If CNN can spend hours broadcasting live court custody hearings of decomposing spray-on butter eating pill-popping celebrity types, then we can certainly bring you news from our still rolling 1982 Toyota Starlet. The Starlet is about to turn 200 thousand miles on what is assumed to be a never cracked open stock 4K-C 1300cc pushrod four-banger engine. While our Starlet sports a fussy Aisin carburetor, the fuel injected and slightly more aerodynamic 1984 Starlet was rated for a still astounding 54 mpg on the highway. Our Starlet did recently give up on its voltage regulator, yet continues soldiering on slowly into a new era thanks to readily available replacement parts.
A General History of the Starlet [Toyoland.com]
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