1993 Toyota Corona Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1993 Toyota Corona EXIV TR-X 2.0 16v

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

Impressive style for a family sedan

Faults:

Dash console button lights failed once - repaired under warranty.

Power steering slips a little sometimes in wet. Not a major problem.

General Comments:

The first thing that grabbed my attention when I looked at this car in the lot was its shape. I love the muscular, slightly aggressive stance of this vehicle, for what is essentially a family sedan.

Toyota refers to this model as having "the soul of a sports car" (EXIV supposedly stands for "Exciting Version") and I would almost agree.

It's got plenty of pep and handles respectably, though sometimes I feel the need for a bit more power (but then this is not a true sports car).

In terms of economy and reliability, I have no complaints. it has served me well and it still looks great even though it is nearly 10 years old.

I'd like my next car to be more sportier/more powerful still, but it will be a tough decision because I *hate* coupes; they aren't versatile enough for those of us with real-world salaries and situations.

And I've heard plenty of horror stories about the reliability of Holdens/Fords to make me wary.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2002

31st Oct 2006, 18:13

I am absolutely desperate to find an auto service manual for the 1993 toyota corona exiv... if you can help I would be most grateful...

Anna.

1993 Toyota Corona EX Saloon 2.0 petrol 3S-FE

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol 3S-FE Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Excellent all round family saloon

Faults:

Driver's side electric window regulator broke - not cheap to fix. Nothing else.

General Comments:

Excellent all round car. Peppy engine, excellent fuel economy, easy to service.

Reasonably comfortable on long trips.

Only real criticism is excessive tyre roar on N.Z. coarse chip roads. It is due for a set of tyres and I will be looking for quieter rubber.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2001

23rd May 2001, 12:28

Well, I put on 4 new tyres.

Dunlop Monza 200 recommended for quieter ride.

They are quieter but not as much as I hoped. Maybe they will improve with wear.

21st Sep 2001, 06:54

Try Dunlop Le Mans J-Cinq or Sport 200. Cured the growl in my tyres. Originally came with Bridgestone something... which was abused for about 3 years.

Desmond, Malaysia.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews