1993 Toyota Corolla Base from North America
Reliable, inexpensive, ultra-high value!
Paint (red) faded after a few years. The car appears almost pink now.
Distributor failed at about 100,000 miles.
Exhaust replaced at about 80,000 miles.
Burns oil at about a quart a month.
All other problems have been related to normal wear. One could even argue that the above are related to normal wear.
This vehicle has been remarkably reliable to own, like other Toyotas I have had. My record for maintenance is spotty at best.
The clutch still seems to have plenty of life in it after 168,000 miles of mixed driving conditions.
The interior is flawless, even the driver's seat.
The car has been great to own and operate - I have never been left stranded. It is not a performance demon, but as a commuter car it is awesome. I still use it to drive 400+ miles a week back and forth to work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2004