Toyota Yaris Review from France

2000 Toyota Yaris Verso 1.5 petrol

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Yaris


Excellent for me


Driver's electric window switch - part was €250.

General Comments:

Very spacious and comfortable, and the flexible seats fold flat so it's a van too. I am 1.90m/6'3" and am very comfortable in the rear seats. I can even sleep in the back too (seats folded flat).

Performance is good for what it is, but a little thirsty in 1.5 petrol (105hp) Verso (not very aerodynamic) form.

One fault (window switch - sold in one block at €250) in 100,000 kms between two Yaris parts was expensive, but 5 minutes to change myself, so I'm happy.

Handling is typical Toyota; reassuring, safe and secure, but unexciting.

A bit noisy at motorway speeds 130kmh/80mph, but fine at 110kmh/68mph.

Horrible dealer service prices €250 to change oil (4.0 litres) and air/oil filters, but I guess it's the same with other makes - so do it myself now.

So I am now looking for a late diesel model to keep for as long as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th May, 2010

18th May 2010, 14:33

I'm thinking of buying a Yaris eventually. I'd love to have a diesel option, but unfortunately you can't get one here in the United States. Diesel's got a bad rap from the the 80's, when they were first brought over here. They were loud, smelly and slow. However, I know that's no longer the case and would love to drive a new diesel, much better than any gasoline powered vehicle.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review