1998 Toyota Corolla LE 2.0 from North America
Corolla's are the most reliable cars ever!
Seatbelt sensor at 135K KMS.
Other than that, nothing except some small maintenance things such as a brake light needing a new bulb, and a fuse going.
This is my second Corolla (previous was a 1996).
Bought it for the A/C.
The anti-lock brakes work wonderfully. Gas is okay, I get about 425KM's per tank.
The cup holders could be in a better location, but it's not a big deal.
In terms of reliability, this car is incredibly reliable, and I would buy another Corolla any day.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2011
27th Jun 2011, 13:31
The 90's Corollas were good cars for the most part. However before basing the purchase of a NEW one on your experience with a '98 model, I think I'd do a bit of research. My best friend is trying to sell his 2009 Corolla at the moment. He has encountered a lot of problems. The rear suspension has sagged from the weight of the car, and can no longer be aligned without special shims. We just replaced the brakes on it, and the A/C is not blowing as cold as it should. Lots of issues for a 2-year-old car.
In two recent comparisons, the new 2011 Corolla either came in dead last or wasn't even considered for the test at all (the Hyundai Elantra took the top spot in both tests). Toyota quality is slowly coming back up due to consumer pressure to build better cars, however I'd wait a while before buying one at this point. Sales were down for Toyota in May, and are projected to stay pretty flat in coming months due to lack of demand for new cars, higher prices, and much stiffer competition from Korea and the U.S. At present the company having the greatest increase in overall U.S. sales is Hyundai/Kia.