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1999 Toyota Corolla

1999 Toyota Corolla

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4.5
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Fuel Sipper, great for transportation.

by from Boston, ma on April 29, 2008

Drove it for 70K miles, and over that time I easily averaged 35 MPG, which was awesome because I was a student for every one of those miles. Good for long hauls. Big trunk, but weight on the rear whee...
Drove it for 70K miles, and over that time I easily averaged 35 MPG, which was awesome because I was a student for every one of those miles. Good for long hauls. Big trunk, but weight on the rear wheels limited what I could carry. Engine noise was a little much, especially on hills. Putting anyone over 5'8" in the back doesn't help make friends either, it can get cramped fast. The car is transportation and little else, no frills or special options. From the aspect of a daily driver and economic choice you cannot go wrong. As any other Toyota, it produced as advertised and I am confident this one could keep going way past the 140K it has now. Those commercials with Corollas with 300K+ miles aren't jokes, there is a reason behind it.
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Great Car for the money

by from Gevena,OH on June 16, 2011

This cars go for ever. I seen them with over 200,000 miles on the eng. and still going. You wont be desopointed at all.. Great buy for the money..!!
This cars go for ever. I seen them with over 200,000 miles on the eng. and still going. You wont be desopointed at all.. Great buy for the money..!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

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Great value for the Buck

by from north fork,ca on December 14, 2008

Have had mine for 350001 miles now and have never had the valve cover off,just regular maint.and oil changes every 4 to 5000 miles and lots and lots of commuting ,220 miles a day for four years, plus ...
Have had mine for 350001 miles now and have never had the valve cover off,just regular maint.and oil changes every 4 to 5000 miles and lots and lots of commuting ,220 miles a day for four years, plus still doing a hundred a day now and feel like i can still trust it with my daughter driving it to high school next year...Great car and i will buy another one soon...
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Best car Ive had

by from Columbus,OH on January 31, 2010

Bought mine with 130 miles and it now has 210K and still runs like the day i got it. Unfortuneately we have moved to the country and we have hit 4 deer but car was very protective and easily repaired ...
Bought mine with 130 miles and it now has 210K and still runs like the day i got it. Unfortuneately we have moved to the country and we have hit 4 deer but car was very protective and easily repaired with no permanant damage.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Pretty good car

by from Southern California on November 22, 2008

I've had this 1999 Corolla CE for a few months now. It was inexpensive to buy and insure. No maintenance costs so far. It provides a comfortable ride and is less punishing on my spine than my old Civ...
I've had this 1999 Corolla CE for a few months now. It was inexpensive to buy and insure. No maintenance costs so far. It provides a comfortable ride and is less punishing on my spine than my old Civic. Performance is in line with its 120 horses, which is to say it is adequate but far from powerful. It corners without much drama and comes to a stop from speed fairly quickly. The interior is small, especially for the rear-seat passengers where there is hardly any useful legroom. Controls are simple and placed logically. Trunk space is bigger than expected for a car in this class. Fuel economy has generally been great. Never sat down and calculated it, but I'm at the gas station so infrequently now and filling the 13 gallon tank is not expensive. I've done rough math in my head and figure to be getting 30 mpg at a minimum in mixed driving. It's a nice little car. Recommended.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Reliable and economical

by from Illinois on October 26, 2007

We bought our car used. The only problems we've had were at 145,000 miles when we had to replace the alternator, and just now, at 149,000, when the front hood latch broke. We don't feel very protected...
We bought our car used. The only problems we've had were at 145,000 miles when we had to replace the alternator, and just now, at 149,000, when the front hood latch broke. We don't feel very protected in the car and it's horrible for our child's seat. At highway speeds it's a little noisy. But it's extremely reliable and durable, and it's great in the city -- it can squeeze in any spot. Not really a family car but great for singles and couples.
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One of the best

by from on June 20, 2015

I just got a new car this year, but this 1999 corolla is one of the best I have driven. The reliability is very very good, the interior is pretty old but still has some room, and my experience with th...
I just got a new car this year, but this 1999 corolla is one of the best I have driven. The reliability is very very good, the interior is pretty old but still has some room, and my experience with this car has been up top!! It is pretty old so you may want to watch out for material breaking in the car and also the headlights.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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I've been looking for a car like this for 40 years

by from Porter, Tx on February 18, 2013

I recently (Oct 2012) bought this car used. When I first starting looking for a reliable, no frills car back in the early 70's, I looked at Corollas but couldn't afford one as a college student. Now I...
I recently (Oct 2012) bought this car used. When I first starting looking for a reliable, no frills car back in the early 70's, I looked at Corollas but couldn't afford one as a college student. Now I finally found a good 1999 model with only 55,000 miles. If it lasts as long as I hear the Corollas will last, I will be dead before it wears out. Being 13 years old, the car has some interior and exterior cosmetic problems but it is very reliable transportation for getting to work. It has a more comfortable ride than my mom's 2009 Honda Fit. With the manual transmission, I get 35 - 37 mpg in mixed driving. It has adequate power for entering traffic and passing. I would strongly recommend this car to anyone needing basic, reliable, no frills transportation.
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very very very relaible

by from nj on September 12, 2009

This car is AMAZING, very reliable. with 152,500 miles the car is almost new, starts EVERY time no problem at all. The ride is a little harsh but good, and good gas mileage. its a good small car
This car is AMAZING, very reliable. with 152,500 miles the car is almost new, starts EVERY time no problem at all. The ride is a little harsh but good, and good gas mileage. its a good small car
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1999 Corolla

by from on March 29, 2009

Very reliable small car. Fuel efficient and easy to work on. Easy to find parts and they are pretty cheap. Rides smooth on the city streets and on the highway.
Very reliable small car. Fuel efficient and easy to work on. Easy to find parts and they are pretty cheap. Rides smooth on the city streets and on the highway.
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Purchased a used car

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