1988 Toyota Starlet DL 1.0 from Netherlands
Cheap reliable runaround
Brakes needed replacement at 103000 km.
Rust in the right front foot-well at 103000 km.
Front tire's needed replacement at 103000 km.
New ignition wires needed at 120000 km.
Exhaust replaced at 120000 km.
Very reliable and cheap car. I bought it at € 150,-- and needed € 350,-- of repairs (rust, brakes, tires) to get it back on the road again. With regular maintenance the car didn't let me down in the past years.
The car has started to rust badly though. The salt on the Dutch roads isn't doing it any good. I will have problems on the next MOT I'm afraid.
Wind noise is very loud, I use earplugs on long runs. Together with a subwoofer, it's still possible to enjoy music.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd April, 2009