1992 Toyota Corolla DX FWD 4-cylinder 5-speed from North America
We call our car Emerson, and we love it!
Engine cracked at 100,000 miles, had it replaced with a rebuilt engine with <60,000 miles.
Besides that, normal wear-and-tear replacements of starter, battery, tires, etc.
Interior light hasn't worked in years, no matter what we did.
Just repaired a sagging headliner, one off-track window, and replaced THREE (yes, three) broken doorhandles. (We have kids. :)
Seats and interior features are still in excellent shape, even after removing and extreme-cleaning the entire rear seat due to carrying a leaky kerosene heater (I don't recommend this).
Trunk has a slight leak.
Speakers are blown so music is tinny.
Car has been rear-ended FIVE times in the school carpool line with no visible damage.
We love this car.
It's paid for, still gets great gas mileage, starts every time, goes great in the snow, and has given us 194,000 miles of nearly-trouble-free driving on mountain terrain.
The cracked engine was a disappointment, but our mechanic said it was a fluke uncommon to the Toyota brand. We paid a well-worth-it $1600.00 for a new engine and have gotten another 94,000 miles (so far).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2008