I purchased the T3 Verso new about three months ago and I'm still trying to come to terms with the hard ride and the engine noise.
I must confess I failed to pick it up on the test drive, which was just a mile or so in mainly very busy town stop start traffic, so if you are considering a 1.8 VVT-i petrol then insist you take it on a motorway.
The interior dashboard plastics are a bit fragile, and the rear boot cover is awkward. The good points are the brakes.
There is power somewhere in there but the trade off is more noise. Achieving a full five-star NCAP rating means your safety is never an issue. The car is versatile, the seat materials that cover the very comfortable seats are modern and robust, and when driving you would swear you were on a track - it feels that safe and secure.
Toyota has a good car, however with a little attention to engine noise and a softer ride, it could be a world-beater.
I have owned this car new since March 2005 and I am certain I made the right choice. The fuel consumption is great at about 41mpg and that is with a good mix of motorway and town driving.
Cheap service and good customer care from Toyota helps too. TSpirit was more expensive than T3 than I would have liked, however the DVD in rear seats is a god send on long journeys with three kids.
Room in the rear two seats is a little cramped, however having owned a Zafira previously there is much difference.
I would certainly recommend this car to anybody with a young family, who need to be flexible about there load.
After 2000 miles the 2.2 D-4D T3 is proving to have been a good choice. We owned a Focus Zetec estate before, and any new car had a hill to climb to compete with the overall satisfaction that gave.
Looked at Zafira, M5, C-Max, Galaxy and Touran. + and - points for all, but the Verso seemed to tick all the right boxes.
Fuel economy is looking good (44mpg average). I find the engine really immpresive. Bags of torque and good power across a decent rev range. Nice overtaking grunt just when you need it as well. Dont much like the deisel 'rattle' when cold, but it clears quickly. Love the gearbox. Sweet changes and a nice smooth movement. Ratios where you want them as well. The handling is more than satisfactory. It's managed to put a grin on my face a couple of times so far, which is encouraging, given I don't like hanging around ! Can't fault the overall comfort. We've had seven adults in the car and my step-son (18) and myself fitted in the very rear seats quite happily for a 50 mile journey (and we're both average size). Equipment levels are everything you could reasonably expect. Safety levels (hopefully won't need to prove it) look excellent. My only gripe was finding two scratches on the car when I picked it up brand new. The garage appologized, but it makes me question pre-delivery inspections none the less. I would recomend the Verso to anyone wanting that type of vehicle, but check out which engine and gearbox suits you before you part with your cash.
I am a long standing lover of toyota, the verso being my 4th in 6 years.
Only one problem with the car which is there is a bigger gap one side of boot than otherand i can clearly see the interior. This has been inspected by head office and they admit it should not have been delivered like this but 3 attempts later im still not happy, my local Toyota dealership has offered me a new one but id have to pay them another £3,000. Shame on them I say!
Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive
After having several larger engined prestige cars I wanted a car that was just that: a car. Not a status symbol, not a racing machine, just a…
Bought a 2003 model 2.0 HDi diesel second hand in 2004 and still running it in 2012. 11,000 miles at purchase is now 113,000. Never broken down, but…