1993 Toyota Previa Reviews

1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired299000 kilometres
Most recent distance365000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Amazing!!!

Faults:

My emergency brake light is on?

General Comments:

I love the "Mothercraft". It's the best car I have ever had! Can haul all the friends around without a problem! Feels like a car and rides very smooth! I wish that Toyota would keep making the Previa's!

I think that Toyota really needs to work on their service marks! Every time I go to Toyota, they act like they don't want to answer any questions about my 17 year old minivan.

Gas mileage is great... the motor sounds very quiet... and nothing rattles... a 17 year old car and nothing rattles! LONG LIVE THE "MOTHERCRAFT"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2010

1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L i4 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4L i4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

Great family vehicle; easy on the pocketbook

Faults:

Occasional leak in rear differential -- especially if the air vent is clogged.

The drive for the front accessories went -- replaced earlier by previous owner under warranty.

General Comments:

Handling was pretty reasonable for a van, though somewhat underpowered -- basically acceptable.

The interior cabin is comfortable, but not opulent.

This van never skipped a beat as far as reliability went.

Mileage OK, but not great (28 mpg highway or so).

A cool little oil reservoir up front sucks up more engine oil if it's going low, though even at 250K didn't use much oil at all.

No real shakes and rattles developed.

Body panels are rust resistant.

Nice van!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2007

1993 Toyota Previa LE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION from Honduras

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired188000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Previa

Summary:

Is the best machine better thanHONDA ODYSSEY AND KIA SEDONA

Faults:

The Toyota Previa is so smooth, powerful, comfortable and spacious and has the most quiet engine.

General Comments:

It is the best car in the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2004

26th Jul 2004, 09:37

Hmpf. All this from someone who only put 2K km on it and had it less than a year.

27th Jul 2004, 22:05

Even then, long term usage will most likely be positive. 44 reviews on this van and not a single seriously negative review. The only major gripe I have is the poor performance - a full load can really stress the engine (mainly on the non-supercharged models). But other than that, this is one of the most underrated vehicles of all time.

26th Aug 2004, 21:01

I have been driving my 93 Previa for 11 years with very few repairs. It has been very reliable, and I plan to drive it for another 4 or 5 years. I now have 124,999 miles whish is low for 11 years. In my city (New Orleans) Previas are used for taxicabs extensively. They are known as workhorses, and can carry up to nine people. Great decision I made in 1993. I almost traded it for a Sienna two years ago, but decided I liked the Previa handling better. It can turn on a dime and has superb handling, and the engine has as much pep as when new.

1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4 16v from Spain

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130500 kilometres
Most recent distance210200 kilometres
Previous carFord Sierra

Summary:

A good comfortable mini van, to a good price

Faults:

The clutch plates broke after first year.

The exhaust broke at 160,000Km.

The engine water cooler broke at 200,000.

General Comments:

All-though I had a few problems I still think it's a great car.

It is very comfortable to travel long distances in.

The gasoline consumption is high.

There is not enough power in the 2.4L motor, It should have a 6 cylinder option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

1993 Toyota Previa GL 2.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.4
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Starter solenoid. Nothing else.

General Comments:

A superb "bus", very comfortable general purpose vehicle. Loads of space and tows a huge caravan very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 5 reviews