1988 Toyota Corona CD 1.6L


Good value, good performance, good reliability


The door hinges of the door at the driver's side came loose. They were replaced for RM50.

The air-con broke down once (I guess due to old age) and was repaired within an afternoon. Other than that, the car works just fine.

General Comments:

I just bought this car a few years back year. I came across it by sheer luck, and I was astounded by the condition it was in. There was no rust on it anywhere, the engine is excellent, and the car was well cared for, although it had almost 200000 km on it. I ditched my idea of buying a new car after test driving this car.

This car has caused me no mechanical worries. Other than the earlier air conditioning problem, I have had no problems with this car. I would certainly buy another Toyota - they hold their value and are exceptionally reliable.

A very practical car. I don't think anyone can go wrong with one of these cars. Based on reliability and performance, it is definitely more worthwhile than an equivalent Nissan, Honda or Proton.

Very stable on the road. Hugs to the road beautifully. Speed doesn't affect the stability. I wouldn't worry about it if I went on a long road trip.

It has very good fuel economy, good horsepower and suspensions. Getting more than 500KM in one full tank when traveling in city areas. And more distance when I travel on highways during holidays. For the price I paid, the car is a very good bargain.

Overall it's a very good car. I like the good blend of reliability, performance and practicality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2004

1994 Toyota Corona Select Saloon 4A-FE 1.6 DOHC


Nice, big family car


Water pump leaking when purchased. Replaced under dealer's warranty.

LHS front door lower trim came off.

Knocking noise from the front suspension / steering (can't isolate the problem).

Headlights have turned yellowish. Toyota dealer says they need 1 month or more to order from Japan.

General Comments:

Car is quite powerful for a 1.6 litre. Compared to my previous car, that is.

Steering is light and responsive.

Parts easy get. Same engine as a Toyota Corolla (AE101,111).

Fitted 195/60 series tyres to improve the ride comfort.

Dashboard is dark brown in colour and looks cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2001

18th Jul 2004, 16:52

Do you this car still if yes can you tell me where to get climate control for it thanks, pl reply at fuadw@hotmail.com.