1998 Toyota Paseo 1.5 Si 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland


A fine handling coupe


Nothing went wrong on this car in the whole time I owned it.

General Comments:

The Paseo is a nice, well-proportioned looking small coupe, but it doesn't have any styling details that make it stand out.

Inside it is pretty dull. The interior doesn't look like that of a sports coupe. It looks like it was lifted straight out of the Corolla.

Performance was only average and not really fitting of a sports coupe. A 1.5 litre engine is too small for a car like this.

In its favour, the Paseo handles very well indeed. It is genuinely entertaining to drive fast along rural B-roads. The gearchange and steering feel good too.

The engine, though underpowered, is very reliable, and Toyota's dealer service is still second to none. For a small coupe the Paseo feels safe and durable.

Good seats, but at 6 foot 3 inches tall I found the driving position a bit cramped.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

19th Jul 2006, 18:54

The interior was actually lifted directly from the Tercel.

19th Nov 2010, 20:51

Hello, I'm about 6'4", and I was wondering if the car is really that cramped?