Toyota Auris (2007 - 2013)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 15 July 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 7 February 2021
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reviewed by dennis andrew on 22 November 2019
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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 31 May 2018
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reviewed by Roy Britton on 2 April 2018
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reviewed by Anthony13 on 4 October 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 2 August 2017
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reviewed by David Cotter on 20 August 2016
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reviewed by 7omly on 5 November 2015
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reviewed by A M Malik on 12 April 2015
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reviewed by colinh on 18 February 2015
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reviewed by GranTurismo on 30 August 2014
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reviewed by Tuckshop on 4 June 2014
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reviewed by eagleeye on 30 March 2014
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reviewed by smitham on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by Auristocrat on 5 November 2012
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T4 HSD 1.8 VVT-i 5dr (17" alloys) 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by leonora on 15 May 2012
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Overall rating
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Experience at the dealership
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How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Great car inside bland exterior

Bought this car at the tail-end of last year. As posted on the forum it was bought by default as I found the Prius I had put deposit on would not fit in the garage! So, not first choice by any means.

It has proved a cinch to drive, very smooth and comfortable. The sport mode gives extra power when needed but I rarely use it as I know it would become addictive and counterproductive in terns of economy. Coming from a Mini with manual gearbox I do miss that nippy, fun experience but I enjoy driving the Auris. At first I was rather obsessed with trying to keep the fuel economy at a premium and managed 60 or so mpg - mostly on the motorway. However, as I began to get totally exasperated with the slow lane I started to put my foot down and enjoy myself more. Now, after 5 months and 4,500 miles I am averaging 53 mpg which is not at all bad really. Bizarrely, I do seem to find that town driving pushes this figure down which is not supposed to be the case so I'm not sure why this would be.

I have the lower of the only 2 specs available so have lost cruise control (not bothered) but I do miss a digital speedometer so tend to plug my satnav in so that there is an accurate speed reading available. As there are only the 2 specs available mine is quite well specced anyway. I believe earlier versions of this car had copious cubbyholes much like the Yaris. These have evidently been lost now which seems a shame as storage space is a bit limited; the cupholders are somewhat flimsy and I have already managed to break one of them by putting a bottle of water in it (just for the novelty value - that will teach me!). The boot is my major gripe as mine does not have a cover over the supposedly hidden section - I was told they do not have a cover anymore as it was too flimsy but I don't believe this as it makes putting anything like a large suitcase into the space virtually impossible. However, this is a minor issue for me personally though when it becomes the family car when my husband gets rid of his lease model this may change (if this horrid day ever arrives...).

Overall, I have found the car to be a trusted friend both on the motorway and around town. It has plenty of room in the rear, is a joy to drive and is economical - loved my free tax disc too!

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About this car

Price£12,505–£28,395
Road TaxA–H
MPG39.8–74.3 mpg
Real MPG83.7%

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