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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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41 reader reviews for Toyota Verso MPV.
  • 2.2 D-4D SR 5dr

    Paul Anderson , Greater Manchester . Date: 29/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    Have now had this vehicle a year/7000 miles. The bad first: The mileage is low because it has spent so much time back at the Toyota dealer, and for a while we had so little faith in it that we used our old car instead. It has had 4 sets of brake pads and discs due to scoring of the disks, a current Toyota problem. The 'phone kit was removed as it is frankly a waste of time. 6 visits were required to resolve a resonance/vibration issue centred on 1500RPM, dealer found the bettery incorrectly fitted and fitted some deadening material to prevent vibration at the air filter housing (yet another known Verso issue). It still does it, but less. The plastic in the load bay scratches very easily, and the cheap stereo is rubbish, poor radio reception and speakers that distort with anything remotely bassey at motorway volumes. Vehicle arrived with unbalanced front wheels and that also took 3 visits to sort out. The trip computer average MPG is best described as excessively optimistic. Steering is very slow, takes a lot more wheel turning than any other car I've ever driven, and the gear change from 1st to 2nd takes some getting used to to perform smoothly. Toyota GB are as much use as a chocolate fire guard when it comes to solving problems, in fact, you may as well talk to the wall. The good: The basic car is excellent, mostly good to drive, very relaxing motorway cruiser.

  • 2.2 D-4D SR 5dr

    Graham Beck , United Kingdom . Date: 03/01/2008
    • 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

    The need for a larger family car directed me to the MPV market. With first child iminent (very iminent!!) typically we needed something that the 2006 Lexus 220 IS lacks....namely boot space! The 2.2 D-4D SR variant of the is well worth considering. We have covered 5k miles and returning about 51mpg combined driving. height adjustable front seats, reversing sensors and six speed gearbox, along with cruise control is also very nice. rear seats are supportive and there is ample room for the childrens stuff. The dual climate control is nice and easy to use and the darkened rear glass reduces glare inside the car. The CD player is a single disk affair (but how many can you listen to at once??)and has no ipod connection. The dash is well laid out, practical, and easy to understand and navigate. Time will tell if it stands the test of time.

    We were this close to signing for a C4 Picasso... but in hindsight I am pleased that we didnt. Low road noise, airy cabin, flexible seating and low running costs (especially insurance) make for as sound all round investment for the money.

  • 2.2 D-4D TR 5dr

    Guy Franklin Date: 17/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a car! Practical, looks good and drives better than expected for an MPV. Test drove S-Max and the Honda FR-V before settling on the Verso and have not been dissapointed so far.

    The interior is roomy and much bigger than the external dimensions would lead you to believe. It also feels well put together and solid to drive and the 2.2 engine lacks no power at all, in fact it will hold its own against a number of cars which cost twice as much (as some poor BMW driver found out!).

    The SR model, which we have, also allows you to turn off the traction control for a bit of extra fun - a nice touch which helps you to feel like you've not totally given up all the fun of driving despite having an MPV.

    Overall, its a very good, family, car with loads of extras you wouldn't normally expect on this type of vehicle. My advice would be to go for an SR or T3 spec where possible and definately the diesel engine.

    If there is a downside, I haven't found it yet - so will be back to update this should things not continue as well as they have been!

  • 1.6 VVT-i T2 5dr

    sally atkinson , sussex . Date: 11/12/2007
    • 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

    My car

    This car is spacious and comfortable to drive, and an excellent family car. I have to agree the seat material is awful and stains easily. It can be sluggish at times.

    I am also having a problem with paintwork: this is our second Verso, as we complained about our 1st Verso as small stonechips appeared all over the car and it looked awful. They eventually agreed to change it, but at our cost. They were very unhelpful and rude about the whole thing. We ended up buying a new model and - guess what - it's happening again. It's just started to appear and when we called them today they was not interested and uptight about it, which we expected. It's a mystery - and we are not near a rail way track either!

    Any help on this I would be great. I have read one review with the same issue. Are there anymore out there?

    We do love the car, but not the stonechips!

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