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TOYOTA AURIS Hatchback 2007‑2012

4.3
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Toyota Auris hatchback

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yasha

practical and reliable but don't even think about terrible MMT

TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 D-4D T3 3dr MM (Review date: 4th November '13)

3.3

good for:

spacious, practical, economy is not bad but not good compare to German rivals, very reliable

bad for:

don't get the silly MMt gearbox the worst gearbox ever made by any car manufacturer i had to upgrade the transmission ECU but still terrible drive especially for town driving .

moved to vw golf with dsg gearbox and its fantastic compare to auris

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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legal-alien

Reliable workhorse

TOYOTA AURIS 1.33 Dual VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 19th October '13)

4.3

Had this car since about 9 months now, replacing my 12 year old Toyota Corolla. Overall very satisfied with the car: it's very reliable, cheap to maintain, and practical. Surprisingly spacious, plenty of cubby holes, and very easy to park. Fuel economy is pretty good, I generally manage just over 44 mpg on a combined cycle.

It's by no means a performance car, not fast but fast enough for my purpose. The steering is a bit woolly, as is the suspension. Cornering is mediocre, and there is a fair amount of wind and particularly road noise. Having said all that, I managed to pick it up low mileage and it was a total bargain! It's a practical workhorse that is cheap as chips to run and will never let you down, and it's pretty well screwed together. Just don't expect a formula 1 experience!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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charlo

HOT ROD ON THE MARKET DON'T MISS OUT!

TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 13th August '13)

5

I have own this car for the past year and a half, there has not been a day that I was disappointed with it's performance. This car is really good on gas and in terms of the way it drives, it is in a itself. The radio system in this is Hi Fi quality and plays crystal clear. Starting is never a problem even in winter all it takes is one kick. The car engine is extremely silent. No rust spots, body looks brand new. Has firm cloth seats which are really comfortable, interior looks brand new. Love the modern front which enhances the looks of the car. Overall this car is truly outstanding! My wife and I are very much in love with this car; we are selling it to upgrade to a two door Toyota Rav4 jeep because of the good experiences we have had with Toyota. She also feels more comfortable being high above the road with jeeps as she sees the road much better and jeeps are what she is use to driving.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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st11kks

Super Commuter car one to consider

TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T4 5dr CVT Auto [89g/km] (Review date: 5th July '13)

4.5

I have been running a Mondeo 2.2 200bhp titanium x sport but traded it now that baby 2 is almost here and bought a Kuga for the wife and traded her Meriva in for a 12 reg Hybrid Auris,

Please bear in mind i used to own the 2.2 180 Auris which i hated and after 3 months traded because it was basically crap!

So what i required was a car to do my 50 mile daily commute A roads and about 12 miles motorway each way efficiently and economically and to fit my 3 yr old in when collected from nursery and imminent new babs in 12 months after wifes ######### leave comes to an end.

Ok 12 reg less than 10k miles 4 years warranty remaining NO tax for less than 11k? I get 59-66 mpg i sit at 80 on the m6 i filled the tank 45 pounds and got 460 miles and bear in mind petrol is cheaper than diesel.This car has bluetooth rear reversing camera sat nav i pod usb etc inputs folding mirrors metallic paint does not creak in fact when in pure electric is silent this car wants and encourages you to drive economically and sensibly it corners really well is very quiet and when needed to overtake slow coaches can hold its own and pulls very well.Ok it is by no means a sports car but it handles our cheshire roads fab.boot is small but this is a cheap economical 2nd car for commuting only steering very light auto box superb does everything i want it to exellently,the old 2.2 180 on the otherhand was supposed to be all singing and dancing and was hopeless this on the other hand for me is unbeatable for the money and the money im saving i must admit i had my doubts but as soon as i drove it home i knew i was on a winner,as a main car,wouldnt even cross my mind but for a cheap commuter absolutely second to none....

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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cjohnfs

Not Bad

TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (Review date: 6th December '12)

4

Unfortunately, I'm not hugely taken with this Toyota. My car is the T-Spirit version with 18'' wheels & upgraded interior trim.

The best features of the car are the smooth CVT gearbox & the economical engine. This type of gearbox is grossly under-rated by most 'boy-racer' scribes. It provides exactly the right ratio for any given load & changes are seamless. The electric motor is a delight & the petrol engine is both smooth & adequately powerful. Average fuel consumption has been 59,6 mpg over 3600 carefully driven miles. NB - when comparing the operating costs other cars it is important to remember that this car uses an (inherently reliable & simple) non-turbo petrol engine (no particulate filter) & a gearbox that is AUTOMATIC. I cannot find any car with similar features that is anywhere near as economical.

The next best feature is probably the good rear seat space.

Other good features are:

- road holding & cornering BUT at the expense of a bumpy ride round town. However, the motorway ride is well-controlled & quite acceptable.

- basic engineering is well executed as one would expect of a Toyota, but ... (see bad features below)

- the car is indeed very economical to own & operate.

The worst feature of the car, & a major irritation, is its squeaky dashboard. This is a bit of really bad engineering design & execution. It consists of numerous bits of hard plastic clipped together with more plastic that rub against each other. Although is looks OK, the constant squeaks & groans are very irritating. (When mentioned to the Toyota courtesy caller his response was to laugh sheepishly!)

