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Toyota launches used car warranty scheme

Up to five years warranty protection given

Toyota has introduced a new Approved Used Car Warranty Programme, offering customers buying a second-hand Toyota up to five years of extended warranty cover.

And it’s available on Toyotas up to 150,000 miles old.

01 Toyota Aygo

The Toyota Aygo is a cheap car to run

Toyota five-year warranty cover

As part of the new initiative, customers buying an approved used Toyota with up to 150,000 documented miles will receive a minimum of 12 months’ warranty cover on their vehicle.

The programme also gives buyers the opportunity to extend the warranty to include up to five years’ protection, based on a sliding scale of vehicle age. If the car is aged between five and eight years old on the date of purchase, a further 12 months’ cover can be added – taking total the total warranty term to two years. Cars less than five years old are eligible for purchase of a further four years of cover, giving a total of five years’ warranty protection.

The latest scheme means any parts covered under the terms of the warranty that fail will be fixed free of charge, using only original equipment manufacturer items and by an official Toyota Service Centre. There will be no charge to customers for parts or labour.

03 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius has first-rate reliability

The warranty also includes MOT test cover with the option to upgrade the package to include roadside assistance.

Flexible payment plan

As part of the new scheme, Toyota has launched a monthly payment plan with the option for customers to spread the cost over a fixed period of ‘up to two years subject to the age and condition of the vehicle’.

Buyers can still pay the balance of the warranty – regardless of the length of cover – up front in one lump sum.

Strong reliability

02 Toyota Land Cruiser

The most reliable used 4×4 is the Land Cruiser

Toyota is a brand famed for its strong reliability, and the introduction of an extended warranty scheme for approved used cars should give second-hand buyers even greater peace of mind.

The manufacturer regularly performs well in the Which? Car Survey. In 2011, the Toyota Yaris featured in the top five most reliable used superminis and the Toyota Land Cruiser was our most reliable used 4×4. The smaller RAV4 SUV was noted for its good build quality and on-road performance.

Toyota’s Auris also scored well, topping the table as the most reliable medium-sized used car, with the firm’s Prius hybrid finishing second in the most reliable used large car rankings – proving a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain is no barrier to dependability.

More on this…

  • Car reliability – check out the results of the 2011 Which? Car Survey
  • Toyota reviews – see results for all the Toyotas we have tested
  • Used car guide – watch our video guides to buying and inspecting a used car
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