26th Feb 2003, 12:14
I totally agree with you guys and am glad to have read this article. I found a Toyota Corolla Delux 1988 with only 40,000 original miles, garage kept. The car runs well and I will soon be purchasing it for $2,000! I have had a 1994 Corolla in the past and it never broke down on me either. The Corolla is truly a very reliable car.
3rd Nov 2005, 17:43
This is probably the most reliable & economic car that was ever built. My car has done close to 170,000kms & I think I can do another 170,000kms without a problem. As long as you do your regular servicing & not beat up the car too much, she will take you to the moon & back!
4th Jun 2009, 13:37
I wrote the original comment for the 1988 Toyota Corolla on 1st Nov 2000 and I am still driving the same car today in 2009.
Since then I've had only 2 critical problems with the vehicle - the power-band for 2nd gear snapped and was replaced and the Differential had to be replaced.
Five years ago, the repairs were approx $2,000 and I'm very satisfied with the Corolla today. 21 years and 147,000 miles later and I see dozens of other late 80's Toyota Corollas on the road - what a great car!
4th Nov 2010, 14:08
I bought a 1988 Toyota Corolla DX in July 1988, and now, in November 2010, I still have that car, it has over 430,000 miles on it. There is still no rust, still starts and runs like it was brand new. I drive it every day. I know people who have gone thru 5 or 6 cars in the 22 years I have had this ONE Corolla.
4th Nov 2010, 20:12
I'd say "wow" to the fact that it has 430,000 miles on it, but because it's a Corolla, it just doesn't surprise me.
I own a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX. Excellent car. Has 185,000 miles on it. Engine runs smooth and quiet, and it only uses a very small amount of oil (about 1/2 quart in 3,000 miles. The valve seals are the culprit. Acceptable oil consumption for ANY CAR is 1 quart every 2,000 miles. Not to mention that the 7A-FE engine does use a small amount of oil by nature. It's well within the acceptable range). I love my Corolla (still gets a very consistent 41 MPG) and is a pleasure to drive. I plan on keeping it for many, many more years to come.