Toyota Starlet Review from Guatemala

1980 Toyota Starlet 1.3

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres


An extremely reliable car for it's cost


The carburetor got clogged after I had it for about 2 years, but it was really cheap to fix it, and the floor got really rusty and at some point Ithought I was going to fall to the pavement, and the gas indicator did not work after I filled it up the tank.

General Comments:

I feel that the 1980 Starlet is a great car, it's reliable and it never failed on me, after I fixed the front drive parts, I got it running at over 150km and the wheel never moved out of my hands,

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review