Toyota Carina E 1.8l 1997 (In Depth Tour, Start Up)
Carina E was introduced in the spring of 1992. E-letter was to convey the
message that the model was designed in Europe and manufactured in the UK
since late 1992. Carina E was greater than preceding models, and offered
now, high end interiors compared to its competitors. Toyota's design was
exceptionally sleek. Engine options were the 1.6 / 115 hp, 2.0 / 133 hp,
2.0 GTi/158 hp and 2.0 hp D/73. In early 1993, went on sale in touring
model with the 1.6-liter version of the lean-burn engine (107 hp).
Carina E's strengths was again cheerful motors and reliability. A major
problem was poor steering response. Also impact safety was below the
average. Realized the shortcomings of the model and the reform of the
spring of 1996 runnability was improved significantly and the bodywork was
confirmed. At the same time scarce outfitting improved, and the upholstery
was replaced. External changes in the mask, and new rear lights. Engine
output was calculated at the same time reduce emissions. A new feature
became available in 1.8-liter lean-burn engine, which was very economical.
Toyota Carina II ST171 walk around!
Showing off my '88 Toyota Carina II ST171 (2.0L 3S-FE with 121hp/176nm).
Its 26 years old and is in near mint condition. It has been well kept, from
new, by an elderly man who knew how to properly take care of his cars. I
bought it from his grandson after he passed away.
I've had a couple of Carinas before this one. The first one had been in my
family since 1999. The ST171s are utterly reliable, they're practical, and
they drive quite well.
@9:00: Cambelt is changed now!
I've written an owner's review about my previous Carina II at HonestJohn: