Toyota Auris road tests and car reviews

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Carmel O Crowley, Ireland

Toyota Auris Diesel 2009

I have a problem with an annoying noise from the back wheels. The break pads have been checked and were found to be ok. The NCT Centre said it might be sticking.

My sister also has an ’09 Auris, which has the same noise and it started about the same time as mine.

Lee Wilmerson, Norfolk

Toyota Auris 2.2 d4d t180 2007

Roderick Perrett, Yorkshire

Richard Andrews, Wiltshire

Colin Mapp, Worcestershire

Noel Schmitt, Yorkshire

Toyota Auris SR180 2007

I bought my 57 Reg 2.2 D-CAT 175bhp Auris SR180 recently. I have previously owned two Avensis and a Yaris. This one beats the lot, a simply amazing car! You really understand what Toyota is about when you drive it: quality build, combined with what I expect to be a reliable car. The only drawback is fuel consumption.

Press hard on the pedal and you will achieve low 30mpg (0-60mpg in 8 seconds). Drive it sensibly and I can get 45 mpg on average. Not bad for a performance car (bear in mind the Auris 1.6 petrol achieves 39mpg on average).

This one has got tinted windows, rear spoiler, cruise control. you name it. If you want great fuel economy, get the yaris 1.4 D4D. I got 67mpg on average with it, but it’s dull.

If you fancy something more exciting, test drive an SR180 and you’ll see what I mean.

Responses to this review

Hi Noel, got Auris sr 180 on a 2008 plate 544544 on clock but have a sickeningly low mpg, 34 at best. Changed air filter checked all usual other areas but that seems to be its best at the moment. Performance is good though. Any ideas?

Also rained in quite badly into boot area. Seemed to be mainly around rear light entry into shell. Also the seals around air vents below lights have siliconed around aforementioned areas and this seem to have about stopped the problem any thoughts on the above? Kevin Reid from Cumberland

You are right, it’s a great car until the ecu goes. I’ve got a T180 and the power steering went, they say the ecu needs replacing. It’s a 2007 plate and only done 30,000 miles, 700 quid later!

Then I read in the forums and this seems to be fairly common like the rest of the stories I’ve read. I had parked up for 15 mins, pressed the start button and that was that – Lee Wilmerson from Norfolk

Had SR 180 as second car since 2009 when it was a year old. The car came directly from Toyota (GB) so was well maintained and had recalls sorted. We find the fuel consumption around town really annoying (low 30s) on motorway slightly higher but the performance is out of this world and can keep pace with many other high performace cars costing twice the price. Will have to replace at some stage with another Toyota but which one as they do not have a comparable car at present – Brian Moore from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 2012-01-18 | ID: 8874

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