Britain’s oldest Toyota Carina E found! Toyota UK news…

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Britain’s Toyota Carina E found!

tracked down the oldest Toyota Carina E on the road. the full story here.

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Here it is – we’ve tracked down one of the oldest Toyota Carina Es still on the in the UK!

Our search for the earliest running of the first model made at the Motor Manufacturing UK factory in gained huge exposure – and chasing down leads, located the one of the earliest Carina Es on the road.

Mike Hoyland’s E was registered in July 1993, and was during our Burnaston factory’s months.

It’s testament to the and reliability of Toyota’s UK manufacturing that it’s remained on the ever since  – here’s the …

December 16, 1992 was a groundbreaking day for It marked the first day of Carina E in the company’s state-of-the-art factory in near Derby. Not bad, the decision to build here was just three years with Toyota Manufacturing UK being set-up in December

It’s an ongoing success more than 20 years on, TMUK’s investment now topping billion. In 2012, 109,502 and Auris models were there by a dedicated and expert

The Carina E was launched in the UK and Europe in 1992, but for the first nine cars sold here actually imported in from Despite that, Toyota it the ‘E’ to denote that it had been to appeal to European tastes, and to its eventual UK production. Once on the Carina E soon started strongly – both on the back of the advertising campaign (that Enya’s Book of Days ), and the strapline, ‘the car in front is a 20 years on, people still say

It’s possible that Hoyland was humming that song when he walked his local Toyota dealership a view to buying one. It was 1993, and he decided that he a new car to replace his trusty Honda He’d worked hard for it, ‘I had taught chemistry for 30 odd years, and to buy one using my redundancy money,’ he

The car Mike went for was a Carina E GL saloon, which came up to the sum of £13,175.00. ‘I still have the invoice, and I let a friend adopt the so there was no trade-in against the Mike smiles. Needless to Mike took delivery on 1 – L-registration day – in order to maximise new car experience.

And coming up to 20 years on, Mike has that Carina E. And he loves it. ‘It has absolutely reliable, he says. ‘It almost silently, and the exhaust has been replaced once. At miles, the Lambda sensor up, but I was advised to contact Toyota GB in Redhill, which I did. And any query, they agreed to the cost.’ Other consumables included one starter motor, a absorber, and a couple of radiators.

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that’s all not bad for 20 years and 153,000 eh,’ Mike smiles.

than that, the Carina has run clockwork, proving that the British workers can build a car to the exacting quality standards as Japanese counterparts. There was one issue, but that’s hardly the fault: ‘The remote has failed partly due to someone a screwdriver to the lock,’ Mike ‘They didn’t get in, but the lock had to be

Mike’s Carina E is your family hack, and gets properly – it’s no cossetted piece. ‘There’s a bit of rust on the wings,’ he adds. But it is has been ‘It has taken the family all over a blip; we have carried my bicycle and goods to and from University when he was a student, and it is to carry 5m lengths of timber the sunroof – and that was standard fit in

Did Mike buy the car because it was made in the UK, or it was a Toyota? ‘I hadn’t realised it was one of the of the cars made here, there was a small label to effect somewhere at the top of the windscreen,’ he

And is Mike a car fan? ‘Oh yes, I cars, and I take an interest in on the road,’ he smiles. ‘I read but don’t think that are as unbiased as they would to appear. The Carina “wasn’t they said, but how many can compare with mine special treatment?’

He’s a Toyota fan. ‘The is supportive of its cars and the customers. My cars are the final-shape MR2, the old and the new GT86. Back to reality, the Trend looks great, and I’ve heard concerning the is also good. But if money is then a Lexus GS would fit the perfectly,’ Mike says.

And would he have another ‘Certainly! But the Carina E looks it’s going on forever, and you just walk away a best pal can you?’

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