2000 Toyota Corolla Linnea Terra 1.4 from Norway
Never again a Toyota
Alternator at 90k.
Engine lamp glowing sometimes, dealer couldn't find any fault.
Severe oil burning after 140k, 2 quarts a tank.
Exhaust at 130k.
General wear and tear items as expected.
Expecting the emission control systems to fail soon because of the oil burning. And it will not pass the MOT. The car will be scrapped.
I really struggle to find a reason to buy this car. It's bland, dull to drive and the interior is cheap. Yes, it's been reliable in terms of electronics, yet the engine has suddenly started to burn lots of oil. It's a well known Toyota design fault causing the piston rings to leak. I knew that the car was bland when I bought it, but I wanted and needed the Toyota-reliability more than anything else!
I was satisfied with performance at first for what it is - after all it's a 1.4. But lately it has become sluggish, lumpy and smokey.
The car has been serviced on the spot and meticulously cared for. I am utterly disappointed and will never again buy a Toyota!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th June, 2017