1990 Toyota Corolla 1.3 gasoline
Great little city car
After fifteen years and 425.000 km in the Nordic rainy and snowy roads, the car is beginning to suffer serious rusting problems, which will probably finish the economic life in the next 2-3 years.
Three years ago I changed the front fenders and radiator, last year the rear shock absorber holders had to be re-constructed, and this year we will have again minor welding to keep the car running again, all due rusting.
Using synthetic oils, and timely Toyota dealer maintenance (replacing the usual wear and tear parts), the car keeps running almost like new seemingly forever.
The tiny 1.3 liter 16-valve high rpm engine generates enough power and acceleration for city traffic and worked well enough even in a 800 km trip with full load.
Very economic to use and to maintain, very reliable.
The car is reasonably comfortable, but not made for long distance driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd October, 2005