A big mistake of a purchase
The clutch on my car burnt out before 100 000km.
The springs on my car lost their tension far too early in the cars life.
Every time I drive over a speed bump, I hear a terrible knocking sound coming from the front left hand side of the car, but the sound cannot be traced. This was so from about 30 000km.
The front seats on my car wore out very quickly considering that the car is just under 6 years old. The cloth and leather are still fine, but the framework and sponge are worn out.
The head lights have always been very dim and theres nothing the manufacturer can do about it.
My car from the first batch of Corolla's in South Africa that were fitted with Anti-Lock Braking System and I think that the manufacturer didn't know what they were doing because I need to change brake disks, not pads at 5000km intervals. If I don't do this I get a terrible shudder on my steering wheel when I apply brakes. My stopping distance also increases dramatically before I change the disk.
The leather on my steering wheel tore off when the car was approximately 3 years old.
My engine sometimes cuts off at about 140 kilometers per hour and nobody can find the fault.
There are many small faults that will take too long to type out.
The car doesn't go to o badly, but because of the worn springs the handling is terrible.
When I go around bends, my front left hand side wheel spins too much. I had the tire checked and that isn't a problem.
Toyota doesn't seem to be making cars the way they used to in the past. I was very happy with my previous car and this one didn't give me half the service of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th January, 2003