1994 Toyota Carina Reviews

1994 Toyota Carina GLi 2.0L from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Reliable, comfortable, quick and everything else a car should be

Faults:

Had to replace the tires.

Door light comes on at times while driving, which can be a problem setting the alarm as alarm goes off by itself occasionally.

Odd light bulb to be changed.

General Comments:

Ultra reliable, starts first time under any circumstances.

Well engineered with durable parts and logical engine compartment.

Good fuel consumption if driven under 3000 rpm.

Comfortable and quiet inside, not flashy, but big enough to carry 4 men, C.D. player fitted as standard always handy.

Moves if driven hard and the 2.0L engine loves it, a dark horse and seriously under rated!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2005

1994 Toyota Carina GLI 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9100 miles
Most recent distance89750 miles
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

This car is the most reliable car I have ever owned it just never lets me down

Faults:

Battery failed after 2years.

The radiator had to be replaced due to corrosion at the end of 2004.

General Comments:

I have never looked after it since I bought it in 1994 in fact I seldom wash it yet there is no corrosion, even round all its various scratches.

It has never had a service by a dealer just annual oil change and the spark plugs have never even been taken out since I have owned it in over 10 years.

It is still on the original exhaust system and still on its original brake discs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2005

1994 Toyota Carina GLi Estate 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

Excellent, reliable second hand value

Faults:

Rear number plate lamp bulb failed, but screws holding assembly rusted so bulb and assembly replaced.

Drivers door electric window is getting "tired", suspect motor needs replacing.

General Comments:

This has been a superb car. I am 6' 4" tall and have enough head and legroom. The car can carry four adults easily and four sets of golf clubs.

It performs well even compared to the Saab I had previously, OK so it doesn't set the world alight, but it surprises a lot of other drivers.

It sails through MOT tests and starts first time every time.

The auto box is a delight and the ECD setting means getting away from the lights is a blast.

I have every intention of seeing the thing into 200k miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2003

1994 Toyota Carina Executive 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance101120 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

A seriously reliable, comfortable car

Faults:

I have had to replace brake cylinders and disc's.

The off-side front window guides are worn such that the window does not seal properly at times.

General Comments:

Reliability has been excellent, this car has not let me down in over 5 years.

It is a large comfortable mile muncher, with relatively sporty looks.

Handling is not exactly one of it's strong points, though adequate in most conditions.

When worked the engine responds well and for a large car it is quite lively.

The build quality of this car is like nothing I have owned before. For example it still has the original exhaust and battery, the paintwork is in excellent condition and the interior is like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2002

30th Oct 2006, 10:36

It's a very good car in good condition. buy it please???

1994 Toyota Carina GLi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carNissan Silvia

Summary:

The perfect all round car

Faults:

Rear nearside door does not lock with the central locking.

Cassette player not playing tapes clearly anymore, I believe the heads are worn out. Not really a major problem.

General Comments:

I love this car, it is highly reliable, quick and comfortable, and I think the above small faults are merely nit picking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2001

1994 Toyota Carina XL 2.0 diesel from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres

Summary:

For private use maybe the best offer!

Faults:

Was in use as a taxi without problems. After 125,000kms the seats were loosing their form.

General Comments:

This taxi was only sold because it was -in fact- too small to carry four (big) persons.

Comfort, fuel consumption, etc... everything was OK. Our company started driving Toyota with the first Crowns in the 1960s. These could live on forever (when there was no such thing as rust). The Carina was a real family member. Very reliable, nothing spectacular!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2000

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews