1999 Toyota Corolla SR 1.6 from UK and Ireland
The 1.6SR is a trusty reliable car, which looks faster than it is due to its unreliable performance
Nothing has actually gone wrong with it mechanically or electrically, but I suspect its not working to the best of its ability. Its never the same car from one day to the next in terms of performance. Sometimes its responsive and agile, sometimes it just won't get going or "pick up". The Toyota dealer have had it back 3 times, but claim that there's nothing wrong with it.
This leaves me not knowing whether I actually like the car or not.
I endorse the general consensus of opinion that UK Toyotas nowadays are not quite as good as the Japanese built ones. They just don't "feel" as good.
On one of its good days, I would say that it's a reasonably-powered car which has the necessary road holding and handling to deal with it.But a lot of the time it wouldn't be able to keep up with many smaller-engined vehicles in its class.
All in all, quite a good car to own. Just wish the performance was consistent.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th May, 2003