2008 Toyota Auris 1.4


My car has 80,000. I have serviced it at a Toyota licensed service regularly, which is on average once every four months since I bought it in 2008.

Two weeks ago, I was told by a mechanic at the service place, that the car is in perfect condition, and chances are that I will have a big repair necessary only after 150,000 km has passed.

Only two weeks after this check and regular service, the gearbox gave up on me suddenly in the middle of the highway when I was doing 140 km/hr, and hence caused a severe safety risk for my life. I managed to avoid an accident barely, but ended up in a nightmare. The car is not under warranty anymore (it just passed), although almost new, and now my price to fix this problem is exorbitant.

In addition to this serious problem, the car has problems on a hill when there are more than 2 people in it. Sometimes, people literally had to come out of the car in order to make it up a steep hill.

Finally, there is a very annoying squeaking noise when I press on the brakes. The Toyota service told me that I just have to live with this problem, or pay a lot of money to fix it.

I would opt for a different car than Toyota for sure after almost dying on the highway; it is NOT a safe car to drive, and Toyota did not take responsibility to help me, stressing that the car is not under warranty... no wonder they only give a 3 year and not a 5 year warranty!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th April, 2012