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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 T180 5dr

    Chris Warren , Berkshire . Date: 10/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased my T180 Verso as an ex demonstrator in October '06, it was about 11 months old at point of purchase. I have now owned the car for one year. I can confirm that when it comes to reliability the car is excellent. My Verso has so far covered around 24,000 miles, around 16,000 or so being driven by myself and I have experienced no problems. The build quality of the car is good and the interior is wearing well, plastic trim, carpets are good quality and rattles and squeaks are virtually non-existent. I am lucky to live near a Toyata dealer who appears to be very competant. Nothing it seems is too much trouble, I have visited them for a vehicle re-call (airbag fault) and for a 20,000 mile service and the reception I have received is excellent. My one criticsm of the car is that it is (for me) not a great car to drive, it does the job, is very fast in a straight line, but it feels heavy and sometimes loose when cornering, it is not a great handler even in T180 form. In addition, the drivers seat is not so comfortable and I find it hard to get the seat in a good position. I think this is perhaps a characteristic of MPV's as I have driven a Vauxhall Zafira which was more or less the same. My verdict so far is that on the plus side the car has been a good choice in terms of looks, reliability and running costs, but on the down side it is (for me anyway) quite uninspiring to drive.

  • 2.0 D-4D T3 5dr

    michael kennelly , Gwent . Date: 18/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I picked this car up new on September 1 and was back at Toyota within an hour, because they forgot to fix the rear door panels.

    The day I picked up my new car I went home in a courtesy car. Within a week, the car was back at Toyota, because the glove box and centre storage box didn't fit correctly and wouldn't open.

    I got the car back from Toyota today - the compartments now open, but the fit is so poor and don't sit straight. The service manager says Toyota GB told him that this is the character of the car and that plastic parts never fit perfectly. I have to say the fit now is worse than before.

    Since I ordered the car in June, the local dealer forgot to add options, didn't return calls, kept me waiting for an hour over my agreed colection time and didn't do the PDI. By far, it's the poorest build qualty and customer service I have ever seen in a car.

    I've always had two cars in the house and I have owned new cars from Audi, Honda, Vauxhall and Ford recently - all were built better than the Verso I now own and all offered better customer service.

    Toyota GB moved and did not update its website, and as a result lost my letter of complaint.

    Can you believe a manager in Toyota sending me a letter saying that Toyota GB cannot get plastic trim to fit correctly and this adds to the character? I like the Verso as a car and could not wait to own it, I just thought it would be put togther well!

    I would not buy one again.

  • 2.2 D-4D TR 5dr

    Richard Sharp Date: 22/07/2007
    • 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

    We have owned this car since May and we're pleased so far. The engine, although a 2.2, doesn't pack the punch you think it would, but is capable of pulling the car laden with four adults and two kids.

    With two young children who have a desire to be seated in the rear when they can, the seating versatility is great - a pull on a lever there and - hey-presto - seats!

    The middle seats are also very flexible as they operate as single seats rather than a bench (i.e. in the Zafira, S-Max etc).

    If you have kids, parents, a dog etc, go buy one - you won't hear complaints from anyone about leg room or that the seats are too low.

  • 2.2 D-4D T3 5dr

    Russell Wright , Essex . Date: 15/06/2007
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought one of these back in December 2005 and really have no significant complaints about it. The 2.2-litre engine is pretty quiet, so no problems there. The layout of the interior is quite easy to adjust and the back two seats are large enough for two adults (with a bit of squeezing). The drawback, of course, is that you lose your boot with them up! It feels small to drive for a seven-seater, but is roomy enough inside (a friend called it a Tardis).

    Fuel efficiency is great and the engine is very comfortable cruising at high speeds on the motorway. It handles very well at any speed.

    My only (small) criticisms are: The front windscreen de-mister seems very slow to do anything It can be hard to judge where the front of the car is when parking (as it slopes so acutely downwards). It is very easy to damage the rear bumper when unloading from the back. It could really do with a toughened bumper and maybe even a foot plate.

    Overall, however, it is a great car. I would buy another one in a couple of years, which is as much praise as you can give any car.

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