1984 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1984 Toyota Corolla DX 1.3 carb from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 carb Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired119856 kilometres
Most recent distance145767 kilometres

Faults:

The seats were ripped when I first got it. The windshield started leaking a few weeks ago and just abit of rust, no bigger than half a five cent piece near the petrol cap and a bit shocking on cold start ups (it has a manual choke) apart from that nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

It's a good little car picked it up for $1000 and it was in mint condition because an elderly lady owned it and looked after it. It's fairly cheap to run, only $40 to fill the tank from empty, and lasts around 400-500kms depends on how you drive it. It handles quite good, not much body roll through corners, its not the fastest car, but its not bad for a 1.3 carb.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

1984 Toyota Corolla CS 1.3 Hi-Cam 4k-C from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Hi-Cam 4k-C Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired2840 kilometres
Most recent distance290000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma

Summary:

Economical and Nice To Drive

Faults:

The head gasket failed at 275,000.

The Starter has failed twice (every 100,000 basically)

The Alternator has failed twice (again every 100,000)

The diff has failed once at 160,000.

Requires wheel alignments all too often.

The Dash Plastics have become unusually brittle.

General Comments:

The car takes a hell of a lot of stick, you can flog it harder and harder and it just keeps on going.

It doesn't go fast by any stretch of the imagination, but holds a nice line through corners and is easy to drive and easy on fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2004

1984 Toyota Corolla SR5 forgot from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission forgot Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired213000 miles
Most recent distance260000 miles

Summary:

Just won't quit

Faults:

The clutch had to be replaced, but I was a young driver just learning how to drive a straight.

After the car was wrecked, it was permanently out of line and went through tons of tires.

Neither of these can be blamed on Toyota.

Had a leaky master cylinder.

My biggest complaint is that I haven't been able to find another one.

General Comments:

Great little car!

Lots of miles on it and was still going strong when it was wrecked, and after :)

It was a nice looking car even though it was so old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

1984 Toyota Corolla FX GT 1.6 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired201363 kilometres
Most recent distance213098 kilometres
Previous carnone none

Summary:

A high performance machine that don't like to be driven slowly

Faults:

When I first brought the car the big end bearing went.

I had the engine rebuilt with the super charged parts for more strength.

Three years later I was racing a Subaru and I blew the crank shaft again.

I have now put a blue top 4-age engine in it with a super charged gear box.

General Comments:

There very very light in the in back so they get into drifts easy and don't like to come out straight away.

They do there big end bearing easily.

The shocks don't last long when your getting air born all the time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

22nd Oct 2004, 18:42

Yeah I have a 86 Fx-gt.

My engine knocks more loudly than a jumbo 747 jet liner, but who cares.

It has 195.000km on the clock.

Myself,my brother and countless other people have try ed to break it, but no luck although rest assured this will happen one day as I'm not a quitter.

It has more rust in the front guard than empty beer cans on my floor, but they will be used to bung that hole up.

The engine has seen the rev limiter more times than should be possible, but that is proof to the unbreakable nature of these engines.

Oh yeah 1.6 liter twin cam fuel injected 4age and the gearbox CV joints and all the drive train is just as hard to make pooh out.

1984 Toyota Corolla KE70 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired217000 kilometres
Most recent distance244000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Fun in the wet

Faults:

The coil failed when I first bought it.

Recent thermostat problems have caused overheating.

General Comments:

This is without a doubt the worst car I've owned. That's why it's so much, as I don't care about hurting it.

It has not had any major problems since I got it. And uses hardly a drop of fuel.

I love drifting around corners and rear wheel drive corollas seem to be made for that.

The car's had three accidents without requiring repair, every panel is bent and it looks kinda cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2003

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 23 reviews