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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
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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29 reader reviews for Toyota Avensis Hatchback.
  • 2.0 D-4D TR 5dr

    Bill Ralphson , Lancashire . Date: 05/09/2013
    • 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

    Avensis Hatchback TR diesel 124 bhp. Owned from new in 2008. 42000 miles. New discs and pads at 5 year service. Reliable, economical and boring. Excellent car and I suppose I should really have bought a new one by now but it still drives like it did when I got it and returns 50+ to the gallon overall. Bought for £16500 cash in May 2008 and I have been offered £6500 cash for it. 'Only' losing £10,000 over 5 years is nowadays quite a bonus.Massive boot that takes 2 full electric trolleys/golf bags and bits.

    Highly recommended.

  • 2.0 D-4D T3-S 5dr

    Michael Burke , Derry . Date: 04/04/2013
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48.7

    My car

    Bought this car in 08 with 52k on clock. One previous owner. I've done a further 65k since mostly on work car share run with 4 adults on mixture of A/Mway roads. Averages 50+ mpg, comfortable, roomy and reliable. Until this month just required servicing and usual consumables. Aircon pulley started to rattle and a wheel bearing is now grumbling. Can live without aircon so it has been disconnected and once wheelbearing is sorted I hope to get to 200k without further bother. Its not the liveliest drive but it does what's required without fuss. There's any amount of this model on the roads but very few in breakers yards.

  • 2.0 D-4D T3-X 5dr

    Danny Jardine , Cheshire . Date: 28/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    I bought this car as a stop-gap after my beloved Renault Clio I had from when I was 17 started going wrong. Was not intending in keeping the car, but yep after a year it is still my loyal motorway companion.

    After buying at a very reasonable £6000 with only 64,000K on the clock it was a bargain for a diesel, I have now just nudged over 97,000K in a years motoring, and it has been a joy to own, completly dependable and reliable so far.(touch wood) apart from lots of stone chips, dents and creaky suspension she still powers along :)

    Such a comfortable cruiser at speed, and has plenty of mid-range power when you really want to get home from a hard day at the office, not the fastest out there but for its size its more than adequate.

    With this in mind averaging about 55mpg-70mpg if your really become anal about how much pressure you apply to the throttle, but do sometimes think the computer plays tricks on you.

    I have no idea when I will get rid of this car, it does everything I need it to do, gets my bike(s) in and on the roof, and the dog. Its not the most pretty looking thing on UK roads but I like to think it looks purposeful.

    Strongly recommend the Toyota Avensis to any one who just wants a car to get them to where there going and if your driving 500 miles + a week

    Going to try to eek out 200,000K before I change, and I am sure this car can take me there.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-X 5dr

    Paul T Irving , Northumberland . Date: 02/02/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I bought this car 2nd hand 3yrs old with 49k on clock one prev owner from Toyota dealership on Tyneside who both in sales and subsequent servicing have given 1st class service. 10k service only £99 and 20k service ie 70k inc brake fluid change £250, always comes back valeted.. Local town driving gives 40mpg, careful m/way and country driving 47mpg+. Very well screwed together, loads of space and toys. Go for T3X, not T3S, as you get front fogs and dual zone climate - buy your own stand-alone colour sat nav! Other reviews comment on road noise- ive put carat progressos on and seems whisper quiet to me!but was ok before.Other comments re build quality - guess it depends how you treat it- Chieftan tank will fall apart if you chuck enough at it! Will keep and change to new model Avensis when 2nd hand on forecourts.

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