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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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36 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 1.4 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    James Bingham , Gloucestershire . Date: 22/03/2008
    • 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

    Brilliant little car!

    I had a 1.0 Yaris as a hire car once and was bowled away at how much fun it was. Then I had the opportunity to buy the d4d 2004 model Tspirit. It is fantastic!!! I can honestly say that it has changed my view of motoring. Beforehand I'd had Fiat Puntos, vauxhall corsas and the odd Fiesta. I'd just become used to the fact that they would likely let me down once or twice a year, with a faulty head gasket, failed ABS etc.

    I've done 22,000 miles so far since purchasing about 10 months ago and it hasn't missed a beat. NOTHING has gone wrong. It is so refreshing to use everyday and always starts first time on the key.

    I carry a full boat of stuff everywhere I go and so far my overall fuel consumption for the 22,000 miles is 61 mpg. Incredible as I don't drive it particularly slowly.

    If you're reading this article contemplating buying one, do it, do it do it!!! I can honestly say this is the best car I've ever had and look forward to trying to clock up 250 k in it!!!

    Driving bliss from Tewkesbury

  • 1.0 VVT-i Colour Collection 3dr

    terence doonan , fermanagh . Date: 17/08/2007
    • 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

    The Yaris is a great little driver, very comfortable to drive,

    It's got good vision, and is nippy enough round town. Once you build up speed, it will reach 90-100mph with no trouble.

    The seats are very good, and the car does 55 mpg, which is very good.

    The Yaris will turn heads around town, and the older model is a better finish of car than the newer model.

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 3dr

    Alan Bradley , North Lanarkshire . Date: 14/08/2007
    • 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

    My car

    Put it like this - I'm on my third...

    My first was a 2001 1.0S ex-courtesy car that was my first car and was hurled the length and breadth of Scotland when I was working in Inverness. It got traded at just under 3 years old with 58,000 miles on the clock (I covered 25k in the middle year alone) for Yaris #2.

    2003 T3 D-4D which survived for 8 month and 16k miles before being written-off by a Honda Civic. Unfortunately I can confirm that crash protection is excellent.

    #2 was replaced by #3 - a 2004 T3 D-4D which has done 53k to date and is almost 3 years old. I can see me keeping it though - there's nothing else I want to replace it.

    Running costs are dirt cheap and there's loads of information on owners club sites like www.yarisclubuk.com

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr

    bob tarbuck Date: 03/08/2007
    • 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

    This car is well worth the high secondhand price. Stick to sensible motorway speeds and you will get 70mpg - yes really you will. There is the odd rattle inside but they can be sorted out easily. The Toyota roof bars are very clever; on and off in seconds. Road tax now only £35. Cheap insurance.

    Avoid Toyota dealers for servicing at £65 per hour and these are cheap cars to run. If anything goes wrong (unlikely) just look at the on-line Toyota Yaris forums for help.

    It's plenty quick enough for today's roads and pulls with four adults easily. Do your wallet a favour and get one.

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