2000 Toyota Corolla from North America
We have $32,881.00 invested in a $15,000.00 5 year old car.
At 75,000 miles, the motor had to be replaced.
There was no oil light to indicate any problem with our fairly maintained car.
The engine light will not go out, after spending over $600.00 to try and resolve this problem.
I am very disappointed.
I will not buy a brand new (or used) Toyota... ever again!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th October, 2004
29th Jun 2006, 23:40
I have a 99 Corolla. Don't look at it as an investment. The money you paid are sunk costs. It is not earning money for you.
7th Feb 2007, 11:02
How does one go about 'investing' $32k in a toyota corolla? I could have my mechanic completely disassemble and reassemble my car just out of sheer boredom and it wouldn't cost that much.
Maybe if you had your motor replaced 6 times it came to that total...
7th Feb 2007, 15:27
So if there's no oil warning light (affectionately called an "idiot light" by some people), then that means don't ever check the oil? No wonder it needed a motor at 75,000. That's pretty impressive for a car with no oil in it. You should understand that any car running severely low on oil will give you telltale signs, like motor tapping, which you WILL hear, even in a small 4 cylinder.