1992ToyotaPaseo Review By Paul Dean

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1992 Toyota Paseo

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By Paul

Los Angeles Times

July 18,

Let’s make one thing clear: By no stretch of any proclamation or the process is Toyota the official car of California. That claim is more than a sloganeer’s and a definite untruth in advertising.

On the hand, if a vehicle were to the golden poppy and blue-corn as official symbols of the Motoring there might be none than the 1992 Toyota .

The car clearly is California: young, fun and on a course for the fresh outdoors. It is compact, gutty, winks at the … and itches to run. very much a part of but also is much less than life and our times.

In it is one very cool dude.

As a coupe, the 2+2 Paseo is slotted in one of the market’s fastest growing That also puts it in very tough company.

The will fight for sales and against the well-established Honda the base Geo Storm, the new Nissan the entry-level Isuzu Impulse and Scoupe. And Mazda’s MX-3, the in this class of 1.5-liter Toys, waits impatiently in the

So to evaluate the Paseo–any Californian for a translation of paseo risks exiled to North Dakota–is to for what the car offers that is as as, or possibly better than, the competition.

At $9,988, the price is certainly and lower than most. The 16-valve engine develops 100 which is quicker and peppier the Storm, CRX, Scoupe, and Isuzu. That amount of propelling a car weighing only pounds also gives the the best power-to-weight ratio of any in its class.

Better yet, the car is with an electronically controlled automatic transmission, an expensive unheard of among bargain-basement cars.

Its basis is a computer that allows the engine and to compare notes. The unit throttle setting, vehicle and engine temperature, then positions the shift points to an optimum blend of performance, and fuel efficiency.

Our turquoise car, however, came a five-speed manual that was and flexible and had a short throw much in keeping with the competitive nature. A manual further squeezes fuel giving the Paseo city-highway of 28 and 34 m.p.g. That translates, to about 300 miles between $13 of regular unleaded.

Based on the Toyota Tercel reskinned, re-engined and obviously far from anything resembling a commuter capsule–the Paseo’s cribs lightly from the which is a pretty exhilarating to loot. Headlights are flush and wrap-around and a little feline.

The rear winglet won’t the handlin g, but it certainly is raffish and a hatchback look to the rear That, however, is pure The car will be sold only as a with an eight-cubic-foot trunk converts into a 29-cubic-foot hold by folding down the seat backs.

Those seats are the standard apology. Use only for hauling Teddy or large enemies. Other should be fed industrial-strength muscle before being crammed there.

The Paseo’s cabin is the of the car’s basic economy, so do not for much beyond basic furnishings. Windows are hand-cranked. and door liners are upholstered in tweed with gray fur on some flat surfaces.

No air bags on either side. and side mirrors are hand-operated. sun visors without even a vanity mirror is carrying to monastic levels.

The largest is a pair of cup holders. Unfortunately, are mounted direct y over the Those with all the vices may well wind up with butts in their coffee.

all its enforced abstinence, the Paseo’s is not unpleasant. It is fully functional and displays a certain amount of savvy in keeping the instrument heater vents and center controls simple without victim to the cheap and dinky.

technical center in Gardena the chassis and suspension geometry. It a combination of front MacPherson rear trailing torsion and new axle bushings to stiffen roll. Translation: Here is a platform that will rattle the fillings of cautious nor produce damp palms and nausea in sportier pilots.

We have like disc on all four wheels instead of the cost-cutting disc-drum setup. But even under panic even without the security of an system, was instant and positive–another of that light curb

Front-wheel drive gives the car the skitters of torque steer. One some engineer will that particular goblin and wheels will be restored to without flex. Apart that flash of bad manners, the handling is virtually flawless and among the best of the sport

It should be noted that all sporty cars track to their steering lines, cornering sedately or squirting freeway traffic. A mechanical lag dipping the gas pedal and feeling on the driving wheels is a thing of the No matter how hard the maneuver or how the curve, today’s mini-coupes are and firmer by far, with a hint of tipping on their

Paseo’s edge is in coordinating all advances and advantages into one stable, but nevertheless spirited And without compromising comfort or personal debtstructure.

From this concert of and performance, the Paseo will and satisfy, which in turn mundane motoring into the experience.

All advertising claims you may even love what Toyota does for you.

Toyota Paseo

The Good performance for light and young of Concerted handling. Low price, value. Sips gas by eye-dropper.

The Bad trunk? What rear

The Ugly Visors sans

Cost Base: $9,988. As $12,713 (including air conditioning, wheels, cruise control, roof, rear spoiler, system upgrade).

Engine cylinders, double overhead 16 valves and 1.5 liters developing 100

Type Front-drive, two-door, 2+2 coupe.

Performance 0-60 as tested, 9.8 seconds. Top speed, estimate, 118 m. p.h. Fuel EPA average, city-highway, 28 and 34 m.p.g.

Weight 2,070 pounds.

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