1989 Toyota Corolla Base 1.6 gas/petrol from North America
Corolla isn't a car, it's a lifestyle... #CorollaLifeBoyz
Nothing goes wrong with these cars. Ever. It literally thinks it's a tank. It got hit by a bus and was still able to drive it as it did before.
The radiator started leaking around 220000km; nothing a little pepper didn't fix.
Exhaust rusted completely off; who cares because remember tanks are loud.
Carburated, started every winter no problem -30 degree Celsius winters. It loved being rev'ed high, especially when off roading.
What's that? You like drifting? This thing is a grade A drift missile in the winter. Japanese engineered E-brake leaver mechanisms helps rips em sideways like 5 days from Sunday. And you wanna go fast? Great! Just demolish off the rest of the exhaust and move the distributor cap to max advancement. Right there is an easy 7 HP (recommended on premium fuel only). It's basically what the 2jz is based off. A detuned race engine. Oh and the MPGs are great too. Mediocre safety, with enough trunk space to fit two Lebron James in it. 10/10.
I highly recommend this car to every 16 year old, and to people that are so old they shouldn't be driving anyways. It's a fun, memorable car that will get your heart beating once in awhile. Cherish every moment with this car.
Don't get hit by a bus. I would rebuy this car if I could find one.
Wish their quality was the same today as it was back then.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2017