Toyota Corolla Reviews from Iceland

1992 Toyota Corolla GLi 1.6 four cylinder

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 four cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Dull but practical, ugly but tough

Faults:

Exhaust pipe fell off and was never seen again.

Replaced rear drum brakes.

Parking brake cable snapped.

Some gaskets and bearings needed replacing.

And finally the hood latch had to be replaced (with rope).

General Comments:

It's relatively quick and handles easily.

Spare parts are easy to come by, since apparently half the people in my town bought a red Toyota in the early 90's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd February, 2012

1987 Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.3 petrol

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres

Summary:

An incredibly reliable car

Faults:

This car never failed to start and run in the twenty years my family had it.

As maintenance the exhaust system, battery, brakes, water tank, suspension and other things were replaced. This was all easy to do at home, the car has never been to a garage. Since corollas are a popular cars, cheap spare parts are easy to find.

General Comments:

Being a 1988 model, and lacking power steering, power brakes etc it's handling can't be compared with modern car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2007

1986 Toyota Corolla GTi 1.6 16v petrol

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres

Summary:

The greatest car ever made

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car. The only problem that I have had was a tiny bit of rust that I fixed easily.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever had. It is extremely powerful and there are not many cars that can keep up with me (even those that have a bigger engine and lots more horsepower). The only cars that can keep up are the CRX VTec and the Sunny 2000GTi. Even though my car has only 130 hp, they are real horsepowers unlike all those new cars that I say have ponypowers, not horsepowers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2000

12th Mar 2007, 14:18

The corolla gt just loves to be driven just a pity the modern ones are so expensive.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews