Toyota Yaris High Mileage No Problem

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most impressive high mileage small cars you can buy. Reliability is one of it's strongest points. The Yaris has arguably the most reliable small engine of any other car. Most people tell you to steer clear of a car with high mileage. They say "Over 100K, don't touch it"..This mentality, that a car is on it's last legs if it has over 100K on the clock (Odometer) is doubled when talking about small engined cars. It's classed as a no go area.

Some people who know a little more about cars and engines will know that just because a car has done a fair amount of mileage it doesn't really mean anything. The term "Just been run in" springs to mind. In fact, some people actually use the "don't buy a high mileage car" mentality to their advantage. With more people thinking this way it leaves the door open for other people who know there's still a lot of life in the old boy yet to grab a serious bargain.

And remember, when a car has reached high mileage a lot of the parts, from consumables to anything else the car may have needed through out its life have already been replaced by previous owners. Also, lets not forget how cheap a high mileage car is to buy. A used Toyota Yaris with a good service history can be bought for as cheap as £700. I bought mine for £800. So that should leave you with some extra money should a few parts need replacing. Most of the cars I have bought and owned over the years have had over 100K on the clock.

As long as the car has a good service history and has been looked after then there's no reason to worry. Of Course, no car is immune from neglect. So even the most reliable little Japanese cars that have been ran into the ground for years will also encounter problems at high mileage, or even at low mileage if neglected, just like any other car. Neglect isn't exclusive to just high mileage. Problems can happen at any time of the cars life.

I've personally seen a Toyota Yaris' mileage at 160K and the car still ran like a dream. One of the most important things is of course overall maintenance, but the most important thing to keep an engine running well at high mileage is regular oil changes. My Toyota Yaris right now has just under 120K (Pictured above) on the Digital Odometer, but if you were to listen to the car running you wouldn't believe how quiet it is. I have to rev the car to make sure it's still ticking over!

For such a small engine with 120K that is really impressive, and testament to how good these little engines are. After all, I haven't done anything special to mine, just regular oil and filter changes. As reliable as a Ford KA engine can be, and they are good little engines, have you heard them at 60 - 70K or beyond..They sound like tractors. Mine did. The Yaris engine seems to be in a class of it's own, and if looked after is capable of considerably high mileage. I hope I haven't jinxed my Yaris now after this post.

Do you own a Toyota Yaris which has really high mileage? If so send me a picture of the Odometer and I'll add it to this post. If I get enough pics this post can become a shrine for high mileage Yaris'. A quarter of a million Odometer picture would be nice. Anyone?

Yaris 250k-Odo-Mileage2

At last, someone comes through and breaks the carauto record with a massive 250K Yaris mileage! That's Andy with the indestructible Yaris. What's even more impressive is that it's come from a 1 litre engine. Can anyone top a quarter of a million miles?


Thanks to Ian for sending in the highest recorded mileage so far to be featured in this post @ 302,215 miles. This is from a 2008 Yaris automatic. Can anyone top this? Half a million would be nice. I'm sure there's a few out there still running smooth with that type of mileage.


And we have a new leader. Sent in by Matt who owns a Toyota Yaris Sedan (Saloon), the odometer reads 305,971. That's a few thousand miles more than the previous highest. Thanks Matt. Can anyone top that?

Toyota Yaris SR Hidden Storage Tray

I know I'm probably going to get looked at as crazy with this "find". I bet most of you will think "What? You didn't know that was there!" After many months of owning a Toyota Yaris I have only just found the hidden storage compartment under the passenger seat. I never knew it existed, never checked under the seat, but it's a great little storage compartment. It's like a little secret hiding place! There isn't one under the drivers seat.

Hidden Storage Yaris

Storage tray toyota

Maybe there are a few people out there like me who buy a car and just drive it, never really exploring it thoroughly. Just in case there are a few people like me out there here is a picture of the slide out tray. Just pull it out, it's in the bottom.

Pimped Up Toyota Yaris SR Review

It's only slightly pimped. It was like that when I bought it. I'm not the type of person that pimps up my car. Not that there's anything wrong with modifying a car, not if it's done properly anyway. I've had a few small cars within my time as a driver and none of them have been as well equipped or as solid as this Toyota Yaris. It's a 1.3 SR (Year 2000), so not as good as the 1 litre on petrol, but it's still quite impressive.

Yaris SR Blue

Would or should I have got the 1 litre version to save a little more money on mainly petrol and insurance. Yeah, I would have but I'm glad I didn't. I didn't have much to spend on a car so was happy to have snapped up this X Reg Yaris up for well under a grand. The 1.3 SR is a bit faster a has a bit of nicer trim than the standard 1 litre versions. I liked the look of this car and that's what first attracted me to it. It's only an insurance group 5 so still quite cheap to insure.

Toyota Coupe

I'm pretty sure the previous owner had it lowered. I didn't really notice at the time of buying the car but lately when look at the car at the front from afar it does look like it's been lowered. The car didn't come with the log book but I now have one in my name and the car is completely HPI clear.


So what can I say about this car. Well, it's nice to drive and it's very reliable. Got through it's last MOT just needing new brakes and pads. Although it does now need a new petrol filler pipe fitted. Thankfully it's a cheap and easy job, and considering the car is now 14 years old, I'd say by looking at the pipe that this is the first time the filler pipe has needed replacing so it's lasted a long time. Other than that the cars been superb. Very smooth and tight to drive even with over 100k on the clock.


I did say the car was slightly pimped up, and it is. There is this switch on the dashboard (Pictured Above). I wasn't sure what it was for to begin with. Turns out it's a turbo booster. Makes the Yaris change from a decent little run around with moderate acceleration into a 250BHP Pocket Rocket once pressed.

LED Lights In Footwells Car Auto UK

Just kidding. It only lights up the foot wells..Turns them Blue. The previous owner fitted L.E.D lights. It's not used much by me but is a great help if you drop something in the foot well or under the seat. Or if you want to show off a bit to your mates. Looks pretty cool. Overall a great car. Review your car

Toyota Corolla 1992 - 2000 Scrap Value

As you probably guessed, I love old reliable cars and the Toyota Corolla certainly ticks all my boxes. I'm talking about the older Toyota Corolla, 1992 - 2000 models. I know that the newer shape Corolla's are still reliable but the model talked about here really are bulletproof. If you don't have much money to spend and you need a good reliable car, forget about the Fiat Punto's, Renault Clio's, and Peugeot 106's. They are mostly money pits. Not forgetting the Citroen Saxo, what a money drainer. And if you don't have the money to pump into car repairs your not going to be on the road driving for long.

Toyota Corolla 1992 - 2000 Scrap Value - £110 - £150 (2014)

Corolla Estate Scrap Value - £130 - £190

I've had a lot of cars over the years and every one of the cars of the mentioned makes I have had have needed constant repairs done. Not for consumable items either. Something was always wrong with them. Electrics, Coil packs broken, Engine warning lights, Sensors, Misfires, Leaks, you name it. Have I just been unlucky. I don't think so.

They are just not made to last. In my opinion you can't go wrong with Japanese cars. They are much more reliable in every department, especially engine wise. Older Toyota Corolla's are cheap to buy, cheap to insure, and extremely reliable if taken care of. The 3 door models look quite nice too. You can buy a used one for as cheap as £450.

Anyway, you came here to find out the price to scrap your Toyota Corolla 1992 - 2000. They weigh over a Ton and of course the Saloons weigh more ( not much more) then the 3 door version. The scrap Value is around £110 - £150. Accept no less then £100. But then we have the Corolla Estate version. Scrap Value for the Estates is around £130 right the way up to £190. Accept no less then £120. And that's even for the older 1995 - 1997 model.

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