1986 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 11 of 12

1986 Toyota Corolla 1.6 fuel injected from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 fuel injected Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired248305 kilometres
Most recent distance285288 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Still goes like a rocket even with close to 300 000 k's

Faults:

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).

General Comments:

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

1986 Toyota Corolla from Bangladesh

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

God gifted friend

Faults:

As I never treat my car as a tool, I do not want to say anything about its problem.

General Comments:

Yes, Corolla is my dream car, specially 1986 Se-Saloon (EE80) (Japanese Home Version). Unfortunately for financial reasons I had to sell my car. But if god helps me, I will buy that specific car again and I will keep it as long as I shall live. Actually when I sold it, I did not recognize that I will feel so bad for this car. But when it was gone, I can easily cry almost all the day, feeling that a part of my body is missing. Anyway I am only a student now, and I had to buy a computer with that money. When I will be in a position within a few years, I will definitely buy it again. This is how I feel for my Corolla.

But unfortunately today's Corolla is not up to the standard, especially in Asia. They are made from recyclable materials. I can easily feel that no care has been taken to make these newer models. I used to think of Corolla as a living creature (just like us). But when I see the newer models (although they are safer and faster), it just seems to me as a tool for transportation, nothing more than that. I hope Toyota will be careful again to make Corolla alive. Because it is the only car that truly deserves to be called "The World Car". And from the very beginning to now it is really a mystery, why Corolla feels so different from any other car in the world. I think it is the most loved car in the Universe.

Is there anyone who can send me a picture of American version of 1986 Corolla Sedan model?

My address is

joy@vasdigital.com.

My name is Joy (21). I live in Bangladesh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th February, 2001

2nd Mar 2001, 23:13

I was a child growing up without a pair of Air Jordans.. so I understand what you are feeling. The difference is, I've never had the opportunity to own an AE86. We all make mistakes in our lives, the important thing is that we learn from them. I'm sorry about your loss. Be strong..

1986 Toyota Corolla Base 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carFord Galaxy

Summary:

A car from heaven

Faults:

Hardly anything has gone wrong.

Needed new brakes, muffler, and battery.

Leaks a small amount of oil.

General Comments:

I bought this car from a dealer in the summer of 1989. I wanted a newer car then, and this car was only 3 years old. It had only 30,000 miles on it. The dealer told me that Toyotas were a good car. I was used to Ford products and was wanting better fuel efficency, and a compact size. The price I paid was $7,000. I wondered if it would be worth it.

I'm extremely proud to say I'm still driving it. Last week I celebrated its birthday when the car hit 200,000 miles. There's is NOTHING wrong with the car at this time. It's still in mint condition. Everything is original. I have only been to the dealer a few times since I bought it 11 years ago. I have noticed, though, it uses about a quart of oil per oil change (doesn't burn it). I honestly believe I can get another 50,000 miles out of this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2000

16th Feb 2001, 17:01

Hi folks, I am an owner of a Corolla 1986 and I love it because after all these years (86-2001) it's still unbeatable and I am very happy with its performance.

28th Feb 2001, 12:25

You are definitely right.

15th Mar 2001, 12:26

You said that you think you can drive it for another 50,000 miles. But I think after running another 50,000 miles you will still feel that it will go another 50,000 miles. To me Corolla is such a name. In Japan it is the symbol of Brightness and Victory. It is not just a car to do your everyday job, it is your best friend.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 42 reviews