Used Toyota Avensis Hatchback (1997 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014
3
By the time the Carina E went out of production in 1998, Toyota had picked up a reputation for making cars that were comfortable and reliable, but essentially bland. Avensis was the company's first stab at changing that - it was as comfortable and reliable as ever, but Toyota injected a bit of excitement, with sleeker lines, a more comfortable ride and advertising that included a trendy Iggy Pop soundtrack.
Toyota Avensis Hatchback (97-03)
Ride comfort, refinement, reliability, equipment.
Styling is uninspiring.

New price range:

£12,840 - £19,730

Used price range:

£259 - £2,344

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

By the time the Carina E went out of production in 1998, Toyota had picked up a reputation for making cars that were comfortable and reliable, but essentially bland. Avensis was the company's first stab at changing that - it was as comfortable and reliable as ever, but Toyota injected a bit of excitement, with sleeker lines, a more comfortable ride and advertising that included a trendy Iggy Pop soundtrack.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Starts first time all the time....comfortable drive...........good mpg(I am a taxi driver).  

5 out of 5

Daniel Wallace ,   20 Jan 2016    ... read more

 Size of boot, sits 4 adults comfotably, fuel economy, service cheep due to cam chain, lifetime fuel filter, 6 year e spark plugs.  

5 out of 5

David Holden ,   17 Jan 2013    ... read more

 Spacious interior, easily capable of carrying four adults in comfort and a huge boot.  

4 out of 5

r g ,   29 Oct 2008    ... read more

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