1998 Toyota Corolla 1.8 7A-FE
Perfect solution for a person who like outdoor activities
At 130000km the hose going to the oil cooler started wearing out, and I've been told to change it.
150000KM, the clutch was worn out.
The car is 4x4, and handles snow and wet roads perfectly, including country ones. It's very stable in turns. Relatively quick.
In the cabin, everything is at the right place. The speakers are very good along with the aircon. Seats, however are a bit uncomfortable compared to my previous Renaults.
Steering is nice and stiff. Brakes are perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2012
A 4x4 Corolla??
Some Japanese Domestic Market Spec versions of cars come with 4wd for snow use. I was surprised to find a version of my dad's Civic was sold in Japan with 4WD, so I guess for some markets and grey import areas you can find these versions. It's quite often a manual thing for the rear wheels, so you have to get out and turn a lever in one of the rear wheel wells.