Toyota Corona Review from Pakistan

1990 Toyota Corona Select Saloon 1.5 EFI (5A-FE)

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 EFI (5A-FE) Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired108000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Cuore

Summary:

High Performance / Low Cost Drive!

Faults:

Sometimes the engine decides to raise or lower the Revolutions Per Minute by itself. I don't know if ALL Electronic Fuel Injected engines do that or if there is something wrong with my car, but it bothers me as the car is automatic and shifting from D to N or R results in an uncomfortable jump. Other than that, there are NO problems that I have encountered.

General Comments:

This is an extremely under-rated car, which, I have gathered, is an international phenomenon as I can hardly find information about it on the web. Extremely comfortable, reliable, a gusty engine (Not as good as the newer made 4A-FE, but still holding out) capable of touching 180 Kilometers Per Hour easily. Gives a feeling of sitting in a much more expensive car, such is the NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) level of this car. Driving it is very relaxing and doesn't tire the driver out. The suspension is more tuned for luxury than sport; a problem which I have remedied by installing the Diesel model suspension in this car. The comfort level has not been compromised as much as the driving feel has been optimized by this switch. I am planning to install the 3C-TE Diesel Engine in the car which promises performance better than a Honda Civic VTI. I Definitely recommend this car to ANYONE doubtful of buying it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

12th Mar 2005, 02:20

Replace your map sensor.

15th Apr 2005, 20:15

My Toyota Corona AT170, in the Fiji islands, is one of the best cars as I have owned. It's economical, as well as comfortable and spacious.

If I had to give my suggestion to improve the future Coronas, it would be to improve the air conditioner system; it's quite poor.

4th May 2005, 06:24

What is a map sensor? My problem seems to have disappeared after I had the throttle body cleaned. Could that be a temporary measure?

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review