1994 Toyota Previa GX 2.4 from UK and Ireland
Don't buy high milers, otherwise a good, fun, practical family bus
Radiator collapsed at 115,000 miles £200.
Tailgate strut failed. £85 dealer part.
Head gasket blew at 116,000 miles £150.
2 pistons broke, ruined all 4. £1600.
Gearbox disintegrated. £950.
The car was great for the first 2 years, flexible seating, loads of room for 3 kids a dog and luggage.
Then it all went wrong, radiator corroded internally and the rest went within 3 months. Dealers in Essex area were OK, bit pricey, but better than Henry's boys.
Most work undertaken at private garage.
Saved me about £2000, still cost too much to justify it's good points.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2004
3rd Nov 2004, 16:04
My dads Previa had a new radiator at 110,000 miles and the automatic gearbox disintergrated on that too (little clutch plates inside it failed)
What annoyed him most was that he took the car into a Toyota dealer to have a look at a new one, ordered the new one, come out to the car park and it had deposited all its anti freeze over the floor.