2004 Toyota Yaris T-Spirit 1.4D4D from UK and Ireland
A car I never tire of driving
Air conditioning pump replaced twice.
Alternator replaced twice.
This is the third Yaris I've owned and the first diesel. My other two were 1.0 petrol engines and were faultless. As a driving instructor I need reliability, but I've been slightly disappointed with the alternator and air con pump each having to be replaced twice. Toyota have agreed to extend the warranty on the alternator, but curiously not the air con pump. This set me on the search for another manufacturer, but I have to say that nothing compares with Toyota in the mass market for build quality and overall reliability so in a few weeks I'm taking delivery of a new Yaris T3 diesel. I have been assured by the main dealer that they've had no problems with the air con pump or alternator on the latest 1.4 diesel engines.
After test driving the new Yaris I'm looking forward to working with it for at least a couple of years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2006