2002 Toyota Yaris CDX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland


Excellent, fantastic, and super, super reliable


Nothing has ever gone wrong with these Toyotas. They are bulletproof engines.

General Comments:

Yaris, wow, what a very very extremely reliable car. It never ever let us down. The only thing we replaced were tyres, battery, shock absorbers, and anti roll bar links. And also the A/C condenser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2017

26th Feb 2017, 18:54

And also a few wheel bearings. That Yaris generation was the most reliable car; the next generation were less reliable.

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


Amazing piece of engineering


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


Best small car I have ever driven


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




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.

26th Feb 2017, 18:58

Did you race that car? Never heard about blowing speakers on such radio unit, did you leak coffee on the radio? Your review sounds quite unrealistic. Steering light? What is that on a hydraulic power steering car. Seriously, had the same car with more miles and have not these issues. Even the light bulbs sound surprising. Or perhaps you got a flooded or crashed car.

2002 Toyota Yaris GLS 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Top class super mini



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


It's a Toyota!


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