2001 Toyota Corolla XEi 1.8 gasoline
Very good if you never had better
Basically, I got this car with loads of problems. The Corolla gave me a very bad first impression.
1 - The manual transmission was leaking oil. Even though this issue is solved.. up to date it still doesn't feel right.
2 - I can feel the acceleration, the engine effort on my feet, which I don't like... I think cars should be perfect and silent tools, a levitating brick if you will.
3 - The mat on the driver's side is always moving with my feet. It goes over the pedals sometimes... terrible.
4 - The steering wheel oil cable was leaking too.. I had to replace the oil every month or so. It has stopped leaking after repairs, but somehow I had to replace that oil again. Don't know if it evaporates or whatever.
5 - If you are not driving on a mattress, you can hear noises from all doors... it's annoying how this car looks like Lego plastic.
6 - I had to replace a piece called 'lambda probe' or whatever... it calculates the gas/air combination.
7 - The A/C motor had to be replaced; it was making an amazing annoying sound that could be heard a mile away, whenever I had the A/C on.
I find it amazing that the insurance for this car and the market is better than Chrysler's... so many customers like this piece of trash. Maybe because they never had anything better, or just because they're too humble.
The only reason that forces me to buy another, is the insurance value in Brazil, which is 1/8 of any Chrysler's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th November, 2011