28th Feb 2001, 12:44

Yes I agree with you. The Corolla is no longer the same. Corolla was always reliable and lovely. People never even imagined to say a single bad word about Corolla, as because the build quality and design was so nice. But recently they no longer take care of quality. In order to cut its costs, Toyota is destroying the image of Corolla. I do not understand how they can be so bad. I think anywhere in the world people know Toyota through only the Corolla. And now Toyota is neglecting it. From my point of view, Toyota can never survive without the help of Corolla. So they should not neglect this friendliest car.

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28th Feb 2001, 17:50

Early 1990's Corollas suffered from very poor rust problems over the rear wheel wells, along with poor retracting seat belt mechanisms, low quality brakes and suspension, and an under powered motor.

12th Mar 2001, 07:44

I've driven Toyota Corollas for 16 years and never had any problems at all. I did 178,000 miles over 11 years in one. A mechanic at my Toyota dealer brought it for his personal use when I traded it in and is still running it as far as I know!

The only problem with the newer ones (in UK at least) is the headroom and lack of leg space in the rear seats.

19th Jul 2001, 16:55

I noticed that most of the complaints are from owners of Corollas in the US. In Canada, the Corolla is fine though I would take note of the lack of rear legroom.

11th Sep 2001, 09:26

I can't believe that you could bad mouth Toyota like that.

In response to the car, you probably beat the heck out of it. If Corolla's were that bad, they wouldn't be ranked second to having the highest number of units sold besides the VW Beetle.

No one said that service people had to be nice, maybe it's your attitude and not their's. I know that if someone came into my service station bad mouthing the car, I'd have to think that they treated their car with the same respect given to me.

Final word, you don't like the car... fine... go buy some stupid little crappy Honda that is extremely over-rated, and over-priced, and enjoy yourself.

9th Jan 2002, 22:54

I've had my 99 Corolla for 3 years now and haven't had even 1 minor problem. It gets a rough workout since I live a couple miles off a paved road, but so far, not even 1 iota of a problem. Not a fuse, not a wiper blade, not a piece of trim. Nothing. From a design point of view, as others have stated, there isn't much back seat room. It's definitely not a family sedan, but it's been great for commuting.

26th Jun 2002, 18:08

There are always a possibility that, two out of ten car is bad. But one thing is sure. It was not case when we were importing cars from Japan. If you are buying a car made in USA/Mexico there are only 50/50 chances you get a good car.

Ofcourse these USA made Japanese cars may be little better than American cars (But not always though). I had very old 1991 Toyota corolla which had 165,000 miles when it was totalled after an accident. It never gave me any problems. I once changed Exhaust. (ofcourse tires too). Despite small engine it was very peppy and very handy. Now I own a Honda Accord LX 2000 model (not V6). I should say I hate it. It makes more noises and squeaks, acceleration is so poor, I look at over taking corollas with a long face. And mileage I never got more than 20 MPG local vs 28 MPG of old toyota.

So best thing is, to have the car test drive extensively before you buy that. (same car you are gonna buy, not the model test car). If you feel anything wrong or abnormal, just don't buy. This way you can eliminate some risk. That's lesson I learned.

4th Mar 2003, 13:37

I have owned 2 Toyotas and the second one is a 2000 Corolla. I do not have any problems with it. It drives great and its cute and economical.

I just have to take care of it with routine maintenance. That's normal with any car. It "cracks me up" to hear people raging in anger about Toyotas. Fine, go buy a Ford and find that you will gripe about that car as well. Cars are cars... take care of them and they will take care of you!

And if little things go on a Corolla or for any car for that matter, think, that things will go on it, it happens! Get over it!

4th May 2003, 14:15

My 2001 leased Toyota Corolla appears to have very inferior cloth upholstery. When I brought it to the attention of the service department their response was that they would replace it just prior to the expiration of the lease (warranty). I am about to insist on replacement now - at 12,000 miles, but would like to know if others have had this problem.

My radio volume has recently started to increase and decrease and is very distracting. Any suggestions?

18th Jun 2004, 18:07

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla CE. It burns a liter of oil every 1500 km approximately. I have never had a 3 year old car before that burned oil. Is this common with Toyota Corolla's?

16th Nov 2005, 22:15

Sounds like you should have gotten an audio system instead of a car... and ah.. good sofa or something.

20th Nov 2006, 07:15

I've purchased 2 Corolla's (1990 & 2001) and had very few problems. These are the best cars I've ever owned. The only complaint I have is that the 2001 Corolla's engine is a little noisy for the first 2 minutes after starting. This started after about 40,000 miles. But after a few minutes the noise goes away. It does not hinder acceleration or anything else so I have never had it examined. Neither car has burned excessive oil as some people on this forum complain. Both of these cars were assembled in California with mostly American made parts.

5th Oct 2007, 00:09

Yeah, the reviewer has a good point: Toyotas are unreliable junk. I only have close to 200,000 miles on my Camry.

1st Dec 2007, 13:34

Service at Toyota and other manufacturers' dealerships is often not the best value for the money. As a rule, good independent mechanics do better work at lower rates.

28th Dec 2008, 12:49

I had a 92 Corolla with 240,000km on it, and it didn't burn a drop of oil, and the oil stayed clean between changes. It was remarkable.

Its tranny was its downfall.