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4.88 out of 5 stars

Finally died at 342,800 miles

richardlarue, 12/16/2010
1996 Toyota Paseo 2dr Coupe
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

I bought my 96 Paseo in 2003 when I started a new job which was 194 miles round trip to and from work. It had 119,000 on it then. I never garaged it and it never failed to start, even through the winters. The only maintenance I had to perform was a clutch the day I bought it, brakes several times and wheel bearings. I was averaging 41,600 miles per year. 4 days ago on my way to work the timing belt broke while I was driving it and I was told it probably bent a couple of valves. It was still averaging 37 mpg and was the best car I have owned to date. I wish I could find another one. Finally died at 342,800 miles.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

My Mystic

christene, 09/13/2009
1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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.

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5 out of 5 stars

Love the Paseo Convertible!

123toyo, 07/12/2008
1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Convertible
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I've owned my Toyota Paseo Convertible for many years and I still love it!! The gas mileage is awesome and the car handles really well. Toyota really knows how to make them!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best little car ever

pm, 12/10/2008
1996 Toyota Paseo 2dr Coupe
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I have had my car for over 12 years and no major problem at all. Just regular upkeep. I am now replacing old worn part like struts, CV joints, power steering pump, and O2 sensor. Good gas mileage. The car is good to me I will keep it until the wheels fall off.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great First Car

uniqueqt2, 01/25/2008
1997 Toyota Paseo 2dr Coupe
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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.

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