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1979 Toyota Corolla Overview


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Well, There Are 2 Types Of Cars- The Kind You Drive And The Kind You Don't Drive. by Joseph
 — I bought this car in 2007 with about 108,000 miles on the clock. It's taken a lot of money in repairs to keep it in decent condition, but the gas mileage easily pays for the repairs and this is easil... Read More
79 Corolla Sr5 Te51 by Frank
 — Engine never stops running, the carb gives it quite a lil power with the secondary jets. Never breaks down on me. One day itll look like new again! Its super fun to drive and i put at least 100 mile... Read More
Very Good An Gas Had To Put Some Parts In It Mostly Tires Wouldnt Trade It For Any Thing by luke_79toyota
 — i absolutaly loved this car still have it but regretably will never see the road again i am looking for a new one though most fun i have ever had have gone thrugh a cupple sets of tires wouldnt trade ... Read More

1979 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1979 Toyota Corolla

With the 1979 Corolla, Toyota introduced a new, more sophisticated chassis. All Corollas but the wagon got a new, more modern suspension, and the body was restyled to look boxier, which was in keeping with the fashion of the era.

The 1979 Toyota Corolla came in many body styles with several trim levels. The two- and four-door sedan came as a standard, DX or E5. The hardtop coupe came as a standard or SR5, and the sports coupe came as a SR5. The wagon came as a standard or DX. The liftback came as a standard and SR5. The Corolla got a bigger engine for 1979: a 75-horsepower, 1.8-liter four cylinder.

Drivers of the 1979 Toyota Corolla mostly like it for its reliability and the fact that it is inexpensive to maintain. Its small size makes it easy to parallel park. However, 1979 Toyota Corollas are prone to rust, and some complain that the upholstery has not held up over the years.


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Toyota Corolla 1979 Suspension

hey i currently have a 1979 corolla but im having suspension problems. the car has no stability, like boat in water. it rolls and pitches like a pig. im looking to upgrade suspension, its currently st...

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I Am Have A Hard Time Finding A Water Pump To Fix My 79 Corolla. I Have Pur...

I have purchased three. The front circular part of the water pump does not align with the bolt pattern holes in my fan belt pulley and cooling fan clutch. Its really driving crazy. Help!!

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We replaced all the pads, rotors and calipers and the front passenger side keeps grabbing faster than the drivers side, causing the car to jerk to the right whenever brake. When we bleed it the ped...

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