What should I look for in a used Toyota Yaris Verso estate?
The Yaris Verso proved particularly popular as a new buy with two groups of people: more mature drivers, who appreciated its high-up driving position, wide doors and easy access, and small businesses who loved its load space but didn't want a van. Find a car that falls in the first category and it should be fine.
If it has been looked after properly you'll be unlucky to suffer mechanical problems. Just check the service schedule to see what was done and when. Some cars were recalled by Toyota after it discovered problems with the brakes.
Excess wear and tear in the boot can be evidence of business use, and look also at the edges of the rear door. As a side-opener it's not the most practical in tight parking spaces and is prone to damage if it's opened too far.