1991 Toyota Corolla Reviews from North America - Page 5 of 6

1991 Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6 liter, 4AFE

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter, 4AFE Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired167300 miles
Most recent distance171500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Great car, I would definitly own another

Faults:

I received the car with:

Broken hood prop.

Worn front bearings.

Faulty brakes, one front caliper seized.

Front exhaust pipe leak.

Belts worn out.

It did have new tires, new turn up, new exhaust from cat. converter back.

Radio static really bad when the signal is not strong, speakers are partially blown.

LIGHTS - front signal side lights, heater console light, dome light, backup lights DO NOT WORK. I need to fix these!!!

Trunk leaks as noted by other owners... it appears to be a seam by the wheel well that can be fixed with sealant or bondo.

General Comments:

Easy to work on.

Reliable, even with all the faults it had I put new front brakes on and drove it for 3k miles with no issues.

Parts are readily available, and not to expensive.

Struts work exceptional, tight steering, with 170k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2005

1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6 4A-FE AUTOMATIC

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission AUTOMATIC Don't Know
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Excellent affordable, reliable basic transportation

Faults:

The exhaust began leaking around 200000 miles

Oil pressure sending unit failed around 230000 miles

Driver door window crank broke at 190000

Weather stripping began leaking around 178000 miles

Right front ball joint began making noise around 200000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been exceptionally reliable. With Proper maintenance it has had some problems, but nothing that would leave you stuck on the side of the road, just minor inconvenience mostly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2004

1991 Toyota Corolla LS 1.6L DOHC

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6L DOHC Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired232000 kilometres
Most recent distance262000 kilometres

Summary:

Best value for the money. A very nice and extremely reliable car. You just can't go wrong with it!

Faults:

Replaced shocks and struts at 2400000km which is not bad at all if you consider the road conditions in Manitoba.

Did some rust removal (a very common problem on older Corollas)

General Comments:

I had a Corolla for 2 years and I really loved it. Its definitely the best car in its class. It looks nice and drives even better. The interior is very well made, roomy and very comfortable. No rattling noises anywhere. The engine is very strong for its size (with manual transmission) but still very economical. It doesn't have the best handling (not nearly), but its by all means not a sports car, and that's what you should keep in mind. The power steering is light and feels very good. The best thing about the Corolla is it's reliability. A Corolla will last forever if you maintain it correctly. I would've probably never sold it if I hadn't crashed it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2004

24th Apr 2007, 13:34

Now that's obviously an opinion comment, but personally I find the older corolla handles beautifully... easy to handle in all weather conditions.

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6 liter

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 miles
Most recent distance222000 miles

Summary:

The best car we've bought for under $1000

Faults:

The radiator had to get replaced.

The timing belt had to be replaced at 220,000 miles.

The air conditioning was not functional when I acquired the car. (bad compressor)

General Comments:

This car is very reliable and great fun to drive. It is my first car and, with an added CD player, it's great fun.

I also have a manual transmission, so, though it does accelerate slowly in first and second gear, the car performs well. If needed, and with intelligent shifting, it can still accelerate very quickly for it's power class.

We bought this car for $800, which was a great bargain. It appears to still be performing well, and the gas mileage is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2004

1991 Toyota Corolla

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A cheap no-frills commuter

Faults:

Head Gasket at about 100,000 miles.

Major break in the fuel line at 110,000 miles.

Major rust on rear fenders, trunk (can't keep anything in it because it gets soaked whenever the roads are wet) and rocker panels at 120,000 miles. (pretty much expected in our climate where we have snow on the ground from Nov. to Apr.)

Driver's side window not aligned, makes whistle past 40 miles per hour.

Slow acceleration, barely can make it up to speed on a freeway entrance.

General Comments:

Good mileage. I purchased it with a blown head gasket for $500, sank a couple hundred dollars into parts and took a couple days to work on it and have got ~40,000 miles out of it so far. I just need something to get from point A to point B, this car is made to do just that. It handles pretty poorly, with lots of body roll, but what can you expect for a car that cost less than a set of nice rims.

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

Review Date: 18th February, 2004

20th Aug 2009, 13:48

Bought this car with 130k miles and a bad starter for $500. Dropped a new starter in and it runs like a champ. I deliver pizza so it's all stop and go for me. Just hit 148k miles and still can't complain. The whistling after 40 mph on driver side is happening with mine as well, but can be temporarily fixed by pushing the window up while cranking it closed.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 26 reviews