The Toyota Yaris was voted Car of the Year in 1999, the year of its launch, and it caused quite a stir. The car combined the elements of being a fun car to drive, was built to a high standard, performed well and offered excellent value for money. As a supermini car, it set the standard for other manufacturers.
Since its launch there have been several updates to the Yaris, the latest being in 2005 and that model still remains in production. The car has extremely good reliability, there is ample space in the cabin, and it is very economical to run. In fact, the Yaris is said to have some of the lowest running costs in its class.
Engine choices include petrol and diesel units and the major feature of these is economy rather than performance. That is not to say that the Yaris is a poor performer. It may not be the fastest car away from the lights, but its performance is perfectly adequate and it handles well.
One of the effects of the Yaris’ reputation for reliability and economy is that it tends to hold its price well, so you may be prepared to spend a little more on a used Yaris than you would on a similar model from a different manufacturer. However there is no shortage of used Toyota Yaris cars for sale across the UK; from approved Toyota dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk could find a fantastic deal on a used Toyota Yaris near you.
The fastest Yaris is the T-Sport, which was manufactured from 2001 to 2005. The major modifications were to the body, which gives it a more sporty look, and the engine and suspension. Although it does not compare in performance to some of the speedier hatchbacks, the T-Sport can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds and is good fun to drive.
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