Toyota = Reliability
Sometimes the car only runs on 3 cylinders due to oil flooding the fourth one. Easily fixed by cleaning the spark plug.
Normal wear and tear items such as brake pads, shocks and the various filters.
Front left headlight bulb blew at 225000km - easily replaced with a Toyota OE bulb for R9!!!
One of the speakers blew in the dashboard.
Rings are badly worn due to previous owner running the car without engine oil!
Drivers seat is slightly worn, but seems like it will last a few more years.
Previous owner (an old lady) had not serviced the car at all! This car still had all the original parts, almost all of which were still in perfect working order even after 15 years (incl the shocks)!
Every so often blue smoke will come out of the exhaust (due to the worn rings).
Very reliable, has NEVER left me stranded even when running on 3 cylinders!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2007