Written on: 28/12/2006 by AndreaG (242 reviews written)
I bought my little old Toyota starlet about 9 years ago as I needed a cheap run around.
It had not been driven for about 10 months but I was lucky in that it had been kept in a garage and that the tax and MOT were still in date.
I paid £375.00 for my car and to be honest it probably one of the best purchases that I have ever made as it turned out to be very economic, extremely reliable (the only thing that I ever bought for it was a new battery and tyres). Whilst in my ownership it passed 3... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2005 by Streltsky (3 reviews written)
I had an old X-reg automatic 85 1.3 litre Toyota starlet City Car a few years back. It could easily beat anything at the lights and made lots of boy racers swear because it did that while looking like it had just been dragged out of the scrap yard :). I had great fun with it and it was fairly reliable - the only things to go were the head gasket and brakes. Unfortunately it started to lose oil at the rate of gallons per day and I couldn't bring myself to spend the money to get the engine... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2002 by silva.
I bought the car on 15/08/2002. It was off the road for a long time. The motor, suspension, brakes, exaust, tyres, wheels, batery, radiator were "dead". So bought it all new. motor: I find a good motor of a broken car 999cc 12v 54cv suspension: tokico gas brakes: ferodo rear and front and new dot3 oil exaust: standard full exaust tyres: yokohama s-306 165/70 r13 wheels: I bought a used alluminium special wheels r13 at the moment I am very happy with the car, it is in good shape, the motor... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2002 by Franke.
The Toyota Starlet (1985) is a tiny car that really hits the road like a plane on the runway.
The little 1 litre engine, when beaten to extreme measures, actually performs quite well, with an acceleration 1-60 in 13 secs, with a topspeed of 175km/h (downhill and with sun in the rearmirror) and let me repeat the engine size; 1 Litre
If the tyres are of the cheaper kind, it really sounds like a Hollywood parking lot at every corner..
I've had this trustworthy little vehicle for more than a... (read more)