1986 Toyota Corolla 1.6 fuel injected from Australia and New Zealand
Still goes like a rocket even with close to 300 000 k's
I had problems with the alternator, but I just replaced a small thing on top and it works fine now.
Little bits of rust in the two A pillars and underneath the back bumper near the driver's side wheel arch.
The syncros are worn into third gear, but I got used to it and had new high temperature oil put in.
Needed new engine mounts (they're expensive, Toyota genuine).
My car had quite a few little problems when I got it, but that's my bad choice.
Despite that it is a very quick car and I can see how it would have been a hot little sports car in its day, and to some people it still is.
It has heaps of power and handles great, the brakes aren't the best but they do the job.
I have given a few bigger cars a run for their money with pleasing results.
On the down side it needs new paint on the roof and tail gate and A pillars, the seats are a bit too tight for me and the gearbox is a bit dodgy, but I love my little rolla.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2001