1985 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6 Litre 4 cylinder from North America
Excellent. My best car ever so far.
This is a very reliable car, and I've owned three of them in the past. Other than normal replacement items (oil, antifreeze, automatic transmission oil, brakes, etc), I've had virtually no problems with this car. The only thing I've replaced are...
- The driver's door handle at 209,134 kilometres.
- The distributor o-ring at 209,318 kilometres.
- The mechanical fuel pump at 214,000 kilometres.
- Both power steering boots at 247,502 kilometres.
This car was awesome. I've had two other ones in the past (a 1984 and another 1985 Toyota Corolla). I find that the automatic transmission with no overdrive tend to crap out more easily. (1984 Corolla had no reverse at 240,000 km, 1985 Corolla stopped shifting at 250,000 km). This 1985 Corolla I had now had overdrive and the motor finally ran on three cylinders at around 260,057 kilometres. :(
This is the best car I have ever owned. I have bought it in 2002 for $636.00 at a car dealer and it had 208,000 kilometres on it. I went to a technical school with it and drove to work with it. I live in Edmonton and I drove to Vancouver many times with it.
It finally blow a cylinder and ran on three cylinders. I made it from Stony Plain to Vancouver, back to Lytton and finally to Chilliwack, B.C. on three cylinders. I sold it to the scrap yard for $125.00. This is a really reliable car, and I've had three of them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2011