13th Jan 2002, 23:26

You must have a lead foot :-) My parent's Corona automatic gets 6.9l/100km travelling at 120km/h with the air conditioning running (measured from Queenstown to Christchurch), and around 9.5l/100km around town.

17th Jan 2002, 20:01

If you want a Corona GLX st190 model, there's one for sale now down here in Dunedin, its a white one, auto with low kms but you'd better be quick!!!


18th Jul 2002, 21:42

I have owned 3 Corolla's and have enjoyed Toyota's bulletproof reliability. We needed a larger car and I looked for a Corona GLX Liftback, just because it looks better than the sedan. These are hard to come by, luckily two came up for sale (private) on the same weekend, one went in 24 hours, so I bought the other! I had a VTNZ full check done and the motor is in excellent condition after 120,000kms, I am looking forward to the next 100,000.

These are peppy enough (watch out for the Jap imports, they are 1.8 not 2.0 and probably no where near the kW output of the NZ new cars).

The car handles superbly and very comfortable for long drives, and the bodies (NZ new) very rust resistant.

20th Jul 2002, 00:33

The Jap imports come in 1.8 and 2.0 litres. The 1.8 (1838cc) produces 92kW of power and 165Nm of torque; the 2.0 litre (1998cc) 94kW of power and 179Nm of torque.

The handling of the Jap imports sucks; definitely go for a NZ new model.

7th Feb 2003, 03:47

The imported Corona model range, both 1.8 and 2.0, have different gear ratios, which results in the differences in both fuel consumption and acceleration. The NZ cars are quicker, but the imports tend to use slightly less fuel overall (on a direct 2.0 to 2.0 comparison). NZ new model is awesome, totally agree with all comments.

25th Mar 2003, 04:41

I've just purchased a 1992 GLX, in excellent condition, after a lot of looking.

It might seem an obvious question, but, what does it run best on-91 or 96. (I've heard different views)


5th Apr 2003, 22:48

I own a Toyota Corona 92 ST190 EX Saloon. It's age of 11yrs hasn't deteriorated from its quality. I'm guessing its the New Zealand model (2L) because it handles beautifully, is 100% reliable and I brought it for a very reasonable price.

Defiantly an underestimated car and a good buy for anyone looking for a second hand used vehicle.


27th Apr 2003, 23:23

Your EX model is a Japanese import. NZ new models were marketed as GL, GX or GLX, along with the rare GSX. If you think your EX model handles well, then good for you, because most handle poorly when directly compared to their NZ new cousins.

21st May 2003, 21:47

I just bought one of these cars, and am loving driving it. I'm missing air con very badly, does anyone know about costs and difficulty for adding this to the Corona?


12th Dec 2003, 10:14

I have a 92 Corona GL - 2.0 and it's a great car. I had only one concern lately that idling tends to go above normal (1100 rpm) unexpectedly. Any input on how to correct this problem? I'm curious on how the previous comment corrected the problem by it's dealer.


18th Mar 2004, 15:20

Too right - the Thames-built Coronas are among the best cars ever sold in New Zealand. I had the earlier ST170 'Corona Amon' base XL, 1.8 manual, and by the time I traded it in, it had done 284,000 k's!!! and still going strong. I've owned 2 Fiats, a BMW and an Audi since then, but the old Corona still has a special place in my heart for doing everything right =) (and reliably)

2nd Jul 2004, 05:23

I recently acquired a corona of this make/model. It's an 89 GL Auto. Is this car an NZ new model as well? I don't know much about cars at all, but I know like this car a whole lot. I've been looking for info on the 89 GL all day. The only references I've found to it are on this msg board : (

8th Nov 2004, 00:06

I am looking for a corona, and there are many at 1.8L btu say saloon EX, while from what I gather the saloon is NZ while the 1.8L is a NZ one?

10th Apr 2006, 19:57

I have just recently bought a 1992 Toyota Corona EX Saloon, for its age the engine is like brand new. It handles beautifully along the road. I think they are the most reliable car around. Has had some slight mods, and plan to do more. Currently done only 157,000kms and I can see it doing 300,000kms easy with little problems. Hope to own a GLX one day soon.

31st Aug 2006, 02:04

Hi all, just bought a 1992 Toyota Corona GL, I put it in for it's first service since I have owned it. Can anyone please tell me how much high Tension leads are?. The car has down about 255000km's.

19th Dec 2006, 03:28

I got a 1992 Toyota Corona recently, While the back seats are far too low, the general car visibility is excellent, the handling is nice and light for city driving, and for when you need to get somewhere, click off the overdrive, and plant, the needle kinda leaps to the right.

Excellent car.

17th Jun 2007, 06:40

I got a 92 GLX Corona in Oct'06, with 350,000km on the clock. Recently replaced the bushes on rear anti-sway bar and it's a totally different car now. Looking to re-power it soon - bit too much oil being left behind lately, but a really fun car to get around Wellington in.

8th Oct 2008, 02:00

What would cause the orange engine light to come on in a 1993 GL Corona? The owners manual says it's electrical. Any ideas as to what this may be?

31st Jul 2009, 23:45

Reference to orange dash board light. Look closely at light and see if it is in the shape of a car with tail lights showing. On the 1992 Corona Ex this indicates a bulb is not working.

10th Oct 2009, 23:53

Have just got myself a 94 1.8 Corona Select.

Does anybody know how to get a little bit more performance out of these motors?

30th Dec 2009, 06:17

I have a 1992 Toyota Corona 2.0 GL. My problem is the parts of this car is not available here in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, would you mind to help me please where I can buy a new genuine parts? Because I can't find parts every time I have to replace a new one.

13th Feb 2010, 23:32

I bought a Toyota Corona 1995 NZ new GL manual. Beautiful car, no rust. Economical as on long drives. OK in town. No problems whatsoever. Love it.

24th Oct 2010, 06:25

I bought a Corolla model 1994. What is difference between a 94, a 92, and a 96? All these models have the same engine, how can I recognize them?