Feels like it'll last forever
Apart from the usual maintenance (oil, brakes), the only expense has been for new engine mounts recently, as there was considerable vibration in cold weather until the car was warmed up.
The gear selector light went out a while ago, and apparently replacement involves taking almost the whole car to pieces, so I won't bother.
Still gets good mileage. On a trip from Vancouver Island to Reno last summer, the average was 35 MPG.
Not a powerhouse, but the engine does the job. It's a very smooth and pleasant car to drive. Some people say the seats are a bit hard, but I like them and the driving position is just right for me. I never feel tired after a long journey.
Like another owner here, I like my older Corolla so much I bought my daughter one (a 1994) for university. It's a bit more spartan (base model), but has all the same virtues as mine.
Once these eventually wear out, I'll probably get some more! The newer Corollas don't seem to be in the same class for build quality and reliability. I'm happy to be cheap and cheerful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2014