1991 Toyota Carina XL Matchplay 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
An economic, trustworthy car which is certainly recommended as a secondhand buy
The radiator developed a leak at 133000 miles.
Good fuel consumption, still proving to be very economic.
Rarely requires water or oil top up.
Good volume of space for transporting, with back seats folded down and parcel shelf removed.
Comfortable size interior and simple to drive.
However interior decor is rather bland and the seats are rather firm.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2005
29th Nov 2005, 06:43
I really love my Toyota Carina II 2.0 this car is so trustworthy, and very practical car. Here in the Philippines, where the road is not that smooth, comparing it to my other previous cars, this Carina II runs very smooth and stable. And in the highway, I can cruise this car and leave other cars. And we maintain this car with yearly rust proofing and synthetic motor oil. And this car remained like brand new condition. I got this car from my Mom, who bought it in brand new way back 1991. And right now, even this car is already 14 years in our family, we don't have any plans of selling this Carina II. Instead, we keep on buying Toyota products like their Carina E, Camry and Hi-Ace van, and they all satisfy us. I really thank Toyota for producing quality safe cars that are so reliable.
25th Jan 2006, 14:49
I have had a 2.0gl auto for the past year. never let me down once, but a total nightmare on petrol. must admit due a service, but on tight budget whats best I can do for least money.
29th Jan 2007, 16:12
My father bought the Carina Matchplay brand new in 1991. He owned it for about 7 years and passed it on to me. It had it's first set of brake pads at 80,000 miles and brake shoes at 110,000 miles. I have just sold it with 207,000 miles on the clock. I serviced it regularly and it gave me an average of 40 miles to the gallon. A truly brilliant motor car.
23rd Dec 2007, 09:48
19th Oct 2008, 17:34
I have a 1991 Carina XL 2.0. A very good car and on 105,000 miles. I have noticed the clutch appears to be biting too quickly, does anyone have any ideas for me please?
31st Oct 2008, 11:10
I owned a 1993 K plate Carina E 1.6 saloon, and apart from being a huge car inside, it was a good car. I did little work on it, I sold it when I brought a Honda Concerto 1.6, I sold it to friends of mine, who when they took it for a MOT it passed with no faults. It now has 124000 on the clock and is still going strong, well done Toyota.