Mechanically good, but lots of cheap plastics
The rear parcel shelf supporting lug has broken off for little or no apparent reason. Toyota stated that it was fair wear and tear, but I believe it is a design fault, in that the lug cannot support the weight that it would be reasonable for the lug to be carry. To repair the broken lug involves the replacement and fitting of a whole rear inner plastic component, involving up to $350. If this was considered or involved a matter of road safety, Toyota would recall and replace the faulty component, but it is easy to dismiss such a claim for non safety issues.
Generally good mechanically, but is let down by the over use of cheap plastic components that are easily scratched and are under engineered.
Also suffers badly from road noise.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th July, 2013