Toyota Car Reviews and Road Tests

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Toyota Car Company

Largest car manufacturer in the world, built on a reputation for building good quality cars. Reverse engineered US and British cars, then studied US production methods, the resultant Corolla of 1966 becoming an overnight success. There are, and have been, many models in the Toyota lineup, but it is the Corolla that built the success that the company enjoys today.

Also see: The Toyota Australia Story | The History of Toyota (USA Edition)
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Toyota Tiara  

Toyota Tiara

1960 - 1969
In 1961, Toyota introduced a more powerful 1.5 litre "R" series motor, the same motor from the Crown; an even larger 1.9 litre engine was added in 1964. Sensibly, it seemed Toyota had decided that the 1 litre donk would not appeal to Aussie motorists, so the Tiara would not make its debut In Australia until 1963. The best feature of the Tiara 1500 was its price, retailing for A£915 for the sedan and A£999 for the two-door wagon. More>>
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Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40  

Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

1960 - 1984
Early 4 wheel drives had two main attributes - brute power and rugged reliability. For a time it seemed the American left-hand-drive Jeep and British right-hand-drive Land Rover had the market pretty much covered. But when it came to automobiles, the Japanese were determined to enter just about every market segment available to them. More>>
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Toyota Corona Mk.II  

Toyota Corona Mk.III

1964 - 1969
First released in 1957, the original Toyota Corona (Latin for Crown) has become increasingly popular with collectors, partly due to the rarity of these cars on the road today, and no doubt also due to their amazing strength and build quality. More>>
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Toyota Corona 1600GT  

Toyota Corona 1600GT

1967 - 1969
By the time the 1600 GT hit the road, Toyota’s efforts to deliver itself into the performance car field were rapidly becoming faster and more convincing. They had gone well beyond the stage of simply screwing on another carburettor and raising the compression ratio. More>>
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Toyota 2000GT  

Toyota 2000GT

1967 - 1970
Developed and built jointly by Yamaha Motor and Toyota Motor Corporation, the Toyota 2000GT made its debut in the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show as a showcase of Japan's first high-performance sportscar. More>>
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Toyota Crown S40  

Toyota Crown S40

1962 - 1967
When the Toyopet Crown was released in Australia it came with a £1369 pricetag – which made it exceptionally good value. At the time, it was one of the best equipped cars to have ever been sold in Australia. More>>
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Toyota Crown S50  

Toyota Crown S50

1967 - 1970
Launched in 1967, S50 was the 3rd generation of the upmarket Toyota luxury car. It's mechanicals were almost identical to the previous generation, but additional equipment was included. Higher specification models used the 2 litre or 2.3 litre 2M engine while lower specified models were equipped with the R-series four cylinder engines. More>>
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Toyota Crown S80  

Toyota Crown S80

1974 - 1979
Launched in 1974 in Japan, export of the S80 Crown began from 1975. Offered as four-door sedan, 2-door hardtop coupe, 4-door hardtop sedan, wagon, and van. Engines were 2.0 and 2.6 litre gasoline. The Crown started rolling off AMI'S Port Melbourne assembly line in 1975. Stripped of its individualistic face, the Crown was super conservative and had an uncanny likeness to its arch rival from Nissan. More>>
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Toyota Crown S110 Royal Saloon  

Toyota Crown Royal Saloon S110

1979 - 1983
The Crown had always been Toyota's flagship. It represented luxury, Japanese style. In the early days of Japan's emerging motor industry western eyes were assaulted by some weird and wonderful designs, most of which had little appeal. But it was the included standard kit that lured many – along with the keen pricing. More>>
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Toyota Celica  

Toyota Celica Series 1

1970 - 1977
The Celica was successful in the showrooms of the world. It was not particularly powerful, and demonstrated regulation handling and performance. No, it was not a drivers car, but it looked the goods and did everything you asked of it with typical Japanese efficiency. Sure, you could spend the same amount of money on a British sports car, and for some that would make a better choice. More>>
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Toyota Celica Liftback 2 Litre  

