Toyota Corolla (5th Generation)

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Toyota Corolla (5th generation)

1984 - 1987
Country:
Japan
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1.6
Power:
75 - 124 bhp
Transmission:
3 spd. auto / 4 & 5 spd. man
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
n/a
Toyota Corolla
The first front wheel drive Corolla was introduced with the 5th generation of 1984. However, the SR5 Coupe, Liftback and Station Wagon retained the 4th generations rear-drive chassis.

The front-drive Corolla was as conventional as it had been in a rear-driver layout. The same 1.6-liter, SOHC engine used in the rear-drive Corolla was now positioned transversely, and was coupled to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.

Midway through the 1984 model year, the rear-drive Corolla Coupe and Liftback were offered with a new dual-overhead cam, 16-valve version of the 1.6-liter four rated at a robust 124 bhp.

The resulting Corolla GT-S is now a classic of sorts, a highly tossable, fun-to-drive vehicle that has attracted a cult following of "drifters" who slide their vehicles through corners as a motorsport form in Japan.

This DOHC engine, along with the front-drive Corolla's five-speed transaxle, also served as the drivetrain in the midengine MR2, which came to Australia in early 1985.

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