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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.
  • 1.3 16v CDX 5dr

    Maurice Porter Date: 05/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    First impressions - nippy, small but roomy runabout car with reasonable looks, good economy.

  • 1.0 16v CDX 5dr

    Kevin Chapman , Co Durham . Date: 05/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned a Yaris for two years, I felt very disappointed with this car. My vehicle had the Freetronic transmission, which caused endless problems and the vehicle. I visited the Toyota dealer on a regular basis (at least once every month).

    It was a good job that the service from my dealer was impeccable and I was never left stranded and they provided a helpfiul and polite service, with all work done under warranty.

    The parts that were replaced were the clutch assembly (twice), the clutch hydraulics (twice), the clutch electronics (countless times) also replaced were the interior carpets (which wore through) and the alloy wheels (which corroded). Not bad for a very reliable car!

    As you may imagine, this has clouded my judgement a bit.

    The car itself met my needs well, so much in fact I was going to purchase another Yaris, but with the full auto box. However, the sales side of the Toyota dealership offered me 30% less trade-in than dealers of other makes.

  • 1.0 16v GLS 5dr

    Ged Murphy Date: 15/05/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I've had the GLS since the day first it was available. It has proven to be a most reliable and economical choice. I work full time as a GP and spend a fair proportion of my time in a car doing home visits to my some of patients (quite a few as we have the largest elderly home-bound population in the UK outside Brighton).

    I choose daily between the Yaris, a Lexus 200 IS and a 1950 Riley RMA. The Yaris usually wins. I have to be honest, a BMW M5 is actually calling me next - a complete contrast I know - but I would still nevertheless fully endourse a Yaris to any punter after a superbly reliable, parkable, nippy little motor.

  • 1.0 16v GS 3dr

    Nasreen Bashir , South Yorkshire . Date: 18/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is quite slow but easy to drive. There is not enough space in general. It's not ideal if you have small children and need to adjust children's car seats.

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