Toyota Corolla Fielder Aerotourer Z – Buyer’s Guide –…

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Toyota Corolla Fielder Z – Buyer’s Guide – 152

July 2010 by NZPC

Mick had it right when he sang, can’t always get what you but if you try, sometimes, you just find you get what you need”. Why do I that up? Well, I’m to take a stab in the dark and that probably eight out of 10 of us who the perks of performance car ownership given the choice, opt for a sedan, or hatch. I could be completely of course, but that’s my guess.

have always been to the rule. Subaru is a good with its hyped-up wagons plenty of bang for buck; and the later Mitsubishi Lancer Evo have been produced in form. But there is another for those who don’t need the performance of the Legacy or Evo, but do the versatility of a wagon and don’t to be stuck with something as numbing as a Hyundai Lantra or Kia If that happens to be you, the Corolla Fielder Aerotourer Z just be your kind of

Japanese carmakers have a habit of installing the engines their performance models what you’d normally lesser cousins in the same No one really knows why this is so, but definitely not complaining. The reason going on about this is although the Fielder Aerotourer Z look pretty tame, it to be packing the same high-revving, 190ps 2ZZ-GE engine Toyota’s Celica SS2 coupe and RS180/Runx Aerotourer Z hatch That’s a pretty nice to a wagon that is comfortable, and can fit a dead body in the back any troubles.

The engine is essentially identical to found in the Celica. It pushes out the power at a peaky 7600rpm, with a decent 180Nm of at 6800rpm. Both of these rev are fairly high for the engine to be its peak power, but you won’t any trouble getting the engine to that fast since what it’s designed to do.

The itself is a lightweight, compact and looks good with the new of layout incorporating the inlet at the front of the engine bay and the exhaust at the It uses the same 11.5:1 ratio as the version in the Celica, with Toyota’s tricky variable valve timing which ensures maximum efficiency at all engine speeds.

it may be, but one of the best aspects of this is that it runs off the smell of an rag. I know I know, but at the fuel economy isn’t to be sniffed at. Using just 7.6 per 100 kilometres of open road isn’t bad at all, and it’s than filling up every 15 as you would in certain other

DRIVETRAIN

The Fielder came a choice of two transmissions: auto and In a stroke of genius, for the latter decided to offer this with a six-speed gearbox, lends itself to some handy shifting action in the three gears. Combined an engine that has a tendency to rev its off, first and second will disappear in the blink of an Carry on up the box and you’ll make way to sixth, which provides a high ratio for motorway Like the majority of new Japanese gearboxes, it has a positive feel and is enough for even the most of wrists. Unfortunately, there’s no slip differential, so watch sharp exits from

SUSPENSION

Although the Fielder have a handy piece of kit to the engine rails, it may not impress as much in the suspension department. It leave you disappointed, especially that the majority of modern cars are pretty well in the handling department anyway, but it doesn’t come straight the factory with the sort of design that will your passengers stunned by ability to round a figure course at 100kph with one on the steering wheel. That so bad after all then,

is it?

The Fielder comes with a standard setup for a wagon of type, with MacPherson and coils up front, and a torsion and coil spring rear There’s enough room for there to lower the ride with a set of lowered and stiffened and you’ll also be able to the bounce with some dampers.

The key to owning this car is not it’s better suited to a It’s all about having a daily driver that able to have a bit of fun with you’re tooling around the roads and like to hear the of a small Japanese engine

The Aerotourer’s exterior is relatively You’ll get a modest bodykit side skirts, a small spoiler under the front and colour-coded sports roof A rear lip spoiler and mesh were optional extras, and if not are definitely worth investing in to up the look of the wagon.

The standard wheels are small by standards at 15×6 inches, and are with 195/60R15 tyres.

The Z received a subtle facelift in with HID headlights and slight to the bodykit.

The Fielder is a comfy place to park yourself on an trip thanks to the dash Although a few years old now, the design is still pretty and compares well with the new from most car makers. You get Recaro seats or a Momo wheel, but you will get just every other creature including automatic air conditioning, windows and mirrors, a three-spoke steering wheel and twin SRS airbags.

There’s not a lot you’d want to do to the interior either, for a new sound system especially the space in the back.

MODIFYING

Modifying a car like this is Sometimes it’s better to everything low-key and make a few improvements here and there going overboard. Going is really only worthwhile on a car is already well on the way to being, er, A car like the Fielder Aerotourer is kept as a comfy cruiser a little pace on tap when you it. Make changes to the ride and wheels with some shocks and lowered springs in with 17-inch or 18-inch and then upgrade the sound

Engine-wise, make the standard like intake, spark ignition leads, and maybe a set of extractors and a 2.25-inch exhaust. go too big or I guarantee you’ll sound a complete tool as you drive off the road emitting feeble sounds from your

Toyota Corolla Fielder

WHAT TO PAY?

For a 6-speed model you should expect to pay $12,000 upwards, dependent on and condition. The engines in these are inherently reliable so don’t too much if the mileage is pushing Just ensure you have the checks carried out by a reputable and any problems should be brought to attention at that stage. are cars that will you more performance than car does for the same money, but you with the Fielder that be soldiering on for many years to

Toyota Corolla Fielder Z – Specifications

Engine: Toyota 1.8-litre inline-4 DOHC 16V variable valve timing lift, electronic fuel 11.5:1 compression ratio

Driveline: 6-speed close manual gearbox or 4-speed

Suspension/Brakes: Front Macpherson coil springs, ventilated Rear torsion beam, springs, solid discs

Aerotourer Z bodykit front lip side skirts, mesh colour-coded sports roof black/chrome headlights, optional lip spoiler

Interior: Three-spoke steering wheel, full-automatic control, electric

windows/mirrors

15×6-inch alloys, 195/60R15


Performance: 190ps @ 7600rpm, @ 6800rpm

This article is Performance Car issue 152. here to check it out.

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