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Toyota Previa 2.4 CDX 5d Auto (7 Seat) (2001/Y)

Toyota Previa 2.4 CDX 5d Auto (7 Seat) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Cavernous interior. Seats 7 adults easily, still with space for luggage at the back. Seats out it carries a sofa without any problems in the back. The sliding rear doors are by far and away the biggest practical boon of this car. Why don't the others do it?
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Review submitted by
David Nicoll on

Toyota Previa (00-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical family oriented.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If it was still available in the UK, YES. A superb, practical, roomy and easy to drive machine.

What are you likely to buy next?
In the absence of the Previa in the UK now, we will probably go for the Galaxy.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
July 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Fair price. the Previa holds its value well - many dealers I have spoken to say that they sell almost as soon as they come onto the forecourts

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Previously owned one and loved it so much we bought another.

What was the dealer like?
Typical independent.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Responsive engine, despite the size it will belt along at national speeds without any problems at all. Grippy too for a car this big.

What's it like to park?
The only problem with this car. It is big, so expect parking dings on the bumpers.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Front wheel bearings just replaced, as well as the rear aircon box. These were the first major repairs needed. Npot cheap, but will last us.

What's most practical about your car?
Cavernous interior. Seats 7 adults easily, still with space for luggage at the back. Seats out it carries a sofa without any problems in the back. The sliding rear doors are by far and away the biggest practical boon of this car. Why don't the others do it?

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None - simply a pleasure to drive and use. Don't bother with the built in SatNav though. You are much better off with a portable system which updates regularly.

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