I replaced the battery at 78500 kilometers.
This car is not only a slow family car. The Toyota Carina II 1.6L with 105 horsepower is a very fast car and with a great brake system.
Also handling and steering can be improved if the manufacturer tires and wheels are changed. For example my Carina had 185/70 R 13" tires and didn't have such a good handling. One year ago I put 195/55 15 tires with new wheels and the car has a great handling. We must not forget that it is very wide and that helps it with its handling.
Brakes are very good and never betrayed me. This car has a magnificent dual brake system which functions if your primary brake system fails out.
As far as performance is concerned this car can speed up to 100kilometers per hour in less than 10 seconds and it can reach a 220 kilometers per hour top speed in the highway. Some people in the past mentioned that is not a fast family car because they didn't know how to function it right.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2003