I'm writing this in tribute to my old faithful Toyota Paseo. After 14 years together it has left to live with another family that is going to restore it. The Paseo was my first car out of college, has traveled all across the country and has been a faithful and reliable friend. After nearly 300,000 miles, I cannot say enough words about what a wonderful small, affordable car it has been. The only repairs done on it have been from normal wear and tear. Once refurbished, I'm sure its new family will get another 200,000 miles out of it. Viva Paseo!
Great gas mileage. Always reliable. If Toyota still made them, I would buy it again.
It has a small backseat. But it is a small car so that is OK.
This has been a backup car and gas saver for myself, family, and friends over the past 5 years. It has been through numerous trips all over the Eastern US, from New England to Florida, as well as a daily commuter around town. I bought it with 216k miles on it, and have put over 200k of my own on. Still has the engine, transmission, and clutch I bought it with, which may be the originals. Burns half a quart of oil for every tank of gas, but I'm still getting 30+ mpg, and it still starts every day. Major repair was welding an exhaust flange back to the pipe. That's it.
Reliability, handling, peppy engine
Give back seat passengers more head and leg room. Hard for SUVs and other big vehicles to see.
I've owned this since new & it's been a great car. It's still getting 36+ MPG on a regular basis. Other than regular scheduled maintance & normal wear & tear items it has been trouble free. Couldn't ask for anything more from the car.
Blue Thunder was once a baby back in (Aug.) 92 when I first got her. She was shiney, full of power (up to 100 horses worth) and had that spark in her eye. She was blue, not sad, but in color! She took me for a ride, and I was in heaven, been on this same ride ever since.
Vegas! She's probably taken me there a hundred times (and back) literally without a hitch and with time to spare (as well as fuel). My highest mpg achieved during the 260 miles trek was 43 mpg. She's sporty and has plenty of pep! She's reliable yet stylish (during her younger days).
More room in the back seats. Overall, an engineering genious! Good build quality with minimal amenities (not tailored to the luxury - but that's ok! Reliability is of paramount importance.
This is a great car for the average driver who doesn't need too much speed or acceleration. great on mileage, great handling, comfortable driver and passenger seat, but not so much the 2 back seats. Simple, yet very satisfying interior. roomy trunk, fun moon roof. Very very convenient. However, bumpy ride. Very loud engine, vibratesm bad acceleration, but overall, an A grade.
The cup holder is right below the stereo. Obviously small back seat room. Inefficient handbrakes. Bad acceleration and little horsepower. However, perfect for the average driver who is looking for a convenient sturdy car.