1982 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1982 Toyota Corolla 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles

Summary:

Excellent for young drivers

Faults:

In my 6 years of driving this 20 year old beauty, the only repairs have been to hoses and some minor radiator repairs.

The only major problem has been the muffler falling off due to rust damage.

The only unavoidable problem was due to the Michigan climate. The body is showing a little bit of rust.

General Comments:

This is the best car for a student or young driver.

My Corolla has always been there for me.

Even after 20 years, the engine runs like it just came off the line.

Not a lot of space for passengers.

A very fun car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2001

1982 Toyota Corolla 2 door 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Excellent car considering it's going on 19 years old

Faults:

No mechanical attention required other than replacing the water pump and battery once.

General Comments:

Primary use of vehicle was for its extremely low consumption of fuel while travelling to and from college several years ago. Although I recently purchased a Toyota 4Runner, I alternate vehicles every other week (A week, B week) in order to keep miles low on the 4Runner (19mpg) while saving fuel on Corolla (35mpg).

Car has traveled several times to Mexico, California, Utah and Wyoming flawlessly. Not the fastest or most comfortable car but will get the job done. *Wife insists I sell the vehicle. I tell her she will probably go first =)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2000

29th Jun 2007, 14:07

Good call wife should go first.

30th Oct 2007, 13:24

"*Wife insists I sell the vehicle. I tell her she will probably go first =) "

Smart man! You'll get better service with less maintenance out of an '82 Corolla than any wife.

17th Jun 2012, 06:10

Awesome dude. It's depressing how many guys will throw a cherished vehicle out the window, due to the insistence of their significant other. I told my GF the same thing you did with my car: a 91 Ford Festiva. Luckily, she thinks it's adorable and loves it (it's what she used to learn to drive stick). Those tiny little foreign go-carts are economical, reliable as hammers, and have personality, unlike today's jelly beans, which are merely tools for transportation.

Somebody around my area is selling an '81 Corolla hatchback with a bad clutch for $350 (part included). I should go look at it, and hope it's not held together with rust.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 19 reviews