1980 Toyota Corona Review

1980 Toyota Corona XX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired261610 kilometres
Most recent distance279000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fiesta


Solid, safe and very reliable - a good buy!


Brake Master Cylinder Replaced at 273 965 kilometers.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable and we have had no major problems with it.

The only difficulty is that the car takes a long time to warm up from starting especially during cold weather.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

30th Oct 2002, 18:16

I agree with the review. My Grandmother owned a 1978 Corona SE for many years and we never encountered one problem with it. The engine always ran smooth as a ticker and was quiet economical. It only required minimal maintenance and service periods were long. They are a very sturdy car with plenty of torque. If reliability and contentment is what you want, the Corona is for you.

-John Siepen, QLD.

8th Apr 2004, 08:35

If you are finding that it is taking a long time to warm up, you might find it helpful to buy a new thermostat? They are worth nothing, and could potentially care for the engine, because as well all know the most wear and tear happens on a cold engine.

This thermostat will control the flow of radiator fluid, and hopefully will let it warm up quicker, and then level it off at a stable warm temp. hope this helps ;)


11th Jun 2004, 21:11

I have recently purchased a Toyota corona 1980 cs. I have not had any troubles with it, but was just wondering what the timing should be at. I can only tell if it is slow or advanced. If any one has a solution you can send me an email at dempo02@hotmail.com.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review