1992 Toyota Paseo from North America


What a great car!!!


Not much has gone wrong with the car.

I needed fuel injectors cleaned and radiator flushed at about 125000 miles.

A/C went out around 2001.

Replaced original clutch at about 160000 miles.

Cloth seats are definitely getting worn, but what do you expect after 13 years?

There are no leaks, but it burns oil (about 2 quarts a month).

General Comments:

I love this car. It's pretty comfy, fun to drive, very economical (about 34 mpg!!!), and the most reliable car I have ever encountered (my wife has gone through 4 used cars since 2000).

For some reason I don't want to let this car go and I truly love driving it... after reading some other comments, it doesn't look like I'm alone.

If they weren't ridiculously overpriced in the used market, I'd buy another one with less miles and A/C.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2005

1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Great car never lets me down


I had to replace the timing belt when I got the car.

I had to put new breaks on when I got the car.

General Comments:

This car is great on petrol, it only costs me $40 to fill and a full tank lasts me two weeks and I drive to school everyday which is 30Km away.

The performance is great, it is so zippy. One night I was going 155km and could feel that it wanted to keep going.

Every time I get in it, it starts first time every time.

It is a great first car and I would buy a Toyota over and over again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2005

1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L from North America


This car has excellent gas mileage


So far I have had no problems with this car.

General Comments:

The car can be loud at times from the engine vibrating.

The seats are not meant for larger people.

It is great on gas mileage.

It idles low and the idle is quiet.

It runs like a champ, and I hope to be driving it well past the 200,000 mile mark.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2005

1992 Toyota Paseo Coupe 1.5 Liter from North America


One very strong running car! Can't beat this car for the money


Car has overheated at approximately 250,000 miles, but still runs fine and gets great mileage (36mpg) so I suspect that the head gasket may have "blown."

General Comments:

Excellent fuel economy and very dependable car. I have never had it breakdown on me or not startup in the last 13 years of owning this vehicle. I've very thankful and grateful. And yes, I still drive this baby today. (as of 7/20/05) The insurance is cheap and so is the registration.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2005

1992 Toyota Paseo from North America


This car is a little gem I got for $800


Replaced Water Pump at about 160,000 miles.

Also had minor work done on fusebox at that time, previous owner had jammed a foiled fuse into the box and ultimately caused a meltage that had to be repaired.

Replaced *original* Clutch & Pressure plate, throwout bearing et al at about 180,000 miles.

Replaced original Front struts at about 210,000 miles.

Uses a little oil now. Put engine honey in once every six months to help keep the seals tighter etc.

Drivers seat has a tear on the side from getting in and out so much... I could repair this easily, I just haven't gotten around to it.

A semi backed into me a little over a year ago at a traffic light and crushed the whole front end assembly. The Dealership did all the repairs paid by the semi's insurance, but they missed the crack in the front shield under the car. This eventually broke in half and began to drag... so now it's held together with duct tape. (not visible, no big deal)

Washer fluid pump has never worked since I had the car.. I keep fluid in a handy spray bottle, but recently was told that the pump is neither expensive, nor hard to install so maybe I'll fix it.

Speedometer gets whacked out when it's really cold and won't register correctly at speeds over about 40 mph until the car warms up. Simple solution... let the car warm up... it's 13 years old and has nearly a quarter of a million miles on it.

Air could work better, but I prefer the 2-50 air better anyway. Probably just needs a recharge, but not worth it to me considering how little I use it.

General Comments:

This has been such an awesome little car to me.

I gave it a party when we hit 200,000 miles. It will get another one when we get to 250,000 miles.

It still starts first time every time unless it has been sitting for a couple of weeks, and then sometimes I have to start it twice, but then it's fine once it gets going.

Corners like a sports car. Low ride, close to the ground. I love it. Good peppy power for such a small engine.

I can't say it enough, I love this little car. I will probably never get rid of it... have even considered starting a fund now to replace the engine when it does finally go. At the moment though it still runs smooth as silk... just watch the oil, put a little honey in twice a year and all is good.

I wave at all other Paseos I encounter on the road... they probably think I'm nuts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2005