1991 Toyota TownAce Super Extra 4wd 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Quirky, practicable, affordable quality!
On my first day driving it home, a rubber pipe carrying gearbox oil touched the propshaft and resulted in loss of oil and spectacular smoke effects as oil smouldered on exhaust! Repair was simple and cheap thankfully.
Recently, the vehicle has developed difficulty changing up from 1st to 2nd gear, when the engine/gearbox are cold or have, cooled for some hours. After 5 minutes running, there are no problems, and no other gears are affected. My concern is the 2 faults may be connected and the situation could worsen when we travel hundreds of miles up to Scotland in August!
As my 3rd Toyota Town-ace/Master-Ace in 8 months, there is a danger of addiction! As I am disabled on a limited income, these MPVs are excellent because of the high seating, easy driving and cheap availability. Great for the family and dogs too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2006