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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.
  • 2.4 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr

    James Robertson Date: 07/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Average car, not an exciting drive, lots of road noise, poor steering, the clutch had to be replaced at 16500 miles.

    It is a very good big family car, BUT be warned don't buy a top of the range model as the depreciation is a killer, the car has lost more than half its value in 16 months!!!

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3-S 5dr

    Scott Owen , Renfrewshire . Date: 01/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought this car with 13,000miles on the clock, an 03 reg. I did 40,000 miles in two years, never had one single major fault with the car. However it was taken into the garage for a couple of squeaks, but then i do have over sensitive hearing, both times fixed under warranty.

    I would recommend this car to anyone, by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. The only fault with the vehicle, from my point of view was the sat nav, it got us lost on a couple of occassions. I would probably plump for the T3-X if purchasing another Avensis.

    Economy suprisingly good considering the size of the vehicle.

  • 2.0 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr

    David Thomas , Southyorkshire . Date: 01/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    My car

    Since owning this car from May 2006, it has been in to the dealer eight times.

    Problems so far include the engine warning light coming on three times, and every time the dealer has not done anything apart from clear the fault from the ECU. The reason given was that the fault appears to have cleared, or the last reason given was that we think it's a faulty connection.

    It has had a new clutch master cylinder, new parts for the cooling system to try and cure rough running problems (they have not worked), the tailgate struts need replacing, and new parts were needed for the door locks because the car keeps locking itself after the engine is switched off.

    It has had two new headlights - the old ones just kept misting up. It has needed new front disc brakes at 15,000 miles. 2000 miles later the brakes are again making enough noise to wake the dead.

    Last but not least, do not scrape the bottom of the bumper on a kerb - this will result in the plastic under-tray coming loose and, as happened to mine, bend itself back under the car. I was doing 70mph on the motorway and the sound is scary. After seven Toyotas, this is my last one.

  • 2.0 D-4D T4 5dr

    STUART DAVIDSON Date: 27/01/2007
    • 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 have owned this car for over a year and, after owning many different cars in the past, this has been the best car I have owned.

    Build quality is excellent, and the diesel engine is excellent. The interior is excellent, too, and it comes with many toys.

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