1981 Toyota Corolla Overview


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DX Coupe
DX Hardtop Coupe
DX Hatchback
DX Sport Hatchback
DX Wagon
SR5 Coupe
SR5 Hatchback
SR5 Sport Hatchback
STD Coupe

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4.25 stars

Based on 12 reviews

Great Car, Love Mine To Death Probably Never Getting Rid Of It by Brad
 — The car is built very well and has held up over the years and shows little signs of its age. Car is definatley under powered but thats all about to change now that its in my hands! Might get a fresh c... Read More
Honest To God, Good Engineering by Luis
 — This car has been in my family since ever, in fact they took my mother in this car to the hospital to have me born. in fact if this car could talk, I would probably have to kill it, but they are so we... Read More
Kick-ass!!!! by Edsel
 — The best I ever had, I went to Florida with it with my family, it never turned off on me. I really miss that car, too bad it got stolen from me. Oh, and the car is super fun to drive. Read More

1981 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1981 Toyota Corolla

The 1981 Toyota Corolla was virtually unchanged from the previous year.

The 1981 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 1981 Toyota Corolla had a 75-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.

1981 Toyota Corollas are known for being reliable and well-built. Drivers seem to prefer their used Corollas to the ones being manufactured today. Because parts are so cheap and they are so easy to fix, 1981 Corollas are popular with tinkerists who enjoy performing maintenence and small repairs. Rust seems to be an issue in these cars, and the seats tends to wear out.


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Toyota Corolla Questions


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