1990 Toyota Carina II 2.0 GLi 2.0 16v
Good and reliable car that can take a lot and gives a lot back
Radiator leak, replaced with new radiator.
Engine is leaking some oil through the spark plug holes.
Engine is using oil (was treated badly by one of the previous owners)
Leather of the shifter knob came off.
Sun-visors were broken, replaced with sun-visors from a lancia dedra.
Rear-right shock-absorber is making a lot of noise.
Electric sunroof kept leaking and was sealed.
The dashboard has a lot of scratches etc. especially around the radio.
The rear-left electric window has a rusted guide rail en it isn't usable until I clean the rail.
The electric motors of the electric windows are not all working as good especially the one on the passenger side door.
Some rust on the hatchback, wheel arches en hood.
Good en extremely reliable car.
Pretty fast compared to what I had before.
Fuel consumption is not even that bad (the economy light makes sure of that) I average about 10 to 12 km per liter.
Even though it has seen a lot of abuse by previous owners it is still very reliable.
The layout of the dashboard isn't that good, especially the location of the radio behind the shifter.
It's the hatchback so a lot of room in the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2006
25th Nov 2008, 17:11
I consider my Toyota Carina II an extremely performing car, though I bought it 5 years ago as a used car it is still very reliable.
Once, I forgot to cover the radiator lid, the radiator water dried out after traveling several km - I thought I had burnt the engine. After I had allowed the engine to cool down for 40 minutes, I poured water in the radiator, my car still behaved as it never had problem; it has survived extreme driving conditions which other cars can never survive...
Adewumi Tayo (firstname.lastname@example.org) Nigeria.