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Toyota Previa 2.4i GS 4d (1999/V)

Toyota Previa 2.4i GS 4d (1999/V) - Owner Review

size and flexibility with seats in back. Very comfy for 4, and ok for 6, acceptable for 7.
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Review submitted by
Hans Thulesius on

Toyota Previa (90-00)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
family provider in a lot of senses

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
a bit old now but kids in the handball/football teams enjoy it

Would you buy this car again and why?
no need for the same space - for environmental reasons we will downsize to a smaller family diesel car.

What are you likely to buy next?
almost new kia crdi sw or 3 yr old peugeot 307 1,6 hdi - i would go for toyota again if they had a thrifty diesel

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?
£9,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2001

Did you get a good deal and why?
bought directly from independant car rental company

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
space, reliability

What was the dealer like?
nice, got a good bargain. It had 107.000 km after 3 yrs.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
High position is good, easy to handle despite size. Wind sensitive. Engine ok a bit noisy on mw. 25 mpg on average with a light foot.

What's it like to park?
A bit tricky due to size

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Worst was when differential transmission broke in Autobahn in July 2003. But Toyota Assistance got us 4 nights in a 4 star hotel. Catalyst broke 2007 and AC 2009. Otherwise reliable car - 250.000 km today

What's most practical about your car?
size and flexibility with seats in back. Very comfy for 4, and ok for 6, acceptable for 7.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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