Toyota Sera Review from Australia and New Zealand

1990 Toyota Sera 1.5

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance139000 kilometres

Summary:

A beautiful, pleasurable car to own and drive

Faults:

Gas strut on the drivers side door is leaking causing the door to jamb halfway up.

Seats are very hard to clean - my interior came as an off white color and has many stains due to age.

Back window broke when attempting to remove plastic aftermarket wing, which was very costly to replace considering their rarity here.

Passenger side door will not open from the outside - clips have broken.

General Comments:

The most amazing car I could have ever chosen for my own. May not have all the power, but it has the body to start hearts.

If you have the bodywork done by the manufacturer, and all you have to do is drop a turbo and a manual into it, which is cheap and easy to do, you can't go wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review