1987 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 5 of 11

1987 Toyota Corolla FX from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance173000 miles

Summary:

Greatest Value/Quality/Size Car EVER!

Faults:

Sections of exhaust piping had to be replaced several times (not very expensive).

Rust had formed on all of the wheel wells.

General Comments:

This was a phenomenal car.

I put approximately 30,000 miles per year on this car and barely had any problems.

The gas mileage was excellent (30+ mpg city/40+ mpg highway).

I was able to reach speeds in excess of 110 mph on the highway (this is NOT recommended) without making any modifications to the car and, at one time, maintained a speed of 95 mph (also NOT recommended) for 4 hours straight without any problems whatsoever.

My baby could fly.

I have never (and I really mean never) seen a car handle better in the snow.

The car is very spacious both in the front and in the back. There isn't much room in the 'trunk' as most of the room has been allocated to the driver/passenger seating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

12th Apr 2007, 17:12

I also own an FX & I completely agree, I love my little Yota!!!

5th Oct 2008, 08:29

I also own a 1987 Toyota Corolla Fx. It has lasted a long time, but rust has gotten to most parts of the car (which I have repaired). The gas tank & fuel lines and brake lines have been replaced. Radiator was replaced. I replaced the oil pan myself. All due to rust through.

1987 Toyota Corolla LE 4 cylinder ,1.6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder ,1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired187100 miles
Most recent distance187600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

I Love It!

Faults:

Alternator had to be replaced shortly after I bought the car.

Charge light stays on for no apparent reason.

Replaced fuel filter. (really dirty.)

Stopped up catalytic converter, had to replaced.

Next to replaced is the muffler, but pipes appear to be in good shape.

General Comments:

I bought this car cheap and expected problems. When I drove it home after purchasing it it ran fine.

But gradually, after several days it was hard to start, ran poorly, lacked power and the fuel mileage suffered.

I thought it needed a new carburetor.

It turned out the catalytic converter was stopped up. As soon as I unclogged the catalytic converter and replaced the fuel filter the performance returned. Catalytic converter replaced.

It runs great now!

I had to replaced the alternator. But since I have the charge light still stays on, and I don't know why. The battery stays up and all seems to be fine.

This is my first Toyota;all my other vehicles have been GM products and I wanted to give Japanese products a try. It is amazing the body and interior is almost like new and it is 18 years old. No rust at all or faded paint.

And it runs good to be old. I am pleased with my purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2005

1987 Toyota Corolla CS 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired83950 kilometres
Most recent distance139007 kilometres

Summary:

I recommend Corollas as the are hard wearing and don't mind coping a beating

Faults:

I being a new driver didn't look after it properly at first. I had had it 6 months and it finally ran out of water and oil and it blew up. Due to my own fault. It cost me a bit to repair, but that was the only thing ever to go wrong with it.

No other brake downs although it did overheat quite badly. From the day I bought it, to the day I sold it. It would reach the orange section.

General Comments:

Other than having an over heating problem and the one blow up I used to drive 8 to 10 hours a day 7 days a week. Fuel consumption is extremely good I could get 400, 450 km's to a tank. Air conditioning worked fine as long as the car was not over heating and although it had sluggish days it generally was very good to drive.

The interior was comfortable and you could comfortably fit 4 large adults or 2 adults and three children in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2005

1987 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6 carburated from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 carburated Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired187100 miles
Most recent distance187217 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

This Car Has Potential

Faults:

Alternator went out 2 days after I got the car.

It "floods out frequently and did not get very good gas mileage for a 4 cylinder engine. It ran rough.

Turns out the spark plugs were bad. I replaced them and the wires.

That improved it greatly.

Needs exhaust system.

General Comments:

I bought this car 2 weeks ago for a mere $300.The body and interior are almost like new. It really shines up after I clean it!

I know the mileage is high--187,200 to be exact, but I have read other reviews here about them lasting much longer than this and other people talk about how great Toyotas are. This is my first Toyota. I could not resist it for the price, but of course I anticipate problems.

It now runs good and drives O.K.

It does not burn oil or transmission fluid, that is the main thing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 36 reviews