The corolla is a car for people who don't care about driving a fun vehicle. I have 1998 Corolla and have had it for 9 years and I have put over 100,000 miles on it, and it now has over 170,000 miles. ...
The corolla is a car for people who don't care about driving a fun vehicle. I have 1998 Corolla and have had it for 9 years and I have put over 100,000 miles on it, and it now has over 170,000 miles. The car has never had any serious problems and has been 99% reliable.
It does burn oil now though. Also the interior is CHEAP. Seriously, the interior bits are VERY CHEAP. Plastic trim and parts have broken, peeled off , and become very disfunctional.
The door handles on the inside and outside of the front doors have broken multiple times. The mechanism in the front passenger door broke, rendering the door useless. The center console hinge has broken multiple times. The cup holder tray gets stuck and doesn't work more than it does work. The rear cup holder plastic has broken.
The suspension has always been too soft, and the car has so much body roll when turning/cornering, you would think you're driving a van.
I've been in the market for a new car, and even a lot of the new toyotas seem to have cheap plastic-y interiors and too soft suspension with excessive body roll in corners.
This corolla has been mechanically reliable, and that is it. Just about everything inside the cabin of the car has broken at one time or another. The car get's decent gas mileage.
If you are looking for a cheap car to get good gas mileage, but aren't looking for a fun or comfortable car, then I would suggest an entry level toyota like the corolla or camry.
It has got the job done, but I will not be buying another toyota.