1988 Toyota Corona CD
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
6th Feb 2005, 21:16
YES! Totally agree with you.
I also drive a April 1989 1.6L Corona CD Auto. Great car for the family as it's spacious & comfortable.
Maintenance costs are low with just the normal servicing & replacements done. Can get about 13km/lit on average with 97 RON petrol.
My mileage is already just past 350,000km, but the car still runs great.
I'm now just about to change my suspension & steering bushings together with the shock absorbers at one go. Then to do a computerized 4 wheel alignment.
Parts will be getting a little hard to get as this model ages, so got to be careful of that.
I heard this is one of the best mid range Toyota's ever made. Trying to keep it as long as possible.