1986 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 12 of 12

1986 Toyota Corolla XL 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

Economical motoring beyond belief

Faults:

A small amount of rust appeared around the drainage hole in the spare wheel well and had to be rectified for a fitness certificate.

Water seems to accumulate in the left rear tail light - occasional emptying is required.

General Comments:

This car covers a huge amount of ground on very little fuel, has an extremely smooth and powerful engine (perhaps it is very light) and whilst lacking any character or style is huge fun to drive.

Typical dealer servicing costs are in the region of $50 NZ a pop. Build quality and basic engineering levels are excellent! If buying a Toyota ensure the cam belt has been replaced on a regular basis in order to avoid very expensive repair bills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2000

28th Dec 2000, 16:22

Adding to the recommendation on having the cambelt replaced. While doing the cambelt, check the oil pump pulley which is driven by the cambelt. These have a tendency to come loose and wear out the centre, causing extensive damage. Once done you'll have miles of trouble free motoring.

25th May 2001, 04:54

Most Toyotas (except some old ones) have non-interference engines, so if the cam belt breaks no damage is done.

1986 Toyota Corolla GTi 1.6 16v petrol from Iceland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres

Summary:

The greatest car ever made

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car. The only problem that I have had was a tiny bit of rust that I fixed easily.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever had. It is extremely powerful and there are not many cars that can keep up with me (even those that have a bigger engine and lots more horsepower). The only cars that can keep up are the CRX VTec and the Sunny 2000GTi. Even though my car has only 130 hp, they are real horsepowers unlike all those new cars that I say have ponypowers, not horsepowers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2000

12th Mar 2007, 14:18

The corolla gt just loves to be driven just a pity the modern ones are so expensive.

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