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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.
  • 1.5 VVT-i T Sport 3dr

    Ray Ambrose , Cambridgeshire . Date: 21/10/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just a little note to say that after fancying a Toyota Yaris, T Sport, Three door, 1.5, I kept going down to my local Toyota Dealer, and asking them to give me a quote for cash purchse.

    There were several hums and hahs, and the upshot of it was that I was offered reductions of between three and five hundred pounds. I had no benchmark to give to them and they took advantage of that fact.

    However, one day I bought the What Car? magazine, and looked at the What Car? Target price, and it was amazing. Armed with this knowledge, I went down to the Toyota showroom and showed them this, and to my suprise, they said OK. I'm now looking at my invoice that shows a discount of £1421. Not bad for an investment of £3.95 on a magazine.

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr

    Paul Hammond , Devon . Date: 24/08/2005
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Punchy acceleration in middle range of gears.Accurate steering. Good fuel economy in urban area and excellent economy on motorway runs.

    Firm ride but comfortable on long runs. Good space in both driver and front passenger seat. Adequate glove compartment etc. space.

    Limited visibility forward left due to position of rear view mirror and thick pillars. Difficult to reverse due to poor visibility to the rear.

    Rear passenger space limited.

  • 1.3 VVT-i Colour Collection 3dr

    Aly Smith Date: 28/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    Overall it's a cracking little car. The Colour Collection offers good quality refinements at a low price. The sliding backseat is great if youre willing to sacrafice space in the back for extra bootspace, the onboard computer is usful and the stereo is excellent.

    Fuel economy is excellent, I do alot of m-way driving and usually average 49 mpg. On A roads and in town expect well over 50 mpg.

    I ve done just less than 4000 miles and have some encountered problems with the steering, the tracking needs sorting out, it looks like there is also a problem with the shock absorbers and the coolant warning light often shows.

    Contacted my local Toyota dealer who didn't seem to want to know about the faults, I'm having to wait nearly 2 weeks to have it checked out.

    I would recommend anyone to buy this car, it's easily the best in its class but Toyota's service lets the side down.

  • 1.3 VVT-i Colour Collection 5dr

    Salli Ward Date: 07/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm disappointed, having been mildly excited with the whole package before driving one. The gearchange was rough and noisy and I agree there is excessive road and engine noise on the motorway.

    Nevertheless, I will have another test drive as the dealer offered a good package.

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