1986 Toyota Corolla SR5 4AC from North America
I've had this for 10 years, and it's still sweet
Totaled 3 times by other drivers, even though it's painted bright yellow. I've fixed it myself each time.
New clutch and throw-out bearing once.
New timing belt twice.
New blower motor once, new blower relay once.
New water pump twice.
New starter once.
New power steering pump once.
New struts and shocks twice.
New shoes and pads and wheel cylinders twice.
Getting new rear wheel bearings soon.
This car is just fun. Bought for 500 bucks ten years ago, I have to put about 3 or 4 hundred in it per year. I reviewed it back when I got it on this site. I'm reviewing it again to let you all know, this car is still running 10 years later.
It's love now, and if and when something finally goes wrong with this car that I can't fix, or I finally can't scrounge or make parts for it, or it just finally burns to the ground, I'll just flop down on the street and cry my head off.
Coming up on 300000 miles soon, but I'm not worried. If Toyota still made cars like this, sticking accelerators would be mentioned only along with the phrase, "but I still think that car's great!"
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2010