1990 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 9 of 13

1990 Toyota Corolla DX from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles

Summary:

My car makes me happy

Faults:

When my mother and father owned what is now my car...

There was serious oil leakage from the car, no fewer than 3 times.

The rear right door handle broke around 1994 or so, due to a fight between my brother and I in the backseat.

The passenger-side door handle broke in 1997 on a camping trip.

One of the belts connected to the air conditioner was too small, causing the air conditioner to somehow kill the car when we used it.

That same belt when replaced, rubbed against the windshield wiper fluid tank creating a hole in it.

Finally, the driver-side door handle broke sometime in 1999.

Since I have owned the Corolla:

I have changed the oil twice.

The car has developed an odd jingling noise under the body. Maybe the muffler or something? I've taken it everywhere and no one can tell me what it is.

I think it sounds pretty.

General Comments:

I love my Corolla. I love it so much I have dubbed it the official title of "Coroll-out." Lame, I know, but so am I. This car has made it from my mom's hands in 1992, to my dad's hands in 1995, to finally my hands in 2002. It is my first car and I love it. Seriously, I love it. It's only been like 7 months and I've already put 10000 miles on it. Not to mention I can still trust it to get me where I'm going. The Coroll-Out is one major pimp ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd July, 2003

18th Oct 2005, 14:12

This post is like I'm looking in a mirror. My 1990 Corolla was my first car. Before me my mom drove it, then I got it, and then my little brother drove it as his first car. It has been sitting at my parent's house now for about a year. My dad just had the head gasket replaced. He was looking to sell it, but decided to give it to me. I love this car. I have tons of memories in it. Now since it has been sitting up a while it is dirty. I have cleaned it inside and out. I have a few bulbs out and when I bought new ones most didn't work. I'll have some investigating to do. I am pretty lame too because I call mine the "pimpolla". Its not very fast, its falling apart, but I love it anyways.

15th May 2008, 22:36

The best is "high rolla" because that's what it is... a high rolla in reliability and memories :D.

1990 Toyota Corolla SX 4A-GE from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4A-GE Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

A fast undercover sports car that's easy to crash, but your likely to walk away from it.

Faults:

Attempt only if you like the handling of front wheel drive. This is a front wheel drive sports car.

Cheap paint and some interior features - corroded plastic let the model down. Nothing serious. My Sub Woofer rattled the tail lights.

Make no mistake this is a sports car disguised as a shopping trolley.

Personally I found it difficult to control the the car through corners at high speeds.

General Comments:

A very tough car, solid and safe.

Will project you off the mark in a straight line quicker than a V6.

At high speeds steering is jumpy, having power to the steering wheels traction is lost and under-steer is not uncommon.

The spoiler must do something because it's not difficult to flick the back end out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2003

1990 Toyota Corolla XL 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired188560 kilometres
Most recent distance195600 kilometres

Summary:

You'll get your moneys worth out of this one

Faults:

The only thing I have had to do is to put some new tyres on.

General Comments:

This car may well a lot, but its power is amazing in its time it has dragged a 1985 mirage 1300 'dohc turbo' and smashed him and then I dragged a 1985 1600 corolla gt, no comment. Other cars include a old lancer and a ford laser, owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th April, 2003

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