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Used Toyota Yaris Hatchback 2003 - 2005 review

(2003 - 2005)
Toyota Yaris Hatchback (03 - 05)
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What used Toyota Yaris hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Yaris hatchback?

You can run a Yaris on a tight budget without having to skimp on proper servicing. Toyota dealers provide good service, but independent specialists can offer cheaper labour rates.

On top of that, Toyota reduced the cost of its spare parts in 2002, so keeping a Yaris in the best of health need not be expensive. Service intervals of 20,000 miles also mean you won't necessarily have to see a garage for long periods.

Unless you choose the 1.5-litre engine in the T Sport model, insurance will be cheap, while low-emission engines also mean the Yaris sits at the lower end of the road tax scale.

Last, but not least, whichever engine you choose, fuel economy will be excellent. The 1.4 turbodiesel can return up to a claimed 67mpg, which is superb. The 1.0-litre petrol is good for 50mpg, the 1.3 returns 47mpg and even the T-Sport can manage 41mpg.