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Toyota Avensis Verso 2.0 VVTi GS 5d (2002/02)

Toyota Avensis Verso 2.0 VVTi GS 5d (2002/02) - Owner Review

Useful size, easily seats 7 with a small boot for gear too, but not too big for city use. Rear seats easily come out to give a large estate car sized luggage area. Not too many electronics, hard wearing interior.
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Review submitted by
Peter Ward on

Toyota Avensis Verso (01-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That cars are not something that excite or interest me. That I want comfortable, safe, affordable and reliable transport.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I don't know.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but they stopped making them in 2006

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,600

When did you buy the car?
March 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Ebay. Fair price I think

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Well designed car, affordable, reliable, comfortable

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Accelerating, cruising at speed, cornering: it's capable and unexciting and more than adequate. There is no body roll cornering which surprised me for such a large car. It feels like a car, not a minivan. The ride is firm, maybe a bit harsh, I guess due to the cars length and stiffness.

What's it like to park?
Easy to tell where the edges are, but quite a long car.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No probs after 3 months

What's most practical about your car?
Useful size, easily seats 7 with a small boot for gear too, but not too big for city use. Rear seats easily come out to give a large estate car sized luggage area. Not too many electronics, hard wearing interior.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It isn't a gadget rich car. The underfloor storage room at the back is a good a bit of space. Never seen this on any other car.

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