• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Practical and dependable?

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

    They quite like it, but nobody is really excited.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, it's the most reliable car I have ever owned. Fuel economy is very good too for a petrol engine.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Toyota Avensis D4D!

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    August 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Very good deal, came from an independent trader, full service history and immaculate condition.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Toyota's reputation for reliability, and a very well priced one came up locally.

    What was the dealer like?

    Not bought from dealer.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very comfortable, also on long journeys. Fair bit of road noise, especially on poor road surface but pretty good on the motorway.

    What's it like to park?

    Fine to park, took while to get used to fairly average rear visibility.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing at all.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Very large easily accessible boot.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    It's the most basic model, so very few gadgets to be had.