1996 Toyota Vienta Touring Series 3.0 24 valve quad cam V6 from Australia and New Zealand
Good reliable family car!!!
Well nothing really. The car has its issues like, the transmission seems to make a random thud, usually when cruising a long, say 60 km/h, and you go to accelerate. Has been narrowed down to engine mounts.
Have noticed a lot of body flex when going into spoon drains etc.
Another major problem at the moment is the oil leaks; appears to be coming from the oil pump behind the timing cover.
Other than these problems, the car is super reliable and has never broken down!!
The reason I purchased this car was for a reliable highway car, as I travel 1,500 km's from Pt Lincoln to Adelaide regularly, and it has never missed a beat.
What appealed to me was it came with cruise control, which works a treat on the highway.
It has plenty of grunt for overtaking, and seems to be very fuel efficient on the highway, returning 650km's to a 70 litre tank.
Has a comfortable seating position, and is a very easy car to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2010