Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Corolla Verso estate?
The reliability record of Toyota is generally very impressive, but there were some airbag problems on the Verso. First, the company was forced to recall cars when the front passenger airbag was found to deploy even if it had been manually switched to the Ôoff' position.
Later, because of faults with the side airbags, it was found they might not fully inflate in a collision, increasing the risk of injury.
Mechanically, the Verso has proved very sound, so there are no major worries there. But, it pays to avoid high-mileage examples (plenty of cars were sold, so you should be able to find something with fewer miles on the clock) and those which have had a tough life as the family runabout. Check the boot lip for evidence of scuffs where heavy cargo has been loaded.