1980 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1980 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Kelly5078 writes:
1980 Toyota Corolla Review
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3

Pros

Reliability, plenty of storage, small

Cons

Handling on wet roads, uncomfortable seats

Kelly5078
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Kept Me On The Road For 15 Years, But Not Real Excited About It — This was a base model liftback. Had it for 15 years, and put 105,000 miles on it. Not a particularly memorable car. It was good enough at just about everything, really good at nothing. The handling was typical for a Japanese compact of the time, seat comfort was pretty lousy, storage space was very good. It was light in the back, which made going up a hill in wet weather a dicey proposition. One thing I liked, and missed, was the boxy shape of cars of that era: I knew exactly where the front and rear were, and could confidently parallel park it in very tight spaces. It was, overall, a reliable car. I compromised it late in its life by using aftermarket parts, but it still kept going. I finally got rid of it because I was in my forties and tired of driving an entry-level car.

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sic writes:
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5

Pros

great gas. good on the road

Cons

hard to find parts for...it's a corolla/tercel hybrid

sic
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My Baby — best car i've ever had...good on gas and so far greatly reliable.. long as i keep up maintainence she runs great

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Nedal writes:
1980 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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5

Pros

durbilty  and fun factor

Cons

lack of styling parts

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This Car Is About The Joy Of Driving — i love this car more than my sti and i''m gana buy one sooner or later might even go for an AE86 I REALLY LOVED THIS CAR it would be my daily driver with a few tweaks it doesn't get better than that car

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

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avonasek writes:
1980 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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4

Pros

Rear wheel drive, smooth ride, peppy but efficient

Cons

Not a fast car by any means, handles poorly on poor roads.

avonasek
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Great Car For Around Town Driving, Fun To Drive, Looks Great! — Great little car. Peppy even with an automatic and the rear wheel drive is great fun! Kind of sucks to drive on the freeway as it'll do about 80 with your foot in the floor. However, if the speed limit is in the 65 or less range unlike here, this car is perfect. It rides smooth as glass clear up to 70, just a bit noisy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kiara writes:
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5

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It's old!!

Cons

It's old

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It's Good For Tinkering — I love the shape and just the fact that it's ancient!! It's hard to drive and that's what makes it fun... it still needs a bit of work, there's a few things that need to be fixed before I get it on the road, but there are a few mechanics out there that can help *cgh*

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keifer writes:
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4

Pros

The 80s mobiles are sick.

Cons

Lack o power

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Te72 — I love my car its fantastic. Maybe slow but it kills in the corners. It may lack an interior but its still nice if u like epmty cars with racing seats. Probably one of the funnest cars to drive and drift in.

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

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Foo Soon writes:
1980 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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3

Pros

old skool

Cons

is powerless

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Drifting — build quality - body very hard appearance - interior bad exterior looks like an old skool fun factor - car for beginner drifter and a beginner driver performance - it has a good accelaration but bad top speed and normally people change to it other engine.

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

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Faraz writes:
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5

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the engine

Cons

the paintjob

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Retro — faster than the average corolla, 0 to 60mph in under 7 seconds. the handling is good too. it went through a complete restoration and then modification. it gurgles petrol and needs a lot of maintenance! the car is extremely fun to drive!

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

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Constantinos writes:
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4

Pros

rear drive, good response, great transmission, solid as a rock.

Cons

lack of power, non hydraulic steering wheel, heavy, average looks.

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My Old Toyota Corolla 1.3 — It was not very powerful as a car, it had an 1.3 liter engine, but it had a 4 gear transmission with lots of response. The main advantage was that it was rear drive so as a teenager I used to drive sideways. My God it was good fun. I finally wrecked it a few years ago in a car accident that nearly cost me my legs.

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Rob writes:
1980 Toyota Corolla SR5 Review
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3

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The TE72 used a 1800cc pushrod hemi crossflow 3T-C engine, 5-spd celica box and recirculating ball steering. The recommended conversion for this car is to fit rear disk brakes, stabiliser bars, flares and wider tyres, koni shocks and a 3T-GTE twin cam engine. Stock gearbox is great. Standard 3T honed for higher compression is a good comprimise.

Cons

Factory vehicle has lemon status. Single formed rear shell means a hit in rear can write it off. Thin body is light but subject to rust around base of pillars. Liftback adds considerable weight to the vehicle.

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Te72 Model Corolla (t18) — The TE72 used a 1800cc pushrod hemi crossflow 3T-C engine, 5-spd celica box and recirculating ball steering. Factory vehicle has lemon status. Predecessor to the Tercel. The recommended conversion for this car is to fit rear disk brakes, stabiliser bars, flares and wider tyres, koni shocks and a 3T-GTE twin cam engine. Stock gearbox is great. Standard 3T honed for higher compression is a good comprimise. Single formed rear shell means a hit in rear can write it off. Thin body is light but subject to rust around base of pillars. Liftback adds considerable weight to the vehicle.

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