Overall reader verdict 3 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

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71 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 1.3 VVT-i T3 3dr

    gio luigi Date: 15/07/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i have had this yaris for four weeks now, i think it is excellent!

    It is a small car, with a lot of interior space, the rear seat can fold flat in one click. The seat are comfortable. Safefy is excellent, with five star ncap, nine(9) air bag. With a lot of equipments, the running cost are good too, i would highly recommend it.

  • 1.4 D-4D T Spirit 3dr

    Paul Schneider , Gwent . Date: 10/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only test driven this car and was intent on part exchanging my 53 plate Corsa SXI. I am impressed by the new Yaris's appearance and of course Toyota's reputation for reliability.

    The test drive was fine, build quality generally good. I was satisfied it would be a good buy - then I opened to boot. Is this the least practical small car currently on the market? What on earth is Toyota playing at? It's a complete joke!!

    This car had a flat surface that could be lifted to reveal a further compartment within the boot. The point I am trying to make is that whilst the capacity is there, it is not designed so that it is actually useful - two sports bags would completely fill the boot. My Corsa, new Renault Clio (that I looked at shortly later) etc etc etc put the Yaris to shame. The storage compartments in the dashboard are also like this: great for items like a chamois leather and glasses case, useless for CDs and other paraphernalia. I thought small cars were designed with practicality in mind.

    No-one in the motoring press seems to have mentioned this. Why? Was I hallucinating?! It's a great pity as this is clearly a good quality car (if a little pricey). I’ll save some money and go elsewhere….

  • 1.3 VVT-i T3 3dr

    Dan Davies , Staffordshire . Date: 06/07/2006
    • 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

    I own a Toyota Yaris. I have had it for a few weeks or so - I bought it for my girlfriend but then ended up driving it myself.

    It is the best small car around. I opted for this over the VW Polo and Fox. I have a mid/top specification car, and I love it. I think the dash is the best, with lots of great little storage spaces, and a great centre dial. The digital display is a great safety feature.

    I love it!

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr

    Artur Nogueira Date: 30/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is a complete disappointment from Toyota. I was expecting the Yaris could have some similarities, in terms of overall quality, with its older brothers - Corolla, Avensis, etc - but I was wrong.

    First, the diesel engine is a loud and not a very good performer. Second, the cabin feels cheap, and the dashboard is a joke, although the car feels solid.

    For the price, there are much better alternatives.

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