1996 Toyota Curren 1.8 petrol 4S-FE from Australia and New Zealand
The best vehicle I have owned yet
Since purchasing this Curren, we have had nothing minor go wrong with it at all.
I still own this car, and am having to do a motor change as the piston rings on cylinder 4 piston have gone and the car has excessive smoke.
This car was my very first car, and to this day I still own it and drive it. For learning to drive it was good. Taught me to use mirrors and check blind spots well, and if not sure, get out of the vehicle and check. The curved body shape makes it quite hard to see gutters/curbs when parallel parking.
Although it takes a while to get up to speed, when you're in the higher end of the revs, about 4000 RPM, this car accelerates quite nicely. Not sure how it would tow, but with the torque present it should be quite good.
Although it's not the most comfortable car out, I can handle long trips in it; not a problem. Definitely not a car for tall people.
The amount of petrol this car uses on long trips is quite good compared to other vehicles. Although the fuel tank is small and it makes you believe you are using a lot of fuel.
The best part about this car is it handles corners at high speeds really well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2014