Perodua Myvi (2006 – 2017) Review

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Perodua Myvi (2006 – 2017) At A Glance

3/5

+Good spec, roomy, low running costs, reliable Toyota engine and transmission and excellent value for money.

-Very few franchised dealers in the UK.

Insurance Group 15
On average it achieves 97% of the official MPG figure

The Myvi is perhaps Perodua’s most credible car for UK buyers thanks to its small size and running costs that won’t give the bank manager sleepless nights. That’s just as well as it’s also currently the only model in the Perodua line-up.

It shares almost all of its components with the Daihatsu Sirion and Subaru Justy, both companies with hard-won reputations for reliability, and the car was co-developed with Toyota. Neither the Justy nor Sirion remains on sale in the UK, so the Myvi is the only representative left of this trio.

The Myvi is designed with tall sides and minimal front and rear overhangs, which makes it surprisingly spacious inside thanks to upright seating positions. Those short overhangs also make it easy to park, while the compact dimensions further help in congested city street parking bays.

A 1.3-litre petrol engine is the only power option, though you can pick between five-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearboxes. The auto ’box dulls the slender performance of the Myvi but makes up for this to a large extent by being very smooth.

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Real MPG average for a Perodua Myvi (2006 – 2017)

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Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

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Average performance

97%

Real MPG

40–49 mpg

MPGs submitted

14

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Has Perodua pulled out of the UK?
"The dealer we purchased our Perodua Myvi from in 2007 has told us that Perodua has pulled out of the UK and they no longer offer service facilities or spares. Is this true? If so, where can I buy spares, specifically to repair a broken wing mirror. All internet searches have drawn a blank. We love the car and don't want to sell it. "
Would not be surprising. An Myvi is essentially the same as a Daihatsu Sirion, but Daihatsu also pulled out of the UK market. All you can go is Google for parts.
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What are your thoughts on the Perodua Myvi?
"I am thinking of changing my Toyota Avensis for a smaller car. I have looked at a Perodua Myvi which seems a value-for-money car. Have you any information on this or can you recommend a comparable alternative? "
Here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/perodua/myvi-2006/ . It's a Daihatsu Sirion assembled in Malaysia using a Toyota Yaris engine and gearbox.
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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."
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: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-verso-s/ Toyota did produce a second generation Yaris Verso, called the Ractis in Japan, but this was never officially imported to the UK: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/toyota/ractis-2006/
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