1979 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1979 Toyota Corolla CS 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carHolden Camira JB

Summary:

$A 1,000, fully resprayed, good nick

Faults:

Just bought it. You people that diss your Corollas should work out what they're intended for.

General Comments:

Maybe I'll have a different review for you in 2-3 months on this same car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2001

25th Dec 2003, 04:13

I've had my 1978 cs sedan for 11 months and I really can't think of a valid criticism against it, so far.

I drive from Logan to Beaudesert (QLD) every day. That's 90km per day, 6 days a week.

The little bugger just won't die!

1979 Toyota Corolla SE 1.2 leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2 leaded Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired172000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A slow and low performance car

Faults:

Front disc brakes need machining, rear brake drums already have been done.

Overheats like you wouldn't believe, 10 minutes and it's on 3/4.

RUST!!! It's everywhere! Along the roof lining, near front guards, boot etc!

Hole in the muffler.

General Comments:

Well, it was bought as a first car to learn to drive in! Well at least my sister wasn't going to die in a high speed crash!

It is very slow and when it is cold (temperature) it takes a very long time to get up to 60km/h. When it's warm, it's a bit more responsive.

Needs 2 people holding guards to get smoke peeling from the tyres, If you don't have a guard lift, NO CHANCE!

Good for your kids if you are worried.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd December, 2000

21st Jun 2003, 05:10

Hi.

I have a corolla 1979 SE and it runs like a dream, but I must say the automatic isn't exactly the best model ever made out of the corolla.

And it sounds like the one you wrote about is in very poor condition, generally they are a fantastic car , especially with a 5 speed manual classic to drive, but just not the automatics :).

13th Nov 2003, 00:29

I've had the car for ten years. It's in good condition. It has been a very dependable car and never went into smoke like the one you were in. Try another '79 that is in better condition.

1979 Toyota Corolla SE 1.2 leaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.2 leaded Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Good to learn in

Faults:

Tyres.

Constantly needs tuning up.

Brakes need doing soon.

Slack in the gearbox.

General Comments:

It's an OK car to learn to drive in, but not exactly a pocket rocket, very slow being an auto and only a 1.2 to pull around a 1300Kg body.

Can spin the rear wheels only a little bit but easier if using a lubricant eg. oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2000

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews