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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
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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28 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 1.0 16v GLS 5dr

    rennie lee , . Date: 02/02/2014
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49.6

    My car

    I bought a black yaris 3 years ago, simply as my second car to run around in work. It is aging now, but still for a little motor it is still going strong. its ferociously economical, has lots of room , quite comfortable and by far the most reliable car i have ever owned.

    it is a 2000 model, and has already covered 148k! i have had little problems in the last 3 years with just: new tyres (at £40 each), a coilpack replacement (£50), a replacement exhaust backbox (£75) and it only ever broke down once- a dead battery. it is a wonderful and reliable car, not the best looking, but certainly hasstle free driving, they are cheap and the Toyota legend for reliability in a Yaris lives on.

  • 1.3 16v GLS Auto 3dr

    les maddams , surrey . Date: 22/07/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I needed a cheap, basic small car for stop start driving in city traffic. Bought the 1.3 auto and for 2 years have clocked up about 30k miles.. It's quiet, responsive, easy to drive, power steering and a/c are good...Built in radio with tape player can be changed via ebay..All I have spent is the usual tax & MOT, 2 tyres and 2 oil change. I found that I ran out of space in the small boot, but as I only ever have myself and one other in the car I removed the back seats (4 bolts and easy to do), turned it into a small van and haven't looked back. I can pull away from the lights and leave some sports cars standing (and upset), however they soon catch me up. All I can say is after 30 years of driving this has been one of my best investments.

  • 1.0 16v CDX 5dr

    rebecca anne dey , mid glamorgan . Date: 28/09/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I am a mobile hairdresser and have owned my yaris for over 6months. I love this car. It as loads of space for all my stuff. Its reliable and cheap to run. I fill the tank right up everytime I go to the petrol station. It lasts about 2 weeks, I use this car everyday and its really worked hard. But it copes well with me and its like my best friend. Only fault I would say is its sluggy up hills. But I have a 1 litre version with 5 doors. I also travel with a boot full of my hairdressing stuff.

  • 1.0 16v GS 3dr

    Michael Burgess Date: 18/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    Due to money shortages I sadly had to downgrade from my 1.4 2002 T3 Corolla. The replacement was a 2001 black Yaris with 65000 miles on the clock. I paid what I felt was a lot for it (£2600 after I got £400 knocked off the price), but then it is a much higher quality product than so many of its rivals.

    In black and with a chrome grill with no scratches or dents it looks very smart. Alloys and a spoiler would complete it but I don't feel its worth spending the money.

    Inside, there aren't any overly noticable rattles or squeaks. Everything feels very solid and good quality. I love the digital read outs from the dashboard. I bought a CD player for it and the sound from the speakers isn't bad. Space and comfort for 5 passengers is good for a supermini, helped by the sliding rear seats.

    1.0 engine is excellent round town and gives between 43 and 52mpg depending on where and how it is driven. Acceleration isn't very good, and it is best kept below 60mph on longer journeys for best fuel economy, though it will do 70mph if you need it to.

    Running costs are outstanding. Insurance cheap and petrol costs 10p per mile, which is very good considering today's fuel prices.

    After 2500 miles there have been no problems, and I know of at least 6 other Yarises owned by family and friends that have never had a problem. I am pretty confident that I will have a trouble free experience until I can afford to upgrade again- most likely to another Toyota.

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