittish, inaccurate and in my view verging on the dangerous. I couldn't have contemplated owning a car with something so important so fundamentally wrong even if that was its only fault. What do Toyota think they are up to?

    Jim Bowman Harrow

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 5dr

    SUSAN BALL , NORFOLK . Date: 26/05/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got this car because I work visiting people in rural and urban areas. I needed a car which was big enough so that my children (6ft 2inch and 5ft 10inch) would fit in. Unfortunately because I am 6ft and my husband 6ft 2inch we have to have the seat all the way back. The interior of the car is a good size and my son with his 34 inch legs can get in. It is a little tight (but acceptable on short journeys). If the passenger seat is moved forward a little he has found it comfortable on a long drive. The boot is smaller than previous cars we've had as all the volume seems to be vertical it needs a bit of rethinking when getting the luggage in. Driving is comfortable and as the seat is quite high off the ground I find it easy to get in and out (which I have to alot) with my bad knees. The vision through the front window is impaired when looking right and left and I have twice had both a cyclist and a car obscurred from my view. This could have been dangerous. The MPG has been good. Since I got the car in January I have averaged 53 MPG. I have once managed to achieve 65mpg average on one long trip of 200 miles but this is not the norm. My husband achieves slightly less than me. The most iritating thing is that it doesn't have a clock for passengers. There is a clock on the dash but it's only visible if you're not using the other options (current MPG etc). Performance is good. It pulls away well and there's plenty of overtaking power. Overall I'm very happy with the car.

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