1992 Toyota Paseo Reviews - Page 13 of 13

1992 Toyota Paseo from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance96700 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit


Great car for singles


The car seemed to be a little louder than usual. I was away and didn't need the car for a few weeks so I dropped it off at a dealer where I was vacationing. The dealer replaced the entire exhaust system from the headers to the tail, apologized extensively that they didn't have the part on hand (offered a loaner car), and covered it under warranty (I thought I was past the warranty).

Also, the A/C has died and I have been unable to get it repaired due to lack of availability (location).

General Comments:

Fantastic car if you aren't 6 feet tall and for only two people. The back seat is only good for small children (who can get in and out themselves).

With a small engine, however, performance suffers with the more weight that is added. The trunk is small as well.

Reliability and overall performance are great. At 96K miles I know I can jump into the car at any time and drive ANYWHERE I need to go. I have preventative maintenance performed on it and it has never left me stranded.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2001

4th Jul 2003, 03:26

I'm 6'2" about 225lbs (pretty small) I fit with no trouble at all in my 95 paseo. The car is converted to a two-seater so I don't have to worry about space in the back seats of that car. If I'm by myself I would take this car, but if anyone else comes with I take one of my other cars. I don't want them to know how fun it is to drive, after all the changes I did to it.

1992 Toyota Paseo 2 door coupe 1.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 liter Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic


Little piece of crap


I had to change the clutch, clutch master cylinder, water pump, radiator, lots of different seals and gaskets, and this list can go on and on.

General Comments:

The car picks up speed pretty quick.. but in general lacks performance..

Since I bought it I have had to change just about everything except engine.. the car is not reliable at all.. handling is not good either.. I would never buy a Paseo again..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2001

18th Dec 2002, 13:03

My Paseo is very dependable and I have never had any problems with mine. I have had to put $2500 under the hood right after I bought it. And had to replace my moder mounts, but nothing too serious. You just treat your car like crap and don't take car of it.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 45 reviews