1994 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1994 Toyota Corolla Wagon from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Reliable and extremely roomy

Faults:

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

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 160 i Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Reliable, responding when needed

Faults:

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

1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance144000 miles
Previous carChevrolet K2500

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Performance is adequate, must have a manual transmission. The automatics are less than satisfactory. Handles well, and has plenty of room for an econo-box.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2005

1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A trustworthy and reliable vehicle

Faults:

Air conditioner is going bad at 156,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been reliable and runs well.

However, it does use some oil - about a quart per thousand miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2004

1994 Toyota Corolla 4 Dr Sedan 1.6 4AFE from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 4AFE Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance230000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Reliable and steady everyday car

Faults:

Driver side seat cover stiches came apart at the seams at 80,000 km. Repaired under warranty.

Water pump packing started to leak at 100,000 km, water pumnp replaced under warranty.

Heater fan started squeaking at 80,000 km, replaced under warranty at 100,000 km.

Water pump packing leaks again at 200,000 km, replaced water pump.

Starter contacts replaced at 220,000 km.

Battery replaced at 230,000 km.

General Comments:

This car is an excellent everyday car with good fuel economy.

Owned this car since new, the overall wear and tear and deterioration of the car is very even and not very noticeable until 200,000 km. Idiling is smooth and vibration free even to this date. Squeaks & rattles is starting to show. Still on its original set of brakes.

The car is consuming some oil and leaking some at the shaft seal. Oil consumption is about 1 litre every 3000 km. The exhaust is starting to rattle. Otherwise, it starts and runs everyday even at -30C Canadian winter.

However, in Winter, this car has difficulties staying warm. The temperature gauge fell to COLD in -30C weather. Ride is acceptable for a small car, but with considerable road noise. Engine is under-power, but adequate for daily commute.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2004

1994 Toyota Corolla DX from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

Summary:

Very reliable and definitely worth the $3000 I paid for it

Faults:

Passenger seatbelt locked up... I still have yet to get it fixed.

The brakes started clicking at 119000 miles, it turned out to be a rusted caliper bolt, cost $125.00 in labor, no parts paid for.

General Comments:

I really need to make it fast!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2004

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 17 reviews