1991 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

Great car for the thrifty person

Faults:

Paint is starting to get a bit faded.

I had the brakes replaced at 85,000 miles.

The water pump went out at 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car gets excellent gas mileage. I can fill it up with about $12.00 and go for two weeks.

It has been very dependable.

It looks good to be as old as it is, even thought the paint is a little faded.

The interior has held up wonderfully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

1991 Toyota Corolla SE 1.6 Twin Cam from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Twin Cam Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Leone

Summary:

Will run forever

Faults:

Apart from the usual wear and tear that would be expected of a vehicle this age, there have been no real issues.

General Comments:

The first time I ever sat in the driver's seat of my SE, my first thought was 'this car fits me like a glove.'

The first thing you notice is the cosy cockpit with everything in easy reach and brilliant visibility.

The cabin is comfortable and spacious in the front, although rear leg space is restricted.

A very good heater and air conditioning with an economy setting allows for a very comfortable and quiet ride.

The engine starts hesitantly, needing some input from the accelerator, especially on cold starts.

Once the engine is on, it will stay on until you turn it off.

The car accelerates smoothly with surprising performance from a small engine.

The car moves through it's gears smoothly and does not hesitate to kick-back a gear if extra power is needed. This comes in especially handy on steep inclines.

The car handles beautifully both is urban traffic and on the freeway.

Power steering ensures that despite a wider that desirable turning circle, the car is extremely agile.

The car has a solid build and a great deal of grunt.

Road noise is kept well at bay with a surprisingly quiet interior.

I have not regretted the purchase of my 1991 SE for one minute. Despite it's ever increasing mileage and age, it continues to be a reliable an cost efficient car suitable for the urban maze and those long interstate runs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2002

1991 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6 litre/Injected from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre/Injected Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 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)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12400 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Very inexpensive and very reliable!

Faults:

Will be needing new C/V joints soon, but still is very drivable and secure.

Only weak point is the tire cover in the trunk is press-board that breaks easily, and should be replaced with some plywood, if you plan on putting any weight on it. I replaced mine, after a bag of groceries cracked it, and broke the eggs!

Tune-ups and oil changes have been the most performed on this champ!

General Comments:

The interior lighting is not the best on the DX model (no luxury lighting group).

When on a bumpy highway or poorly paved road, the cabin is a bit noisy.

I would recommend manual windows. My manual windows still work like new, but my previous 1986 Corolla had power windows, and had some mechanical problems.

This is the second Corolla that I have owned. As long as you attain the car fairly new, or know that it was maintained well, you should have it for many, many years like myself. I will be buying another Corolla in the next year. I could never ask for a more reliable car.

This car's overall cost is probably the lowest I could ever ask for. Insurance (Safe-Car), Gas Mileage, and Maintenance.

If you want a car that will always get you from point "A to B", a Corolla is the best choice (the newer the better, of course).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

1991 Toyota Corolla XL Station Wagon 1.6 Manual from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres

Summary:

A Basic Boring Reliable Car with loads of cargo space

Faults:

CV Joints needed replacing.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable, the reason we got rid of it was because I crashed it! If I didn't, it'd still be with us for years to come.

The actual drive is smooth and normal, no turbo power! or turbo boost! Just a good granny's car.

The steering is light and easy to handle.

Because ours was a station wagon we had a lot more room in the back, the seats folded down as well so we could fit bikes in there.

The actual shape is boring and simple. It sure hasn't got any Alfa Romeo traits!

The cabin was the main attraction for us to purchase the car, the dashboard has such an innovative design that makes the cabin seem bigger than it actually is.

However the back seats are very uncomfortable for anyone 10 or up on a long trip. They're practically vertically angled and the feet space is really small.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2002

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