1986 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1986 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
"drift" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"body" 2 reviews

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Allen writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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4

Pros

It's cage, its ability to drift, how quick it is down country roads.

Cons

No sound deadening

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Much Better Than An S13 — Love this car. Has the T-VIS intake, has decent power and torque, but not until around 4k rpms. Love the 7500 rpm redline. Had a few issues but its smoothing out. Gas mileage is awesome. Great to drive, loves track time and getting rowdy on the streets.

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

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Rob writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe Review
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5

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Everything, from the 80's blue vinyl to the boxy looks.  I especially love the flip up headlights, shame they still don't make cars with flip up lights.

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Only thing I hated was the rust issues, which will be getting fixed in time.

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Awesome Car That I Will Keep Forever And That's A Promise. — I love my AE86! This was my first car, and I still own it after nearly 11 years. I paid $400 for it from a woman who bought it in California and drove it to Canada a long while ago. It was originally an AVIS rental car and still had the sticker in the back window when I got it lol. It only has around 60hp but being my first car, I didn't care, was just so much fun to get out there and drive :) This car never once left me stranded on the side of the road, only major problem I had was the clutch needed replacing but rust soon became a very big issue that needed to be taken care of. I currently have her stripped down to a bare shell in my garage (check pics) and in time will be doing a full restoration with a slightly more powerful engine and making her into a summer fun car/weekend driver. I plan to keep her forever :D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sauve writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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handles well; mechanically in great shape

Cons

body rusted around wheels

sauve
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Excellent — body is rusted around wheels otherwise it runs well. It is still very comfortable after over 20 years. It rarely needs repair just routine maintenance. It accelerates well; good brakes and fun to drive. It does leak a bit of oil.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anthony writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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4

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Very easy vehicle to dirft

Cons

Their a big money pit

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Dont Buy One Unless Ur Willing To Make It Ur Pride And Joy. — Performance-Acceleration is awesome especially when u can get it to only weight 2000 pounds, handling is outrageous in this, takes 90 degree corners at 60 like nothing. Build Quality- Cant believe the amount of abuse this car can take. Toyota built this car to last for ever... Fun Factor- Is this car fun to drive? Hell yes its fun to drive, as long as you know how to drive it and what the handling characteristics are on the car...

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Bryce writes:
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Cheap and fun.

Cons

It's small and if you crash you WILL die....

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Get One...they Are Awesome :) — Performance isn't bad seeing as it's a 1.6, but after driving the Commodore its obviously just a little weak... but for what it is, it's great performance-wise. :) Build quality is typical Toyota... ie, excellent. I'm planning on beefing up the looks a bit, lime green paint, offset GT stripe, alloys, lowered etc, so it's got potential for sure. It does around 8-litres/100km around town and you can pritty much do any maintenence yourself so it's pritty much one of the cheapest cars out there. Insurance is mad aswell :P

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexander writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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2

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Right before registration the car, there was HEAVY PIPE LINE LEAKING!

Cons

Most of part

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Just Transportation, Dont Expect Too Much About It. — Performance - Drivable. Quality - Heavy leaking(?!) with pipe line between engine and radiator. Appearance - Impressive! Cost of Ownership Mileage - 261500 km (165000 miles) Maintenance - Nothing on this. Fun Factor - Manual Transmission. That was only thing you can enjoy with this car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jan writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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FUN FUN FUN

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You will be hooked after a single drive...

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Great Car That I Hope To Keep Forever — Really good through corners but not any where near fast in a straight line... Would have been really great with a 2 liter engine and a better gearbox. Cheap to run Simple and easy to maintain I build it from the ground up...

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

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Steve writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe Review
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3

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how can you not like a hachi roku

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you are going to fix it before having fun with

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Ok Car To Drive Great To Build — Its stock pre damn slow but build its one of the best handling and drifting cars. they do need lots of work cause rust problems and cause of age all the other problems but worth to getting one and having fun with

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Kevin writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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Weight

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age...

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Hachi Roku For Life! — Every drifters dream car. Its light and the predacessor engine for Toyota"s VVT-i system. You ca make it fly in a straight line, and when you are ready , get it to drift around s curves. only problem is its almost 30 years old...

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

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Dru writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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3

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cheap

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none

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Cheap And Honest — i can't believe how straight this car is for it age, did a bit of minor tweaking and got it running sweet but can do with a oil change and plugs. Looking forward to making this car handle a bit better

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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