Toyota Scepter Review

1996 Toyota Scepter 2.2g Wagon 2.2 I-4 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.2 I-4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired218000 kilometres
Most recent distance248000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

I like this car a lot!!!

Faults:

The previous owner replaced the engine, but he didn't have the oil seals replaced. So I fixed them myself.

The automatic transmission didn't seem to feel and look like it has been serviced since 0 kms. It became really inefficient at 230,000 kms, but that is acceptable. The transmission didn't bog down, it just slowed the performance of the car. The solution: A 5 speed manual conversion and that boosted the fuel efficiency to 8.1 L/100 km.

The engine and car design is very well engineered. Problems occur on OEM parts due to manufacture quality.

General Comments:

This car just runs. The components of the car are simplified, making everything reliable as.

It is also very cheap to run.

Since it's big, semi-luxurious inside and fuel efficient, it is a must have car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2009

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review