1979 Toyota Corolla Overview

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1979 Toyota Corolla Overview

With the 1979 Corolla, Toyota introduced a new, more sophisticated chassis. All Corollas but the wagon got a new, more modern suspension, and the body was restyled to look boxier, which was in keeping with the fashion of the era.

The 1979 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 Corolla got a bigger engine for 1979: a 75-horsepower, 1.8-liter four cylinder.

Drivers of the 1979 Toyota Corolla mostly like it for its reliability and the fact that it is inexpensive to maintain. Its small size makes it easy to parallel park. However, 1979 Toyota Corollas are prone to rust, and some complain that the upholstery has not held up over the years.

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Brakes

We replaced all the pads, rotors and calipers and the front passenger side keeps grabbing faster than the drivers side, causing the car to jerk to the right whenever brake. When we bleed it the ped...

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Todays Value

millage 60,000 Good Conditions

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Toyota Corolla 1979 Suspension

hey i currently have a 1979 corolla but im having suspension problems. the car has no stability, like boat in water. it rolls and pitches like a pig. im looking to upgrade suspension, its currently st...

360 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 years ago)
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Safety

Does anyone know how safe the 79 or 80 corollas are compared to other cars of the time, and to today or where i can find safety info

75 views with 2 answers (last answer 8 years ago)

V6 Conversion

what would you pay for a corolla with this conversion,no reg or engineers cert.

344 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)