1993 Toyota Carina GLi 1.6 from Portugal
Dependable, amazing, mid size car
Hydraulic brake balance valve has failed this year. 200€ at the dealer.
Was previously in the family since new, so past servicing is known:
Engine overhaul due to low oil running at 180000km.
Dealer/shop can improve, both on price and quality.
Comfortable, roomy and time resisting!
Engine pulls well, and overall 40MPG UK (7,0l/100km) makes it a nice 2nd car.
A bit less informative handling.
Reliable, seems to last forever.
Battery drains very quickly, if some light is left on.
An oil check is essential; the 4AFE engine consumes a bit (0,5l/1000km).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2012