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Toyota Previa 2.4 GS 5d Auto (8 Seat) (2002/52)

Toyota Previa 2.4 GS 5d Auto (8 Seat) (2002/52) - Owner Review

8 seats and room to take a good amount of luggage / weekly shopping as well. Large sliding side doors allow easy access to rear seats. Eats up long distances in comfort.
5

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Toyota Previa (00-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Family man who cares about his family and doesn't want a 'run of the mill' car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Admired it since the day I got it, although they tend to think it would be a bit too big for them. Those with big families who drive other types of MPV are very envious of the reliability and space of the Previa.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, although I can't see myself getting rid of this vehicle in the near future. Five straight-forward annual services and four new tyres (two lots of front only) in nearly six years of ownership plus comfort, space, handling and performance are all good/excellent. That's pretty good in anyone's book.

What are you likely to buy next?
Errrrrr - a sports car perhaps (as a second car!)

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£20,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2002

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a good deal as garage was losing its franchise and wanted to move stock.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
me, wife, 5 children and a dog

What was the dealer like?
Okay

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Makes motorway work a breeze. On standard roads it drives very well, although for overtaking I like to take the overdrive off (button on indicator stalk) which allows engine to be more flexible and instant. On holiday I tow a large caravan with car full - on these occasions (and in town) the auto comes into its own. Small single carriage country roads are okay due to the car's good all around visibility and height.

What's it like to park?
I have never found this to be a problem although of course you need to be aware of size of car - visibility is very good which helps.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Car has been fantastic - only small blip was that the fuel tank sensor stopped working after a brim fill, but even this resumed working 6 weeks later without a garage visit.

What's most practical about your car?
8 seats and room to take a good amount of luggage / weekly shopping as well. Large sliding side doors allow easy access to rear seats. Eats up long distances in comfort.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate control

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