2009 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8 gas from North America
Best car I have ever owned in my life
Positive battery terminal corroded; replaced under warranty.
New tires and battery at 37,000 miles.
New front brake pads and rotors machined at 28,000 miles.
Otherwise no problems.
Excellent acceleration and high speed performance on the highways.
Easy and pleasant handling.
Great gas mileage; 23 MPG city, up to 38 MPG highway.
Anti-lock brakes are superb!
AM-FM/CD sound system is great.
My brother and sisters have all owned Toyotas and are very pleased with their performance and reliability, and I'm glad I listened to them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2013
17th Mar 2014, 16:33
Follow up by this owner: On 3/17/2014, my water pump failed and it was replaced under the powertrain warranty without charge.
8th Sep 2018, 21:10
Update by the owner: This is the only car I have ever owned that I have NEVER had to add oil between each oil change, which I have done per owner's manual every 5K miles or 6 months, whichever comes first; still runs well at 89k miles, but I have had to replace 3 of my 4 coil packs; easy to do myself with proper tools.
9th Sep 2018, 10:18
I've read a few articles and watched some videos from mechanics about how modern cars (not limited to one make) use more oil than older cars for reasons of better fuel economy. But the coils, yes - even Toyota is not immune. It's not a service item, but it is painfully debilitating when it happens and you can't get any power when you need it, even heading to the garage to get it fixed. Coils are not cheap either, so you can't just keep replacing them every so often (you can get cheap coils, but they don't last).