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Overall reader 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

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42 reader reviews for Toyota Corolla Verso.
  • 2.2 D-4D T 180 5dr

    Peter Voros , W/Glam . Date: 02/03/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Further to my last review, I've had this car 7 months now, and am still finding benefits. Being more or less fully 'run in', the sheer grunt of the engine is simply astounding in any gear except the first two. Economy averages around 42 at the moment in a mix of mainly 5 mile runs to work and back with the odd round trip of 30 to 100 miles. Verso is a very apt name but greato and quicko could be equally as appropriate.

    Space and practicality are thrown in for good measure in this car, it's no wonder the Top Gear guys rated it highly in the people carrier catagory.

    There has been the odd glitch, eg. the left side cordless headphones for the dvd player are not getting a signal from the left side sender for some reason, but can get the signal from the right side so that will do till it goes in for it's service. There has been a recall notice to get the computer changed when the new ones are ready for fitting, something affecting the front passenger airbag when switched off, but Toyota are very good at keeping me updated with progress and likely period when it will get sorted.

    So far overall I have to say that I am more than pleased with this car.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3 5dr

    Ricky Tang , London . Date: 26/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    The car is great, but the MMT (multi-mode manual transmission) gear box is a big problem. It has broken down twice now because it locked itself in 'N'.

    I took the car to the dealer in NW London, and they changed the control unit, but still no luck. The car has done 15,000 miles and the problem started two months ago.

  • 1.8 VVT-i T3 5dr

    neil Gillespie , Kent . Date: 25/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We are disappointed because after doing around 3,000 the mmt gearbox started to jump from 3rd to 5th to 4th back to 5th all over the place. Loses power, very sluggish in 4th gear and doesnt change from 2nd for ages on first starting up. We were told the ECU had been changed on taking it back, only to start having problems again weeks later, then told it was modified.

    On taking it back for the second time they have changed the ECU assuring us that it has been tested in all sorts of conditions and drives perfectly. On the way home however it jumped from 5th to 4th to 5th. Is there anybody who has had the same problems after the ECU has been changed.?

    All I am getting from the Manager is Salesman Hype on how wonderful Toyota are, but they wont give any reassurances in writing. Perhaps we can get something done as a majority? Thanks

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 5dr

    Nadeem Ahmad , Hampshire . Date: 07/01/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I have now owned the Verso for eight months and so far have not have any problems. The dealer service at the sale was excellent and courteous, unlike VW who completely turned me off buying the Touran, which I was also considering at the time. I also managed to get a sizeable discount off the RRP by showing them the What Car? target price, and that offered by internet dealers.

    To drive it feels pretty car-like, and does not feel like a van which other MPVs do. The fuel economy rangesfrom 42 to over 50 mpg, even when driven at some speed.

    I have used all seven seats, but it does get a bit tight for the rear most passengers. The Easy-flat system means that I can use the car as an excellent luggage carrier as well.

    Downsides? The heater takes time to get warm, and I still find the diesel engine noisy - perhaps because this is first diesel after a lot of petrol cars. The upside is economy, and no lack of punch. The dash layout is excellent, though it gets easily scratched. The top of door inlays should have been plastic (like the Corolla hatch), as the cloth does have a tendency to get soiled or wet easily.

    Overall I would recommend it to anyone looking for a practical MPV with car-like driving characteristics.

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