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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.
  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-X 5dr

    GERARD GRIFFITHS , LANCASHIRE . Date: 06/09/2008
    • 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
      40

    My car

    I bought this car on a 56 Plate, at 10 months old with 6500 miles on the clock. It was an ex-Toyota car. The car was purchased from RRG Swinton, and was unmarked inside and out, almost as new. It has just had the second service at RRG and I was dismayed to find, that it required a new clutch!!, also a new master cylinder!!. All credit must be given to RRG Swinton for checking and rectifying these faults during the Service. However, this does not alter the fact that it is not acceptable,that a car of the supposed Toyota Avensis quality,and reputation, should suffer what can only be described as inferior Manufactured Components!!!Cost Cutting no doubt!! The car drives well overall and has a quality feel about it. TOYOTA GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER IN RELATION TO THE ABOVE FAULTS, IN SUCH SHORT MILEAGE.this then may put Toyota back at the top of the league for reliability as it was for many years, your alternative is Customers going elsewere, You have been warned!! I can finish by saying that I cannot fault RRG Swinton for their after sales care, it is in my exsperience second to none. Would I buy another Toyota? The jury is out on that one at the moment.But if!! I did I would buy from RRG Swinton.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-X 5dr

    martyn brighton Date: 04/09/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I had the car from new through my company. I must say that it had been an ok car in the main, except it did not live upto the legendary Toyota reliablity.

    Problems I've had are the headlight mountings melted. Gearbox exploded on Motorway at 59k miles. Wheel bearings needed replacement at 70k miles and at 96k miles the thrust bearing was going and engine seals were leaking.

    Other niggling problems were that the pads and disks rusted very quickly in comparison to other cars so needed constant replacement, the handbrake always needed tensioning after releatively short periods and changing bulbs in headlight assembly practically impossible, dealer prefers to take bumper off and headlight unit to replace an indicator bulb!

    Other minor issues I have with the car are that the cup holder was above all the electrical equipment, one sudden stop and radio and climate controls were covered in coffee not really well thought out. Road and wind noise on motorway journeys and the 1800cc engine was too underpowered.

    Positives: The ride and handling for a family car was good, its frugal on petrol at motorway speeds, interior was well put together nothing rattled/squeeked or fell off even after four years and looked good too, the cabin and boot were spacious, excellent equipment and safety for trim level.

    I'm not sure I would consider another one as I have been put off with the problems I have had.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T2 5dr

    sion powell Date: 08/08/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    A 54 reg bought 2 years old with 28 000 miles from toyota, now done nearley 50 000 miles and not a thing has gone wrong and we live in the country up a rough track which tests the suspension every day,and still not a rattle from the interior Its not a sports car but the engine is good enough for everyday use considering you just get held up by other traffic on the road anyway,and according to the fuel computer we nearly allways get over 40mpg sometimes 44mpg on a long run The steering is light , a bit too light for keener drivers, but the car grips well on the corners and the brakes are really good for emergency stops. The boot is big enough to hold the children's stuff and my wife's district nurse equipment together so saves having to change things around as the car's job changes from family runabout to nursemobile The seats are firm but comfortable enough and plenty of adjustments are available so even 6 foot 3 me has plenty of room, but the black seats do mark and stain too easiley.Plenty of room in the back for passengers as well. Looking forwards to the next 50000 miles.

  • 2.0 D-4D T3-X 5dr

    derek cramb , perthshire . Date: 11/07/2008
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    After driving the toyota for nearly three years from new i have had very little problems with the exception of a new steering rack which was replaced under warranty.

    After 53000 miles the only downfall is the 10000 mile service intervals which is costly,but otherwise its a good family car with loads of space.

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