I’ve had the car since July 07, done about 6000 miles in that time. The only problem so far was defective parking sensors, from delivery, but this was fixed while we waited at the local dealership
Ecomony – very good. Just come back from a 550 mile round trip to central London – onboard computer says car averaged 50mpg at an average speed of 71mph, so wasn’t hanging about. The 6th gear makes for very relaxed motorway cruising, it just eats up the miles.
The only negative, if you can call it one, is the lack of storage hideaways. We had a Scenic before, and that was better in that respect (but absolutely rubbish in every other respect). The foldaway seats are excellent – easy to use, unlike with the Scenic, where taking a seat out always a hernia risk. I’ve moved a 42” plasma TV upright in its box with just the middle seat folded flat.
I’ve noted a couple of comments about the “single” CD player. What people have perhaps missed is that the unit is mp3 CD enabled. What this means is that you can condense and burn at least 8 normal CD’s worth of music on one disc using a PC. The Text feature on the player lets you find the music easily. Therefore there’s no need for a multichanger.
All in all, I’m very satisfied so far and would definitely recommend this car. The SR version is really worth getting for all the extra kit it comes with over and above the T3, which I think costs more.
I just went out to have a test drive the used car 1.8 t3. The salesman almost forced me to buy the car striaght away. Which make me feel very uncomfortable!!!
I went out to test drive it and power is let down!! No power!!
But the interior is quite good. I quite like the front layout.
I am waiting for the salesman to call me. If the price is right, I may still buy one.
The Good points are it's quite cheap to buy for an 'auto' and economical too. It has seven seats but not very big outside. It looks quite model and has ESP and lots of airbags. The Dealership I used are quite helpful and I got £1400 off the list price.
Bad points : the MMt gearbox broke down three times, the quality of the cabin is not good, e.g., plastic easily scratched, steering wheel had to be changed as the top layer was coming off after 30000miles, and hard plastic dash feels cheap.
The rear light custer was leaking. The MMt gearbox needs getting used to and doesn't creep like conventional autos. Service expensive- £490 for third service incl brake pads changed. First dealer I used was also rubbish.
Overall, had high expectations but having driven it for coming up to four years a bit disappointed. Would have gone for Honda FRV, Zafria of Mazada 5 if available at the time.
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.
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