2005 Toyota Yaris Reviews

2005 Toyota Yaris Colour Collection 1.3 vvti from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 vvti Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

A wonderfully, dependable, reliable car that I would certainly recommend to others without a doubt

Faults:

Minor Oil Leak which dealer found during first service and immediately solved problem under warranty.

General Comments:

My yaris - what can I say about it?

Lovely little car to look and own especially if you have previously owned a Ford Ka Luxury which has been to the garage more often than it has parked on the driveway.

Fantastic reliability, dependable, already done over 27000 miles in less than 2 years and still feels like brand new although interior is starting a few wears i.e. plastics light scratches.

Spacious boot when seats are folded forward- First time I went to Surrey with 700 books in to the boot space with seat folded forward- took no problems at all - completely swallowed all the books up and problems could take more. I've even fitted a photocopier in the back of it along with the extra paper tray and duplex unit and still had plenty of space for both myself and my front passenger.

Looks fabulous especially in silver and with manufacturer default rear spoiler which came as part of A/C package along with mud flaps, front fog lights and alloys.

A wonderfully little car that is like a tardis, small on the outside, impressively spacious inside, has enough performance, great fuel economy - averaging 45mpg in city and 49 on motorways - both with A/C on and no need to drive slow either, superb reliability.

For those looking for a new car or a used car, I certainly recommend the Yaris, in particular the face-lifted 2005 model, looks nicer as it has colour coded bumpers and mirrors and has lots more kit and extra oomph from engines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2007

2005 Toyota Yaris Soul 1.4 D-4D from Denmark

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 D-4D Manual
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Simply wonderful!

General Comments:

The instruction manual uses the phrase: Not available for all models. This also counts for the average fuel consumption. The only measurement to show is the avg. speed. Does anyone know whether or not it is possible to change this easily, or do I have to do without?

Similar type of question: The manual informs me about radio FM1, FM2 and FM3, each with preset of 6 stations. Nevertheless, my radio only offers me FM1 and FM2 (and AM). What might be the reason?

Links to site like this one, regarding Yaris, are most welcome. Thank you in advance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2006

2005 Toyota Yaris Colour Collection 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance1300 miles
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Cheap, average reliability, not the best customer service avaliable- not recommended

Faults:

Complete engine failure whilst driving on motorway 3 days after MOT. Due to service technicians replaced old Spark plug with a faulty new spark plug, burnt out whilst driving on motorway at 60mph, completely loss power and engine did not work.

Badge on rear door fell off after car wash.

Gearbox could not get into reverse.

Front Left hand side suspension broke 3 times in total.

Air Conditioning leaks in passenger foot well.

General Comments:

Was a good car until after servicing.

Then everything went downhill.

Excellent for a beginners car for those who want to get some experience.

Cheap to run if reliable and well built.

Servicing cost will shock you - £500 for a first mot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2005

31st Oct 2005, 10:17

Why does a car built in 2005 require an MOT? My biggest bill for servicing was £94 (30,000 miles) The spark plugs need changing at this service.

3rd Nov 2005, 03:36

This cannot be right. A 2005 car would not need an MOT. Please tell us the proper age of the car.

4th Nov 2005, 07:52

In my country, the most expensive service for a Yaris costs about 200 Euros. You’re right about the gearbox, it’s clumsy, but mine has always been reliable. It’s not a wonder car, but it’s interesting. Don’t expect much from a Yaris made before 2004. I hope the new model will be much better.

7th Nov 2005, 17:33

Great, I just bought a Yaris demonstration car with 10,000 miles on it. She cost a skimpy £6200, registered in May 2005, bargain, well so I thought.

11th Apr 2006, 18:54

It's hard to believe you've had all that wrong with your car in only 1500 miles. How did it end up costing you anything at all? New cars are under warranty? The information in this review is erroneous and/or misleading.

2nd Aug 2008, 17:15

I have to agree, a Toyota with all those faults, an MOT??

My Yaris averages 800 - 1000 a month to work and back... IT NEVER misses a beat.

Would have another one, without a doubt... possibly the diesel?

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews