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Used Toyota Yaris Hatchback 1999 - 2003 review

(1999 - 2003)
Toyota Yaris Hatchback (99 - 03)
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Which used Toyota Yaris hatchback should I buy?

Unless you spend your whole driving life in town or are determined to make every gallon of fuel go as far as possible, we'd recommend opting for the 1.3-litre petrol engine for its greater flexibility. We'd also choose the five-door body as access to the rear seats is much better.

The basic S spec doesn't get power steering or twin front airbags so is best avoided. The GS (which we reckon has the best blend of kit and cost) has the power steering and airbags, as well as a better stereo, while the GLS has a sunroof and the CDX has air-con. There's also the sporty SR with alloy wheels.

In early 2002, the trim levels were simplified in line with Toyota's other models, so T2 replaced GS, T3 arrived in place of GLS and T Spirit took over from CDX, but there were no changes to the amount of equipment on each.

Which used Toyota Yaris hatchback should I buy?

Unless you spend your whole driving life in town or are determined to make every gallon of fuel go as far as possible, we'd recommend opting for the 1.3-litre petrol engine for its greater flexibility. We'd also choose the five-door body as access to the rear seats is much better.

The basic S spec doesn't get power steering or twin front airbags so is best avoided. The GS (which we reckon has the best blend of kit and cost) has the power steering and airbags, as well as a better stereo, while the GLS has a sunroof and the CDX has air-con. There's also the sporty SR with alloy wheels.

In early 2002, the trim levels were simplified in line with Toyota's other models, so T2 replaced GS, T3 arrived in place of GLS and T Spirit took over from CDX, but there were no changes to the amount of equipment on each.