The red paint is horribly faded. I've replaced the motor mounts and timing belt, no other big-ticket items. Can you be a little more specific? Yes Review Date: 18th October, 2010 Faults: I just purchased the car, and have only put on a few hundred miles. I have not had a chance to calculate gas mileage just yet. Factory sound system has good sound, though the cassette player eventually quit working. The exhaust is located very low and sometimes I have problems when I back into my drive way. General Comments: Very reliable, well made Toyota.
The cassette deck acts weirdly sometimes. And that's with about 90% around town driving. I must say that I disagree, I think it has pretty decent acceleration. It's cheap on gas, has an awesome turning radius, I can get into all the small parking spaces and mechanically it's relatively simple enough that I can fix many things myself. The only complaint I have with my Corolla is that she does use oil - about 1 liter every 500-600kms it's valve seals, the car was sitting for about 1 year before I was able to fix it up. General Comments: Best car ever produced.
I took it to the dealer who scanned its computer and gave me a list of things to replace, I did that and the car was still dead. I hear that Toyota's cars around this year are more reliable than the new ones coming out with China parts. The starter cap started to go at around 160,000 kms; that's it, and this is a normal maintenance type repair. I will continue to update this review as long as I own the vehicle. General Comments: I am amazed how easy it is to work on this car. I hope this will last as long as my old Honda's did. Despite having always been here in Massachusetts, it has almost no rust.
Model year 1997 Year of manufacture 1996 First year of ownership 2008 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 1. These are the only issues I've found with the car, and they are all either very small problems, basic maintenance, or just wear and tear. I just replaced the radiator, never had an overheating issue, but I'm glad I replaced it. General Comments: Words cannot explain my love for this car! The interior of the car does not look very special. Has a very small turning circle, which makes it easy to park. .
I bought the car knowing this. It has no problems getting around town or moving at highway speeds. I see a lot of complaints of this car being dangerously slow with the automatic transmission on this site. I installed an aftermarket Kenwood Audio system in it, and even with the factory speakers it sounds great. Especially after getting a better look at the old radiator when I took it out, it was in very bad shape. No wonder they are the number 1 car manufacturer in the world.
I haven't replaced the timing belt yet, but upon inspection, it was in decent shape. I like the way the car drives. Yes Review Date: 3rd March, 2011 Faults: Nothing major went wrong with the car, practically nothing at all! It does burn about a quart of oil for every other fill up about every 600 miles. The interior is in surprisingly excellent shape, it almost looks new, no joke. I will be driving it up to Vermont to visit family this July, and I really can't wait to see how it does for gas mileage on the highway. Reliable, you can count it on all the time.
Basically we beat the heck out this car and it just wont quit. General Comments: I bought this car new at Lane Toyota in Glen Waverley in late April 1996. Over all a good car Pros: - reliable car - cheap on gas - good price for the car - My engine is 250k+ km and I have not had any major issues - The manual transmissions is very reliable cons: - exhaust has given me problems. The drivers' seat seatback shakes side to side slightly. All these are just regular maintenance.
There's a few roads in town that I used to avoid altogether because they hurt so bad. We change the oil every 10,000 miles. Then it still didn't work. The car has gotten me around over the years and I'm quite happy with it. They make a good car. Car Survey is the greatest site, it has helped me avoid some lemons and find some true gems, thank you. Yes Review Date: 4th April, 2008 Faults: It just stopped running one day and has never run well ever since.
It's not a huge problem, but it does make the car seem even 20 year older. Yes Review Date: 27th November, 2011 Glad to see another happy Corolla owner! The car tracks straight, but the steering wheel is turned a bit to the right. Easy to maintain since the engine is nicely equipped, so even I can do an oil change for it. Blown fuse 205000km, fuse belonging to stereo and cigarette lighter. Replaced starter, alternator, plugs, wires, cap, rotor. Got another Corolla, until I can buy a 4wd.