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Toyota Previa 2.4i GS 4d (1997/R)

Toyota Previa 2.4i GS 4d (1997/R) - Owner Review

Surprisingly agile bus with excellent brakes. The 5-sp manual is fun to drive in a spirited manner - I'm serious ! It's no sports car, but nothing this big should handle this well.
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Toyota Previa (90-00)

Value

4 out of 5

Drinks a bit, but never goes wrong. It's a Toyota !

Costs

5 out of 5

Fuel, obviously, but that's about it. It's a Toyota. They don't go wrong.

Driving

4 out of 5

Surprisingly agile bus with excellent brakes. The 5-sp manual is fun to drive in a spirited manner - I'm serious ! It's no sports car, but nothing this big should handle this well.

Performance

5 out of 5

Very good for a people carrier. 120mph top speed (with 8 people in) and acceleration that is as good as most 1.6 cars.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent. No other words.

Image

1 out of 5

What image? It's a family bus. Good stealth vehicle. Plod just ignore them (well, it is a family bus, and they don't expect them to be driven in a spirited manner).

Comfort

5 out of 5

Brilliant. No numb bums, light, airy cabin, great heater, loud stereo ... the best for looooooonnnng journeys.

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Security

4 out of 5

Ok. Came with alarm & immobiliser (factory fitted)

Service

5 out of 5

Excellent service where i've been, but dealers vary greatly.

Problems

Bodywork
None. No rust, no dull paint, no squeaks etc

Engine
None. Been 100% reliable, despite the regular thrashing.

Gearbox
No problems, but the manual is no sports box. You get used to the lazy long-throw of the lever after a few miles.

Other
Been an excellent family tub. No problems in 2yrs 6 months, and we've got 6 kids!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes