1986 Toyota Corolla Twincam 1.6 (4AGE) from Australia and New Zealand
No frills options, but heaps of thrills motor
Nothing really, just normal wear and tear:
For its age, it's bloody good.
The motor loves to rev, constantly to 7200rpm!
This was the series 2 model, so it had the C52 updated gearbox, it seemed to handle the power pretty well.
Had shorter ratio gearboxes make them rev quick.
Compared to 1600cc of the past and even today, this thing goes. Will put 6cyl cars to shame of the same era, maybe even V8's.
The standard alloys had to go, would lock up pretty easy, so upgraded to 15x7 wheels and Bridgestone Grid3 tyres. Came with 4 wheel disk brakes, and stopped on a dime.
Inside the car was small, hard to get into and the rear was even worse. Rear folding seats came in handy, but not like a wagon.
Stock handling was OK, had a lot of roll. Ended up putting on lowered springs, wider/low profile tyres and stiffer rear sway bar; she handled excellent.
Outside they are common to rust, standard they look like any other Corolla, but lowered and with wide wheels, she looked mean.
This racer boy car makes everyone look like a rice boy car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2010