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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Probably that I'm none discriptive, maybe even boring but sensible reliable and trustworthy.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    My mates take the mick saying its a taxi.Well these cars are used for taxi's as they are V.Reliable and economical. Others mistake it for something more exclusive like a Merc or Lexus

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, there is a lot of car here for your money.Great for driving long distances and the diesel is great on Juice. There are lots of little extra's that I'm still finding ie lights on sun viser mirror.I did have a 3 series Diesel BMW from new (2005) and I'd prefere the Avensis, yes it doesn't look as nice and doesn't go as fast as the BMW but its cheaper to run, cheaper to insure, has more space on inside/boot and is just as comfortable to drive.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another diesel

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    A very good deal, low miles, Diesel. Its cheaper becasue its a Toyota

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed a reliable car that was good on Juice with plenty of space in the boot

    What was the dealer like?

    V.Good. Nice guy willing to help a young female, give advise.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    V'Comfortable, you can get carried away with speed as its pretty smooth. Not to sharpe on corners. Be sure to take extra care in snow, mine slid on a tarmac road with the thinnest covering of snow at 10 mph.

    What's it like to park?

    Even though I'm use to saloon's, as a female driver this car is rather long, you need to pay extra attention when reversing.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The only problem I have experienced is that I had my passenger window put through by a scally, the alarm went off for a few seconds and then stopped and didn't go off again. I would of expected the alarm to carry on sounding until it was switched off with the fob.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fuel economy, V.Good on Juice, a comforatble drive. The boot space seems to go on and on. the worse thing i can find about this car, its minor but irrotating, the seat belt warning alarm goes off after a few meters of the car moving and the passenger seat belt alarm is sensitive, it can go off if you put something like a bag of shopping on the passenger seat.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Built in Sat nav is better than my boyfriends independent latest GARMIN, although I haven't worked out how to update it yet. Other great gadgets include average mpg, distance to nearest parking/fuel pump's. CD player and tape deck all in one.