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Toyota Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid T4 5d CVT Auto (2013/62)

Toyota Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid T4 5d CVT Auto (2013/62) - Owner Review

Neat and compact, yet stylish and I think a bit sporty.

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Review submitted by
Robert Dawson on

Toyota Yaris (11-20)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I hope it says I am a driver who is keen to help save the planet. I enjoy telling people of the joys of hybrid motoring if they are interested.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Generally fascinated, particularly when it slips silently off the drive.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes definitely. Despite being a real petrol-head I couldn't go back to driving a clunky gear-box and using a clutch. I can't really believe I am saying this!

What are you likely to buy next?
Not done with this one yet!

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Privilege Purchase as my daughter works for Toyota.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Retired Electrical Engineer who is very interested and supportive of green technologies.

What was the dealer like?
Extremely good and attentive to all my needs.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smoothest car I've ever driven. Completely seamless driving. Petrol/electric combination gives massive torque & acceleration when needed. Yet in electric mode creeps silently in traffic. Takes a bit of time and practice to yet used to the very different accelerator action. But once you've master it its great fun to drive.

What's it like to park?
Ever so easy with the reversing camera. Except when its raining!

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only problem was self inflicted. Left interior light whilst on holiday. If the 12volt battery gets flattened, the car becomes completely inactive as the on broad computer shuts down. Needed a boost charge from the AA to reboot it.

What's most practical about your car?
Neat and compact, yet stylish and I think a bit sporty.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The video screen on the dashboard with its graphic of how the hybrid system is operating at all times. Keeps my grandson occupied for ages!

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