Toyota Carina Review from Romania

1988 Toyota Carina Gli 2.0

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance243000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class


A high performance family car


Shocks don't hold very long.

Gearbox went dead at 235000 Km

Faulty brakes.

General Comments:

The car is very quick, lacks mid-range torque, but is very fast. After adding a tuning kit to the engine, it now boosts 268Hp. The wheels skid even in 3rd gear!!!Great Stability. Lots of so called sport cars, accelerate like vans when compared to the carina. Very low fuel consumption. All in all a fantastic car. Best I ever had, I think I'll keep it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2004

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review