Good performance, very cheap interior!
May 3, 2019
Excellent basic cheaper car with good gas mileage, good brakes, and good drivability. A little noisy, but like most in its class. Cruise control is terrible with any hills on your trip. No real cupholders, power outlets, or USB plugs in the back even though this is NOT the low end Corolla. The seat material stains way too easily and can't be cleaned, even by the dealer. The floor "carpet" is NOT carpet, but felt---which CANNOT be vacuumed or really cleaned well at all. It is the worst floor material I have ever had since my first car(of many) since 1962! Bought used with 7000 miles, I took it to my dealer every 500 miles for checkup and service. At 38K, I took off the wheel to check the brakes and found the inside of the rotors were heavily grooved while the outside was barely used. The calipers were BOTH frozen. Unfortunately, neither brakes or calipers are covered under any warranty, and the dealership (Acton Totoya) offered me nothing when I showed them the problem! How could they have missed such a big problem if they really checked my car over each time? I fixed it all myself and now, with 68K, have had NO more problems with the brakes. The plastic front overhang is too low and has broken off twice when hitting the curb stones in parking lots while parking at low speed. The left front two speakers have not worked since about 10K and I haven't taken the door apart to find out why, but heard there is a problem with the door wiring just above the lower speaker. Except for the brakes thing, it has been an economical and zippy commuter car, but I will definitely go back to the Camry next time!