A great, reliable around town-er
Front seats have no side support, and what remains of the driver's side foam support has come away from the steel frame.
Distributor cap inside terminals require oxide removal every 10,000 Kms to ensure good spark transmission, improve starting, and general engine running.
Just your standard battery changes.
Overall a typical reliable Japanese import Toyota car.
Very good around town-er, but can be a little skittish on the motorways at speed. To improve the ride and handling, get rid of the skinny tyres and put on 175mm width tyres. Makes a huge difference.
Change your oil regularly, at least once a year.
As a Japanese import, the car is not well tuned to 91 octane for NZ. Use 95 or 98, and you will get a much better fuel economy and power. I currently use the Ethanol bio fuel, with great results.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2010