1992-1998 of release
Repair and operation of the car
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Transmissions
+ 8. Coupling and half shafts
+ 9. Brake system
+ 10. Suspension bracket and steering
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Electric equipment
The most available TOYOTA
You can judge appearance of the car according to photos. Sound "Japanese", and hardly at whom will turn language to call design of the car outdated. In comparison with the Korean Corolla models competing at the price looks more modern and solid. Against the European competitors at Corolla one advantage: it simply more.
On the test the inexpensive Corolla version for $19.100 (retail price) was provided to us. The car is equipped with the 1,3 l carburetor motor and 75 h.p. Electric drives are not present. There is no power steering. The control panel according to a complete set is very avaricious Ц there is no tachometer even. The Korean car makers offer in this sector better the completed cars, but... Toyota is a name which is worth a lot.
We get into the car and we look round. The salon is simple in finishing, but thus meets all requirements of Japanese quality. Seats are fitted by dense raznofakturny fabric of two flowers. Plastic panels are driven to each other with limit accuracy. Plastic Ц and does not make deep black color impression cheap in any way. The doubts are raised by the receiver implanted into the central console with the liquid crystal screen. Yes, receiver, but not the radio tape recorder. And if we prefer to listen to cartridges? Everything, however, speaks simply: the car provided to us serves in office of hire of Business of Carat firm, and the radio receiver instead of the radio tape recorder on the rolling car Ц the phenomenon ordinary worldwide. Another is important: Corolla provided to us ran over 7000 km so we had opportunity to get acquainted with the rolled car.
... Driving uncertainly crawls on a seat. There is a wish or to lower slightly a chair pillow, or slightly to raise a steering column. But these adjustments are not provided. We agree in opinion that with small losses this problem can be solved, having established a wheel of smaller diameter.
On departure from the parking the driver was false in work with coupling, and the motor stopped. Attempts to bring him were stopped by the immobilizer entering basic equipment. It is necessary to do the necessary procedure: to recover the engine, it is necessary to pull out a key from the ignition lock, to stick with the key which is dangling in the form of a charm an immobilizer into a special groove on the other hand from a steering column, then again to insert the ignition key for start of the motor. Difficult, but than you will not renounce for the sake of safety?
Having traveled on narrow snow-covered small streets, we get out on the wide Moscow avenue frozen to pure asphalt. Corolla with unexpected ease gathers speed. You will not manage to look back, as on a speedometer "hundred twenty". And involuntarily you ask yourself a question: why "nine", having the same four cylinders, the same power and the same carburetor through which there is the same 92nd gasoline, "runs" in a different way? With an anguish, a strained roar of the engine as if the semi-ton trailer behind trudges...
"Well and where you drive?" Ц sitting on the right more than once asked this question to the driver. Not "where?", and "why?". Simply at Corolla such character. She is not too persuasive, but nevertheless sets on the driver to go slightly quicker. On high turns in a voice of the engine provocative "sports" notes are audible, transfers switch with a special juicy sound, as if in the Celica sporty coupe. Therefore at a wheel of Corolla there is a wish to make excess overtaking evolution, without special need to pass on lowering and... even to cross swords to big Mercedes.
The swarty big-nosed citizen driving the German mastodon looked at our modest Corolla with semi-contempt when on the traffic light her narrow nose squeezed between "Mercedes" and truck. And in thoughts was not with it to compete, but somehow by itself it turned out that after "green" we appeared ahead. We overtake the "Gazelle" who is slowly going on average to a row on the right. Krutanuv the motor, we manage to slip before a nose of the trolleybus which is sailing away from the sidewalk and at the left, on counter, we bypass the chain of cars starting from the following intersection. Corolla goes as on a thread. Rigid (with such reliable kondovost) the suspension bracket and besides a rigid, distinct wheel do a driving in such style quite pleasant.... Behind the back as if steamship beep began to roar. There is that "Mercedes" of which we also forgot to think, still try to settle scores. A minute later light of its nervously pomargivayushchy headlights remains far behind. Sorry, the guy, we not on the autobahn.
Op-lya! Having become proud of a victory over the first-class German equipment, driving forgot about elementary care and in full operation forced the broken tram moving. Having checked safety of lenses in a lens and seals in teeth, the photographer asked to be more careful from now on. We noted that the suspension bracket did not work "on a release". Early rejoiced. When is closer to the suburb normal Moscow roads with habitual percent of potholes began, the suspension bracket of Corolla began to seem already too rigid. "Tiresomely rigid", - as noted one of us. And dorvavshiys to a wheel the bore photographer started complaining of a heavy wheel. "Not heavy, but rigid and exact", Ц we tried to talk some sense into him, but after all and actually the wheel at Corolla is heavier, than, for example, at front-wheel VAZs.
Let's note at once that to buy Corolla or for the woman is not necessary to women. For them it is better to pick up something more graceful and comfortable. And Toyota Corolla is normal "a working horse", the good family car. Monday through Friday it will perfectly look on the parking near office, and on days off Ц at a giving porch. And it will proceed so many years, the owner of the car how many will want. After all even short acquaintance to Toyota Corolla causes feeling of good quality and durability.
Yes, residents of the large cities sated with services of various car makers are able to afford for this money the car more difficult and more richly equipped, but for the province extremely simple Corolla remains to one of the few unpretentious and at the same time prestigious models $20.000 are cheaper.