1991 Toyota Previa Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1991 Toyota Previa DLX 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance210500 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Highly Recommended!!!

Faults:

Well the only thing that went wrong is the brass in the starter, but fix it by my self easy fix no engine or transmission problems The engine light has almost been on since I bought the van it might be the oxygen sensor, but it expensive.

General Comments:

This van is trouble free and it never left me stranded its very comfortable in long trip. The car I would buy is Japanese and chevy trucks I wouldn't buy a ford or dodge piece of junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2002

1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 gas Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 kilometres
Most recent distance13900 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Reliable and high quality

Faults:

For the last 6 years that we have the Previa van, the only parts that we have changed so far were the tires and brake pads.

Replace the brass of the starter.

General Comments:

With the comparison of all the family vans that we have encountered, this Toyota Previa van was the most recommended for a family van and especially as we live here in the very cold place, we have not encountered any problems with this van. Even when the road is icy, we could still rely on it but the 4 wheel drive Previa is the most recommended for this situation. This is the reason we recommended this van to 5 of our friends and they are very happy and contented with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2001

1991 Toyota Previa GL 2.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carFord Granada

Summary:

Without question, best of the people carrier bunch!

Faults:

Air conditioning was not at its best. Had to have a recharge of the gas after having it converted to the new ozone friendly stuff, system pressure checked OK. I was recommended to have the system serviced every 2 years (£80). Toyota do not do the conversions for some reason. The system has been fine ever since.

General Comments:

Superb multi purpose vehicle, seats 8 comfortably with room for a couple of sets of golf clubs plus overnight bags behind the back row. The seats can also be laid flat to become a bed. With back row seats lifted to their stowed position there is ample space, the last time we went camping I had 2 teenage cycles, plus all the camping gear and could still see through the back window!

Heating/ventilation system is a bit irritating in that you can only have certain combinations ie windscreen/feet or face/feet etc. You can't have cold face air with heat wanted somewhere else. Small whinge I know, but very little else to moan about!

Quite a lot of road noise compared with my BMW 530, but I soon get used to it, and it sits quite happily at 90 MPH.

Have made two trips down to the south of France this year (2000 mile round trip each) and has not missed a beat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2001

1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4 gas from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.4 gas Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Vanagon

Summary:

Highly, highly recommended

Faults:

Brakes, tires and headlights required replacement.

General Comments:

This car is extremely reliable. Here in Canada, our winters fall below -30C at times and I've never had a problem with this Previa starting on a cold Canadian morning. It is excellent in almost every aspect of reliability. I'm the kind of person who hasn't had any tune up or service done on this vehicle other than oil changes. But yet the van hasn't let me down.

My brother ran into a pole at 60 km/h which ripped a gash about 1 foot into the hood. The body cost $2000 to repair, but the engine never died. Even after the accident, the engine was running and the vehicle was driven home. The A/C condenser was damaged, but amazingly the radiator has not leaked even after that. Mind you, it is now a curve radiator (curved by the impact with the pole).

I have driven Nissan Urvans, Toyota Hi-aces in the Continental Sahara of North Africa for 5 years and a Volkswagen Vanagon in West Africa for 15 years. The Previa beats them in every aspect of reliability.

This vehicle was a costly investment, but if you do a cost/benefit analysis, the benefit buries the cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2001

30th Dec 2006, 22:11

Ha ha, of course your engine is fine, its under your seat and well away from the front of the vehicle. I have one also, and recently crashed in it due to a jack-hole in a H2 cutting me off in heavy rain. I ran into a brick pillar and to my amazement, it ran perfectly like nothing had happened to it. After looking at the damages, only the hood, grill, bumper and the reinforcements were damaged. No damage to the radiator at all. I was planning to replace that grille anyway. I have one designed that I'm planning to make. The damages are pretty much easy work.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 16 reviews