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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 TR 5dr

    henry partridge Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      56

    My car

    I was so impressed with my friend's that I bought one. After driving an X Trail I thought it would be slow: not a bit of it, torquey and very responsive. Done 9000 miles now with no problems, squeaks or anything else. Very comfy on long journeys: I love this car. Dashboard plastics could be nicer and it should have variable speed on the intermittent wipe. The easy fold flat seats are brilliant.

  • 1.3 VVT-i T3 5dr

    andre tully , essex . Date: 20/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    I have read some of these reviews with great interest, and feel though most are accurate some are overly critical of this very popular model. Working in the motor industry (not for toyota) gives me access to many different makes and models and i have to say that the Yaris rates above the most reliable and trouble free cars you can buy. For those who want perfection you should be aspiring to a handbuilt car maybe and looking to spend 100K+, at the end of the day mass produced cars may have squeaks and rattles, they may even have a juddery clutch from time to time...you very much get what you pay for. I have experienced water pump failures from fiestas, ECU failures from Corsas and major engine failures from Polos. I have never experienced or known of any such problem from a Yaris. I can almost 100% guarantee that although you may get some teething problems or the odd squeak and rattle, mechanicaly this car will reign supreme when others fail around it.

  • 1.0 VVT-i TR 5dr

    Trevor Roberts , Wilts . Date: 24/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My son bought his Yaris new and it is now 2 months old. He is having problems with the rear washer - when you put it on, water comes inside the car. Toyota dealer in Swindon has fixed it once, but the repair failed after a week - the loan car another Yaris had the same problem.

    The dealer response is poor, they do not get back to you when they say they will and the attitute seems to be one of "so what?" I would not recommend this car, and would definately not purchase a Toyota with the lack of customer care that they display.

  • 1.3 VVT-i TR 3dr

    Louise Johnson , Gtr Manchester . Date: 01/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I wish to agree with most of the comments on this excellent website. I purchased my Yaris from a local Toyota owned dealership.And yes sales staff could not of done enough for me prior to sale however once I started having problems after three weeks of ownership the dealer response was poor. I too had clutch judder after several attempts it was only when I demanded to go out in car that technician identified it? I got the feeling that a clutch judder is no big deal but it's my new car. It was replaced for modified version and all was well until the following morning?? when the car would not go into reverse, I managed it but not without causing untold internal gearbox damage. Car returned four times before taking it to another Toyota dealer five miles away and later I discovered that they were Wholly owned by Toyota too. They suggested replacing gearbox I refused car was booked in for examination/investigation only and when I collected car I was told gearbox changed despite my refusal to be fair it does not feel any different told that performance is now within Toyota's spefications You have been warned.

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