1991 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
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 acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance301000 miles
Previous carSaturn LS

Summary:

These are the best (albeit not most responsive) and dependable cars I have EVER owned

Faults:

Nothing major ever went wrong.

Brake line leak @ 250000 but so what.

General Comments:

I have had the BEST of luck with the well-made Toyota Corolla. I had a 91 and then a '95. Both were excellent cars.

These cars can take so much abuse, it is unbelievable! My ’91 had THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES on it before I killed it. And I mean killed it. Knowing I would get nothing for a trade-in value, I decided to end its long life by jumping it off an 11 foot wall. Had I known that it would keep running afterward, I would not have done it, but after the first jump, I had no other choice, but to drive it into the ground.

I jumped off the wall 4 times before the engine broke free of its mounts and wedged itself under the passenger side floor panel. GREAT CAR!

My ’95 is still running with 237,000k and minor maintenance. I do not think I will ever make it meet the wall.

I would STRONGLY advise anyone who is not inclined to perform routine maintenance on their cars to definitely give the Corolla a look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2005

11th Jul 2006, 22:12

I understand your love of the 1991 Toyota Corolla. I bought one in 1999 with 80k miles on it. I had to replace an alternator and exhaust system around 115k miles. I had it up to 120K miles when it was hit by a 1.5 ton full size pick up plow. The frame was bent, the driver rear quarter-panel was trashed and the hood was bent and would not close properly. I drove it for another 10k miles in this state. The car would not die. Finally I broke down before the Corolla did and bought a Toyota Celica. Toyota Corolla an amazing tank of a little car...

1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6 from Puerto Rico

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carToyota n/a

Summary:

Extreamely reliable

General Comments:

I treat this car very bad.

And the car don, t want to die.

Sometimes I think I'm a rally racer.

Streets of my country are full of holes, dirt and curves. This corolla is very responsive and as I mentioned very reliable. This car made me a japanese car fan.

First and second gear are not good.

But the others are really good.

Very good car for the money.

Paint is good. If metallic.

Interiors are simple and not so cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2005

1991 Toyota Corolla LX 1.6 FUEL INJET from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 FUEL INJET Automatic
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable and money worth

Faults:

CV boot worn and replaced at around 100000km

There were noises from the front wheel around 120000km, fixed. Was told the noise was from the CV joints.

General Comments:

So far I have replaced a couple of brake pads, and one set of tyres.

I did a precaution camp bell replacement at 120000km

But I have had it for over 8 years, and it never fail me once even though I did not do the regular maintenance on the car on time.

The car still looks great inside and outside, no rust on body, and the car seats are still good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

19th Mar 2006, 22:37

We just bought a Holden Nova, which is nothing, but a re-badged Toyota Corolla and so far we're pretty happy with it.

It's got 150,000 km on the clock, but in a pretty good shape, inside and out. The car came from Darwin, so the paint on the exposed parts (bonnet, roof, hatch) is pretty faded, but I'm in the process of fixing it. There was a bit of rust at the back under the rear window, but I could easily get rid of that as well.

The 1.6l 16V engine is just right for a little dak-dak that size, even as an automatic and gives it a pretty decent acceleration, unless there's four people in the car. That's when it struggles a bit. Since the car is used by my wife to go to work, that's not really an issue anyway and the Missus isn't really that hard on the accelerator anyway.

The only thing the car is missing is power steering. Even though it is a fairly small and light car, and it isn't really hard to steer, it takes some getting used to, especially if you haven't had a car without power steering in almost two decades :)

All in all, it's a pretty neat car.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 43 reviews