1990 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 10 of 13

1990 Toyota Corolla GL Executive 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Worlds best selling car for these reasons

Faults:

Nothing as yet.

General Comments:

I'm a student and I used to own a lemon of a ford escort so I was desperate for a cheap reliable car.

So I went for an automatic Toyota Corolla and I have no regrets.

The quality and reliability is second to none.

The ride and smoothness of the car is better than some brand new cars that I've driven. (and has a better cup holder)

The seats are extremely comfortable and cosy, but backseats are a bit squashed considering the size of the car.

The handling of the car is brilliant the car seems handle effortlessly with a near perfect balance.

Good performance in terms of power and speed, engine is solid with good power feedback (but don't expect any miracles)

All in all I would have to reccomend a Toyota or Lexus to anyone. I already have become attatched to this car and recently purchased a slick rear spoiler and some beefy alloys, it looks good and offers great fun driving with outstanding qaulity and reliability.

Go and buy a Toyota if you want hassle free motoring. Great Cars!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2003

1990 Toyota Corolla from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Only if it was more stylish..

Faults:

I have just upkeep this car with the regular maintenance. Regularly change oil and doing my timely tune ups. The only recent thing I've had to do is to change my Exhaust Manifold. Besides that I've had no problems.

General Comments:

I can't believe how reliable this car has been. My friends have had to take their Fords or Mustangs in for major work after 100K, but I'm still running strong. I think I can still get another 2K out of my Corolla. The only complaints are that the seats in the back are not very comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th January, 2003

1990 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance252000 miles
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

It just keeps on going and going

Faults:

I replaced the clutch at 190,000 miles.

The alternator went out at 239,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car at 252,000 still runs great. I do all the maintenance on it with no problems.

I run the A/C with 105 degree outside driving 75 MPH and I am cold!!

This car has been just incredible. I plan to drive it to 500,000 Miles!!!

The only part that will need work soon is the radiator.

It's a great piece of engineering. I call it the Admiral, and it earned its name on the field many many times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2002

16th Jul 2005, 16:09

Awsome to hear that my 93 DX Corolla is running on 190,000 miles with only the timing belt having a small crack which I will need to replace. Other than that is seems to be running like a champ with just a small lag when the gas is floored.

1990 Toyota Corolla DX Wagon 4AFE 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4AFE 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance395000 miles

Summary:

The best purchase I have ever made

Faults:

Replaced starter at 150,000 miles. Replaced alternator at 180,000 miles.

Had transmission rebuilt at 320,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is the best automobile I have owned in my life and I am 46 years old. It is reliable, fuel efficient, strong, comfortable, and neat looking. I want to make it to 1,000,000 miles and I am almost halfway there now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2002

1990 Toyota Corolla Executive 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Reliability and Guts

Faults:

The Shock Absorbers wore out at 160,000. These were replaced by second hand units from a scrap yard for very low cost (rear legs £60 the pair, full front suspension assembly £140 the pair).

Door sills and wheel arches began to rust at 180,000. £70 worth of welding and spraying later, and all is back to normal.

General Comments:

The car has cost me very little to run in the years I have owned it; this is mainly due to the fact that the engineering is bombproof in its reliability.

I have rated the performance as quite high as although it is only a 1600, it has quite high torque and a power to weight ratio that has seen it beat many a higher performing car. With a 0 to 60 time of about 10 seconds and a top speed of just over 120 miles per hour, it has the ability to beat quite a few comparable cars.

The handling and ride quality are both excellent at any speed, although the suspension does prefer a smooth road.

Comfort is good, as long as you don't want to drive hundreds of miles in one hit as the seats don't supply enough support.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 50 reviews