1980 Toyota Corona XX 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand


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.