1986 Toyota Van LE 4 cylinder inline
Quality made car
Changed alternator x1, otherwise all parts still original.
Presently, had broken manifold studs that need to be changed.
Oil gauge light is on when the engine is cold, but vanishes when the engine gets hot. Also has problem with check engine light and radiator light, and like the engine oil gauge light, shuts off after the engine gets hot.
The car drives normally even with the above mentioned problems.
Please note that these problems started after more than 20 years of owning the car.
Bought the van brand new, Toyota Van LE, 1986 model. A very reliable car, built like a tank. Used it for long driving to the US to visit family and relatives in the summer time (not winter driven).
The car is ideal for long driving for a big family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children) when our kids were small. There is even enough space for our luggage for the trip. Didn't have any problem on the road, even with the long mileage driven on each trip. Drove from Montreal to Florida non-stop for 24 hours, did it 4x. Montreal to Chicago, usually 18 hours each way 2x a year since owning the car. Also drove to other states and it remains reliable after more than 30 years of ownership.
The satisfactory rate of Toyota cars in our family is at the optimum level; now my children are all driving Toyota cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th July, 2017