1989 Toyota Corolla XL 1.6


Reliable and low costs


It is very rusty, and it is difficult to repair.

The fan to the air-condition only works at the two top speeds. This makes it very noisy.

The rear suspension gave up after 170000km.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable car. It is not very comfortable, but it takes me from A to B without any problems.

It does not need any maintenance, apart from new oil and oilfilter once a year.

It does not drink a lot of fuel. 7,3 liter / 100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2002

1975 Toyota Corolla KE20 1.2


As reliable as rust


Rust in fenders.

Brakes front and back done at 130k.

General Comments:

This car has never failed me, it starts at first kick in -25 celcius.

Transmission is smooth like cream.

It rides low so it feels fast but is not = safe driving.

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2000

6th May 2004, 21:22

I have a 72' KE20 Coupe, its my bush basher, sat down the back since 1992 (still has rego sticker), spent 20Min on it and went for a drive! Has same points, leads, and belts since last serviced in 1987! I like the solid radiator they have. Just an excellent fun bush car to drive - light small and "noisy" with no exhaust pipe. Geeze those 3K Engines make some noise! Also own 2 other KE20's, a KE36 and a KE38 with Aircon and 4K in it. GO! THE 'KE' range.