8th Feb 2006, 17:12

No problem.. my 1988 Wagon just hit 400 000 kms... I cannot believe it although she has been well maintained, oil changes, etc.

It is now time for timing belt change again, as the last time was at 320 000

Here is to 200 000 more!!


21st Aug 2006, 14:56

Our 1988 Toyota Corolla has just turned 225,000. A great car all around, economical and fun to drive. Only what you might expect has had to be repaired, no surprises. We bought her new, and both my daughters learned to drive a standard transmission in her, and she still has the original clutch. We were thinking of selling after our daughter bought another car, but will keep it and see just how long she will go. Best $11,000 I ever spent!

17th Mar 2007, 11:27

I just bought my 1988 Toyota Corolla coupe for $500 and I'm very excited to get started restoring her. I need to learn how to drive it cause it's a manual shift, but the guy that owned it before me said he wouldn't have a problem driving it to Mexico and back so I take it it is a good car. Best $500 bucks I ever spent.

17th Apr 2007, 15:46

We call her the red rocket! She is the best investment I have ever made. 196,000 miles and still going strong. The only real problem is rust above the rear wheel. I too had problems with a leak in the trunk and the cable, but nothing else too serious just routine maintenance and replacement parts.

I just retired the girl to my niece who is turning 16 this month. She is so excited and has been busy detailing her in and out. I hope she loves the car as much as I did. I brought my son home from the hospital and he is now graduating high school. How cool is that! GREAT CAR!!!

24th Dec 2007, 07:42

My father-in-law gave me a 1988 corolla sr-5. It needed an engine. My son and I did an engine swap. I love the car; it had 165,000 miles on the old engine. I hope I can get another 100,000 out of this one, too! I'm thinking about restoring it to original, slightly modified condition.

7th Mar 2013, 12:40

I just bought a 1988 Corolla SR5. Best 1000 I've spent. The manual transmission is the best. I wanna get her running like new; hopefully soon. Will get her a new paint job too.