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
"body" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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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!

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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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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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Justin writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla SR5 Coupe Review
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4

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Cheap to own, pretty reliable. Fun to drift.

Cons

Some parts are hard to find, and it's slow as hell stock.

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1986 Toyota Corolla (ae86) Sr5 — Since it's an SR5, this car is much more economical than it is a performer. In a word, performance for anything other than drifting is absymal. Being a Toyota, build quality is excellent. Appearance isn't the greatest stock- it has a pretty high ride height, and could really use a lip on the trunk lid. Cost of ownership is fantastic: I bought it for $400, and am only $300 more into it for maintenance a year later. If it's raining, there is no other car I'd rather drive. A wet offramp makes me feel like Tsuchiya every time.

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

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jernesto8 writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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3

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good enough for everyday use

Cons

need to upgrade power

jernesto8
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Average Plus — dashboard trim is simple, should have auto trans version, any car kits to offer?, bumper should body colored., more power should have been installed. Cute compact. easy to manuever, overall it is still recommendable. appearance both int and ext is more than just average, overall it is still fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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Alberto writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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THE Drift car before the term was ever said - THE Tuner car before there was a tuner scene - loved it for the man-machine interface, you wont get this much of it in anything short of a Caterham

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not fast, not cool, not worth anything - Fast N Furious series ruined it for Jap/JDM fans - only real enthusiast even know what man-machine interface means (much less appreciates it like I do)

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Corolla Gts — This is the car I autocrossed the most - the car that I went to driving school the most - this is the car that intruduced me to the tuner scene before there was a tuner scene. Incredible car for the stage of life I was in - looking for thrills but not looking for trouble - looking for fun without having to spend and without compromising on quality and reliability. Not fast by a long shot but one of the most FUN cars I've owned and the car that gave me my first real lesson in "performance driving" (not the same as merely driving fast, an idiot can do that)

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

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Cabrio_3424 writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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Mileage

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Old Version

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No — I love my Car. Mileage is Excellent. Top speed is 165km/h. Accelaration, braking system and handling are awesome. Gas mileage is perfect. its reaaly fun to drive my car. I love love love love love love love my car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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5

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nothing feels like a well built car. gotta love old school.

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nothing. hard to find in good shape.

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If I Could Find One Again In Tip Top Shape. — the rolla had power potential, when i build the engine myself had more power. braking wass exceptional, handling was like no other car i had driven. no words can describe the they the car handled. wish i still had it. fun factor was 10 out 10.

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

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Jennifer writes:
1986 Toyota Corolla Review
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4

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easy to drive, comfortable, lots of space in the boot and lots of leg room

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old car= no power steering or air con

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Great First Car, Easy To Drive And Not Too Ugly — easy to drive, comfortable, lots of space in the boot and lots of leg room. great mileage per litre, low maintenance and because of its abundance there are heaps of spare parts at your local wrecker. Parts at an auto shop are quite cheap too, plus the labour side of things is quite easy too. I do my own oil and filter changes, plus spark plugs etc

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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2013 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Inferior To Previous Corolla By DavidH25

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2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews

It Is A Nice Family Car. By Ömer

It is a nice family car.It doesnt makes a lot of sounds.It is pretty fast.It cost a very big money.And ıt swallows a lot of gas.It is very fun to drive this car because it is comfy.You should buy on... Read More

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2011 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Best In Price Range By DavidH25

The 2011 is the last model year the Corolla has with the 1.8Liter 1ZZ FE, an engine with a near perfect blend of power and economy. The 2012 went to the 2ZR FE and gets less economy than the 2011, 34/... Read More

Great Value By patsyflo22

This car holds its value well and I feel like I have gotten my money's worth. I prefer a car with more power, but this is my second Corolla and I have no real complaints. Maintenance costs are very re... Read More

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2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

10 Corolla By Poli79

This is a decent car. I've owned 2. Good MPG. Good price for the size car. I would absolutely purchase another one. I highly recommend for someone wanting good gas mileage at a good price. Handles gre... Read More

Good Family Car With Sport Look By mathieulebras

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