Tofas Kartal Reviews
When my non-car nut pal A. told me he was going on vacation in Turkey, I asked him to take some pictures of interesting cars for me. He did not disappoint.
The internet is amazing. A Google search of "kartal" (see rear liftgate) revealed that we are looking at a Tofas Kartal.
Tofas stands for Turk Otomobil Fabrikas Anonim Sirketi. Founded in 1968, the company mostly builds Fiats under license.
This 1988-2003 Kartal (wagon) is based on a SEAT. If this is a post-1996 model, then it came with a 1.6 liter, 96 horsepower engine from the Fiat Tempra.
Versions of this car were also built in Egypt and Ethiopia.
These cars were cheap, robust, and easy to maintain. But as the Turkish market opened, higher quality imports led to this car's demise.View PhotosView Videos
Top 10 Best Chevrolet Models of All Time
9 Unique Ways to Customize Your Car
How to Find the Best Tow Truck Companies
Your Guide to the New Skyactiv-X Engine from Mazda
7 Driving Techniques and Other Tips for Fuel Efficiency
Car Repair at Home: 4 Easy DIY Fixes That Anyone Can Do
The Most Valuable Parts on a Car to Scrap
Lifting a Truck Pros and Cons
How to Diagnose Severe Car Problems (Even When You Don’t Know Anything About Cars)
View All Recent Posts
- More Photos