Welcome to the Toyota Carina review page, as you can see this page provides you with all our user generated reviews of Toyota Carina cars. AA Cars provide our users with the best feedback on all car makes and models all across the uk to give you the best possible information, to help you make your decision when buying a new used car. We break each vehicle review down into five categories (preformance, running cost, comfort, reliability and space practicality) making it very easy to understand, giving you feedback directly form the vehicle owner. This provides you with all the information you need to make the decision of which car is perfect for you.
This car was bought in 2010 second hand. It has over 170,000 miles on the clock and it is still going fairly well. Have had some ongoing issues with the exhaust but other than that it has been pretty reliable and has only broken down once in the last 3 years. The radio broke a while ago but to be expected for a car of it's age and I'm not too bothered by not having a radio. My only real issue with the car is the size. It is very long which is not ideal for parking and is also not helpful for turning right on awkward junctions e.g. Where I work there is right turn onto a busy road over a stone bridge and the stone wall blocks the view of oncoming traffic so you have to pull very far forward to be able to see vehicles coming from the right. But you can fit an awful lot in the boot (bikes, overnight bags, camping gear, shopping, white goods to name a few) so it's a trade off. It also consumes quite a lot of fuel, so my next car will definitely be something more compact and smaller in engine size as I don't need a big engine for my purposes. I'll be hard pressed to find something as reliable as this though in a second hand car.
Drove the car over 170 miles to my home without incident. Discovered fluid leak below car next morning which appears to be from the clutch Slave Cylinder. Also found difficulty changing gear with clutch pedal fully depressed. Seemed a previous owner had replaced the clutch bleed nipple as the one fitted looked very new. Have booked it in to have replacement slave cylinder fitted 23rd March, 2016 and hope there will be no further problems, as otherwise this is a very good looking tidy vehicle.
We've owned it for 15 years and hope to keep it for many years to come. Comfortable, reliable, not attractive to thieves, plenty of space. Petrol consumption fair, but acceptable.