2003 Toyota Raum 1.5L


OK, but average quality, nothing special, heavy on petrol


Blower motor stopped working.

Passenger electric sliding door stopped working.

Only 350 km to a tank in urban driving with a light foot.

Gear lever is in a quirky position, and is difficult to use.

General Comments:

Apart from these problems, an OK car in my opinion.

The older Toyotas were better built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th July, 2016

1998 Toyota Raum 1.5 FE


Well designed vehicle for your bux


Nothing, just general wear and tear. Brake pads and bulbs.

Cambelt was recently done.

General Comments:

Best part of this car is that it's a hatchback, but it feels like an SUV when you sit inside due to the high seating position and lots of space.

Very fuel efficient, fun to drive and robust. After all it's a Corolla engine.

Keeps up very well with NZ roads.

Due to the sliding door, it's very convenient for city use, easy to park and easy to get kids in and out.

We only paid 3000 bux for it, but it offers lot of car for what we paid for. The engine feels like it'll do another million km with no struggle.

Still drives as if it's done 50k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2014