Very reliable, maybe a bit boring if you're a mechanic
I replaced the ignition wiring at 180000 km.
I replaced the rear shocks at 200000 km.
I replaced the front part of the exhaust last year.
Recently I have a bad case of shimmy, but it's not caused by the tire balance, I suspect the brake parts.
For what I paid for it, I don't think I'll be able to find another car as reliable, safe to drive, easy to understand and simple to maintain as this.
Comparing to my 1977 Chevrolet Impala which always needs some work and a lot of attention (if it isn't the brakes it's the cooling system) the Toyota is far superior for mechanics and part design, but I think all Japanese cars are.
I wonder what my Impala would have looked like technically If it were designed by Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2003