Quality Toyota engineering at a junkyard price
PCV valve replaced at 160,000 miles.
Starter replaced at 180,000 miles.
This car is remarkable. The quality is amazing. Being a Toyota, it really gives you peace of mind knowing this car is engineered to last for hundreds of thousands of miles.
This car was driven nearly 70 miles a day to and from downtown Chicago 6 days a week for 8 years. Never failed my dad once. I got this car from him in 2003 with nearly 140,000 miles.
Since then, I've replaced a timing belt and water pump (both original), all the original belts and hoses, 2 batteries, original starter & fuel pump, original rotors, original valve cover gasket & distributor.
I had the factory clutch replaced today, and it was in surprisingly good condition once I saw it.
The stereo crapped out on me last week, so I have to figure out something.
I'm not a mechanic, but know my engine pretty well. I replaced all these things because I knew they were original and worn, but this car has NEVER LEFT ME STRANDED.
It is beginning to rust, but I can't say much after 16 Chicago winters.
I plan to drive this car until it absolutely refuses to move another inch. I can't justify replacing it when it just keeps going trouble free.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th May, 2009