29th Dec 2002, 23:30
If your car has crapped up it is because you haven't had it maintained properly. I have a 95 sierra metallic green Paseo and do all of the scheduled maintenance on it my self and nothing has failed on it, but a small (1 inch) tear on the weather proofing. It also handles modifications well; I put racing suspension and spring (1.5 inch lowering) on it as well as a k&n filter and some internal performance engine parts. My family has had 4 Toyota's and together they have only had a handful of problems and they were from misuse or not maintaining it, not because of the car.
16th Feb 2004, 20:36
I drive a '92 paseo with 287,000 miles and I have had no problems.. bought it 3 years ago for $100. Clean as a pin on the inside and outside.. If you treat it right it will take care of you, IT'S A TOYOTA!
12th Mar 2005, 06:44
I drive a 92 Paseo and the only thing that has gone wrong with mine was the alternator. I changed the whole exhaust system to a performance one and the modifications went great along with many others that I made with the car. Maybe the owner that had it before you didn't treat it well because this car is worth the buck.
17th Jul 2005, 15:11
I have a 1992 Paseo bought off the back lot of the dealership for $800. It was so dirty the dealer didn't know the little gem he was letting get away for so cheap. At purchase it had 142,000 on it. It now has 224,000, and still clicking right along. If you take care of this car it will last you forever.
Most of what I've had to repair in this car has been routine maintenance. Replaced water pump at about 175,000 miles. Replaced *ORIGINAL* clutch and pressure plate at about 190,000 miles. Replaced original front struts at 210,000. The windscreen is cracked now from a small stone thrown from the road two years ago. It has taken 2 years for that crack to creep from 4 inches long to about halfway across the glass.
This is an excellent little package. Great for someone who does a lot of solo driving. Sporty, comfy, classy little car. I wave at all other Paseo drivers whenever I pass them on the road. I can't imagine why anyone would deride this little car like this unless they didn't take care of it. It's not a race car, and you can't drive it like one.
29th Sep 2005, 18:18
Should have done what I did blow the engine and change it. The engine is cheaper to replace than all the labour and parts you put into it.
14th Oct 2005, 18:00
"Its not a race car" well I drive it like one and mine is still fine, burns a bit of oil, but that is all that's wrong with it. the car is not fast its quick, and it still beats the civics. ha ha! I have put over $5000 in fixing up this car, and all my after marked racing parts make the car so much more fun to drive. its a great car and never knows when to give up!
5th Jun 2006, 02:37
I've owned this car for a very short time, and I love it. In the process of getting a new paint job and adding some performance parts. Wish I would have found this car years ago.
29th Dec 2007, 01:58
That is the best car I had. (Paseo 1993)
Bought it for $1200 in 2000 with 89000 of miles on odometer.
I drove it like crazy (2000-2004 changed twice all tires)
Had around 10-12 accidents.
Changed water pump at 120000 miles.
Traded it for $100 toward the Scion tC at 150000 of miles.
18th Jul 2010, 04:07
93 Paseo - Great econo-sport coupe.
Bought my Paseo with 65K, and it drives like it's brand new. I can't say enough good things about this little gem.
It will get 400 miles out of a 10 gallon tank on the highway. This may not be true for higher mileage Paseos, but they all have great fuel economy. It handles excellent, and has a sporty feel. The back seat is too small for adults.
I see many many reviews of owners that have well over 150K, and they have no regrets. I would buy another Paseo.