1989 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 40 of 41 1989 Toyota Corolla reviews.

    1989 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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    55

    A Family Car, Of Course! — I've been driving my 89 Corolla DX for almost 2 years. This particular car was created to be a classic! It's fun to drive it, and a family oriented vehicle!

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:40,000

    Pros: Reliable, Cheap spare parts

    Cons: I have no cons. This is a wonderful car

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    1989 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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    35

    Indestructible — This was my 1st car in high school, and a well deserved one. For someone with a lead foot, and a knack for playing Ridge Racer back in 95, this Corolla was the perfect automobile for driver training. I can't imagine the amount of abuse I put this car through, but it just keeps on going. I don't think the engine oil or transmission fluid were ever changed after the first 30k miles. This car was never serviced, and its alignment completely out of whack (steering wheel was 90 degrees off), but the car drove perfectly. It always started out with no problem, and never died on me. The upholstery on the roof was secured with staples out of a staple gun, and you can see the hood prop was broken, so we had use a breaker bar. Other than that, perfect car.

    Pros: Utterly indestructible no matter how abuse you incur onto it.

    Cons: Can't think of any, the ultimate and perfect daily driver.

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    1989 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    45

    Cheap And Reliable! — This Toyota Corolla XL 1,3 from 1989 is a small, reliable and cheap-to-run car. When owning it, you have the possibility of arriving from pos. A to pos. B with wearing out your legs, getting your hair weat and being late. And nothing more than that. No fancy interiordesign, no fancy engine-prefomance or sound and certainly no fancy luxury.

    Pros: Cheap! Purchase aswell as maintance
    Reliable
    Easy to handle

    Cons: Rusts like mad! (Hence my red front wings)
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    1989 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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    Dont Ever Buy This Junk!!! — Crapy old car it did reach the 180 to the odometer if u put a super performant exhaust system plus headers. It was super noisy and super uncomfortable.

    Pros: Economic, Affordable.

    Cons: Uncomfortable, cheap like hell, Many electrical problems, Ugly.

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    1989 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    Duh, Its Corolla! (most Popular Car In Finland) — exterior is kept simple, nothing special about that, and the interior also.. of course its a 80's low-budget car so what can you expect. (btw my car was an SE but there was no SE in the list so i put LX) it didnt have no ABS or power steering but i dont like that fancy stuff anyways so i was happy with it. and it had 1.6 engine in it so it was just fine.

    Pros: Simple, reliable if taken care of properly.

    Cons: front-wheel drive ;)

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    1989 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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    45

    Great Handling — This car is very surprising when it comes to handling, i followed a 2002 Celica on the highway onramp at about 120km/hr without any problem, it has a higher level of handling compaired to its power. It basically has the same engine as the Corolla GTS King Drifter.

    Pros: Great Handling

    Cons: Needs the 4A-GZE swap

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    1989 Toyota Corolla GTS Coupe Review
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    85

    Great Looking, But Bad Performance — Handling was great, but the clutch kept going out. I think I replaced the clutch 4 times in less than 3 years, while owning my other car for 5 years, never touching the clutch in that car. Was sleek looking and clean, but ...THAT DARN CLUTCH!!!!

    Pros: Looker, sporty and clean!

    Cons: Bad clutch design or maybe I just had a lemon.

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    1989 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    35

    Total Reliability — I have owned this Car for 8 years...bought it from a trader for €350. It has not cost be a cent apart from oil changes (Synthetic) and general service items..brakes...discs etc. I also own a 3 yr old 523i BMW which is more work based..but my trusty old Corolla Diesel Estate 1989 will never be sold..in actual fact I am going to give it a face lift in 2008...total respray..new wheels..and a few more little mods..you cant beat 55mpg with fuel prices hitting €1.25/ltr on the pumps...

    Owner for 8 years, 9 months

    Miles Driven per Year:6,000

    Pros: Total reliability

    Cons: None

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    1989 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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    She Has Been Good To Me — i have owned this car for two years and have only had just a few minor issues with it...because of my own errors.

    Owner for 2 years, 0 months

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    1989 Toyota Corolla DX Review
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    Own One And Love It — I purchased this car from a family member for $100. It had 144,219 miles on it, and the usual things (shocks, tires, brakes, belts, exhaust) were worn out. So I fixed those and replaced the audio system/speakers, and transformed it into a great little car. I had some parts fail in the differential portion of the transmission (FWD), so had the whole thing overhauled. Also replaced the a leaky distributor. It has been very reliable and smooth running. I put serious money in it, but I got it cheap. It's at 180K+ miles now, and I expect it to run well for many more years. It's also great for a young driver.

    Owner for 3 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:11,425

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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    Great Car!!! By Sämmy

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    2013 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    My Corolla By Michael

    The Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling cars in the world for a reason. It does what it was made to do - be a solid car. For the price, it is a good transportation device and the reliability/gas... Read More

    Budget Car By kzahiruddin

    No road grip, and very light weight. During cruise at 80 Miles speed turning is disbalance. Aircon. is not powerful. Very good fuel consumption. Sound system is very powerful. I like heated side mirro... Read More

    2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    2012 Toyota Corolla S By Tammy

    I would buy this car again, The 2015's are no where near as nice! This vehicle is very sporty,reliable and has more than enough room. Big Gas saver and rides real nice on road trips as well.It's aweso... Read More

    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

    2011 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    Toyota Corolla Is A Nice And Easy Handling Car, And Its Seats Are Great With A Lot Of Cargo Space. By zeynep

    I love to drive this car because, It was faster than I expected, gas reliable, easy to handle,and engine has long life efficiency. I think that is why it is the best car which Toyota sells most. It ha... Read More

    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

    2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    Great Car; Safe, Comfortable, Reliable -- Just Not A Snow Car By kgilleon

    I love the easiness of this car. It takes very little to keep it well maintained and running well. It's perfect for inner-city settings, where fitting into parking spots and good mileage are incredibl... Read More

    Cute Little Car For Anybody Who Wants To Save Gas By Yellow_Dynamite26

    Awesome lilttle car. Saves so much on gas and the designe is cute. I bought the smokey gray color. the price was not bad and hope to have this car as my main car well I by another one for my weekend ... Read More

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