Toyota Starlet Reviews from Greece

1996 Toyota Starlet 1.3

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance161000 kilometres

Summary:

Good well built car with few probs and good reselling value

Faults:

Ignition Failed at around 100,000kmh.

Fuel Pump failed (I frequently drove the car with nearly no petrol - hence my fault) at 120,000km.

Electric windows button failed (cheap replacement)

Driver seat started to wear near the stitching after 6-7yrs.

Nothing else, ever.

General Comments:

Good motor, faster than most small city cars of its generation. Could do 170km/h until recently.

Heavy steering wheel (non-hydraulic)

Good Gearbox, never-ever missed a change.

Mediocre Brakes.

Fast turns not its strong point. Under-steered considerably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2008

1996 Toyota Starlet 1.3

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda

Faults:

Cooling system broken.

Rust everywhere.

Getting started problems in cold wheather.

The interior quality was really poor almost every switch broke.

Water in the headlights after rain.

Interior plastics broken.

Gearbox failed.

General Comments:

Very practical for it's size with plenty of room.

Off-road fun because of it's height.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews