A solid family car for a person on a budget
We have done purely maintenance to the car. Replacement of the timing belt and is the only thing outside of normal maintenance (engine oil, tires and batteries) that we have done to the car.
I have owned this car for 11 years now and the reliability is brilliant, the only time it hasn't started was because of a dead battery.
The manual transmission is a joy - the car is surprisingly powerful on the expressway and smooth when making turns.
Good fuel efficiency, a Toyota trademark. I tanked the car once in 3 weeks.
The cabin space is spacious compared to other 1.6L cars. The driver's seat is very comfortable and provides a nice view of the road. The boot is huge and the legroom for the rear passengers is very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2004