1991 Toyota Starlet XL 1.0


Great small city car


Changed the brake pump since it was broken at around 70,000 km.

Changed the piston ring at around 80,000 km as smoke came out from the exhaust.

Changed the front links as well as tie rod.

The engine was too small for intercity driving so as the engine power.

General Comments:

This car was quite OK for inner city driving as it was easily parked and comfortably driven.

A very economical car as it only consumed 1 liter gasoline for 12 km driving with air conditioning on.

Sufficient for two people, but really small for more than 3 people.

The model was attractive and funny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2006

1987 Toyota Starlet XL 1.0


An affordable small car


The engine power dropped when I turned-on the AC as it only used a 1000cc engine.

The car was too small and relatively unstable for intercity travelling especially when it was used in a highway.

General Comments:

Starlet XL 1.0 was an affordable small city car.

The design was quite attractive and modern at that time.

For innercity usage, fuel consumption was very economical, 1 liter gasoline for 11-12 kms.

The car was very suitable for innercity travelling as the car was very easy to park.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2006