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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Toyota Starlet (96-99) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

Promises trouble-free motoring; well built and long lasting

CONS

Mediocre ride and handling

At a glance

New price £7,845 - £11,755
Used price £210 - £1,285
Fuel economy 36 - 43 mpg
Road tax cost £160
Insurance group 9 - 11 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Promises trouble-free motoring; well built and long lasting

CONS

Mediocre ride and handling

Toyota Starlet rivals

Suzuki
Swift
1.5 out of 5 1.5

This was the model that ended the long line of Starlets with a wider range (including the sporty SR) than ever before. Despite the Hollywood inspired name, the Starlet does not really draw attention to itself. It can’t. The styling is so dull, the Starlet is easy to overlook. Style matters now even at the entry level end of the car market so this is a major flaw.

On the plus side, it inherits Toyota's legendary reliability and with prices starting at £2500, it makes an efficient runabout. Replaced by the more charismatic Yaris.

Toyota Starlet rivals

Suzuki
Swift
1.5 out of 5 1.5