2002 Toyota Yaris D-4D 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Amazing piece of engineering

Faults:

Sadly - Nothing has gone wrong with the Yaris so far.

General Comments:

What can I say, this little car is amazing. Since I have owned it, nothing has gone wrong (I think that is typical of most Japanese cars). Performance for a 1.4 turbo diesel is amazing, it cruises at 80 - 90mph on motorways, returning incredible 60 - 70mpg, even on normal roads it still gives me 50 - 55 mpg.

I am very impressed and happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2006

2002 Toyota Yaris GS 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Best small car I have ever driven

Faults:

Absolutely nothing mechanically.

One very slight fault of premature wear and tear on the front seat facings.

General Comments:

It's generally an excellent small car for day to day use. Comfortable seating along with a good driving position, with positive power steering as well as a fantastic 16v engine, all add up to a fun drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2005

2002 Toyota Yaris VVTi 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Disappointing

Faults:

Mother Board blew on the radio.

Both speakers blew.

Brake light and head light blew.

Engine light came on.

Left passenger door has to be manually locked due to automatic locking failure.

Problem with steering, steering light came on.

Problem with fan belt.

Re-occurring problem with automatic windows.

All round electical problem.

General Comments:

Nice looking car.

Handles bends well. (when steering works)

Not very reliable.

Spacious inside.

Nippy little car.

Runs fairly well on petrol.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2005

13th Oct 2005, 08:24

I believe your Yaris is European made...

Those made from the beggining of 2004 are much better. Mine is one of those and I'm satisfied.

7th Nov 2005, 12:19

There is no doubt that a lot of people don't like the fact the Yaris is a quirky reliable as a swiss watch vehicle, You are one of them. You talk about problems unheard of. Good luck with your next French car.

5th Dec 2006, 10:37

Wow that's the first time I hear of so many problems on a "Japanese" car, but I'm not shocked. No car manufacturer is exempt from reliability problem not even Toyota so for all of you out there bashing North American vehicles on reliability, here is living proof that perfection doesn't exist.

1st Jul 2015, 08:41

A car owner who lists things such as 2 bulbs blowing in 39000 miles as faults will never ever be happy with any car, excluding plastic ones that you pedal, of course.

Also, the drive belt problem was probably due to it needing replacing; again, not a problem, just normal servicing.

Speakers only blow when you have the music on at full blast for a long time, and this is also connected to the radio failure, maybe, but Toyota didn't make the radio.

North American vehicles can only dream of having the reliability of a Yaris.

2002 Toyota Yaris GLS 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Top class super mini

Faults:

Nothing,

General Comments:

Excellent car to drive, reliable seems to be standard with Toyota. Good all round car, no negative comments.The cloth interior seems to collect all the bits of fluff etc,but have since changed the material on the new models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2005

2002 Toyota Yaris RS 1.5 from Belgium

Summary:

It's a Toyota!

Faults:

The door-rubbers are replaced because they crimped, it caused a lot of wind noise.

General Comments:

It's a very quick and small car, it uses not much gas and is not expensive in maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st May, 2005

2002 Toyota Yaris GLS 1.4 Auto from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Brilliant little mover, eye catching & cute

Faults:

Really the only thing that has required attention were the seat coverings on both front seats. These showed signs of wear quickly on the side bolster. They were replaced with toyota's warranty and are starting to show wear again. As the car is due for replacement soon this is not a worry, but would have been if I was not changing the car in the near future.

General Comments:

Very comfortable and reliable little car. Only the small boot space lets it down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2005

2002 Toyota Yaris 1.3 from Greece

Summary:

The best car I've owned

Faults:

Occasional noise from the instrument dash.

General Comments:

The best car I've ever owned. I am still very impressed by the overall abilities of this little car. It has been driven mainly in the city, but also at high speeds on motorways, in the furnace hot summers of Greece, and in -20 degrees Celsius and snow and icy roads in the mountains in the winter. Never had any problems and on a very few occasions all it needed were a pair of snow chains to make just more capable in snow than an SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2005