2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8 gas from North America
The most boring car that I've ever loved!
Loose brake caliper (still haven't fixed).
The styling is a bit bland, but the reliability is outstanding! I've bought and sold a number of vehicles over the years, and wasn't sure if I was going to keep this Corolla at first or if I was going to flip it for a profit. But I really wanted a car that got great fuel economy as I live about 90 miles from Las Vegas and drive there semi-frequently to buy and sell stuff. This car gets 36 MPG on the highway so it was hard to beat when gas prices were so high. The air conditioning is the coldest I've ever had on any car, which is a must have in the desert... it's 38 degrees at the vent even when it's 100+ outside!
As far as the blandness, I installed an in-dash DVD player, new speakers and an alarm with remote start as well as new rims so that made the car more appealing to me. I also installed a trailer hitch so I can pull a small trailer and I don't have to use my gas thirsty truck as often. The Corolla has an amazing tow rating of 1500 pounds!
Two-and-a-half years later, I've thought about getting something else, as I get bored with cars, but this car is just hard to beat and it's got everything I want so I changed my mind. This is the LE model and is factory equipped with all power options as well as cruise control.
Common with many cars -- including this Corolla -- is oil consumption... I usually have to add a quart after 2,000 miles so be sure to check your dipstick every 1500 miles or thereabout and add oil accordingly.
If you're considering buying one of these Corollas, go for it! It's a great deal for the money!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2016