Toyota Soluna Reviews

2001 Toyota Soluna GLI 1.5 from Sri Lanka

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance102400 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable, fuel efficient. The only thing I don't like is the rear buffer

Faults:

I had to change the timing belt before 100,000km for reliable operation of the car, and I did it at 92,000km.

Rear buffer does not look good at all, and is always tempted to get loose.

General Comments:

Accelerates fast, extremely reliable and fuel efficient.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2009

17th Nov 2009, 15:55

Changing your timing belt is just basic maintenance, something all cars need. You can't complain about that.

2000 Toyota Soluna GLI 1.5 petrol from Indonesia

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres
Previous carOpel blazer

Summary:

Economical

Faults:

Rear suspension is squeaking and making a harsh noise when in bad road conditions.

Brake fade quickly when driven hard.

Out of breath after passing 140k/h.

General Comments:

If you are looking for a car that's best suit for hours spent in traffic jams, flooded streets, urban crime prevention, bad road condition, have a tight budget on the fuel, and can fit 4 grown adult or 5 if you push it, then this is the car that will not let you down.

The fuel economy is excellent; 6/100km, and you can still push it to 5.5/100km if you drive very careful and if there is light traffic, which is rare in my country anyway.

The interior is very standard with all the buttons or switch that you really use most of the time anyway.

This car is not a race car, it loses its breath after passing 140k/h, and takes ages to go to its top speed which is 160k/h.

It is very reliable and dependable to start every time, even if you don't put it into the dealer service, since I self service my car, which basically involves changing the oil every 5000km, oil filter, buy a injector cleaner spray, wheel balancing and change air filter every 10.000km.

One time I went into a flooded street and got my car submerge up to the lower middle door. It was still running, and when the next morning I tried to start it up it wouldn't go. The the reverse and the clutch got stuck together. I turned off the car and put the gear into reverse and started it again; after jumping backward the problem was solved. It then run like nothing ever happened.

Another good thing about this car is it's cheap to buy and to sell back, even it is a second hand car already.

But don't try to have a accident with this car; as far as I know the outcome is not pretty as it has no airbag, ABS, traction control, but comes with all crumple zones. I saw one time an accident involving the same car I have with a BMW, the BMW look drivable while the Soluna crumpled all the way; the front wheel goes to the drivers foot, and his foot goes to his jaw.

And there is no style if you drive this car; you just look like a standard office worker, start up businessman, or a taxi driver, but still chicks will love riding with you as it says that you are an honest, faithful, very practical and dependable guy :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2007

1999 Toyota Soluna GLI 1.5 from Mauritius

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Absolutely nothing. This car is solid. Whatever fault happened is due to normal wear and tear.

General Comments:

My Soluna has excellent acceleration, I can reach 100kms at 2nd gear!

If the Vios is of the same reliability it is definitely going to be my next car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2005

1998 Toyota Soluna GLi 1.5 from Singapore

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Atoz

Summary:

Basic, no frills for the family on a budget

Faults:

Front passenger seat belt has become overly sensitive. Jams if pulled too fast.

Shock absorbers were replaced at 60000km and were replaced again at 80000km! Ever since, it has been alright.

General Comments:

Very basic car with low running costs generally. As it is a no frills car, hardly anything would breakdown as most things are manually operated, except for the front power windows.

Fuel economy reasonable for a 6 year old car at about 12.5km/liter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews