1968 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

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  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars 1 / 5
  • Build Quality:1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars1 out of 5 stars 1 / 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5

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Wayneeventura writes:
1968 Toyota Corolla Review


light and noisy, cheap




My First Car - Or Course It Was Greart — My very first car - bought it in 1974 for $400. Laid rubber in 1st, squealed in 2nd and squeaked in 3rd. Really rusty. 1st time my friend got in the passenger seat, he stepped through the floor onto the ground. Drove it for 18 months until my dad smashed it (he backed into it with his buick)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Shell hates me, Conoco hates me, Valero hates me, BP hates me.....


Overall The Best Car Ever Built! — Thank you Mr Toyoda! It honestly has handled everything that has ever been thrown at it. And yes at times things have actually been thrown at it.. Some things have been bent and replaced, some fixed, some upgraded, most of the original parts lasted 21 years or longer, once I had to start using aftermarket parts, water pumps, starters, etc they go out a lot more often. I replaced the lights in the dashboard when they were about 40 years old, they were still working but getting dim, and I've just had to replace the original turn flashers last month...they almost made it 45 years! She's been through a lot in her 45 years. She handles snow...deep snow...over foot deep snow...never been stuck. She handles ice, sleet , rain, mud pits, sand, woods, dirt, gravel, traffic, tight alleyways, tight parking spaces and tight wallets. She's towed trailers, trailers with lawnmowers on 'em, trailers with Dodge Darts on 'em, trailers with full size long wheel base Chevy trucks on 'em, She's towed Dodge Darts with Boats on trailers behind 'em when they couldn't get up a boat ramp and yes...She's even towed....Tow trucks, ....that was the funniest of all, towing a huge roll bed wrecker across a parking lot that had broken down in a drive-thru. She's been frontways, sideways , backways and airborne. She's carried my best dog, my first wife and my first born. She's carried so much I had to squeeze in with a shoe horn...and let my dog do the shifting while i worked the clutch. It is not now the original engine...I tore the original down at about 250K, all I did was replace the timing chain and gears and new rings and bearings, no machine work. A few years later the nut on the bottom pulley comes loose while I'm way out somewhere and when I tighten it it breaks off..oops...I manage to get to the closet guy who can just weld it in place and it works for years. About 500K I figure I'll put rings and bearings in again but while shopping find a factory Long Block 1.2 3K still in the crate for $300. (original is 1.1 K-C) I can't find a 1.1 Crank so I go with the new 1.2 which was a later option in the Corolla. I use the 1.1 head which i later learn is responsible for how well it ran at that time...not just the 100cc difference but the 1.1 head on a 1.2 takes it from the stock 9-1 compression to 10-1 like in the Sprinter version. That coupled with two 2-1 headers and true dual exhaust and it could literally twist the rearend out from the leafsprings. After some beefing up and some traction bars, it could smoke first and second, burn third, and get a good chiirp on fourth. That block ended up developing cracks outside and seeping water and eventually spread so I found another and was able to bore it .20 and find all new stuff..the header is gone, back to original nearly everything. I try to take it easy on her nowadays, getting harder or impossible to find some vital parts. Suspension it seems will have to be modified, cannot get struts anymore to fit and i'm working now on a steering box ...she's getting a bit wobbly. Hopefully, with care...she'll hit that million mile mark. I paid $300 for her 25 years ago...like I said then...I'm just going to drive it until I find something better..........

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1969 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Best Car In The World. By Corollanut

I have owned a 69 Corolla for the past 20 years. All of the original parts lasted 21 years. The car gets around 45mpg. It is simple to work on when it needs it and acts like a micro hot rod when you g... Read More

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1971 Toyota Corolla Reviews

The Truth By Cookie

I just like the fact it's a type of car i will do up and no one will have the same as me, although i do dislike the fact that it is so old even for me but anyways i aint going to complain anymore it w... Read More

Japanese Muscle By Syed

Small Japanese RWD muscle car, planning on swapping the 4K with a 4-throttle 4A-GE motor OR a rebuilt 2T-G motor. Read More

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1972 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Tiny, No Power By Craig

First car, got it with a blown head gasket and rebuilt the engine. It hated going over 50 mph Read More

Amazingly Reliable By Dyani

She's a beautiful little car. Slow n steady. Fuel Efficient. Tough as nails and so easy to fix. Read More

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1973 Toyota Corolla Reviews

So Much Fun. By Graham

this is to date the most fun i had on 4 wheels. the 2TC engine paired with the 5 speed transmission move the car along quite well, you must be careful when cornering not to over steer the car because ... Read More

Great For A Project Rebuild By Almera_23

Performance was average. build quality ok. Bit of a rust bucket. Appearance was attractive nice sleeky lines. Cost me nothing to run, very cheap on the fuel (at the time) Very fun car to drive. Now tu... Read More

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.............. By Jonathan

Good dynamics is another positive. Back in the day the rear wheel drive Corolla was no slouch when it came to handling and driving dynamics and was known as competent performers, especially in SR5 spe... Read More

My Toy By oldschooltoyotacorolla

Good Condition 3 TC motor, Stage 3 clutch, traction bars, motor has no leaks. EXTRA PARTS: wind shield, headers, 38 mikuni carburetors (good for core charge on a set of new ones), at least one set... Read More

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