1998 Toyota Raum 1.5 FE from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

Well designed vehicle for your bux

Faults:

Nothing, just general wear and tear. Brake pads and bulbs.

Cambelt was recently done.

General Comments:

Best part of this car is that it's a hatchback, but it feels like an SUV when you sit inside due to the high seating position and lots of space.

Very fuel efficient, fun to drive and robust. After all it's a Corolla engine.

Keeps up very well with NZ roads.

Due to the sliding door, it's very convenient for city use, easy to park and easy to get kids in and out.

We only paid 3000 bux for it, but it offers lot of car for what we paid for. The engine feels like it'll do another million km with no struggle.

Still drives as if it's done 50k.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2014

2000 Toyota Raum G Package 1.5 litre from Bangladesh

Summary:

Best value for money with maximum comfort

Faults:

Nothing. Just regular services and tyre changes are all it's needed.

General Comments:

After the Toyota Crown, my parents wanted something small round town and easy to manoeuvre, and this ticked all the boxes.

Easy to get in and out, excellent fuel economy, very reliable, being a Corolla really (same engine), very comfy seats, rear seat also tilts and goes backward and forward like the front seat, lots of cabin space and very smooth. Also the folding rear seat offers huge space for carrying items. Driving sitting position is exceptionally great for a car of this year.

We have done few long road trips and was very convinced with the overall performance. It's not a Ferrari of course, but it's great value for money.

For Asian countries where you spend lot of time in the traffic - this offers enough breathing room, and if you have TV or DVD installed, as a passenger you are sorted (mostly driven by drivers in those countries).

I would highly recommend this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2014

10th Oct 2014, 18:49

This is new generation Toyota Tercel, but build on the Toyota Vitz platform. It offers 4 star safety (Euro NCAP) and it's very reliable and efficient.

The best part of the car is how roomy it is.