Things to look out for when buying the latest Toyota Yaris used cars

Are you in the market for a quality used car? Toyota cars are widely regarded as some of the most reliable on the market, and they hold their value like few others out there. Their Yaris model is a particular winner, marrying style with Japanese reliability. If you are going to buy a used Yaris, then we have put together a guide to buying the latest Toyota Yaris used cars.

For a car so widely produced, the Toyota Yaris has very few issues to look out for when you purchase. For starters, some petrol models from 200 and 2001 suffer from uneven shut lines on their doors. Get a full history to establish whether it has been in an accident or not.

The clutch is another place where a minor problem could be found. You can test it by driving the car at low engine revs and listening out for any unusual noises when the clutch pedal is pressed. If you hear them, then the clutch release bearing could be on the way out.

The Yaris is likely to suffer from chips in the paint on the leading edge of the bonnet, even if the car hasn't been put under heavy use. It is a particular problem on solid colour Yaris models. It is important to stay on top of this or rot will develop easily.

It is important to keep an eye on the coolant in the car and a high level of it needs to be maintained, especially on the earlier diesel models, or else the cars are prone to blown head gaskets.

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