The boot is very small.

The bumpy ride contrasts with the smooth drive train & exacerbates the various squeaks & groans (door seals).

The passenger foot-space is adversely compromised by the intruding wheel arch.

The nicely-trimmed seats have proved to be not very comfortable over longer distances because under-thigh and lower back support are inadequate.

So it is a mixed bag - the hybrid bit is the best feature.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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omar786

Toyota Suris 1.4 TR 2012

TOYOTA AURIS 1.4 D-4D TR 5dr (Review date: 1st October '12)

3.8

Bought this 2012 Auris second hand with a few thousand miles on the clock, much cheaper than it's rivals.

The good points of the Auris include: the Long 5 year warranty, the floor is flat at the back which is very convenient for the person sitting in the middle row, economical yet reasonably responsive engine and decent kit given in the TR spec. I really like the gear shift indicator! The ride is very good because Toyota have dampened the suspension on this version. They give an iPod aux as well as a USB interface which is cool.

Now onto the bad points: there isn't much space for your coins and keys etc. mainly because there isn't any central storage area. The seats don't fold down completely flat, whereas a Honda civic's does. Despite Toyota improving the quality of the materials on this facelifted version, there are still a few cheepish materials lurking. They're is only one Diesel engine available in the range.

Toyota quote 55 mpg, I get around 42, which is still good. Toyota could've improved the co2 emissions, it's only a 1.4 litre yet a Honda civic's 2.2 litre produces much less co2's!

On the whole it is a well priced reliable car.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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zaveri

Great Reliable Car

TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr (Review date: 13th July '12)

4.8

I have drive many cars in my life but Toyota Auris is best car ever i find, its a genuine reliable, comfortable & middle class family car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jonnyoldboy

super choice for a second car !

TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 V-Matic TR 5dr (Review date: 2nd April '12)

4.5

This is our second car, the first being a 3 series tourer. I am not sure about this for anyone looking for a primary use car for motorways etc etc since this is petrol and wind noise would start to intrude. But for our use its perfect. Well made, well designed driving position and great seats. High gear stick is awesome and steering wheel great eronomically.Road manners are great but brakes not upto the standard or german rivals. Gear ratios are too close and this would start to annoy me if this car was always used around the city but for our sub-urban use its fine. I have driven Golfs loads of times before and I find them dull to be honest and £2000 too expensive for what you get. This car is the best selling medium sized hatchback in the world and its clear why. It will not set the driving experience on fire but thats not why I purchased it. I paid £10K for a year old car with 4 years warranty left and only 8500 on the clock. I am not sure I would have paid the asking price for one of these new though.... So all in all , so long as the car is in the right habitat its a no brainer if you buy a year old ex demo or similar deal, you get 4 years warranty and a hell of a nice car.... Visually it has its own style but is a tad quirky, but I did not want to own a golf and certainly would never buy another ford so avoided the focus which I understand is a better drive [ but will probably stop working when its EMS software "expires"]. I test drove the lower powered engine version of this and soon realised that most drivers would get terrible consumption from that trying to get from 0-30 in under a minute !! Anyone who is serious about driving well should stick to the 1.6 if they want a petrol car. RECOMMENDED !!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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nkay1

MPG!!!!!!!

TOYOTA AURIS 1.8 VVTi Hybrid T Spirit 5dr CVT Auto (Review date: 1st March '12)

4

i purchased this car for one reason MPG figure. it has the prius running gear, and Toyota reliability and 5yr warranty. this is my work car. clearly its not a sportscar and doesn't drive like one , so reviews around the feel of it and the responsiveness are irrelevant to me. i am posting this to say that it is quite possible to get 73mpg out of this car. if the trip computer is to be believed i have achieved 99.9mpg on a 4mile commute and 83mpg back home.granted you need to drive it like youre driving miss daisy and FEATHER the accelerator pedal but it is possible (even if you do hold up other traffic). if you drive sensibly and keep up with other traffic you can achieve between 60-66. not believing the trip computer i actually waited till the empty sign came up and put in exactly 1 gallon £6.23 of petrol, I achieved 74miles on it !! before the empty sign came up.... that was with cold starts and dual carriageway driving. . i drive mainly in town so a lot of stopping and starting and slow city driving. this is a petrol-hybrid car, so no problems with diesel particulate filters. at low speeds its comfortable, the boot is small. as mentioned on reviews of this car the system encourages you to drive frugally, there is no rev counter and you constantly obsess about bettering your previous MPG figure. a word of caution in electric mode the car is whisper quiet, and pedestrians sometimes don't pay attention, which means you have to. other than that i cant praise this car highly enough. it actually delivers on MPG...

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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timdominey

Disappointingly under powered

TOYOTA AURIS 1.6 V-Matic T Spirit 5dr [6] (Review date: 22nd January '12)

3.5

The Auris often leaves me stranded when I need some power. Overtaking uphill and even motorway hills are a struggle for this car, Sudden bursts of acceleration when I need them cannot be achieved without changing down 2 or 3 gears, and if you put your foot down suddenly there is absolutely minimal response. This is a far cry from my old Avensis 2 Litre D4D GS. Spacious and very good economy, but the driviing position is uncomfortable with limited adjustment to the seat and the steering wheel too high.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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