1988 Toyota Corolla Overview


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DX Wagon
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DX Wagon AWD
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GTS Coupe
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SR5 Coupe
SR5 Wagon AWD

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4.55 stars

Based on 17 reviews

'88 Fx-16 Gts Way To Much Fun In An Ordinary Looking Auto. by wiseoldone
 — I've had mine a couple of years and think out of the 100 or so cars that I've had this might be the most fun of all. If I had known what kind of car this was in 1988 I would have bought a one new. Pow... Read More
Slightly Less Old Toyotas Can Still Be Good. by Jonathan
 — Nice little car. Two door hatchback. Bought broken and repaired as best as was possible. Performed well enough for what it was and did an acceptable job hauling me around the state. Toward the end... Read More
The Family Cool Car... Rocket Style... by Carlos
 — This one of my favorites, is a car that you can trust, you can drive it with pleasure and you can look at it with proud :) Doesn't drink much but doesn't have much power... try to buy the 1.6L. It mu... Read More

1988 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1988 Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla was redesigned for 1988, replacing the rear-drive coupe and liftback with a front-drive coupe. Across the board, the body was much less distinct than the previous generation, and almost an inch wide on the same wheelbase. For the first time, All-Trac four-wheel drive was an option on the wagon.

The 1988 Toyota Corolla came in many body styles with several trim levels. The sedan came as a base DX or better-equipped LE. The wagon was available as a DX or SR5. The coupe came as a SR5 or GT-S. The coupe hatchback only came as the FX. All Corollas came equipped with a DOHC, 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine. The sedans, front-drive wagon and SR5 coupe had a carbureted 90-horsepower engine; the All-Trac wagon had a fuel-injected 100 horsepower engine, and the GT-S had the most powerful with a 115-horsepower EFI version. Fuel economy is about 25 to 35 mpg, depending on the engine.

Many drivers of the 1988 Toyota Corolla have been driving their cars for a decade or longer. Owners also say that it handles well in the snow. Some drivers have had problems with the electrical system, and others complain about the lack of power.


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