1974 Toyota Corolla Review from UK and Ireland

1974 Toyota Corolla sr5

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1974
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carYugo 101


A Yugo gets higher performance marks


Every thing I had to replace the engine after only 20,000 km, the rear end blew shortly after and now the transmit ion is grinding into gear.

General Comments:

Never Buy this car even if it is given to you turn it down. I beg you to never drive one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

30th May 2006, 09:12

I completly agree I had a 74 sr5 as well and it was the worst car that I have ever owned.

21st Aug 2007, 20:59

There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. you can't kill them. You must have really driven it hard, or the person before you did. Those engines can take a real beating. I've got one, and I'm glad I did.

2nd Mar 2009, 05:55

I personally think anyone who is having problems with these cars cannot be satisfied with any other vehicle around the world. These are the easiest of all available cars.

Maybe the cars you bought were already dead after getting severe regular torture from their previous owners.

I have kept these cars and guarantee these cars are the cheapest and most reliable set of wheels ever built.

Now a days you can't enjoy these little beasts as the manufacturer doesn't built these kind of cars anymore.

Never sell them if you have one in good condition, it's nothing but gold.

Average review marks: 2.6 / 10, based on 1 review