1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8 from North America
The Best your money can buy
Starter went off at 57000 miles.
Had to change the brake Pads and shoes once, but obvious due to age of the car.
Clutch Plate went at 72000 and 91000 can't figure out how's it possible with a manual transmission.
Other than this THE BEST CAR EVER!!! :)
This is my brothers certified car. It still drives as if its brand new. Its annually driven around 15000 to 22000 miles. Though there's no leakage, I still have to put oil into it even after following 3500 regular Oil change and scheduled maintenence, but I consider this acceptable. What really puzzles me is that the Clutch plate assembly had to be changed twice for a manual transmission!!! I have never burned the clutch nor I am rough on the gears, but I often use the engine for braking or must be the dealer.
I am truly impressed by the car's performance and cheap maintenence, if you follow the factory recommended maintenence. I would definitely recommend this car especially the manual because its fun and RELIABLE!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th July, 2005
1996 Toyota Corolla Review-
Sounds like I am in the minority here, but have had nothing, but trouble with my '96 Corolla. Bought it used and the brakes shimmyed and locked up from day one. Had the pads inspected and adjusted, but that only lasted a month. Soon after the rear shocks went out and costs $700 dollars to replace. Front door has been aligned twice and is still off causing the door ajar light to stay on which killed my battery. Replaced that two weeks ago then the car just died on me. Had the timing belt replaced, but found out it need an engine rebuild. I know this is hard to believe, but believe me I am living this nightmare!