Toyota Celica Update Liftback Series 1

1975 - 1977
The Liftback was introduced for Japanese market in April 1973, but not until 1976 for export models. It was virtually the same size as the then-current ST, being 0.8in shorter overall, the same width (63.8in.) and 0.6in lower, and with the same 98.2in. wheelbase. Visually, we think it did not appear to be noticeably larger, although it did to our eyes look better balanced. More>>
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Toyota Celica T160 Series 4  

Toyota Celica T160 Series 4

1985 - 1989
The 4th generation front-wheel-drive Celica hit the Australian roads in 1985 – and represented a major step forward in performance and dynamics. But as much as the Celica had matured, Toyota did not want to desert the market for which their sports coupe had always appealed – and the young sports car buyer could still get behind the wheel of a shiny new version for just over A$20,000. More>>
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Toyota Corolla  

Toyota Corolla

1968 - 1969
The Corolla name is the second oldest in theirstable, following the "Land Cruiser", and while never an "exciting" drive, with over 30 million Corollas sold worldwide, it has become the most popular car line in history. Since 1968 there have been some 9 "Generations" of Corolla. More>>
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Toyota Corolla  

Toyota Corolla (2nd generation)

1970 - 1974
Toyota quickly recognised the need to make the Corolla larger and endow it with more power. Thus the second generation Corolla arrived in 1970, with its wheelbase stretched to 91.9 inches and power coming from a new 1.2 litre version of the OHV four making 73 horsepower. More>>
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Toyota Corolla  

Toyota Corolla (3rd generation)

1975 - 1978
The Third Generation Corolla's were released in 1975, and featured a raised centre section in the grille that carried back to more angular bodies. Now there were a total of five Corolla models available, including two and four door sedans, a 2 door coupe, SR5 sports model and 5 door station wagon. More>>
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Toyota Corolla  

Toyota Corolla (4th generation)

1979 - 1983
With a new chassis, the 1979 Corolla was a more sophisticated and satisfying car than any Corolla before it - but before this generation was through, it would get even better! More>>
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Toyota Corolla  

Toyota Corolla (5th generation)

1984 - 1987
The first front wheel drive Corolla was introduced with the 5th generation of 1984. However, the SR5 Coupe, Liftback and Station Wagon retained the 4th generations rear-drive chassis. More>>
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Toyota Supra  

Toyota Supra

1979 - 1999
Since its creation in 1979, the Supra had been a frontrunner in performance and style, and it didn't go unnoticed. More>>
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Toyota Cresta  

Toyota Cresta X50 / X60 Series

1980 - 1984
Initial reaction on the Japanese market after the Cresta was released in April 1980 was exceptional, it sweeping the sales chart in the medium luxury car arena. For its time it was a good looking car, and the first medium/large Toyota in a long time which could truly be described as stylish. More>>
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Toyota Cressida X50  

Toyota Cressida 2nd Gen X50/X60

1980 - 1984
Thanks to (then) AMI Chief Designer Alan Rutherford, Toyota Cressida's bound for Australia combined many of the Crown's attributes, but thankfully did not remove the driver from what was happening on the road. Rutherford and his staff had been telling Toyota HQ for years that Australian Australians did not want their cars to handle with all the grace of a land based aircraft carrier. More>>
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Toyota Camry  

Toyota Camry

1982 - 1986
In Australia the Toyota Camry (V10) was quite a surprise – it was bigger than most industry observers thought it would be, preformed better and looked arguably a little European in styling, leastwise if you parked it next to a contemporary Lancia. Its introduction price of A$13,700 was also very competitive. On paper, the Camry had the wood on the Camira, 626 and Telstar in overall size. More>>
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Toyota Tercel 4x4  

Toyota Tercel 4x4

1983 - 1986
Less than four years after its first appearance, Toyota's first front-wheel drive car, the Tercel, took on a new shape. More than just the styling had been transformed however, for except the engine, it was a completely new car, built on more compact lines. More>>
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Toyota MR2

Toyota MR2 and MR2 Spyder

1984 - 2007
The MR2 Spyder is Toyota's attempt to return to the lightweight, reasonably priced roots of the original sports car market. More>>
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