Toyota Corona Review from Finland

1987 Toyota Corona DX 1.6 litre

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired208000 kilometres
Most recent distance235500 kilometres


Superb reliability, but not a sports-car!


Battery charger blew at 219000 km, nothing else.

General Comments:

Engine: 1.6 litres 8 valve 4A (85 HP). Good fuel economy, but not a sports-car!

Winter (temperature can go minus 40 Celsius!!!) here in Finland is REALLY a challenge to all cars! (Except Toyota). We need absolute reliability due the rude weather and long distances.

So that's a reason why I drive this not-so-sexy car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review