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★★★★★

“One of the best”

Written on: 27/11/2013

I owned a lucida 2.2 in the past. I've had numerous cars in my time driving and this car is probably one of the best I owned. Great on fuel, spacious, great to drive..I sold my other one when I list my job and wS out of work, and was gutted to see it go. I am looking out for another mpv and have looked at the zafira and galaxy, but neither have the space these cars have.. So, yes, I am considering having another, and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good mpv… Read Full Review

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“Toyota Estima X 4WD 2.2TD 1993”

Written on: 12/09/2013

I have had this vehicle since 2006, and so far have covered almost 100,000 km's. So speedo now reading 210,000 kms. over this time i have replaced the tyres 3 times, current ones still good for at another 10,000 kms. Cambelt once, SADs twice, shocks all round once, radiator cap, brake discs and pads, starter contacts. cost wise it works out on average £130 per year to maintain, excluding insurance and road tax, so can't complain about that. being 4WD it is great when we have had snow storms… Read Full Review

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“Excilent car”

Written on: 26/09/2012 by Obsecure (11 reviews written)

i like this car by heart, many vehicale i used in my life but i this i am also lucky onw who got a chance a got one, excilent car have a very nice look smooth handling, and very comfortable and luxarier at interier, i think its a nice one but one thing that i think its too costly to purshase anyone i think they have to take step to low its price because everybody cn enjoy it… Read Full Review

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“Top notch MPV if you have 92-94 G luxury”

Written on: 01/09/2012 by Winnyjaye (1 review written)

They are really good equip MPV, the diesel engine is a gem for economy driving and plenty of torque despite a majority of them are column shift automatics, top speed is 101mph but happy to cruise at 70mph , get the G luxury and you get electric windows, tilt front sunroof, large electric rear sliding moonroof also air condition/ climate control front and rear.

Some models come with curtains some with rear privacy glass, the 92-94 eminas/lucida G Luxury also comes with captain seats on drivers… Read Full Review

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“JUST BRILLIANT”

Written on: 25/03/2012 by caveman (1 review written)

I have had my Lucy for 8 years K plate cost £3500 with 81000k or was that 120000k or was that 174000k on the clock never really got to the bottom of that one. Warning the Lucy's can and are clocked mine was by over 80000k, got a hugh discount thanks trading standards. The car has been a trouble free work horse, passed all MOT's first time, MPG is fare 35mpg. Over the eight years i have fitted new rear wheel bearing, upgraded the suspension, large capacity radiator, union joints on prop and… Read Full Review

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Dimce's Response to caveman's Review

Written on: 29/11/2013

Im with you i have had lots of cars in the past and few of them were toyotas with them i never spent a single dollar on repair on the others i went through engines, you name it happen and thats why i would rather drive 40 years old toyota i know ill get there then any other make in brand new shine condition,

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★★★★☆

“Magic Bus”

Written on: 15/02/2012 by skin2706 (1 review written)

Hi, I have owned several Estima's, I bought my first one which was an "M" plate, when I first took it home I thought "Oh My God, what have I done"? But after a few weeks I must say I was really pleasantly suprised with the Ole Bus! I used it for work, taking myself and two others + all our working kit (heavy lot), up and down the M4, M5, it saved me a fortune in hire costs! Yes the heads can be a problem, but I bought a Larger core radiator off Ebay, filled the system up with neat anti-freeze… Read Full Review

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“member of the family.”

Written on: 23/01/2012

This has been the best car we have ever owned. Reliable, practical, comfortable, great touring vehicle. Reasonably economical, does about 500 km on a tank of diesel. The only fault she has is tends to overheat on hot days if climbing up steep hills. We solve this by turning on the heaters full blast until we go down the hill and cool her off. This is only a problem if driving up mountains, which we don't do too often!!. Unfortunately, now I do not have people to mover any more, we will have… Read Full Review

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“I like the car easy to drive all the controls near and...”

Written on: 28/01/2011

I like the car easy to drive all the controls near and the big boys toys that come with it. I would recommend to a friend!… Read Full Review

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“Hi Peter here from Perth WA I just bought a 94 Lucida...”

Written on: 05/12/2010

Hi Peter here from Perth WA I just bought a 94 Lucida turbo diesel, Im still getting adjusted to it, There is a yellow button right hand side bellow the steering column. Does anybody know what this does? the revs do change and it makes a sound from the exhaust when its switched on does it have anything to do with the turbo?… Read Full Review

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Winnyjaye's Comment

Written on: 01/09/2012

Yes it will be the ECT button maybe the original one failed so previous owner must have fitted a replacement one, it's like a sports mode linked to the transmission via the ECU so you get a bit of a longer range run before it changes gear from it and when switched off it changes down quicker to save engine rev not sure but try toyota estima owners club they will help

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★★★★★

“Had my 2.2 Ltr Diesel Auto Lucida since April 2003.The...”

Written on: 25/09/2010

Had my 2.2 Ltr Diesel Auto Lucida since April 2003.The inadequate radiator (16mm thick) which I eventally replaced with a 32mm one, caused so much damage(due to my negligence, driving to the top of the French Alps fully loaded, time after time)I had to replace the engine. Since the radiator and engine change I've had many thousands of trouble free miles.When purchasing one just check the radiator and if it's only 16mm thick then get it replaced,at around £90 it's a must.Considering it's… Read Full Review

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“I brought a estima 2.2td 4x4 on a k plate for £630....”

Written on: 10/05/2010

I brought a estima 2.2td 4x4 on a k plate for £630. Ticked all the boxes as we have 3 kids. Its the top of the range G version so has thas the captain seats which are very comfy. It has alot of extras and is so easy to drive and with the parking sensor front and back it easy to park.
so now the dissapointing bit, i dident even have it a week when sitting at a junction a cloud of blue smoke and a few miles down the road over heated. I had it towed home with suspected cracked head, so drained… Read Full Review

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“the toyota estima is one of the most practible...”

Written on: 04/01/2010

the toyota estima is one of the most practible vehicles that also has style,lots of info available at www.estimaowners.com an internet based car club,well worth visiting if you are thinking of purchasing one of these fantastic vehicles,or if you already own one… Read Full Review

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“Me and the missus has just been proud owners of our...”

Written on: 21/11/2009

Me and the missus has just been proud owners of our lucida, we are very impressed with everything about it. After reading other peoples reviews we have found some common problems ie: interior light above the side door not working, after reading what some1 wrote on how much they cost just for a bulb we are quite happy to fumble around in the dark its more fun lol… Read Full Review

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“I love my Estima Lucida! I am new to the Estima family...”

Written on: 24/08/2009

I love my Estima Lucida! I am new to the Estima family by only a few days though i used to drive a Toyota Spacecruiser about 6 years ago.
Its not just practical with 8 seats, but necessary in my family as with 4 kids ranging from 13 to 1years old, space in our car is exactly what we need especially when u add myself and partner.
Surprisingly the drive is so fantastic, with 2.2 engine & power-steering, for such a big motor its amazing how easy&powerful it feels.
The only drawback would be not… Read Full Review

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“I have had a 1996 imported Lucida for 5 years now....”

Written on: 24/07/2009

I have had a 1996 imported Lucida for 5 years now. Great for the whole family, 8 seats plus luggage space, nothing else can match this at the price. 2.2 diesel auto returns nearly 30mpgin town and nearly 40mpg on a run (not driven hard). The only spare part I've needed so far is an interior light bulb for above the side door. £20 from local Toyota dealer. What do they think it, is a bloody chandelier? I found a copy on the internet locally for £10. Still a rip off. So vehicle is great as long… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my Toyota Previa for one year, had 58,000...”

Written on: 28/01/2009 by bargainbuya (1 review written)

I have owned my Toyota Previa for one year, had 58,000 on the clock when bought it, paid £1200 with toyota service history from when it had been imported, i've owned 2 spacecruisers and 2 townaces before i bought this, was cautious at first due to known cylinder head weaknesses. i check my oil and water weekly,without fail, have covered 20,000 miles + in one year and have been all around uk with caravan in tow, recent excursion was to cornwall for a week ,8 of us in car + luggage and… Read Full Review

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“Love everything about the Toyota Estima, having been...”

