1995 Toyota Corolla 2.0L diesel 2C


Great reliable car; minimal maintenance


Radiator replaced in 2011 - my fault, never changed the antifreeze.

Rear shocks replaced in 2012 - worn out.

Paint fade from mostly being parked outside - started about 2005.

Thermostat is a bugger to replace.

General Comments:

Very reliable and versatile. With better care it would be still worth $4-$5000 NZ dollars. Sadly I had to say goodbye to it when someone ran into me and the repair cost was more than its market value.

Diesel motor needed its jets cleaned after 150000k.

Clutch was never replaced. The 2.0L diesel motor gave it good torque for towing heavy loads.

The aircon was still working, but only had 2 temp modes, so not full climate control. The heater was good.

Interior is boring, but that was common for the year it was made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2013

11th Oct 2014, 07:07

I am in Namibia, bought the same car in Botswana in 2012. It is now at 220 000 km, but I think my auto gearbox is almost done. It was filled with petrol and driven for about 25km, and the engine is now smoking a bit. I am though struggling to replace the gearbox.

I love the car.

Do you have an idea where I can buy this gearbox?

1995 Toyota Corolla Conquest 1.8


Great, reliable and economical car!


This car is a written-off car. I didn't realize this until after I got home with the car. However, time has proved it is a great car! This car is as reliable as I thought a Toyota should be. It hasn't had any trouble since I bought it 3 years ago, not even a little problem! Not at all!

General Comments:

The 1.8 litre engine is very strong and acceleration is decent. I have no problem driving on the highway at a speed of 110 km/hour, and it runs very smoothly with the cabin being very quiet.

The ride is comfortable thanks to its independent suspension system, both in the front and at the rear. Fuel consumption is around 9.6 L/100km in the town.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2011