1988 Toyota Corona CD 1.6L from Malaysia
Good value, good performance, good reliability
The door hinges of the door at the driver's side came loose. They were replaced for RM50.
The air-con broke down once (I guess due to old age) and was repaired within an afternoon. Other than that, the car works just fine.
I just bought this car a few years back year. I came across it by sheer luck, and I was astounded by the condition it was in. There was no rust on it anywhere, the engine is excellent, and the car was well cared for, although it had almost 200000 km on it. I ditched my idea of buying a new car after test driving this car.
This car has caused me no mechanical worries. Other than the earlier air conditioning problem, I have had no problems with this car. I would certainly buy another Toyota - they hold their value and are exceptionally reliable.
A very practical car. I don't think anyone can go wrong with one of these cars. Based on reliability and performance, it is definitely more worthwhile than an equivalent Nissan, Honda or Proton.
Very stable on the road. Hugs to the road beautifully. Speed doesn't affect the stability. I wouldn't worry about it if I went on a long road trip.
It has very good fuel economy, good horsepower and suspensions. Getting more than 500KM in one full tank when traveling in city areas. And more distance when I travel on highways during holidays. For the price I paid, the car is a very good bargain.
Overall it's a very good car. I like the good blend of reliability, performance and practicality.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2004