1992 Toyota Paseo Reviews - Page 8 of 13

1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

This car has excellent gas mileage

Faults:

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

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Liter Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance333000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

This car is a little gem I got for $800

Faults:

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

1992 Toyota Paseo from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carToyota Paseo

Summary:

I love the Toyota Paseo

Faults:

The exhaust system had to be replaced.

The driver's side window doesn't roll down because it is out of it's track.

General Comments:

Can only fit up to 4 people, 5 if you try real hard.

People in the back hit their head on the back window.

Great on gas, over 30 miles per gallon.

Front seats are comfortable, but back seats are not.

Handles nicely.

Engine is still good, it has a lot of miles on it.

Great first car.

It's mostly a girl car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2005

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