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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 TR 5dr

    james devonald , leicestershire . Date: 04/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 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

    within 2 months thw car stuck in druise control set at 70mph on the M40. Nothing that I did would cancel it. The road became the A40 and the cars infront slowed down but I could not. I tried to pass between the 2 cars in front but unfortunately hitthe one on the near side. The only way to stop the car was then to lock the wheels with the handbrake. Toyota(GB) customer services have been a nightmare to deal with. Ater taking the car away to Epsom, Surrey for testing they agreed to take the car off the road and refund my money. Unfortunately this incident was back in early September and the matter is not resolved. Toyota(GB) customer services are a nightmare to deal with! I liked the car for the 2 months that I drove it but would never buy another. The Toyota engineer's report is available should anyone want to read it.

  • 1.6 VVT-I T2 5dr

    trevor bleasby Date: 06/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have now owned a Verso for three years, and in that time I have not even had to change a light bulb. I can get in and drive without even a care about breaking down I am so confident of the build quality.

    I have had fridge-freezers in the back (still in the packaging), beds etc - it just takes it all and you can still shut the doors.

    The only gripe I can think of is that the seat fabric in the T2 stains very easily and the boot load cover is a pain to stow away.

    I have the 1.6 petrol and don't find it slow at all. I get 37mpg on average, and it still looks like new inside and out.

    I would say to anyone thinking about buying one that you won't find a better built car.

  • 1.8 VVT-i SR 5dr

    Eric Suen , West Yorkshire . Date: 01/11/2007
    • 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

    After considered numerous cars for a year, I short-listed Toyota Verso and Skoda Octavia for their customer satisfactory record in the past 3 years. Both top of their classes.

    I test-drove Verso and the ride is more comfortable. I am impressed at how effortless it is to stay in the middle of the lane at speed without constant minor steering adjustment. It has a more luxury cabin, 2 extra seats and a spare wheel (which is why we had to take VW Touran off our list sadly).

    However, we don’t like the visibility when parking that you can’t see where the front & back of the vehicle are. For a medium sized Corolla with 2 extra seats, I am reluctant to pay £3k extra over the bigger Octavia, though some people reckon the Corolla and Corolla Verso are 2 different animals. Even the T3 or SR have single CD player only while both Skoda Octavia Ambiente & VW Touran SE have CD autochanger.

    I was torn between the two. Should I go for Verso’s more comfortable ride and the flexibility of 2 extra seats for extended family or friends? Or should I go for Octavia estate’s bigger boot for bikes over weekend and holiday luggage, a few thousand pounds’ saving and a car with higher rank in customer satisfactory?

    It’s a pity to dismiss such a good car like Verso but we bought a brand new Skoda Octavia Ambiente estate for just over £12k

  • 2.2 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    David Watkins , Surrey . Date: 22/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After injuring my back, I needed a taller car than my wonderfully reliable Skoda Octavia 1.9 diesel. It had to have a boot big enough to hold a 1030mm long scooter and it had to fit in my garage, so could not be wider than 1790mm. It had to do at least 45mpg and have a spare wheel.

    After trying out most MPV’s, I finally decided that the Verso D-4D ticked all the boxes. The diesel Verso is quiet, refined and better than the C-Max. There is no wind noise at all. The acceleration of 0-60 in 9.4 secs is better than most MPV’s. For a tall spacious vehicle, it handles extremely well with very little roll, although the trade off is a firmer ride, but it is still very comfortable, with good supportive seats. My back proves it The steering is well weighted, but lacks feel. I am achieving 49.5 mpg overall, which I am very happy with. The interior plastics look good, but are hard and mark much too easily. Even the seat material marks easily and can look shabby quickly. If a rain soaked person gets in, white marks appear on the seat, although a wipe with a damp leather makes them look like new again. I have never experienced the like of this in 50 previous cars. I hate the old fashioned push button starter and much prefer the more efficient key start of my Skoda. Overall though, my relatives and I are very happy with the Verso.

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