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Used car review Toyota Verso

Like all Toyotas the Verso was competent at everything being brilliant at anything.

suitable transport for a family can be particularly when it’s a family.

Small families of two or kids aren’t a problem, the are many, but once the brood beyond that the choices diminish. There are a few wagons will accommodate seven, but really a squeeze. They be acceptable if you only need to seven on occasion, but if you need to do it like most families do, left looking at peoplemovers.

they first began to on the market 30 or so years ago peoplemovers effectively crudely converted vans. They weren’t safe, they certainly very comfortable, and they their occupants feel second-class citizens. Those are long gone thankfully and peoplemovers, like the Toyota Verso, are much more

Unlike most of its van-derived the front-wheel drive Toyota Verso was based on a car, the Avensis sold in Europe. the baggage of history it was forced to the Avensis Verso was something of a it really wasn’t that bad to

Compared to its primitive forebears it was to drive and had quite respectable manners. There was some roll, but it wasn’t too bad; it but that too wasn’t unacceptable. it followed the driver’s instructions faithfully and did its job quite well.

there was a 2.0-litre engine, but was replaced in 2003 with a unit. The 110 kW 2.0-litre unit with the mass of the Avensis particularly when loaded to the with kids and their

With 115 kW at 5700 revs and 211 Nm at revs the extra grunt of the 2.4-litre double overhead engine was a better choice. The choices were a smooth-shifting manual or a four-speed auto.

inside that the Avensis came into its own, a clever seating arrangement allowed seats to be moved to suit the need to carry or cargo. The centre seat was for two, but a little squeezy for and the use of a lap belt in the centre position ideal.

At the back the third seat was a cramped for adults, but would do the job for kids. If not needed for people the and third seats could be flat to open up the area to cargo, or sports gear, or might be needed.

The interior was finished and durable, important you carting kids around, and it was equipped with cup holders, bins, hooks for grocery cubby holes and other little touches for everyday

Toyota offered two models, the GLX and the The GLX came standard with air-conditioning, remote central power windows and mirrors, and a CD sound system.

A step up the was rewarded with alloy fog lamps, leather-trimmed steering roof racks and a rear A facelift in 2003 brought new and a new grille, new bumpers and new rear The 2.4-litre engine replaced the litre unit.

Pick up an 2.0-litre Avensis Verso GLX for add $500 and you’ll enjoy the For a later 2.4-litre you’ll pay for a GLX, or $18,000-$35,000 for an Ultima.

Toyota might not make the exciting cars to drive, but if reliability that gets you then it’s the brand for The company has an enviable reputation for quality and reliability, but it’s a one, and the Avensis Verso is up to expectations.Little is being reported the field, the things that are of are to be expected through simple and tear, like brakes, wipers etc. The good is that there’s a chain the camshaft to there’s no need for as there is on other makes.

engineering and decent build can’t make up for a lack of so check for a service record to your chosen car has been serviced.

Like all Toyotas the Verso was competent at everything being brilliant at anything. It comfortably, steered well, predictably, braked securely, and with enough gusto not to be an And like all Toyotas it was well and nicely finished, two attributes underpin the brand’s popularity.

the dynamics of the Avensis Verso quite good for a peoplemover, were still a compromise compared to a regular passenger

It wasn’t particularly responsive or when put to the test in an emergency, but ABS anti-lock brakes and electronic distribution aided active

On the passive safety front were dual front and seat belt pretensioners on all while the Ultima also side front airbags.

size and mass work a car like the Avensis when it to fuel consumption. Road reported the average fuel at 12.0-12.5 L/100 km.

Don Taylor and his bought their 2001 in 2002, having previously a Mazda 1300, two Golfs, a Prairie, a Mitsubishi Nimbus and two Taragos. They have driven over 200,000 km in the and apart from tyres, a and a windscreen, the only things have replaced or repaired are the struts.

The versatility of the seating/load arrangements, from one seat to with every number in is particularly appealing to them. only two people in the car, is a huge, flat-floored cargo The storage area under the holds a great deal and has very useful.

They also appreciate the way the seat can be slid into a that makes it possible to seven adults in reasonable Many of the other peoplemovers they have looked at the years have not really designed to put adults or even in the third row.

Despite the people/cargo capacity, the Avensis is not a large car to drive, unlike of the other peoplemovers available. have found it economical, 10 L/100 km around town and 8 km on the highway. On a recent trip averaged 7.5 L/100 km over a of 4000 km, which Don says was pleasing.

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. Overall competence.

performance.

Smooth ride.

handling.

Flexible interior.

build quality.

ALSO THESE

. Honda Odyssey 2000-2008

Regularly rated the in its class the Odyssey transformed the market when it was first and has continued to set the benchmark for family Pay $14,000-$34,000.

. VW Multivan —

The largest and most spacious in the If the big VW looks like a van, because of its close relationship to the But it’s smooth, comfortable, well equipped and a pleasure to On the downside it is a large vehicle, can make it awkward to drive and The option of a diesel makes it Pay $30,000-$40,000.

Compact peoplemover based on the offers car-like chassis diesel economy, with for seven at a pinch. If you’ve got a family the Golf makes a case. Pay $16,000- $25,000.

THE LINE

Highly rated is a well-built, reliable and solid for the family.

Car toyota avensis st55fwl
Car toyota avensis st55fwl
Car toyota avensis st55fwl

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