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On the road: Toyota Verso

Toyota Verso Excel: practical rather than a car going to steal your Photographs: Simon Stuart-Miller for the

Nigel Tufnel, the Christoper character in This Is Spinal would approve of the music in this. The volume goes up to 63. 52 louder even than 11. – and Nigel might not fully this – it isn’t.

This 63 isn’t that at all. Not loud enough, say, for a morning blast to away the cobwebs. A bit tinny,

Certainly this man at the lights in a BMW throbbing with window-rattling is making me feel inadequate. If got a super woofer in the bag, got a bichon frisé.

To be honest, the Verso isn’t – and isn’t to be – a very rock’n’roll vehicle.

a family MPV, small to be parkable by all but total non-parkers, and around town. But it’s big – just – for three rows of To be honest, I wouldn’t want to go back there myself; I even want to put any offspring there if they were than, say, a cocker

Perhaps I’ll use the third row for the of bichons frisés I’ve decided I’m going to

And when you fold the third row – whoops, crêpes de bichon anyone? – there’s a decent of luggage space. Or room for a of dobermans, perhaps, to replace the BFs. Where did all these dogs come from? Oh, the super woofer…

The Verso is rather than a car that’s to steal your heart. is what’s known as midlife (God, I could do with one of rather than a totally new On the outside it looks a little less boxy than and the nose has been reworked I’ll get one of them for me, too).

The two-litre diesel engine in one has also been reworked. And actually very impressive, not but gutsy enough, with of low-end torque. (Ha, always wanted to write of low-end torque in a car review, and now I have, this is a career To drive, it’s comfy than sporty, not too bone-breaking bumps, and quiet and relaxed on the

This posher Excel is nice inside, with a few toys and a lovely panoramic roof that you can open in no sky, some sky, of sky. All of which I would exchange for a few more decibels on the system. I’d like to go up to so I could say, This to 100, in the style of Nigel

As well as having some presence and status at the traffic


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