2003 Toyota Yaris T Spirit 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
An intelligent design
Nothing has gone wrong with the car to date, which meets my expectations of Toyota.
The plastics in the cabin do show up marks easily, though.
This car is surprisingly quick on the open road. Although only a 1.4 diesel, the torque (125 lb ft) means it has lots of low down shove, particularly useful on hills and for overtaking.
The cabin design is superb; there is masses of storage space, and the 3-D holographic instrument pod looks futuristic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2004
26th Aug 2005, 09:22
Had my brand new Yaris 4d-4 delivered 5 days ago, did approx. 100 highway miles. It feels pretty good, solid and lively. Corner handling might not always feel that good, but who buys it to race anyway? Coming from a 1998 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee and not needing that much space anymore I feel it's an honest city, short trips car. Did 80 mph on the freeway just to make sure everything was bolt together and no surprises. It's my first Japanese branded car, hopefully it'll live up to its reliability heritage...