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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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70 reader reviews for Toyota Yaris Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr

    carmel bacon , beds . Date: 28/06/2006
    • 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 have had this car now for several weeks and I think it's brilliant.

    I love the elevated driving position and all the extra cubby holes are incredibly useful. I have had several diesels in the past that have been a bit loud and sluggish, but this is incredibly responsive and grips to the roads around corners like it was on tracks. The centre console is stylish and neat, too.

    Overall this car does as the advert suggests: Big Small.

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