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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 CDX 5dr

    David Schiavone Date: 22/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    To start with, I come from Malta and here in Malta we import Japanese used cars which would only be about three years old.

    We bought this about three years ago, and when we bought it the engine was still brand new - since it had 35,000km on the clock.

    I have no complaints about this car - my version is a 1.0 VVT-i 2000 version, and it's called Vitz instead of Yaris, however it is the same compared with European version.

    This car is very reliable - it has powerful brakes, excellent handling, is comfortable, and full-of extras - air-conditioning, a radio-CD/tape player, all-round electric windows, central locking, electric mirrors, four-speed automatic gearbox, and electronic display.

    I have nothing to complain about - Well done, Toyota!

  • 1.0 16v GS 3dr

    melissa hobson , s yorks . Date: 29/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well, what can i say, this is my baby and i love it!

    Had it from new for 6 years now and i can't bear to part with it. I would like a new car but i just can't seem to find one that comes anywhere near my Yairs.

    It's cheap to run, i do alot of town driving and only put £25pm of petrol in. It's never had any faults, nothing's gone wrong, i've had no repairs and has been utterly reliable for the last 6 years. Insurance and tax are cheap and its easy and nippy to drive.

    I have no complaints about this car only that i can't let it go!

    Maybe i'll just have to buy a new one!?

  • 1.0 16v GS 3dr

    Tracey Main Date: 07/06/2006
    • 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've driven my Yaris for two years now and when the time comes it's going to be hard to part with it! As small cars come this one is hard to beat - it's super reliable, it has a good sized boot, costs a pittance to maintain and is extremely nippy on its 1 litre engine. However, I've had trouble with the transmission/gearbox and find it hard to handle sometimes in bad weather - especially when there's a strong wind! I've also noticed quite a bit of rust on the body and the wheel trims, although that could be due to the oil refinery in the town. However, the car's overall features do make up for its bad points and the dashboard controls (including my holographic display) are the easiest controls I've ever used. A car I'd thoroughly recommend to anyone - in fact, my other half went out and bought himself one too!

  • 1.0 16v GLS 5dr

    Mark Checksfield , Kent . Date: 20/05/2006
    • 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

    My car

    There is very little to say about our Yaris, except that it's the best car we've ever owned.

    Of course it's not fast or plush, but it is reliable, practical, frugal and hard-wearing.

    With a young family I'd not swap it for anything when driving around town.

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