1987 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L from North America
Might be a good car after the problems are fixed
Alternator went out. New one did not cost that much --$78.
I purchased new spark plugs and wires-$22.
Clicking sound can be heard when cutting the wheel.
Sometimes it is hard to start and frequently"floods out."I suspect carburetor problems.
I bought this beautiful car just two weeks ago for only $300!I mean, the body and trim are almost like new. No rust, dents, tears in the seats, cracks in dash, ect.After cleaning it up it shines up like a new penny!
I read the reviews here about these cars and it influenced me to buy it. I could not resist it for the price, but I did anticipate some problems.
However it burns no oil or tranny fluid;that's the main thing. The engine is clean. But it often floods out. I can go a few miles, shut it off and it will turn over, but not start. The odor of gas is strong. I think it is flooding out somehow -- but after 10 minutes it will start. This is the only problem with it right now. Wish I could fix it!
This is a real nice car and would be a pleasure to drive if I can get the problem fixed.
My local parts store told me these cars can last up to 250,000 miles and sometimes more!
I am not going to give up on it -I plan to get a good mechanic to fix it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th February, 2005
This morning it started fine. It is unpredictable as to when it will "flood out."
I know it is high mileage -- 187,200 to be exact, but I feel it was worth the price. Someone I know has one just like it and it has 260,000 miles and is still going strong. Also my mail carrier has one like it and he has delivered the mail in it the past 5 years.
I have not installed the spark plugs yet, but I hope it will improve it. The car is 18 years old yet the body and interior is almost like new. Maybe that is a clue that it was taken care of.
Before I bought this car I considered purchasing an Oldsmobile Achieva. But after reading the reviews of other reviewers here I changed my mind.
It is a 1987 Toyota Corolla, 4 door two-tone silver and gray,4 cyl.,1.6L.