After 90,000 miles: Mass Air flow intake cracked, replaced. Ignition coil replaced at 95,000. CV joints replaced at 120,000.
This car was my first, and it will hold a special place in my heart for that reason, but it has also proved to be a very reliable piece of machinery.
The mileage on this vehicle is comparatively low, and I think it will last another 150k. The engine and transmission purr, I've only had minor peripheral problems since purchasing the car.
It handles like a sport-compact should. The suspension is a little rough, but it takes corners pretty damn well, I must say. It doesn't have the power of a GT model, but it still holds it's own when put to the test.
You feel like you're in some B movie, sci-fi rocket ship when you drive this thing. The ride is very low to the ground, and it has a very sporty (for lack of a better word) feel to it in the front seats.
Overall, I consider this Toyota to be a fine auto. It is virtually indestructible, and could outrun most cars today if given the chance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2003