3 Reasons Why Toyota 86 is a #CarsAwards Finalist


What makes Toyota's rear-wheel-driven sportscar a strong contender in the Fun Car category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards Programme – powered by WesBank? We investigate…

The Toyota 86 High brings sportscar thrills to those who are looking to get into a "starter pack" 2-door driver's car. It’s low-slung, rear-wheel-driven and has a rear-end that’s not afraid to break traction and dish up tail-out oversteer fun. It comes in at under R600k too, so what makes it a fun car?

3 Reasons Why Toyota 86 is a #CarsAwards Finalist

1. It’s not fussy

The Toyota 86 isn’t full of expensive luxuries and fancy gizmos, it focuses purely on the driving experience. If you’re looking for feel and purity in your driving experience, the 86 embodies that.

2. Sportscar looks

Showing off is part and parcel of sportscar ownership. The 86 has a distinctive design that’s full of sharp angles. It looks ready for a fight and catches the eye as it slinks around town.

3. Driver’s delight

There are few cars that feel as connected to the road as a Toyota 86. The steering too is one of the best in the business. The naturally aspirated engine only really comes on song after 5 000 rpm, but that’s part of the fun as you work the quick-shifting 6-speed manual in order to keep the revs in the upper reaches.

Read our review of the Toyota 86 High here

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