1996 Toyota Corolla Seca 1.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Very reliable, fun and comfortable to drive
* Most of theses are due to general misuse from previous owner *
Cracked radiator @ 207000km; leaked coolant and overheated once.
Interior light didn't work, solder had come un-attached. Fixed this myself.
Power steering belt slips, does not affect performance in any way, just a noise.
Boot release failed @ 203000km.
Blown fuse @ 205000km, fuse belonging to stereo and cigarette lighter.
Very reliable, well made Toyota. Only serious things that have gone wrong are from previous owner's mistreatment. The rest of the problems are superficial.
Sits at 80-110 very nicely, comfortable seats with lots of headroom for a small car. Punchy, quick for a 1.6L engine and handles well. Has a very small turning circle, which makes it easy to park. Smooth to drive!
Only negative is it doesn't handle a full car (people) up any sort of hill very well. Starts to lack power.
But other than that, very highly recommended!
Crashed my 94 Corolla in an accident that wasn't my fault.
Got another Corolla, until I can buy a 4wd.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2008