Toyota knows how to build reliable, economy cars that run a long time without expensive maintenance
Left rear wheel bearings replaced ($160 NZ). Plastic headlamp covers deteriorating a bit so I used a little Jif cream followed by a plastic polish.
Car is ex Japan and is actually branded as a Toyota Cynos. Paid $5,800 NZ (about $4,000 US) in Oct. 2004. Very nice car, 33 to 36 mpg consistently. Fun to drive especially the sport/manual ECT. 11 gallon fuel tank (45 litres) could be a bit bigger. Petrol in NZ is @ $5.30 NZ/gal (Dec. 2005) so fuel economy is really appreciated. Comfy front seats and decent trunk space. Wish it had cruise control.
Previously owned a 1985 Tercel (US) and it ran 13 years (150,000 miles) on just gas, oil & tyres.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th December, 2005