What used Toyota Auris hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Auris start from as low as £4000 these days, but keep in mind that this figure will only really get you a high-mileage example or one that’s previously been written off and repaired. If you want a good-quality car, you’ll need to up your budget to closer to between £5000 and £7000, while a low-mileage hybrid model will set you back at least £6000. Expect to spend between £7000 and £9000 on one of the later cars from 2017 or 2018.
Tax on the hybrid Auris and the most efficient diesel models is free and stretches to £140 a year for the 1.6 petrol. However, the above only applies to cars registered before 1 April 2017; thereafter, all versions are taxed at a flat rate of £150 a year.
Servicing costs on the Auris are very reasonable, although it’s worth keeping in mind that Toyota’s main dealer menu pricing scheme for older cars doesn’t kick in until the cars reach five years old; for most other manufacturers, it’s three.