1995 Toyota Corolla Reviews - Page 5 of 8

1995 Toyota Corolla GS 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance74300 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

It could be better

Faults:

Nothing. Built Like a Rock!

General Comments:

Let me begin by saying how bored I am of this car. It is the second Corolla I have owned in this country (although the first was a '89 model).

The car is slow, it has next to now power and sounds like a diesel. The 1.3l has no pace at all.

The problems carry on inside. Gloomy cabin, and the radio makes less sound then the engine.

I am being unfair though. The car is very economical, and is cheap to run. It is also easy to drive and is very practical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2006

27th Apr 2007, 14:19

Which supports the question: Why is it the best selling car of all time?

1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired155000 kilometres
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

If you don't want any more car headaches, buy a Corolla

Faults:

I just bought the car for my wife. She had a 1996 Corolla SD with an automatic, 1.6 and no air. We bought it in 1999. She got hit by a fella who didn't see a red light. It was ruined. My wife was OK. The car held up well and I'd have to say these are safe cars. At the original purchase it has 60,000kms, at time of accident in 2006 it had 123,000kms. What did I fix on the car? Nothing, not a thing. Did I get tunes ups? No. Did I change the oil in it? Maybe two or three times, I can't remember. Did it ever stall or conk out? Never. Was I ever frustrated with the car? No.

We paid $10,900 for it in 1999. We got $7250 for insurance.

So I bought my wife a 1995 Corolla DX for $6250 with auto and air and 155,000kms.

General Comments:

It was really tough finding a minty Corolla, but I did. I want to comment on what I did see out there. I saw many Corolla's for sale with 200,000 300,000 and 400,000kms on them. Wow, the little cars just go and go. So when I found the 1995 DX with 155,000kms, I bought it.

My wife and I love these cars. They don't break and you don't have to take care of them. If the car has gas and oil, your set to go anywhere you want. Be it to work or on a 5000km trip.

Oh, I just about forgot, they are really good on gas and have really good heaters and air conditioners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2006

23rd Jan 2007, 14:17

I would suggest you change your oil though. It would last even longer if you take care of it. Think about it.

1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired128000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Excellent commuter car!

Faults:

Left side motor mount. (Car was hit on left side when purchased) Other than that, nothing.

General Comments:

I have had this car for almost a year, racked up a significant amount of miles on it, and have had no issues! The car is great on gas, starts in the morning and gets me to where I want to go. This car (as well as the other Toyota's that I have owned) is extremely reliable! My only small complaint is that it does tend to lack a little power. However, at almost 30 MPG who cares? I would definitely recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a cheap reliable vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

16th May 2006, 12:21

I loved my old Mazda 626 from 1993. I now have a pinewood Toyota Corolla 1.3. I have no idea what pinewood is, it is just a sticker on the back. At first I thought it is modified, but I saw it on an other red Toyota. Other than that, the only thing about the Toyota I like, is the economy. It has a terrible ride, sounds like it is trying to crash under the bonnet, and has very heavy steering. But then again it's cheap, reliable and well built.

23rd May 2006, 11:29

LoL.. that's the dealer name :)

9th Sep 2007, 20:08

My 1995 Toyota corolla is very reliable. I has broken down on the road because the battery terminal was slack. A quick start and it was o. k again. A month ago it broke down because the distributor went, it was easy to get and install.

Here in Jamaica Toyota corollas are very expensive, no matter the way they look. A Corolla will always fetch you a good price. a 1995 Corolla will cost about five to six thousand U. S Dollars.

I love my corolla.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 34 reviews