Toyota Corolla 1989
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Toyota Corolla: Cheap, Reliable, Available in a range of bodystyles
The 1989 Toyota Corolla carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Toyota Corolla 1989 Reviews
Used Toyota Corolla review: 1989-1994
As the new AE90 series Toyota Corolla was entering the market in the late-1980s the small car was beginning a transformation.
As the new AE90 series Toyota Corolla was entering the market in the late-1980s the small car was beginning a...
Toyota Corolla 1989 Price and Specs
|Toyota Corolla Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|CS||Hatchback||1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$1,250||$2,200|
|CS||Hatchback||1.6L Leaded 5 SP MAN||$1,250||$2,200|
|CS||Hatchback||1.6L ULP 3 SP AUTO||$1,800||$3,080|
|CS||Hatchback||1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN||$1,250||$2,200|
|CS||Sedan||1.6L Leaded 3 SP AUTO||$2,100||$3,630|
|CS||Sedan||1.6L Leaded 5 SP MAN||$1,250||$2,200|
|CS||Sedan||1.6L ULP 3 SP AUTO||$2,400||$4,070|
|CS||Sedan||1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,400||$4,070|
|SR5 (4X4)||Wagon||1.6L ULP 4 SP AUTO||$2,100||$3,630|
|SR5 (4X4)||Wagon||1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN||$1,900||$3,300|
|XL (4X4)||Wagon||1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN||$2,100||$3,630|
Toyota Corolla 1989 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Corolla here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
How do you connect Bluetooth in a Toyota Corolla?
When it comes to Bluetooth Toyota Corolla hasn’t always had a great track record with its factory installations. For years, many Toyota owners complained that the Bluetooth fitted to their cars was lousy with poor connection, frequent drop-outs and a lack of calling clarity. These days, those problems have been addressed thanks to Toyota’s troubleshooting and the Toyota Bluetooth systems are more or less the same as everybody else’s.
Toyota Corolla Bluetooth pairing (for either iPhone or Android) is a pretty simply process and involves following the on-screen prompts in the phone setup menu after the car has 'found' your phone (make sure your phone is in 'discoverable' mode). From there, you need to confirm that the security code displayed on your phone matches the one on the screen and you’re good to go. Once you’ve worked out how to connect Bluetooth to Toyota Corolla the first time, the system should automatically recognise your phone from then on. If in any doubt, follow the instructions in the how to pair/how to connect phone a phone section of your owner’s manual.
There’s a very good factory website at https://www.toyota.com/connect/ that can lead you through a list of what phones and apps are compatible with Corollas of the last few years.
All the current model Corollas feature Bluetooth connectivity, with the 2019 upgrade also extending to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility across the board. The previous model Corolla (2012 to 2018) also had Bluetooth from the entry-level model up, and the Corolla before that (2007 to 2012) featured Bluetooth on all but the base-model Ascent version. Prior to that, Bluetooth was not a factory fitment on any Corolla, but many owners added it with an aftermarket stereo head unit for better music quality.Show more
Does the Toyota Corolla have Apple CarPlay & Android Auto?
The stereo system in all Corollas starts with a six-speaker arrangement with an upgrade to eight speakers in the top-specification models which cost more. Bluetooth is also standard in the Corolla now, and the latest system is much better and easier to connect with than previous Toyota versions of this technology. The Corolla also offers digital radio across the board, putting it ahead of many of its competitors and the same price-point.
To retrofit the new system into an older Corolla would be costly and difficult. Most owners of older cars find that an update to an aftermarket head unit is a better, cheaper solution for adding Apple CarPlay and Android to their vehicles.Show more
Is the 2021 Toyota Corolla air conditioning system reliable?
The CVT you’re referring to is actually the car’s transmission rather than its engine. And since the engine is what drives the air-conditioning compressor, it’s the engine’s power and torque that determines whether the car still drives nicely with the air-conditioning switched on, not whether the transmission is a CVT or any other type.
But I think I know what you are referring to. And that is how well the car’s engine and its CVT transmission are matched. Sometimes, a transmission can gobble up a fair bit of horsepower and torque and that can take the edge off performance. Throw the switch on the air-conditioning and there’s even more load on the engine, making it feel even less perky. In that sense, I think the Corolla as the newer design would have a more efficient transmission and that could mean that it feels the load less than the older Honda might and, therefore, holds on to more of its original performance.
But the second thing you mentioned, that your car’s air-con doesn’t really keep up at temperatures over 30 degrees is more likely to be a problem with the air-con itself. You might find that a five-year-old car (such as your Honda is) is ready for the air-conditioning system to be serviced and perhaps even re-gassed, which might just return it to better health. For the record, Toyota’s have always had some of the best-performing air-conditioning systems in the business over the years, and I very much doubt that a 30-degree day would tax the air-con in a new Corolla one iota.Show more
What is the weight carrying capacity of the roof of a 2020 Toyota Corolla?
The answer will depend on what brand and type of roof rack you use. Different brands of racks have different ratings, but most seem to be able to cope with between 60 and 75kg.
That then switches the question to what size kayaks you have. A small, single kayak is likely to be around the 15kg mark, while a large, double kayak can weigh anything up to 45kg. You need to weigh your kayaks together and then work out if they’re suitable for roof-rack transport. Either way, a quality rack will always be a safer bet than a cheap one. Make sure, too, that the rack you choose has fixing points appropriate for the load being carried.