1993 Toyota Carina Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1993 Toyota Carina XLi 1.6 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 440

Summary:

A reliable car which is nice to drive

Faults:

I bought this car with a gear box that wasn't functioning quite well: sometimes it wouldn't get out of it's third gear. The dealer where I bought this car has replaced the gear box for another one.

One of my shock absorbers is leaking. I still have to get it repaired.

General Comments:

This is by far the best car I have had.

This car offers a lot of space and is easy to handle.

Although the car is quite comfortable, it is not a luxury car.

In my opinion, this car is very reliable. I don't drive in it everyday and it sometimes stays parked for a week. But every time I turn on the engine it runs smoothly. And that doesn't only count for the engine, but for the whole car.

My next car will probably be a Toyota Avensis.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2004

1993 Toyota Carina GLi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance322678 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Excellence on wheels

Faults:

Going by the mileage the Carina E only needed wishbone bushings at 260000 miles.

A CV joint was fitted recently.

General Comments:

An unbelievably reliable car despite the

322k miles!

With its combination of comfort, speed and reliability this is a quality car well worth buying no matter what the mileage!

Carina, is, however noisy when driven hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

1993 Toyota Carina XLi 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles

Summary:

Reliable, frugal old bus

Faults:

It's always had a rattle inside the "Cat".

The radiator fell apart.

Battery gave up.

It's color is Red and it has really faded badly this year.

General Comments:

It is great on fuel.

Very roomy.

Quite quick for it'd size with only a 1.6 engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2003

1993 Toyota Carina GLi 2.0 16v from Slovenia

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres

Summary:

Nice, sporty, spacious, fast - a Toyota as it should be

Faults:

The only thing that's gone wrong was the ABS system at 130.000 km, turns out, the sensor was damaged... but was replaced and worked fine since.

General Comments:

I got this car as a gift from my father, so we've owned it since 1995 and had, beside the ABS mentioned, absolutely no problem with it.

To my surprise nobody really mentioned the sporty heart of the car. It accelerates (from 0-100 km/h) in 9,0 sec, which is faster then any similar car, even a BMW or Audi. The gears are perfectly in-sync and the ratio is extremely sporty. With the superb aerodynamics (cv is about 0,28) it can outrun most of the cars on the road, even the much more expensive ones.

The suspension is very stiff, even stiffer then some tuned cars with Apex or similar sport-springs an shocks, which is a good thing, if you are a dynamic driver, but less good for the comfort.

The seats are phenomenal, many manufacturers sell similar seats as sport-seats (for instance VW).

The space it offers is also quite generous, the car is roomier than most similar cars.

The quality is superb, a fine example of japan craftsmanship, even the trunk carpeting is phenomenal.

The spear parts are quite expensive, but it's not a problem, since the car is very reliable and almost never breaks down.

All in all, I think the car is a very sporty package, suitable for young families, if offers lots of space, good traveling qualities, a very powerful engine (at least the 2.0 16V version), the fuel consumption is very low for a car of this size and performance (about 7-8 liters per 100 km), the car is reliable and nice to look at.

They've stop manufacturing them, but if you are looking for a reliable, yet fast used car, I can only recommend this Japanese peace of art.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2003

4th Nov 2005, 04:37

Toyota and Mitshubishi are the best cars in the world. I driving toyota since 2000 and I have just good words about.

Toyota Carina 1994 is very good car but no airbags.

1993 Toyota Carina E XLI 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired910000 miles
Most recent distance920000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

A very quick car and comfortable, but fuel problem?

Faults:

The cars seems to drive well, but it seems to consume a lot of fuel.

People have said the Carina 1.6 is meant to be very economical.

Can some please help me and cure the fuel consumption problem? my email address is: c3fat@talk21.com or telephone 07050-611816.

General Comments:

Drives very well!

Starts up in the morning with one turn of the key!

Very quick on the road, could just take on the Subaru Legacy. Later's.

Email: c3fat@talk21.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th November, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 22 reviews