1969 Toyota Corolla Reviews

1969 Toyota Corolla KE-10 1.1 3K-C from North America

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.1 3K-C Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired187000 miles
Most recent distance615000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Best car ever made!

Faults:

Normal wear items.

Water pumps.

Alternators.

A front u-joint came out at 70mph and broke the transmission in half. She had about 610,000miles on her then.

General Comments:

A micro-hotrod, burns first and second, chirps third and fourth.

Eats little Honda's for lunch.

People ask what I got in there and I say "A couple of squirrels and a cat to keep em busy"

Handles snow and ice like a 4WD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2007

25th Mar 2007, 11:01

A 1.1 engine doesn't burn rubber in second, I have trouble believeing it can in first...

But 1969? huh.

26th Mar 2007, 17:22

Good Cars, but they do have major rust issues as with all old japanese cars.

27th Nov 2011, 13:23

After 40 years, any car is going to have rust issues.

1969 Toyota Corolla 1.1 leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 leaded Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 miles
Most recent distance83200 miles

Summary:

A bloody good buy for 50 bucks (AU)

Faults:

Brakes were left with no fluid.

Brake linings were worn to nothing.

Oil light faulty.

Radiator is in constant need of flushing. I wouldn't go on a big drive in it.

Rust spots appearing all over, but what do you expect for 32 year old paint.

General Comments:

This car will not beat anything off the line, but is the best car you will ever purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2001

1969 Toyota Corolla Sprinter 1.1 gasoline from Belgium

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.1 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres

Summary:

My best buy ever

Faults:

Clutch cable broke at 151000 km.

Differential broke due to a garage that forgot to put oil in it. I returned to the Toyota dealer afterwards for maintenance.

Driver's seat wears out.

Rust on the wings and doors: repaired and replaced in 1992 when restored.

General Comments:

Bought it as a student for 300 dollars (but in Belgian Franks), had a great time with it, very reliable and still my pride.

Needed restoration in 1992.

Tends to rust, but is still in beautiful shape.

Engine unopened, no oil consumption, low gasoline consumption 7.5l/100 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

16th Jul 2004, 12:41

I am purchasing 1969 corolla this weekend. Car is in a mint condition 23000 miles. What should I look out for?

Please advise.

Kind regards Zain.

22nd Jul 2004, 05:55

Look out for big cars, they hurt.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews