2001 Toyota Yaris Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2001 Toyota Yaris SR 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Vitara

Summary:

I really do love it too much!

Faults:

I have had no problems with this car at all.

General Comments:

This car is very easy to drive.

The interior is very well designed, and there is plenty of space for cleaning cloths etc.

This car performs and handles very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2002

2001 Toyota Yaris 1.0 GS 1.0 litre petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 litre petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Lupo

Summary:

The JD Power Survey got it right - an excellent package

Faults:

Absolutely nothing - car has been 100% reliable.

General Comments:

The car was bought as a city runabout, but due to a job change found itself doing 120 miles a day on the motorway.

Despite having only a 1.0 litre engine the motorway performance is adequate without being scintilating, it's comfortable, safe and well equipped for the price.

It also does 55-56 miles per gallon on the motorway, is cheap to insure and has surprisingly low servicing costs to date. Add in exemplarary dealer service and it's an excellent package. Having traded in a VW Lupo which was nothing but trouble from new with a dealer and manufacturer who didn't care about customer service the Yaris has been a revelation -and can be thoroughly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2002

2001 Toyota Yaris T Sport 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Quick and fun, but could be better

Faults:

Slight rattle from new in the driver's door. I'll have it looked into at the first service.

General Comments:

For its price and fuel economy (just over 40mpg, as the EU figures say), the performance is excellent.

There are a few weaknesses in the specification: the front seats don't have "memory" when they're folded to allow people into the back, there's no boot light, the CD player is of modest quality and the steering wheel only adjusts for rake, not reach.

The T Sport's main problem is that it's close-ratio gearbox gives a buzzy 3500rpm at 70mph. There's plenty of torque to allow a sixth gear to be fitted, and this would make motorway driving far more relaxed. The flipside is that the engine remains very willing to accelerate at this speed, so pulling out into a lane of faster traffic is easy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2002

9th Jul 2002, 09:22

I find the rear seat is most inadequate, no leg room whatsoever, and access to rear seat is poor.

2001 Toyota Yaris SR 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

The driver in front with a smug look probably drives a Yaris

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

Shows how good small cars can be these days. Characterful fun little car. 1.3 engine does not set the world alight but is adequate. Build and quality would not disgrace a much more expensive car.

Light and easy to drive but wide tyres of SR package lead to tramlining on UK roads. High speed stability a bit lacking but acceptable. Well equipped with effective air con, surprisingly punchy stereo and most electric bits. Well packaged with plenty of room for size.

One of those cars which can't help but put a smile on a drivers face. 40mpg, low depreciation and 3 year warranty add up to a great financial package.

Comfortable considering it's basically a supermini.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2001

2001 Toyota Yaris SR 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carToyota Yaris

Summary:

Faster, reliable and safe

Faults:

Brakes used to make noises when used at low speed, the dealer sorted this out within 1 week.

Paint work chips very easily. The dealer is looking in to this because of other reports of this problem.

Gear box can feel hard to use.

General Comments:

For a 1300 this car flys. Faster than most older 1600s.

Remote control central locking is very useful.

ABS works great in the dry, but can be unreliable in the wet or ice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2001

25th Jul 2001, 04:16

I have to agree fully with this review.

Our Yaris is a Luna, exactly the same spec as an SR, but without the alloy wheels. We bought it from a car supermarket. Apparently they import them from Ireland.

It is very nippy, economical, and roomy.

The local Toyota dealer couldn't be more helpful.

The only complaint I have is that I find the accelerator pedal far to light and quick-acting to drive smoothly. On the other hand, my wife really likes it!

After 6400 miles the average fuel consumption is 45.1 MPG, according to the LCD display.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 23 reviews