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TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 1999‑2005
155 owner reviews for TOYOTA YARIS Hatchback 1999‑2005
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.
TOYOTA YARIS 1.5 VVT-i T Sport 3dr (Review date: 7th March '13)
Toyota Yaris - A great compact car - easy to drive, cheap to run
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 16v VVTi GS 5dr (Review date: 9th September '12)
The good points,
Very reliable, cheap to run, great town car - also strong on the open roads on longer journeys. Easy to park and versatile storage space with the adjustable back seat means the boot can be made much larger. With the back seats folded the boot becomes huge. Lots of little storage bins for all your 'bits and bobs' with a storage tray under the passengers seat too. This car is very comfortable on long journeys. Even great to drive through the recent winters snow.
The bad points,
Cannot easily seat 5 large overweight male adults and all their golf clubs, trolleys, weekend luggage and carry outs etc.
Will, at some time in the future, need to be filled up with petrol.
Sadly, our well loved and faithfull car has to be sold - reluctantly :(
Toyota Yaris S 2002 1.0 vvti - What a great wee car
TOYOTA YARIS 1.0 16v VVTi S 3dr (Review date: 19th July '12)
This car has been a great wee car for us. My girlfriend is the main driver but when she got pregnant I sold my 3LV6 Laguna and used this till she went back to work.
Alright, its not a sports car, never will be but what you see is what you get. Simple car and mechanics means that there is very little to go wrong. We get the car serviced annually and other than the normal consumables we have spent next to nothing on upkeep. Even the cost of consumables is low as they also hardly ever wear out.
I like to drove cars in a sporty fashion and depite putting the foot down a lot is still aveages over 47 MPG, unbelievable. My girlfriend is quite right foot heavy too and still gets the great MPG
The only downside to the car is that it is 3 doors and is a bit of a pain to get in and out of with babies/toddlers. Would be OK for older kids though.
Boot size is OK, we got a big Graco pram and although it is a bit of a squeeze and it has to get put on its side it still fits.