2009 Toyota Verso 1.8 valvematic


Good family all rounder


Gearshift knob replaced under warranty at 5000km. Started to be razor sharp when the shiny plating ring broke.

Both short beam light bulbs in one week - replaced under warranty at 15000km.

Water in the trunk - rear stop light seal replaced under warranty at 17000km.

Wear of gray plastic parts on the doors and handbrake - looks bad.

Cabin light automatic switch - replaced under warranty at 20000km.

Radio CD system went crazy - replaced under warranty at 30000km.

Water in the trunk - paid 100€ for a change of seal at 50000km.

General Comments:

Great car.

Nothing major went wrong with it, and I am sure it will not in the next 4-5 years; for sure I will do an update of the article if something happens.

On the driving side, it's a little bit heavy, it is big heavy car 1800kg, but drives nice with the 1.8 - 147hp petrol engine. If you like to drive faster, you really need to high rev the engine. In those moments it seems like the car enjoys it as much as you :)

Fuel consumption is city up to 9L/100km depending on your driving style. I do 8L, my wife 9L/100km. 6L/100km on open roads at speeds up to 100km/hr, motorway up to 130km/hr 8L. If you drive faster it will go to 12-18L/100km, depending how fast you like to drive ;)

I would buy the same car again, but now I am little bit more into Touring cars like the 3 Series Touring or Auris Touring Sports.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2014