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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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30 reader reviews for Toyota Avensis Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-S 5dr

    Gordon Thomason Date: 04/06/2008
    • 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 bought this car when it was approx 7 months old with 12,000 miles on the clock and I have now had it for 15 months.

    The car is comfortable on long trips with lots of space for passengers and luggage.

    The routine 20,000 mile service was straightforward and is the only time that the car has been back to the dealer. Nothing has broken, fallen off or otherwise caused me any concern.

    According to the on-screen display my average petrol consumption is above 39 mpg.

    The sat nav is not easy to use but with patience works well.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-X 5dr

    Bob Lanewala , Essex . Date: 25/04/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was very impressed with this car. It drives beautifully, with hardly any road noise. The equipment level is very high and all controls inside are very well set up, except maybe the clock, which is bit small and easily noticable.

    With Toyota's standard of reliability, it means hardly anything goes wrong.

  • 2.0 D-4D Colour Collection 5dr

    Ashley Harris , west mids . Date: 11/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 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 car new in 2005 and I've since put 45,000 miles on the clock. Standard equipment is good and the cabin and boot are roomy. I like the engine, though there is a lot of road noise at speed.

    However, I'm beginning to think that Toyota's reliability is a myth. I've had to replace three pairs of brake pads (including discs the last time), the pollen filter twice, the radio and the rear windscreen. The remote locking refuses to work on occasions but, of course, it always works when I take it to the dealership.

    Servicing is too regular at every 10,000 miles and is expensive. With the exception of the first service, every one has thrown up little problems which were not covered under warranty and expensive to put right.

    Recently, a fault developed with the brake disc calliper which resulted in both pads and discs being ruined. Toyota insists it's not a mechanical fault and is therefore not covered under the warranty; cost to me - £388.

    So far, in two-and-a-half years ownership, the car has cost me just short of £1000 - this does not include the cost of services. I dread to think what I would have spent had the warranty not covered some of the work.

    I'm very disappointed with all these niggles, especially as I bought the car largely on the back of Toyota's reputation for reliability.

    Compared to my three previous new cars (Zafira, Vectra and Passat), with which I had few to no problems, this has been a disaster.

    It's the last Toyota I will buy.

Toyota Avensis Hatchback

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