2005 Toyota Ractis 1.5
Great for a 'girl racer' *smile*. Love the Run, Activity & Space!
Insensitive indicator that doesn't auto shut off at round-abouts.
I bought this car a year ago. I wanted a bit more space as I travel quite a bit. I wanted a car where the back seats folds down (not up and against the driver's seat) and sit flat down completely, and this one does it perfectly.
I also needed a car that is economical to run with a 1.5 engine, and it feels solid. This does it for me too. Great for housing dogs at the back, even if I don't fold down the back seats (2 small breeds). I had one large Lab and 2 small breeds once all in the back with no problems. Lots of room. I could even turn the back into a 'room for the night' if the need arises (of course haven't got that desperate yet, but I've tested it out and it work well. Comfortable, I'm 5'3.)
The only issue I have at the moment, and I'm still hoping to find a way to deal with, is with the 'insensitive' indicator that doesn't auto shut off after round-abouts. I only realised that after about a month when I was in a town that uses only round-abouts with no traffic lights!
I am wonder if there are any other Ractis owners have the same problem? Please post here if you have any comments re indicator. Thanks.
On the whole, this is a great little beauty for me (considering it's only one year of experience with it).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th August, 2015
24th Aug 2016, 18:46
A quick question, how do you service a Toyota Ractis gear box and there is no dipstick?
18th Sep 2016, 21:56
The turn signal lever that is not returning to neutral position is a typical defect of Toyota; my Prius is having the same bug.
Solution for Toyota only: Find the engineer responsible and fire him.
16th Dec 2017, 10:31
An American YouTube video on "CVT transmission oil level check" explains this very well from a university in America. The instructor is in a wheelchair; that is how you will know if it's the video I refer to. It's a main dealer issue and it appears it is meant to be a lifetime unit.
23rd Feb 2018, 14:27
I have had the Ractis for 2 months, and so far so good except for the indicator issue. I always have to remind myself to switch it off. Otherwise if one forgets it can be dangerous to other road users.