1983 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6 from North America
Great car; really bad dealer service. Don't buy Toyota
The heater control went nuts.
Alternator eventually failed.
Decades after we bought an FX, Click and Clack, on their famous USA radio program on cars, commented that the Toyota 4A engine that was in the FX was the best car engine ever made.
Incredibly good gas mileage for its time.
Highly reliable -- the heater control unit failed within the warranty period & was replaced under warranty. 20 years later, the alternator failed, but that was it for mechanical problems.
Comfortable seats. Lots of storage room. Easy to park because it was so small.
Bottom line: the best car we ever owned until our 2002 Prizm. However, our local incompetent dealer persuaded us to never again buy a Toyota. Now we drive a Chevy & a Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th October, 2014