1981 Toyota Corolla Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1981 Toyota Corolla DX 13b rotary 2l

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 13b rotary 2l Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


One phat biach


The only thing that I have had to replace was a gearbox from doing too many burn outs.

General Comments:

This car is riding on 14 inch deep dish chrome's with a pearl custom paint job and air suspension with a 13b rotary motor and all the gears four 14 inch subs TV, and many more bits and peices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st November, 2004

1981 Toyota Corolla Levin GT 1500

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1500 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carFord Cortina


Great looker besides the rust


Rust, rust, rust.

Dead battery.

Fuel Gauge read half full as empty.

General Comments:

Besides having to cut out all the rust, the mechanical side of the car just keeps on trucking. I brought the 3A-U version, apparently the 4A-G goes a lot harder and faster. Looks good for a '81, better than the newer shape.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2000

16th Mar 2001, 01:47

I strongly agree with you. I think the modern car designers are almost sick and do not know how to design a car. They just want to draw a circle and round shapes. I think the all the cars that were made in the 80s' and the first part of 90s' were the real cars. They looked so attractive and lively. Now a days, the newer cars seem to me just a tool for transportation.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews