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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 T Spirit 5dr

    Nigel Street Date: 09/10/2008
    • 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

    Overall it is a well thought through proposition particularly if, like me, you have an occasional extended family and don't want a permanant coach. Engine performs well even when fully laden, if a little noisy before it warms up especially in traffic. The cabin is comfortable and very spacious. My main gripe is with the technology. The full colour screen Satellite Navigation system I ordered at the not inconsiderable sum of over £2k after VAT, has limited postcode search, no ability for a passenger to do anything when the vehicle is moving and slow to get started. I also had the iPod connector added at over £200 and this has also been a disappointment, unless you add every song to aplylist you have no way of playing any other way other than sequentially or random, not very helpful if you've got a lot of songs. Finally, my children were thrilled with the complimentary in head rest screens with DVD. However, my 13 year old daughter and I have become that frustrated with trying to get them to work that it is now spared for only the longest journey, which is probably a good thing in some respects but should one of choice rather than due to an inadequacy of the product. I have rated the car pretty highly because at the end of the day it does what it is designed to do very well but have to say I've been disappointed by the technology problems and would make me think carefully beore specifying such expensive options again in the future.

  • 2.2 D-4D T3 5dr

    Richard Wyatt Date: 29/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Just a quick review to say I have covered around a thousand miles in my car and so far I cant fault it! The car has lots of power when needed, cruises really well, just flies up any hills encountered, and the sixth gear is great. My car is an '06 plate and doesnt have an mp3-enabled stereo, though I believe later models do. I have used the car with 7 people on board and a full roofbox, and used it to carry mountain bikes in the back, it just copes effortlessly with whatever I throw at it. The on-board computer usually reads around 44-48mpg, which I have calculated to be around 3mpg over the actual figure, so lower than some reviews. After a couple of goes, I find the load cover easy to use and stow, quite a neat trick really!

  • 2.2 D-4D SR 5dr

    Paul Roddick Date: 12/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    I purchased a new Verso in April 2008. Using an Internet broker got me a much better deal than my local Toyota dealer, but it did take a while to sell my old Yaris Verso privately. I saved over £1000 cost to change so worth the effort!

    I have been very pleased with the new Verso, for a diesel it is quiet and very relaxing on long journeys. I have covered 6500 miles with no problems and get between 50-60 mpg on a motorway journey. I find the cruise control helps me keep to an economical mph!

    I have only used the rearmost seats a couple of times and it is fiddly storing the luggage cover, but probably gets easier if you do it often! At least it has somewhere to store the cover - many MPVs do not. If I was picky a covered central storage box would be better.

    To clarify previous reviews 1. My model/year has illumination of the key slot 2. The tyre pressures are on a sticker in the glove box 3. Although VERY unlikely, if the cruise did stick on you can press the START button for 4 seconds to switch off the engine.

  • 2.2 D-4D T3 5dr

    Simon Napier , Hampshire . Date: 21/06/2008
    • 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

    This is a company car having covered 48000 miles in less than two years. The engine is smooth and flexible with a good turn of speed. The interior accomodation is fantastic doubling as a van when required.

    Handling is as you would expect for a MPV, the ride slightly firm at times but acceptable. Fuel economy averages 51mpg increasing to 56mpg on long runs.

    The negative points are poor paint work that easily chips and minor interior rattles. Overall, for a hard used vechile, it hasn't missed a beat. Typical Toyota!

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