Toyota Carina Reviews from Iceland

1997 Toyota Carina Classic 1.6i petrol

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6i petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

One of the best cars in the world!!!

Faults:

Changed time belt after 100.000 km.

Bought new tires after 85.000 km.

General Comments:

Much more economical than handbook figures suggest, It consumes about 7 liters pr. 100 km, based on 4 years general driving.

Everything is original in the car, even the exhaust system and the brakes.

Its common to see 20 years old Carina's in original condition, driven more than 500.000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2003

22nd Jun 2008, 01:03

Yes, one very reliable car.

1981 Toyota Carina E deluxe 2.0

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

The Best Car In The World!!!

Faults:

There was some problem with the electrics the first week, but I got that sorted soon enough :)

I cleaned the exhaust right from under the car one day!

I broke booth front springs in a jump and that also took care of the forward bumper.

General Comments:

This car handled great and what ever you gave it, it always asked for more! I bought this car mainly to use it in rally and guessed it wouldn't last me the summer, but better yet Toyota proofed it is nr.1 one in car manufacturing and it lasted two years!

It is the best car I have ever had it is still running though my brother has it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2002

1993 Toyota Carina GLi 1.6

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance161000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Very good high performance car

Faults:

Nothing, except the central locks did not work when it was cold outside. Now it's OK.

General Comments:

My Carina has only the 1600 engine, it needs more power!! But it's OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2001

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews