1996 Toyota Starlet EP91 - Life 1.3 4EFE from Australia and New Zealand
Buy one that's been looked after, and it will look after you!
Seat belt warning light sometimes stays on.
Rear wheel bearings needed replacing around 230,000 kms.
Changed my clutch around 240,000 kms (wasn't necessary, but I felt I should do it anyway).
Front C.V. joints are starting to make a noise now on full steering lock (at around 248,000 kms).
** Other Normal Consumables:
Air filter, fuel filter, oil filter, wiper blades etc.
This car has been super reliable since the first day I bought it.
Other than some minor issues, it's never skipped a beat. The motor and transmission feel like they could easily do 300,000 kms without a sweat (with more room for more!).
One of Toyota's best small hatchbacks. I wish they still made the Starlets and scrapped all the Yarises.
Cheap on fuel. Handles predictably. The car has super cold A/C.
For the money, I don't think you can buy a better car!
Wouldn't part with it for all the money in the world :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th April, 2012