1994 Toyota Corolla RV 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Great 1st car, goes hard


Air con tube disconnected. Had to have it re-gassed.

Rear hatch doesn't open unless the tab is pulled the same time you open the boot. Getting into the back is a two person job.

Sometimes when I lock the car, it continues to lock over and over. I can stop this by locking the passenger side door from the inside, but this hardly happens.

General Comments:

Pretty much best P plater car out!

It's powerful, and owns all my mate's cars.

It has GREAT suspension and top braking (four wheel disks). It is unbreakable.

I am a massive rev head, and getting it sideways is easy.

I've put on a sports pipe, which makes it sound as hard as it goes.

I would keep this car forever if it was rear wheel drive.

With some small mods, such as rims or lower springs, it looks mean and no longer like a grandma's car.

It never gets hot. I would race my old Corolla (same model) on a race track for 4 hours straight, and it never moved from halfway. The old car didn't fail, the driver did (LOL).

Great on fuel. It gets 400km a tank for me. But if driven carefully, it could get 500km.

The seats are a tad high for my liking, but can be adjusted endlessly. It has power windows in the front. Sorta seems funny not to power the rear ones too.

The backseats aren't the best for big friends, and the rear seatbelts are always jerky.

Great storage. I go camping in mine, I remove the rear seat and fold down the back, and it is (relatively) flat. Fits a double mattress like it was built to.

Love the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2010

1994 Toyota Corolla Seca Ultima Liftback 1.8 EFI from Australia and New Zealand


Excellent car that is too good to part with


Clutch worn and rear brake discs needed replacement when purchased, which I did straight away.

Paint on the roof is starting to fade.

General Comments:

Built 02/1994 and has full electrics as is the Ultima model. Bought the car after someone rear ended my Mazda. This car has been serviced and cared for by the previous owner and now by me. It is totally reliable and has never missed a beat during the 55,000 odd kilometers I have driven in it. It is very fuel efficient and cruises effortlessly, the air conditioner works great too. This is the 2nd Corolla I've owned and would own another without question. I was thinking of buying a new car again but this car is too good to let go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2008

1994 Toyota Corolla Wagon from North America


Reliable and extremely roomy


The interior door handles on the passenger side both broke off in my hand.

The rear-view mirror recently stopped adjusting for night driving, and now just hangs in one position.

I seem to wear the brake pads out once per year, but I do live in the mountains.

I just replaced the struts at 160K and 14 years old. There continues to be a peculiar bump noise under the driver side that may be related to the axle or strut, but the mechanic couldn't find it.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable. It is 15 years old and just keeps kicking.

The wagon is very roomy. The backseat can seat 3, but is not comfy for long for more than 2 adults. The seats are comfortable for long trips.

It doesn't zoom up the mountains, but it can certainly make it. It regularly averages 30mpg, even in the mountains and in-town driving.

You won't believe the cargo space. I recently bought a 5 cubic ft. freezer and could fit it in the back of the car with the hatch closed and half of the back seat down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2008

1994 Toyota Corolla GL 160 i from South Africa


Reliable, responding when needed


The handbrake gave me a few problems on some occasions, but not something I couldn't fix.

General Comments:

If you give the car the proper service at the right time than I can honestly say nothing will go wrong. I have this car for a number of years now and will never let it go. I'm at a time where I'm looking for a new car. but I'll hold on to this Corolla because it has given me such great service. It really never lets me down.

My seats needed some upholstery, but that came with the time. We use this car everyday and it works like a charm.

My wife said we'll teach our kids how to drive using this car. It handles well and the gears change over very easily. I'm very impress with this car.

It must be in the all time list of cars being build over the last hundred years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2006