2002 Toyota Yaris T Sport 1.5 VVTi petrol from UK and Ireland


An excellent all round package!


I have had no problems with the car to date.

General Comments:

Since lowering my T Sport the ride is even more responsive and handles superbly!

The car looks small and nippy from the outside, but theres surprisingly a very roomy cabin.

There is plenty of leg room in the back for 2 or even 3 passengers.

The comfort and high specification levels are not compromised to seek extra power.

I have found TTE to offer a wide range of high quality after market accessories and tuning products, tailor made for each Toyota and Lexus model. The lowering springs which I purchased having a particularly high quality finish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2003

2002 Toyota Yaris Terra 1.0 VVTi from Slovenia


Very good little car


Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

Excellent city car with absolutely the best one liter engine. Handling is very good, the cabin is roomy and seats are quite comfortable.

The only objection I have for this basic model of Yaris with 1.0 engine is, that it's very noisy at motorway speeds (120 km/h and more), as compared to other Yaris models, especially D4D version. Most of the noise comes from the little engine, as there is almost no sound proofing between the engine compartment and the passenger cabin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2003

2002 Toyota Yaris GS 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Fun, economical and reliable!


Nothing yet!

General Comments:

I'd never driven a Yaris before and was pleasantly surprised with it!

It is a very nippy car. It feels as quick or quicker than 1.2 engines I've driven (like Clio's, Corsa's etc), and is noticeably quicker than my old Fiesta 1.1

I love scooting around in this car. It's more at home in the city. The engine revs really sweetly and sounds smooth, and is actually a little sporty at high revs. I would imagine it would sound great with a big exhaust. Initially the car doesn't feel very quick, but it soon picks up nicely.

You can feel the difference at around 4000 rpm where it really picks up. This is the point where it sounds nice too, so I find myself chucking it around a bit more than I would usually. The economy still stays around the 38-40 mpg mark though, which is very good. If I can manage to drive more steadily, it returns 50+ mpg on a longer run.

Good points:

Small, quite quick, nice steering, brakes, short-throw gearbox, good ride, despite some critics reviews.

Bad points:

Poor visibility. I find the rear visibility quite poor, you look over your shoulder and there are large blind spots caused by the large pillars and small windows. The front 'A' pillars are also in the line of sight when cornering.

Seats. Comfortable enough, but lack support for quick cornering. Ride height is high so the car rolls a bit in corners, but it's still good fun.

Refinement. Whilst it's fun in a kind of raspy way in town, the lack of general refinement shows up at higher speeds. At 70mph the engine spins at 4000 rpm which makes it quite boomy. There is also a degree of wind and road noise, making this car feel a bit cheaper than it is.

I've driven a D-4D Yaris and these are actually quite a bit quieter at all times. They must have better sound proofing I would guess.

Overall, a great car! Reliability reports are looking good so far. Achieving the top award of the JD Power survey can't be bad!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

2002 Toyota Yaris CDX 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland


For a small car Excellent performance


I have not had faults or problems with this car to date.

General Comments:

I have found this car an ideal car to drive both in town and long haul.

Lots of interior space a little like the Tardis in Dr Who.

Excellent road holding especially on corners.

Excellent fuel ecomomy when driven at the correct speed for the gear.

Satellite Navigation I had fitted by Toyota has proven invaluable at times, good value for the money.

Good front vision and driving position.

The boot space I found more than adequate for my needs, and easy to expand to make a larger boot space by moving the back seat forward.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2002

29th May 2005, 13:32

Are the parts cheap to buy or are they expensive like Peugeot?