1996 Toyota Scepter 2.2g Wagon 2.2 I-4 from Australia and New Zealand
I like this car a lot!!!
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.
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