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

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

Great car for the thrifty person

Faults:

Paint is starting to get a bit faded.

I had the brakes replaced at 85,000 miles.

The water pump went out at 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car gets excellent gas mileage. I can fill it up with about $12.00 and go for two weeks.

It has been very dependable.

It looks good to be as old as it is, even thought the paint is a little faded.

The interior has held up wonderfully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6 litre/Injected

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre/Injected Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12400 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Very inexpensive and very reliable!

Faults:

Will be needing new C/V joints soon, but still is very drivable and secure.

Only weak point is the tire cover in the trunk is press-board that breaks easily, and should be replaced with some plywood, if you plan on putting any weight on it. I replaced mine, after a bag of groceries cracked it, and broke the eggs!

Tune-ups and oil changes have been the most performed on this champ!

General Comments:

The interior lighting is not the best on the DX model (no luxury lighting group).

When on a bumpy highway or poorly paved road, the cabin is a bit noisy.

I would recommend manual windows. My manual windows still work like new, but my previous 1986 Corolla had power windows, and had some mechanical problems.

This is the second Corolla that I have owned. As long as you attain the car fairly new, or know that it was maintained well, you should have it for many, many years like myself. I will be buying another Corolla in the next year. I could never ask for a more reliable car.

This car's overall cost is probably the lowest I could ever ask for. Insurance (Safe-Car), Gas Mileage, and Maintenance.

If you want a car that will always get you from point "A to B", a Corolla is the best choice (the newer the better, of course).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

1991 Toyota Corolla Base 1.6L DOHC

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6L DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres

Summary:

A cheap reliable compact car

Faults:

The battery died after seven years.

The starter died after seven years.

The timing belt is needed to change after 160,000 kilometers.

The head gasket has oil leak after 160,000 kilometers.

General Comments:

This car came with the most basic accessories.

It doesn't have air conditioning.

Therefore, driving in summer is pretty hot.

With a soft suspension, and thick tires (original 155/80R13) it gives a pretty comfortable ride.

Because of the soft suspension and thick tires, the body roll is quite serious when you turn.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2002

1991 Toyota Corolla 4 cylinder

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance204000 miles
Previous carSubaru Wagon

Summary:

A workhorse of a car and very reliable

Faults:

I have not had any significant problems with this car & I have replaced a number of parts that one would expect to wear out after 110,000 miles, like the clutch, brakes, water pump, hoses, etc.

General Comments:

Since 10,000 miles, this car is jerky when first driving it when the engine is cold.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2001

1991 Toyota Corolla GTS 140 hp

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 140 hp Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

You couldn't be happier if you are on a limited budget

Faults:

Nothing serious at all, but I have only had it a little while.

General Comments:

This is an EXCELLENT, reliable car. It has nice performance features on it too. Overall it is a great car for performance, gas mileage, looks, and even more than any of them is reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2001

1991 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe 1.6L

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Great car for the money and reliable transporation

Faults:

With low miles at the time of purchase I have only performed normal maintenance. At 60,000 miles I changed the timing belt, drive belts, filters and brakes.

General Comments:

No rust on my car as earlier Toyotas did. Still a solid car for being 10 years old. Still achieving gas mileage close to 36 on the highway. Also the interior is still in good shape.

Most parts such as bumper covers and light replacements are only available at a dealer so costs for repair will be high if an accident does occur.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2001

1991 Toyota Corolla All Trac Wagon

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance176000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

I got my money's worth out of it!

Faults:

Just normal wear and tear items.

General Comments:

I learned to drive a stick on this car and it still has its original clutch!

The car has never not started on me and it has always gotten me where I needed to go.

Even without the all wheel drive engaged it was still great in the snow!

My husband thinks it's hard to service (he does the work himself, oil, etc). But it's still running great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2000

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