Toyota Corolla Reviews from Bulgaria

1998 Toyota Corolla 1.8 7A-FE

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 7A-FE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio


Perfect solution for a person who like outdoor activities


At 130000km the hose going to the oil cooler started wearing out, and I've been told to change it.

145000km, thermostat.

150000KM, the clutch was worn out.

General Comments:

The car is 4x4, and handles snow and wet roads perfectly, including country ones. It's very stable in turns. Relatively quick.

In the cabin, everything is at the right place. The speakers are very good along with the aircon. Seats, however are a bit uncomfortable compared to my previous Renaults.

Steering is nice and stiff. Brakes are perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2012

15th Feb 2013, 08:06

Some Japanese Domestic Market Spec versions of cars come with 4wd for snow use. I was surprised to find a version of my dad's Civic was sold in Japan with 4WD, so I guess for some markets and grey import areas you can find these versions. It's quite often a manual thing for the rear wheels, so you have to get out and turn a lever in one of the rear wheel wells.

1991 Toyota Corolla 1.3i 12v gasoline

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.3i 12v gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323 (1982)


An excellent car. Will buy another if I need to


I changed the brake discs, and part of the exhaust system.

General Comments:

Small in the back seats and has a little small trunk, but it is an excellent and economical car.

The only thing is that I find the radius of the turns VERY large. But that's all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2000

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews