by walkndaddy on Mar 22, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
Purchased @ 103,00 miles.
No paint fading except on door handles.
Am 6' 2" so racing seats.
Need slight inclination to keep head well clear of top.
Replaced rear seat with flooring for storage.
Will replace worn suspension and lower 2".
front tower brace added.
Expect "on a rail" handling.
Built like a tank already.
Excellent economy and a thrill to drive already.
by christene on Sep 13, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
My little Toyota Paseo is the best little car I have ever owned. She has given reliability, good gas mileage and easy driving for the last 12 years. I change her oil, do annual maintenance and she, I call her Mystic runs forever. This morning, I hit a deer, my car swerved out of the animal's way and the damage was minimal to the PASEO AND THE DEER RAN AWAY. I am still alive to talk about how my little car handled the road to try and not hit the deer which was inevitable. Broke the side light, dented the right fender and broke the passenger mirror but my little car keeps driving. I will repair the best little car I have ever owned.
by dray on Aug 25, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
I bought my 97 Paseo in' 01 and I love this car. It now has 155,000 miles on it and I get 30 some mpg. So this is the car we use for trips and everything. Every time I think of a new car I look at the mpg of the new cars and nothing works. So I think me and my Paseo will just continue on. Besides since it is a convertible it is just plain FUN.
by uniqueqt2 on Jan 24, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Coupe
I am writing about this car because I am ready to buy a new one. My boyfriend is battling me on this because he says its hard to come buy a good car and he is true. I purchased this car when it was seven years old and it has never failed me. This car has taken me from florida to los angeles and back with all of my worldly possesions and my dog. I highly reccommend this car.Don't let the age fool you - its sweeter now than ever. When my friends are paying $40 to fill their gas tanks I am only paying $20.
by Budman 254 on Mar 29, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
Stole this car from the original owner (brother in-law) for 3 grand. First convertible i've owned. What a blast! Car makes great power for a small engine between 3 and 4000 rpm. Handles way better than most original reviews I've read, and you can't beat the gas mileage. Have put about 4000 mi. since purchase (83,000 on it now) and have only done plugs and wires and oil change - all easily done myself. I have 2 other vehicles I can't even get to the plugs on. Mine is red just like the one in the picture, and people constantly comment on its good looks. With gas prices what they are, Toyota should re-introduce this model.
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