Toyota Starlet Review from Costa Rica

1982 Toyota Starlet none 1.3 4K

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 4K Manual
Distance when acquired42000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carToyota Toyota 1000


A poor man's Mini


No special problems. I give it the required maintenance and components such as alternator, voltage regulator, carburetor and clutch had been replaced due to wear.

General Comments:

I have own the car by almost 18 years. Have been my daily driver for 16 years. It is reliable, easy and fun to drive, fuel efficient and fast. Mine is a red two door U.S. version with the large bumpers and I still love its looks. As a matter of fact, is really a head turner (It has a very good paint and upholstery condition). It is structurally very strong, almost indestructible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 2007