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TOYOTA YARIS VERSO Estate 2000‑2005

4.5
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TOYOTA YARIS VERSO Estate 2000‑2005

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stevenH

Yaris Verso (02)

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 16v VVTi GLS 5dr (Review date: 31st October '11)

3.5

We have owned this Yaris for 7 yrs and in that time it has been fairly reliable, The luggage capacity with seats up is quite small but enough to get your shopping in. But with seats folded down into the floor there is loads of room. It was used to transport the kids back and forth to uni for 4 years and help them to move house. Lots of cubbie holes to keep all and more of your nik-naks. Large front doors, High roof line with low sills to the doors and boot

Cons: Only 330 miles on a full tank (45lts), tiring to drive on long journeys, ie seats hard, very low ground clearance

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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michaelC

A great all round car!!

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 16v VVTi 5dr (Review date: 7th March '11)

4.5

We have owned our Toyota Yaris Verso for 3 years now and I don't care what Mr. Clarkson says on BBC Top Gear, WE LOVE IT!!! It has been very economical returning 57.6mpg on a trip to the south coast. It had sailed through it's mot every time with just the need for two new tyres. Overall we are very pleased with the car and we will be looking to replace it with another one when the need arises. On a recent holiday to Malta they were everywhere!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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jL

Most practical car we have owned

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 16v VVTi GLS 5dr (Review date: 7th March '11)

5

Car is used every day by my wife who is a Community Nurse. It has been reliable and we would like to buy a new version of the same model, however they have stopped making them! We know a few owners and they all have the same view as we do!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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waldemarS

Verso means versatille

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 16v VVTi 5dr (Review date: 27th February '11)

4

If you need a car for small families this it. The yaris verso is very practical and universal car to driving around the town. become uncomfortable on journeys longer that 30miles.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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steamdrivenandy

Absolute Versotility

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 VVTi T Spirit 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th January '11)

5

We're currently on our second Yaris Verso. Both have been Postman Pat red. The first was a standard auto and the current car is an '04 T- Spirit auto, purchased when it was 18 months old. We've been running Verso's now for around 7 years.

Initially it was bought as my car and purchased because we could fit one dog in the boot and another in a crate on the folded rear seat. Luckily Toyota sell a cargo guard that fits behind the front seats and this means we can fit masses of luggage on top of the dog crate and not worry about it sliding forward under hard braking (or worse). Why do so few MPVs and Estates offer such a basic safety feature?

When I moved on to a camper van the Yaris Verso stayed with us to become my wife's car and my preferred mode of transport if she's not using it.

Overall we get about 38mpg. Don't forget it's a 'normal' torque converter auto, not one of the confounded jerky new fangled electric autoboxes.

It's no tarmac burner but suits us very well and I've never understood why Toyota hasn't offered a replacement in its range, especially as it's regularly achieved the highest ever customer satisfaction ratings in Which? magazines annual car reviews.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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tedR

All Car to all Men (and women)--

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.4 D-4D T Spirit 5dr (Review date: 13th January '11)

4.8

Best car I have ever owned, ( I have owned many cars, recently audi 80 and Audi A2)

Brilliant seats (I have back Problems) Comfortable, Economical 50 to 55mpg all the time. Toyota Quality. converts into a van with a flat floor without removing rear seats (fold down into false floor) 3 seat belts on rear seats, middle belt not lap only, but a true 3 point fixing, top point in roof.

More cubby holes that you can fill.

Seat covering best quality ever, like new.

Laughs at MOTs just passed with 89,000 on the clock. nothing to do.

Best lights I have ever owned. No slouch.

Bad points. odd rear bulbs, carry a spare.

Space saver rear tyre, very common now.

Horn sounds not very butch.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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chrisA

Everso useful

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 16v VVTi GS 5dr (Review date: 7th December '10)

4.5

We have had our Toyota Yaris Verso since 2004 it has been brilliant, first it was used by my wife to commute and to get the old folks about, one 93 year old with mobility issues and blind could easily be helped in the generous doorway and had excellent legroom, one 91 with failing eyesight hopped in the back very easily. My mother who at 89 found most cars including my brother huge Merc difficult to enter loved the Verso with the fantastic height, roominess and vision.

Unfortunately all the old folk have passed on, but the Yaris now works for me, and I work it hard, loads include a full fridge freezer, cookers, boxes of dinner plates all at the same time. The roof rack took a three piece suite to the tip just last week.

I often take disabled people in the car, when I'm at work looking after disadvantaged people with housing needs, everyone falls in love with it's quirky design and Tardis like qualities, just two inches longer than a Fiat Punto and so much more room.

I like the fuel economy in the summer on a run 51mpg is attainable, 40 mpg around the houses which drops to 35 in the winter around town.

Apart from servicing and tyres I have spent just £34 on a replacement ariel now beat that over six years. Parts can be pricey a full exhaust from Toyota fitted by them around £800,Ouch, but a clutch is £200 which isn't too bad.

It can feel a little top heavy if you push it around the bends, and once the tyres get half worn it has a tendency for the wheels to spin on take off with the slightest bit of dampness on the road, but saying that the recent snow and ice have not been a problem for it.

It's a late 2002 car and over the last two years since I took it over it has been a fantastic workhorse, nippy, fantastic to park not a sign of rust and still looks modern and smart, my only regret is they don't sell them in the UK because I would buy a new one tomorrow.

Don't buy one if you want to race people off the lights, but if you want an exceptional little car look no further. My Verso is a manual 1.3 petrol, I have driven the auto version and that's a cracker too!¬

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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keithS

Get past the ugly looks - thousands of satisfied owners can't be wrong

TOYOTA YARIS VERSO 1.3 VVTi T3 5dr (Review date: 5th December '10)

4.5

If know anything about the Yaris Verso and you're reading this review, you're wanting to know about value for money, space in a supermini-sized package, reliability and (the clue is in the model name) VERSatility. Even newer versions of the Yaris Verso are around five years old, but the overwhelming proportion of grey-haired original buyers means that many examples will have led an unstressed life. If you can get any of these owners to part with one, you will be driving one of the most popular second hand drives in the land. If you're after a stylish family barge look elsewhere - this oddly shaped vehicle looks like the unhappy union of the front third of a supermini welded to the rear two thirds of postman Pat's van with doors and windows. Step inside though and you will see where this car scores over all its rivals of the time. Space. The outer two rear seats disappear under the front seats, leaving a vast interior that will swallow a chest of drawers or a dining table. Add to that, light, simple controls and you have an easy drive that will satisfy regular drivers even if it would leave go-kart drivers dissatisfied. However, if you're carrying rear passengers, make sure the hard rear suspension suits - it's not to everyone's tastes. And make sure you can get on with the unusual side-opening rear door to access the boot, or you'll be taken by surprise the first time you park rearwards in a multi-storey. This car has unfairly been overlooked by young families - after all, your granny knows a lot about life experience and if, like her, you'll be using your head and not your heart to choose your next vehicle, you could end up with a reliable Japanese mini-MPV on a very modest budget.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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