1976 Toyota Corolla Review from Australia and New Zealand

1976 Toyota Corolla

Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Kingswood


Absolutely bomb proof, the hardest car to kill I have ever come across


Clutch burnt out and piston shot out of the motor after several days of use. This was only because we gave this car an absolute hiding.

General Comments:

This car was unbelievable I got it given to me for nothing. Myself and two friends took it into the bush for a week and intentionally tried to destroy it.

We ran it into trees got it bogged, we even rolled it over twice, once on its side and once right over.

The only reason the motor blew up was when the clutch had burnt out a brick was placed on the accelerator pedal and left to run flat out. It lasted over 5 minutes like this until a piston eventually flew out of the side of the motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2005

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review