1982 Toyota Corona Review from Australia and New Zealand

1982 Toyota Corona ST140 1.8L SOCH CARB

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8L SOCH CARB Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance137000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla


Fantastic cruiser!


The only thing that went wrong with this car was the fact that I ran the tires so bald that one blew out and caused a crash (my idiotic fault I know!)

Other than that, nothing went wrong apart from a brake light going out, and the heating not working so good.

General Comments:

Anyway, it was a fantastic cheap to run reliable Toyota, although the brown interior is a bit scary. In fact I have just this week brought an almost identical Corona with a 2.0 engine, and it's a manual! I am hoping it will prove as reliable as my previous one. They are becoming hard to find nowadays, so I will be taking good care of it and investing decent money into it.

Toyota's are the way to go. I love trying different 70's and 80's models. This current Corona will be my 7th Toyota in 2 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2008

10th Aug 2010, 10:25

Hi, I have a Corona ST140 1983 and wanted to know how many of them are still alive in Australia and overseas. How do I get this info?

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review