1987 Toyota Corolla Overview


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DX Hatchback
FX GTS Hatchback
FX Hatchback
FX16 Hatchback
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4.65 stars

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Awesome Car by mw5971
 — I am still driving my FX16, awesome car. I bought it for $500 2nd owner of it, the lady i bought it off of used it through college, and then let it sit after she got a new car. The engine was locked u... Read More
Absolutely Wonderful by bkrownd
 — I bought my FX-16 pre-rusted from the original owner in 1996 at 126500 miles, and it was a wonderfully powerful highway car and zippy rolling country road car. It has driven far longer than I imagine... Read More
Great Car. If You Buy Any Car For Under $300, Make It This One. by David
 — slow slow slow. but its fun. and it never gave me trouble. the only problems i had was the horribly debilating rust. gas tank, break lines and the strut supports all rusted through. but that was be... Read More

1987 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1987 Toyota Corolla

In 1987, Toyota once again introduced a new Corolla coupe. This time, it looked like a conventional hatchback and sported front-wheel drive, with front and rear disc brakes. The coupe was called the FX, and with the DOHC engine it was called the FX16. Also available was a version that came with side skirts, slightly better looking front and rear bumpers, a rear roof spoiler, a racier black-and-grey checkerboard interior, and the 16-valve DOHC that was called the FX16 GT-S. Built in California, the FX marked the beginning of Corolla production in America.

The 1987 Toyota Corolla came in many body styles with several trim levels. The two- and four-door sedan came as a base, DX, or LE. The coupe came as an SR5, GT-S, FX, or FX16. The wagon came as a standard or DX. The liftback came as a SR5 or a GT-S. Available engines were the 1.8-liter SOHC or the 1.6-liter DOHC. Fuel economy was about 30 mpg.

1987 Corolla drivers love their cars' solid construction and reliability. With regular maintenance, they say to expect a Corolla to run for hundreds of thousands of miles. Many users have had to replace the alternator, but that is to be expected with an older car.


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