Reliable workhorse. Wish I could have kept it as a memento
Exhaust, starter, battery, and alternator replaced ONCE each, but that is expected for a car with 20+ yrs of faithful service. It also gives you a warning if these items go.
Regular service items: air filter, oil and oil filter change, trans. oil change, tires.
Yes seats are badly wore now.
Sure it didn't have amenities like power windows or gobs of horsepower, but it always fires up when called upon. Had to donate it because I've moved on to a Nissan S13 and could not afford the insurance and taxes to keep 2 cars. However the Corolla will always be remembered as my first car that has taken me through high school and college. Was still running when I donated it. It was practical and can haul a sizable amount of cargo. Was sad to see it go.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2003