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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 T3 5dr

    alan jones Date: 11/08/2006
    • 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 find the Yaris diesel to be excellent in the town and on the motorways.

    Even with four adults on board, the power is sufficient for keeping up with the traffic.

  • 1.0 VVT-i T2 3dr

    John Poulton , Lancashire . Date: 24/05/2006
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a nice, roomy, well-built small car, and is reliable and comfortable, although handling is a little jittery.

    Mine returned 39.5mpg over 43,000 miles of near-constant hard driving. The 1.0 VVT-i engine will move reasonably quickly when pushed and is almost unbreakable.

    The panels are easily marked by shopping trolleys and the seat mechanism in the three-door is a real pain, because it does not return to the last adjusted position if you let anyone into the back.

    The interior is plasticky, but it is above average for the price.

    Overall, the Yaris is cheap to run, reliable, and much more fun than my new Corolla.

  • 1.5 VVT-i T Sport 3dr

    jemma smith , lancashire . Date: 02/05/2006
    • 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

    I love my Yaris! I was orginally going to purchase a Mazda MX-5, but I couldn't get hold of one quickly enough - then I looked at a Yaris.

    The colour-coded bumbers look far better than the standard grey ones, and the inside is unique, with the textured dash and the speedometer off-centre. It does have some excellent points, such as the chrome air vent surrounds, T-Sport scuff plates and T-Sport bumpers.

    This car is very nippy, especially from 0-60mph, but it does lack the speed at the top end. I have changed only two things on my car - the wheels and lights. The wheels look slighty lost on the car, only being 15-inch versions, and I replaced the back lights with clear ones.

    Those are the only two faults with the car's appearance - apart from that, I wouldn't change it for the world!

  • 1.4 D-4D T Spirit 5dr

    peter galloway Date: 29/12/2005
    • 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

    I have a 1.4 litre diesel Yaris. This little car is amazing. The diesel engine seems very nippy in the 0-40 mph range. I hadn't planned on buying a small car, but find this one has ample headroom (I'm 6ft 4in tall, and I just fit!).

    This car is small enough to park in places that many others wouldn't fit - very useful if you fight for car spaces at work. Internally, this car has lots of cubbyholes and there are plenty of (small) storage areas.

    There are a number of minor things Toyota could improve on, which may perhaps be fixed in the newer version:

    (1) The screen wash tank could be bigger! It runs out a little too soon in winter; (2) The internal boot cloth/cover tends to dislodge too easily; (3) The diesel model does not show fuel economy figures on the display but the petrol version does; (4) The gearstick has to be used fairly decisively to change gears; (5) My car tends to steam up too much unless the air conditioning is on. This is a safety issue, because visibility to the side mirrors can be affected here.

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