1987 Toyota Corona XL Amon 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand
Tolerance in the face of ignorance
Head needed re-planed.
Both tie-rod ends worn.
My first modern car. Never left me roadside. Belonged to the New Zealand Forestry Corporation before me, so it was well looked after.
Last of the NZ Toyotas with Chris Amon designed suspension.
I was only 18 at the time that I bought it, so the poor car endured some horrendous (over-revving) moments.
Claim to fame: was the very last car to recieve the 'Corona-Amon' front guard decals.
Utterly dependable. Traded on a BMW just before it gave up. Fondly remembered, but most likely recycled into several hundred Coke cans by now. Poor car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2006