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TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 2006‑2011
101 owner reviews for TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 2006‑2011
TOYOTA YARIS 1.33 VVT-i T Spirit Nav 5dr  (Review date: 25th December '13)
I have just bought a Toyota Yaris 1.33 T Spirit. And I have to say that it is without doubt the best car I've ever owned. I had the 1st generation model a T reg '99 and it was absolutely superb.
I kept it for 10 years. It never let me down one. The new one seems just as well built and bulletproof.
Mine was the colour I wanted, the approximate age I wanted,(2011) and well under 11000 miles on the clock. I bought it through my local Toyota Dealership and am really pleased with it.
It is loaded with equipment, some of which I wasn't expecting. It even has stop/start technology. I can honestly say hand on heart there's nothing I don't like about it.
The one possible complaint, and it is a very minor one might be that I wish the controls for the heating,A/C etc were just a little higher as the lowest can be a bit fiddly when on the move so I try to make any such adjustment while stationary.
Would I recommend the Yaris? Absolutely. If you buy one you won't
Excellent, Reliable car!!
TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 VVT-i TR 5dr (Review date: 14th September '13)
I have owned this car for the past 3 years, bought from Charles Hursts with 14000 miles and it now has 24300 miles, it comes with a full dealers service history.
I have been extremely happy with its performance and reliability. It is an economical car and only reason I am selling it is I need to upgrade to a larger car again for family reasons.
I downsized from a Toyota Avensis to this car and was surprised to realise that although a smaller car I didn't loose the sense of spaciousness inside the car. It didn't feel smaller, and when using it for large quantities of shopping I was able to extend the boot area to accommodate all shopping easily!
The car handles well in and around town and on longer journeys is comfortable with plenty of support for driving.
The car has been treated with Guard-X Ultimate protection which makes keeping the car clean very easy with the added bonus of no oxidisation.
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TOYOTA YARIS 1.8 VVT-i SR 5dr (Review date: 21st July '13)
one of the best
TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 VVT-i T3 5dr MMT (Review date: 30th June '13)
i am a Toyota man and always come back to Toyota when it comes to reliability and economy , this is my first MMT semi auto yaris ,honestly some people complaining about the way the car drives but in fact its more economical than the older yaris because the gear is not always engaged to the engine leaving the engine relaxed and not over loaded
. many thx for the technology that toyota invent , i was getting around 52 mpg so better than diesel cars yet very smooth .
Stunning Little Car
TOYOTA YARIS 1.4 D-4D T3 5dr MMT (Review date: 18th June '13)
I have had this car for two years, bought it with 49000 miles on the clock, the car drives brilliant, the 1.4 L diesel engine is powerful and because of that the car is quicker than many bigger cars with bigger engines, fuel economy totally depends on your driving style like all others, but if you drive smooth in the city, it gives you up to 52 MPG. The Automatic gearbox, shifts very smooth if you treat it as it's class and not expect it to be like a luxury or a sport car. In general it keeps it's value better that other cars, because of it's reliability and durability which could last forever if well looked after.
Great little car
TOYOTA YARIS 1.4 D-4D SR 3dr MMT (Review date: 21st February '13)
Excellent economy for a small diesel auto, the gearbox works well and delivers plenty of torque. It doesn't struggle up hills either. Can easily sit at motorway speed
Had no problems since purchase at 28k miles, now reading 44k miles, 1 year later. Economy is great, as said above; normally 53 to 60 mpg depending on journey. Tax is a bargain too.
There is lots of storage, much more than the new model, lots of leg room for rear passengers, and the rear seats can be moved forward to give a much bigger boot when needed, or completely folded to 'almost' flat giving a large loading space.
Seats 5 adults comfortably for short journeys, with 5 proper seatbelts and headrests.
I fitted a towbar for a bike rack which caused no issue. The spare wheel is a space saver, I swapped this for a full size spare alloy. To do this I had to cut a little piece of the plastic trim & sacrifice the use of the small shelf (about 4" x 24" x 16") between the spare wheel and the boot floor storage space. Worth the sacrifice when you have a puncture 200 miles from home! Again, lots of storage in the boot organiser, below the main floor; lots of space for a hi-viz vest, air pump, triangle, 1st aid, spare bulbs, etc, etc.
The only slight complaint, is the seats; they are not the best for a long journey... But the car is not designed for long journeys!
Optional extras fitted to the car before we bought it: Rear spoiler - looks nice & subtle plus it suits the 3 door shell, which is a nice shape. Mud flaps - fit well and no issues. Key-less entry and start - fantastic we love it!
I love this car
TOYOTA YARIS 1.4 D-4D T Spirit Nav 5dr  (Review date: 23rd December '12)
I absolutely love this car. I have three children 8 to 13 years. I can get all their school bags in plus PE kits plus three guitars, its like a little tardis. If like me you take passengers in the back, there is no transmission tunnel in the way which means no one has to sit with their legs either side, and its easier to get in. With the 1.4 diesel engine its as nippy as you like. ( my mother in law has the same car in a petrol version) and that is awful by comparison. The economy is brilliant, I dont do many motorway miles but when I did it was nearly 70 MPG and around town, to the school, up to the shops, back to the school, one of the mums for a cup of tea etc it still returns just short of 50mpg. The six speed manual box is precise and the level of equipment on my T Spirit is better than most luxury German cars. Built in sat nav, blue tooth phone connectivity, auxiliary for my mp3 rear park sensors. All the things you need and none of the things you dont like cruise control. And yes like the advert, my husband likes to drive it more than his own luxury car. Keep your hands off!
Room for improvement.
TOYOTA YARIS 1.33 VVT-i TR 5dr  (Review date: 18th September '12)
I've had my Yaris for 9 months now, (2yrs old at time of purchace) and I have had a few disappointments.
The car has been back to Toyota twice for aircon problems, the last time all the seals were replaced and it seems fine now, but on a Toyota 2 and half years old, it's not what I expected.
The other problem was that the power steering computer kept cutting out, leaving me with no power steering. This only ever happened when starting the engine once the ignition had been switched off, but needed the driver to switch off and restart. The steering computer was replaced under guarantee fortunately, as it would have been in the region of £800 otherwise!
Overall, the ride is good, though on the down side I do find it underpowered, especially compared with my old Fiesta 1.4. It also lurches a bit round corners, reminiscent of the old Citroen 2CV .
On the up side - it's a smooth, quiet ride. Brakes are very good, seating very comfortable and constructed to a height that makes getting in/out easy for older/infirm folk.
My model doesn't have daytime driving lights, so when I switch on side or head lamps during poor daylight times the digital instrument display dims automatically. No way of over-riding this feature which is annoying.
Can't fault the car on economy, tax, insurance & fuel all very good.