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TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 1999‑2005
158 owner reviews for TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 1999‑2005
A Perfect First Car
TOYOTA YARIS 1.5 VVT-i T Sport 3dr (Review date: 9th October '14)
I bought my 2001 Yaris T Sport with 110,000 miles back in September 2012 and it hasn't disappointed me. Overall, the car has served me very well; it's fun to drive, nippy around the town and very good economically.
The boot is small to work around lengthy University trips but with the seats down you can just about fit everything in. It is generally quite cheap to insure and service - tax being around Â£180.
My favourite thing about the car is the sporty hatchback looks; the size of it makes it a doddle to park, and it packs enough power to be able to hit nippy speeds and handles a dream.
I'm reluctant to get rid of!
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 16v VVTi GLS 3dr [AC] (Review date: 24th September '14)
I brought my Toyota Yaris (02) because of the size, price and apperance. Being a young female driver, I hated the idea of joining the rest with a Ford KA. My Yaris has been so god to me in the year+ I've had her. I could travel to work and back 4 times and visit a shopping centre on Â£10 petrol and have some left! I live in the Midlands and went on a day out to Weston/Brean. This journey cost around Â£15 there and back. I then went to a holiday in Wales and put in Â£45 petrol, this got me to wales and driving around the towns for 5 days before I topped up my tank with Â£20 on the way back. I still had half a tank upon returning home. It literally runs on thin air. I wanted to change my car after around 2 years and upgrade, however I'll be so reluctant and doubt anything will compare petrol wise. The car itself takes a lot of revving up hills (but so do all 1Ls), acceleration is slow as I found out trying to drag race Audi's at traffic lights, that never lasts long. Once on the motorway however, a Yaris will easily reach a comfortable 80mph and drive smoothly in 5th. Don't need a car to go over this speed as it's against the law so, this car is perfect! As for space, can easily fit a weeks worth of shopping in the boot. I fit a suitcase, carrier bag full of food, shoes and a cool bag in the boot for holiday with room to spare! The only thing wrong with my MOT was a split wiper blade and some bulbs. Couldn't recommend this car enough!
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 VVT-i Blue 3dr (Review date: 7th August '14)
My first car, the Yaris is a trustworthy vehicle that is not too unappealing to the eye.
90,000+ miles and I've never had to pay for repairs. It drives smoothly, although the bite point is significantly narrower than other similar cars but it's not hard to get used to.
Definitely recommend the yaris if you're looking for safety, good economy and reliability.
Lovely Little Yaris
TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 VVT-i Colour Collection 3dr (Review date: 17th July '14)
This lovely little Yaris has been with me since it came into the Earth, a cracking litte runner. Good body work and great wheels make this Yaris a super litle number.
Air Conditioning - a must when its hot and sticky.
She drives smoothly and is quite nippy too when she needs to be.
Great for parking in those tight little spaces, spacious inside and a good boot.
Filling up with fuel last ages before a refill too.
great first car/run around
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 16v VVTi GLS 3dr [AC] (Review date: 13th June '14)
I have owned my Yaris for 8 years and have had such low running costs, great on petrol, needs very little done at MOT/ service. its true that genuine Toyota parts are a little pricier but in my experience it's worth the extra. the Yaris is nippy, handles well and is incredibly easy to manoeuvre. the only downside is that if you have a 3 door model it is tight getting in and out the back, if you had to do this on a daily basis it may get a little tedious. the boot is ample of a small families weekly shop.
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 VVT-i T2 3dr (Review date: 2nd June '14)
Best small car i have ever owned the running costs are almost asif your not running a car i have the 1.0 vvti which i think performs more like a 1.2 or even 1.3 i find with the yaris it dose not have the shopping trolly feel to drive unlike most other small cars and the reliability is 2nd to none but what else can u expect from Japanese engineering
TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 VVT-i Blue 3dr (Review date: 16th December '13)
I can not fault my car in any way at all! I have had her for almost 7 years and could not wish for a better car. Economical, massively reliable, has NEVER let me down. Great run around and comfy for those longer journeys. The only money I have ever had to spend are those general wear and tear items, such as tyres. Have only had to replace breaks once. Brilliant car!!
Perfect first car!!!
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 16v VVTi S 3dr (Review date: 6th September '13)
As the title suggests yaris was (and still is) my first car. Obviously this means that I can't exactly compare it to other cars but I can still comment on my experience with it as I have now had it for just over 2 years.
I bought the car when I was at university and used it to commute on a daily basis. It was definitely suitable for my daily needs, driving around the city etc. I now use it to commute to my place of work which means frequent motorway journeys. I am actually quite surprised with how well it does on those long journeys. It gets me from A to B without any major problems and has never failed me.
The car looks tiny on the outside but is quite spacious on the inside. It easily fits 4 adults and the boot is quite big as well (enough for a weekly shop). I'm a big fan of all the little compartments and pockets in this car as I like to put all sorts of things in there and this helps me contain the mess.
The car is super cheap to run (low insurance and tax) which is helpful when you're a young driver.
As far as repairs go I did change my gearbox and clutch right after I bought it but let's be real the car was 10 years old and done over 100,000 miles when i got it (not to mention that I got it very cheap). For this I think I've paid approx Â£400 with both parts and labour. I don't think that was too bad considering the fact that I haven't really had to do anything to it since then and it's passed its MOTs without a problem.
I have driven this car through snow and ice and the ABS and breaks have not failed me. Even in the most awful conditions it has got me home safe.
My yaris does not have power-steering but that's not really a problem once you get used to it.
In general I would recommend this car to any young driver. It's cheap to run, small enough to park easily but big enough to carry your shopping! Also reliable enough to take you up and down the motorway.
I love my little yaris and I'll be very sad if I ever have to part with it!!
A clean nice driving Toyota Yaris....
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr MMT (Review date: 16th July '13)
TOYOTA YARIS 1.3 VVT-i T Spirit 5dr Auto (Review date: 2nd June '13)
This car is a real gem and I am sad to let it go but my circumstances don't allow me to keep it any more. It has hardly been used since I bought it in September 2012. My garage said it didn't need an MOT it was so perfect. Of course as an older car it does! It passed without a hitch and he told me someone would be very lucky to get it. I love Yaris's. They are terrific for town and long journeys. This car really looks new both inside and out.