does this car have an east west engine?

Asked by Oct 01, 2007 at 01:15 AM about the 1987 Toyota Corolla

Question type: General

i have seen a toyota corolla 1987 hatch for sale and was told they have east west engines. is this correct?

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Yes, all this means is that they have a transverse-mounted engine, meaning that the front of the engine is on the passenger side, and the rear of the engine & transmission are on the driver's side. The '87 Corolla does have a transverse-mounted engine as do many FWD cars since the 1980s.


only the 4door does. the coupe and hatch were rear wheel drive


Aye, the GT-S switched over in 88. Too bad they didn't have a high comp in the 84-87. Although the year -may- vary depending on country. Pretty sure Toyota didn't start using plants in other countries until 95, but I could be wrong.

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