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!
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.
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!
I bought my Verso as an ex demo vehicle with 3500 miles on the clock. One of the most challenging aspects of buying any Verso is to negotiate past the vast price differentials between Toyota main dealers prices, ie £3000 on a vehicle with the same spec, colour and mileage. I would heartily recommend Pentagon Toyota at Rotherham who were realistic, customer focused and true to their word. Big pluses for veratility, driving position and build quality. Negatives are a thirstier than expected 1.8 VVTI engine and the vehicle is slightly under powered for its size and weight. The ride is firm but the car looks great, handles well and the driving position is absolutely fatastic. Enjoy.
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