Thursday 18th October 2012
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Have you ever owned a Toyota Starlet? Did you have to replace any parts on the vehicle? If so, then we would like to hear about these experiences. Let us know how the replacement parts performed, and leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Toyota Starlet Overview

The Toyota Starlet is classed as a small family car and was produced by the Japanese car manufacturing company Toyota from 1973 to 1999. The Starlet replaced the Publica in 1973 and retained the name in some markets to begin with, being called the Publica Starlet. This car was eventually replaced with the more stylish Toyota Yaris in 1999. The later versions of the Starlet were seen as very reliable, well built cars that lasted a long time. They don’t handle the best and are not the greatest drives, and they are pretty basic looking cars. These are very efficient cars and run well. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Toyota Starlet?

Toyota Starlet History

The first version of the Starlet was the 40 series (1973-78) and was almost like a shortened version of the Toyota Corolla. The 60 series (1978-84) was available as a 3 and 5 door hatchback. This was the only Starlet sold in the USA, to be replaced with the Corolla. The 70 series (1984-89) was the first version of the Starlet to have front wheel drive.

The 80 series (1989-98) changed the look of the vehicle from the sharp edged box car to a more rounded looking car. This was the first version to be sold in Europe, and the 1.0 and 1.3L were available in the UK. The 90 series (1996-99) was the final version of this vehicle to be produced and had more of a bubble look design. This car was then replaced with the Toyota Yaris in 1999.



Fuel Economy

The Toyota Starlet has been available in the following engines over its lifetime: 1.0, 1.2 and 1.3L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines. The most economical of these engines is the 1.5L diesel engine. Which engine did you have and how did it perform in terms of fuel economy? The engine size, fuel type and age of vehicle help determine the fuel economy of the vehicle.


The Toyotas Starlet was available in 4 and 5 speed manual and 3 and 4 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have for your Starlet and how did it perform? We have a section of our website dedicated to Toyota gearbox parts where you can search for your Starlet gearbox parts.


We have Toyota Starlet parts here at Breakeryard, and you can get them at amazing prices. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models of vehicle. You can check out our Starlet parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to find the parts you are looking for.