1979 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1979 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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Torty writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla Review
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4

Pros

nice

Cons

no aircon

25

My Car — performance is wise, good braking handling quality. better than myvi plate no.2000 and 8219. haha nice design interior and exterior. fun factor? haha full of fun. no need waste water to take bath, drive this car during heavy rain and you already have a bath.

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

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Joseph writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla SR5 Review
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5

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Gets thumbs up wherever you drive it, great gas mileage for the year, uses absolutely no oil, relatively cheap to repair, fun, can be taken to car shows with dignity intact

Cons

The seats are legendary for falling apart, and other than that, it's an old Toyota, so if you drive it in winter it's gonna rust.

65

Well, There Are 2 Types Of Cars- The Kind You Drive And The Kind You Don't Drive. — 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 easily the most fun car I have ever driven. The good thing about having the stock 1.2 engine is that you get to drive it like a rally car pretty much all the time =)

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Frank writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla SR5 Review
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5

Pros

Fuel economy, comfort, speed, reliability

Cons

Underpowered for interstate travel (still gets 30mpg) and needs paint

75

79 Corolla Sr5 Te51 — 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 miles a week on it because i cant go more then a few days without driving it.

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Nick writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla SR5 Review
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3

Pros

Nostalgia, spite

Cons

Fuel Economy, holes in floor, dents, paint color, safety, volume (both types), seats, etc

85

You'll Have To Pry It Out Of My Cold, Dead Memory Cells — REALLY WELL BUILT.... I mean it lasted that long with just some clutches, tires, oil, brakes, and of course gasoline. It did get dismal fuel economy in its old age, like 16-17 city. This is bad considering its size and engine displacement, but hey it was old. It was really fun to ride around in as a kid: loud, unique, my dad let us move the shifter for him, etc.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sherwin Martel writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla SR5 Review
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4

Pros

efficient

Cons

to small for a family

25

Its Old And Pahsed Out.. — im a small man...so its perfect for me performance is good chasis is strong its not that hard to maintain 3k engine :) its very light on gas, not much cost to use it gives you just the right speed

Primary Use: Family transportation

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luke_79toyota writes:
1979 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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5

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love this car the best car i have owned good power for the size of car fun time

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body likes rust  

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Very Good An Gas Had To Put Some Parts In It Mostly Tires Wouldnt Trade It For Any Thing — 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 it for any thing

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