Written on: 14/04/2008

Love everything about the Toyota Estima, having been the owner of an estima and every weekend for 3 years it carried 7 people (4 adults & 3 children) shopping and items of furniture including a 3 seater sofa. Overall performance for a people carrier in my opinion is second to none… Read Full Review

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“Overall the Toyota Estima I owned for two years was...”

Written on: 25/03/2008 by mjltigger (1 review written)

Overall the Toyota Estima I owned for two years was fantastic, nothing I did to it ever made it flinch or cause me any problems right up to the end when the head went. I had quotes for the work as low as £1000 and with that work done I know that the car would have been good for many more years however at the time I needed a vehicle instantly so had to trade it in. As proof of how well respected these vehicles are, I even managed to get a good price for it then from a dealer who knew his stuff… Read Full Review

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Printmeister43's Response to mjltigger's Review

Written on: 30/08/2010

I found this review very helpful because I'm thinking about changing my present car for another MPV and am researching what's around, how much, mpg, spares, etc.
<br/>I bought a Mazda Bongo recently, it's a beautiful Motor, bags of room, very well designed, very comfortable, easy to drive and quite economical on diesel, but I have a prolapsed disc problem and it's a reet bugga to get in and out of, so I'm relunctantly selling it, hence my looking at easier to get in & out of MPV's.

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“I really wish you ignorant people would STOP calling...”

Written on: 23/01/2008

I really wish you ignorant people would STOP calling the imported Estima, Lucida and Emina a Previa.

The Previa is a UK built vehicle with a PETROL 2.4L engine that does NOT repeat NOT suffer cracked cylinder heads. This problem is 100% dedicated to the 2.2TD DIESEL engine found exclusively and ONLY on the imported cars. The UK built Previa is one of the MOST reliable cars on the road whilst the imported cars are 110% guaranteed to suffer a cracked head sooner or later.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 16/02/2012

Seems like your equally as ignorant.Previas,petrol. suffer from blown head gaskets,and thats fact.And diesels,are more robust,more than likely to out last the petrol plus the specs are superior to the previa.More people who own a Toyota would much prefer The Diesel version over the Petrol.

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Winnyjaye's Comment

Written on: 01/09/2012

Info. 1, 1992-1998 The ESTIMA IS THE PREVIA, it shares the same 2.4 petrol engine, it has the same eggplant bodyshape as the Previa, same grill, same interior same everything as the Previa, but with a bit more luxury as it is built and still in Japan and they get a better choice as that's where the PREVIA is originally from japan, but built for the uk market. Info 2. the other 2 estimas (Emina and Lucida) are both diesels which were also built in Japan aside of the Estima/Previa and are slightly smaller, and had a 2.2 turbodiesel engine to fit in Japanese small car Tax system, quite a lot of them were imported (2003) over the uk which some were equipped with luxury trim also all previa are basic trimmed also it was pointless importing the Toyota ESTIMA 2.4 petrol over as there as it would have been confusing knowing the uk market already have them rebadged aka TOYOTA PREVIA also with all the luxury it would have outclassed the PREVIA itself and yes they do suffer from a cracked block due to bad overheating, remedy is replace the thin 16mm rad for a 32mm heavy duty version, you will notice vast difference so before you start having a go at estima owners, DO YOUR HOMEWORK, to round it off, the ESTIMA is a PREVIA and the PREVIA IS THE ESTIMA, as same saying the Emina is a Lucida and the Lucida is the Emina just trim difference on all 4 vehicles they all have the same 2wd and 4wd & mid engine layout all have 4drs, it's only difference is the large body size & petrol on the big estima/previa and small body & diesel on the emina/lucida

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“In 2003 my wifes father passed on and had only 2 weeks...”

Written on: 02/01/2008

In 2003 my wifes father passed on and had only 2 weeks before, bought an imported Lucida. As a result it was passed on to myself.
I've had it ever since, itss a 1992 2.2 TDI and I adore it.
It's very forgiving with its handling, powerful and can return 35mpg without issue. Passed the first 2 MOTs without any work needing to be done at all, since then I've only had to replace the starter motor at £129.99 including fitting and a few bulbs.
The space is wonderful and the seats are nice and… Read Full Review

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