Toyota Starlet Reviews from Sweden

1987 Toyota Starlet DX 1.3 litre 12 valve

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 litre 12 valve Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

The Toyota Starlet DX 1987 is cheap and reliable

Faults:

This car has cost me more than I've bargained for. However, every cost, but one was must be considered to be delayed service. I'm just sorry that these costs came down on me and not the previous owner... The only cost that needn't to have occurred is that I had to replace the generator (the bearings had jammed). It cost me about 50 pounds.

General Comments:

This car is really cheap to own and drive. Insurance is extremely low, as is the road tax. Not more than 200 pounds per year (Sweden). Fuel consumption is just above 0,5 litres per 10 kilometres. In spite of this the car is quick, the engine has 75 hp and the car weighs just around 850 kilogrammes.

The car handles well on the road, the suspension is tight, but flexible, and the grip is excellent, although this is somewhat due to broader tyres than standard. The gear box runs smoothly, although there is some noise when I gear up from first to second.

Negative is the sound comfort, which is more adequately described as discomfort. Road and wind noise is tiring.

The car is surprisingly roomy inside, and I have no trouble of finding a comfortable driving position, although I am 188 centimetres tall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2006

1986 Toyota Starlet DX

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres

Summary:

A very good first car! Reliable!

Faults:

Changed petrol tank, due to rust.

Rust on the balks and at the doors.

General Comments:

An excellent car to own and to drive! Never failed me yet!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2003

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews