2001 Toyota Corolla S 1.8 vvt from North America
Cheap to own, great on gas
I had to have the engine replaced at 125000 miles. They told me it was a bad rod bearing. Knowing my luck with cars, I bought an extended warranty when I bought the car. The dealership jerked me around, and the warranty company took forever to come out and inspect the car to make sure it was covered. So after 3 weeks I got the car back with a rebuilt engine and it only cost $100.
Other than that, I've had to change the headlamps 4 or 5 times, about two on each side. Don't know why, maybe because they're daytime runners and they're on all the time?
Other than the ordeal I explained above, I have no major complaints. The car is comfortable, it has more pickup than a 4-cylinder Camry, and it's gas efficient. I've gotten close to 40 mpg in this car. It's also great in the snow, I've seen newer cars get stuck in places and my Corolla just keeps going. If I were to buy another Toyota, I probably wouldn't get another model with the 1.8 vvt-i engine. Just to be safe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2009