12th Aug 2001, 08:37

I own a 1.3CDX Automatic model & again have to agree with the review.

I bought my car from a car supermarket (imported from a dealer in Holland) and have found the car nippy, but a little thirsty on fuel - probably due to the auto gearbox.

I have the brake noise problem, but it doesn't bother me that much & haven't had it looked into as yet. I did have a strange rattle from the rear, but the dealer couldn't locate it & it seems to have 'gone away' of it's own accord.

The paint scratching is a problem - I have stone chips on the bonnet (the car is less than 3 months old!!) and some kind person in a car park must've opened their door onto my drivers door & put a small dent/paint gouge in it.

I really like the car other than that, however I am still waiting for my warranty/service book to come from the car supermarket which is irritating & causes an issue with the main dealer.

2nd Oct 2001, 01:11

I am in the process of buying a Yaris from a car supermarket that imports from from Belgium/Ireland. Have you had any problems getting UK based Toyota dealers to do work under the warranty? And did you get 3 years or 1 year?

11th Jan 2002, 10:49

I have a 1999 Toyota Yaris and have found it to be incredibly reliable. After this experience we purchased another one from a car supermarket to save a few £'s. I could not have been more foolish if I tried.

The complete lack of service from the supermarket was staggering. The car was also not anything like the standard of my first one. What a shame!

I will be buying my next one from a dealer if I can find a dealer who will take my import in part exchange. I'm not having much luck at the moment.

Anybody have any suggestions to dispose of my southern Irish import?