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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43 reader reviews for Toyota Auris Hatchback.
  • 2.0 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    Ed Thomas , Cardiff . Date: 29/02/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I love this car, despite the fact that since October 2007 I have not been able to find a comfortable driving position! In order to fully depress the clutch pedal you have to be fairly close to the steering wheel, this is not a position anyone should want to be in. For some reason Toyota have decided that if you've got short legs you will have to sit in such a way as you can't sit at a reasonable distance from the steering wheel, making entry, exit and steering awkward. I have tried various positions, at varying seat heights, back rest angles and fore and aft seating position, thus far nothing works. I have been suffering from pain in my left leg for many weeks. I will be contacting Toyota to see why this design flaw was allowed to happen. This is not something I would expect of a large and seemingly competent car company. Has anyone else experienced this? This has detracted from a lovely car, considering that Toyota got everything right with the positioning of the handbrake and gear lever I am bitterly disappointed with this problem. Other than this problem this is a brilliant car, the build quality, although slated by the motoring press, is excellent. I’ve not had any problems of rattles or bits falling off! The plastics may look cheap to some but I’m not overly concerned with this point. The seats are firm but not uncomfortable. The engine is fairly quick off the mark and can give the average boy racer a surprise!

  • 1.6 VVT-i TR 5dr

    kelly whitehead , surrey . Date: 26/02/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I think the Toyota Auris is amazing, an absolute pleasure to drive, extremely comfortable and very quiet. It looks fab inside and the gearshift is brilliant. To be honest everyone will have good and bad experiences with products from time to time, so i really don't think people should moan about things so quickly. What is nice to see is the positive comments as moaning seems to be more frequent than praise!! I think well done Toyota, you've got it spot on with the Auris!!

  • 1.4 VVT-i T3 5dr

    Nick Reid Date: 28/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this vehicle 1.4 T3 Petrol Auris for my wife as a present. Things went down hill from the begining. The dealer didn't hand over the car properly, their were stickers and production stuff all over it, no mats as promised and no fuel in it. The sales manager eventually sorted that out. We have owned the car since October 07 and in teh last 4 weeks the vehicles engine has accelerated uncontrollably of it's own accord 4 times. On 3 occasions the vehicle was in neutral and simply turning the ignition off for 2 -3 minutes would allow the driver to take control again. However on the 4th occasion the vehicle was in gear and the car accelerated uncontrollably. The vehicle was recovered and diagnosis far from convincing. Toyota are happy to "cross the bridge of personal injury if it happens"! I know of another Auris exhibiting the same fault. Beware

  • 1.6 VVT-i TR 5dr

    Andy Snowden , Berkshire . Date: 28/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've been driving this car for a while now and the longer I drive it the more I like it. I had to return it to the dealer to sort out squeaking brakes but that was done on the next day after my call. Engine performs very well and seat are very comfy even during long trips. "Normal" driving gives on average 35mpg so it is not bad. I bought Service Plan from Toyota so you know how much is going to cost you and I think it is a good deal too. Maybe the car is not the best looking around but I saw one after crash. Car was written off but driver was OK so looks like they did great job in terms of security too. Generally if you are looking for family hatch go for it.

    BTW. Lucy, when you drive you do not rest your leg on clutch pedal and when you turning you can not keep the wheels on MAX for longer that 15 seconds. You would not believe how many times this is an issue :)

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