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 SR 3dr

    Robert Taylor , Cheshire . Date: 16/05/2008
    • 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

    Sadly fair to say we have had a few problems with vehicle,whining drive belt,poor ventilation blower, very noisy at speeds over 50, go over a sandy/gravel surface it feels like underside of cars sound proofings non existent rattling around the wheel arches. I too have had problems with clutch local dealer was unable to identify any problems? aside from drawing pictures progress was difficult informed me 4 had tested car no problems? so insisted I go out with technician in the end, and it just seemed just like a ride out for him to be honest but he agreed their was a judder problem. Worst car I've had, dealer attention laughable, hard work to make progress. Local dealer is part of Toyota owned chain maybe that's the problem, so would have to go 20 plus miles to use a franchised independent, will bide my time Another Toyota? ..... no never again.

  • 1.3 VVT-i Zinc 3dr

    Simon B Date: 15/05/2008
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My wife bought a new Yaris in April 2007 and p/x'd it in March 2008. Discounted purchase meant the loss wasn't terrible, but we couldn't keep the car any longer.

    As others have said, it was just so noisy to drive. Anything over 50 mph and the drone from the engine was very intrusive. The side panels next to the rear seats echoed surface water to the point you thought the water was in the cabin!

    Someone else has mentioned the gap in the boot floor when the rear seat was slid forward, defeating the object of a larger surface area. After rain, water would drop in every time the doors were opened - and on the driver's door it fell straight onto the switches, which could lead to future problems.

    Fuel consumption was in the low 40s which was good, though working it out myself gave a lower figure than the "computer". Altogether a very disappointing car, especially given Toyota's reputation. Exchanged it for a new Mazda 2, which is in a different class.

  • 1.3 VVT-i TR 5dr

    Colin Gibson , Cheshire. . Date: 14/05/2008
    • 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 purchased a 1.3 TR Yaris in March 2008, the car is uncomfortable, noisy, and rattles like a biscuit tin, apparently it was the rear door. In addition the dreaded clutch judder has surfaced and has been exchanged recently but only after insisting, oddly it's now difficult to engage 1st 2nd 3rd, coming down box is the same especially when cold, eases when warm local dealer response has been well very "cool" stating that the remaining gearbox "niggle" will ease and improve with use. I understand that these cars are French built? a colleague has a 2007 1.8 Yaris SR built in Japan... No Problems whatsoever? cannot wait to change this as soon as finances allows. Sadly Toyota product and dealer service is poor.

  • 1.3 VVT-i SR 3dr

    Clare Bengston , CO DURHAM . Date: 13/05/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I wrote a review a few months ago and thought I would update my report. There have been two faults with Sat Nav. The garage (Minories, Durham)have been very co-operative and the problem seems to be fixed now. Other than that, I am very pleased with my car. It's very economical and, now that I am more used to it, nippy to drive. I am very happy with my Yaris & look forward to some longer journeys over the summer.

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