Toyota Corolla Review from Poland

1991 Toyota Corolla XL 1.3

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired182227 kilometres
Most recent distance188751 kilometres

Summary:

Trace-horse

Faults:

It's a sedan.

When I bought the car - I replaced timing-gear chain, and the fuel pomp because of leaking. I also bought the LPG (Gas) installation, cause I'm a student and I was searching the way to reduce the maintenance costs. It was a great idea - now it takes 7,3-7,9 l. of gas/100 km!

At 182820 km I bought 2 front tires (just to be sure).

At 184722 km clutch get broken and I had to replace it.

After 6,500 km nothing else seems to be a problem.

General Comments:

Earlier my family had Fiat Cinquecento 0,7 l. and now we have Peugeot 206. So I know these cars better. Comparing to them my sweet Corolla is a great, cheap and very comfortable car.

I'm worry about the rust - it seems to be a main problem. I suspect the car was never garaged.

My transmission is 4-speed manual, but it's a bad idea - this car needs 5-speed! Especially for me, I love long distances.

After installing LPG (Gas) I have lost few horse-power, now acceleration above 70 km/h. is a problem, and the maximum speed is lower. On the highway the Car will go 135-145 km/h., but I prefer 120 km/h. the trip is still economic and inside car is quite silently.

I will never sell this car. I love it, and I will never sell it. In the future, when everything will go OK. my kids will learn to drive on this "grandma" Toyota!

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

Review Date: 25th February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review