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Used Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1999 - 2003 review

(1999 - 2003)
Toyota Yaris Hatchback (99 - 03)
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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?

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

Toyota reduced the cost of its spare parts in 2002, so keeping a Yaris in the best of health need not be expensive. And, with service intervals of 20,000 miles, you may not have to see a garage for long periods.

To cap it all, everday running costs are also very good. 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 bottom end of the road tax scale.

Last, but not least, the fuel economy is among the best, and the 1.4 turbodiesel can return 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.