Is the Perodua Myvi a good replacement for the Toyota Yaris Verso?

JS of Belgium wrote that her greatest car joy was when she owned a Toyota Yaris Verso and bemoaned the fact that they were no longer in production. She may do worse than add the Perodua Myvi to her list of possible replacements for her Honda Jazz. I too was a very happy owner of a Yaris Verso for nearly ten years, but having waited in vain for Toyota to produce a replacement I exchanged it for a Perodua Myvi in January 2010 as it was the nearest vehicle we could find that came close to the Verso spec. In fact my wife and I now prefer it to the Toyota. Also the Perodua price is sometimes discounted and this is the time to buy as they then represent excellent value for money.

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I used to recommend this. It's the same car as the Daihatsu Sirion and has a Yaris 1.3 powertrain, same as the old Yaris Verso. But supplies are very spasmodic. Toyota has now produced a new Yaris Verso, based on the third generation Yaris that will arrive later, the Verso S:

Toyota did produce a second generation Yaris Verso, called the Ractis in Japan, but this was never officially imported to the UK:
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