1999 Toyota Yaris S 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Only £400 spent in six years (70k), amazing car
Gearbox oil leak made the clutch slip at 50k. Had the clutch replaced at the same time for only £250.
Water pump went at 100k,; cost me £25 to replace in under 1/2 hour.
Replaced anti roll bar link bushes; cost me £12 and took an hour.
The radio was replaced as it was very poor.
The lack of power steering means the tyres have to be 1 or 2 psi over the recommended pressure.
This car replaced a 1995 BMW 3 Series that just cost me too much to run to work every day.
The Yaris has passed all five M.O.T's since I have bought it, and never failed to start or break down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th September, 2010
3rd Sep 2017, 08:37
Just scrapping this car after it failed an MOT at 192,000 miles. The car has been driven hard for the last ten years and covered over 160,000 miles, but has never broken down or failed to start.
It just failed the MOT on a rear wheel bearing. So sad to see it go, can't imagine another car being as reliable.
3rd Sep 2017, 15:52
Try a modern Avensis or Camry from Toyota for another reliable car; since you liked this car and had a 3-series before, you'll probably find the cars I mentioned a nice middle ground, and they should last if looked after.
5th Sep 2017, 23:00
If it's been so good, why scrap it for the sake of 1 wheel bearing which isn't expensive?