Dutch Toyota Carina E GTi liftback — Other Cars and Projects — AE92 Owners Club

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25 July 2011 — PM

As you might have read in my project topic, I had to look for a car when I had to set the Corolla aside.

We experienced that a 3 door isn’t the most ideal car you have a small child in the back. Not to mention if you also to go on ski hollidays with the car.

So it had to be a larger car with at least 4 No question that it had to be a Toyota. and for mentioned skitrips, a powerfull for those mountain roads was on my list. something with a engine perhaps.

Now I’m a for rare or special Toyota’s. so I ran into this Carina E which ticked all the boxes ánd was in I called the seller the same day to and see it. Now, this car was from same year as the car it was going to so it was old and I knew the GTi has some issues.

But when I took her out for a test I was sold and so was the car.

The day I picked her up:

For of you who are not formiliar with the Carina E here are some of the specs make it so special:

— steel exhaust on both

— Etc.

And this car had some nice things done when I bought her

— 30mm lowering

— 17 Avensis T25 rims

Aftermarket Cruise Control in

— OEM Toyota bumperlip of the original poiler package)

— Open grille

Central locking system window closing module and circuit breaker


But unfortunatly the years. I haven’t had much with her. She had some because people messed with the wiring (and do a really good job) and just kept braking But that’s the risk you take if you buy a 16 old car. I can do all the work on her myself but are expensive.

But I have never up on her, so she always got the parts she

Yanking out the redundant wiring.

And she needed a new clutch and some needed maintenance I pulled the because I just like to do thoroughly.

She got a new clutch, new platina all new fluids, new belts, new air filter. the

But things kept breaking or out. the notorious Superstrut the CV joint boots, the handbrake, the the rear brake lines, etc.

Toyota Carina E hatchback

But where others have already sold she is still standing outside of my and I’m driving her every

She turned out to be a very nice cruiser. holding her own to BMW’s and on route for our yearly skiing

Now, when I bought I promised myself not to fool with her to much or get to attached to That’s what the AE92’s are The Carina was going to be our every day car and with 2 small childeren, it be impossible to keep her as good as new

I have had her for 4 years now and I really do the car. but other than the Corolla’s, I would be able to her without losing any sleep it.

But when you tinker on cars, fingers just keep to make her just that better.

So when I found a Hella grille with in High-beams on the internet for a redicilous

I also bought a new radio Bluetooth handsfree. but I didn’t a good place for the microphone. so I something to get good reception in a car and still clean and out of sight:

And she got new (compo sets front and and and amplifier in the rear and I wanted to get the on a good place. so I fabbed up for those to:

After all those her paintwork is in pretty poor but after a good cleaning and she can still shine. The way she still today:

With almost 250.000km’s on the (155.000 or so miles) she was also put to the on the dyno. and she disapointed me.

She has a second 3S-GE which shoul out 156 hp on the flywheel. But on the dyno, she only put out 121 hp on the (which translates to about 140 hp on the hmmm. 16 pony’s just out. Could be possible all those years. I didn’t how previous owner treated

But the dyno guy noticed her strubling on the he knew what caused it. So we fiddeling with the ignition on a second run and dailed her in to the best with a few dynoruns. Now she was putting out a hp on the wheels and 165 Nm of torque 😎 Thats 160 hp on the flywheel. now that’s more it! Her engine was still in good after all

A club member made a Youtube movie of it with his crappy quailty, but you’ll get the she sounds pretty nice

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Toyota Carina E hatchback
Toyota Carina E hatchback
Toyota Carina E hatchback
Toyota Carina E hatchback

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