1988 Toyota Carina Reviews

1988 Toyota Carina GL II 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

This is a must keep car; with its trouble free history, I owe it that much

Faults:

No major faults other than general wear and tear of parts typically replaced at service intervals.

General Comments:

If it is on reliability alone, this car is sure to become a sought after classic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2010

25th Dec 2011, 09:03

I have bought a Carina II 2.0 diesel in 1988 (model '88-92), and I'm still driving this car... no comment needed I think!!!

She is always parked outside, rust is no problem, and the rubbers are very high quality!!

This car is by far the best!!!

1988 Toyota Carina Gli 2.0 from Romania

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance243000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary:

A high performance family car

Faults:

Shocks don't hold very long.

Gearbox went dead at 235000 Km

Faulty brakes.

General Comments:

The car is very quick, lacks mid-range torque, but is very fast. After adding a tuning kit to the engine, it now boosts 268Hp. The wheels skid even in 3rd gear!!!Great Stability. Lots of so called sport cars, accelerate like vans when compared to the carina. Very low fuel consumption. All in all a fantastic car. Best I ever had, I think I'll keep it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2004

1988 Toyota Carina II GL 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

An excellent reliable saloon, but no sports car

Faults:

Slight misfire occasionally, solved by replacing the oil and plugs.

General Comments:

Overall excellent reliability for its age and especially its mileage.

Very roomy inside, particularly the back seats. Although very dark.

Considering the mark it was aimed at it is a fairly quick car, though the handling is spongy.

Not a bad motorway cruiser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 3 reviews