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#859 of 4027 BUYING USED COROLLA - ADVICE
Jul 24, 2001 (9:00 pm)
I am looking at buying a 1993-1996 Toyota Corolla. I have only owned one Toyota (1994 Toyota 4wd p-up) which I sold today. I am looking for something very reliable and gets good gas mileage.
Are there any things I should look for or stay away from?
Are the automatics stout and reliable? I appreciate ANY information. I got an unlimited account with carfax and I am checking all vehicles through that.
I am gonna try to stay down around 110K or less on mileage.
What kind of life/ mileage could I expect to get out of a decently cared for corolla?
Jul 25, 2001 (5:13 pm)
I just bought a new 01 Corolla S. I am thinking about getting a dash cover for it and would like to know if anybody out there has one. Can you recommend one that fits and looks good. Thanks
#861 of 4027 '96 Corolla DX
Jul 25, 2001 (5:55 pm)
Shannon, have had my DX since the end of '97 and still love the car at 52k miles. It's extremely reliable and if one does the routine maintenance, these cars are bullet proof. The prices aren't to high either. Try to find a certified car or at least one from a dealer who'll give you a warranty period just in case some gremlins pop up. You might pay a little more but sometimes the piece of mind is worth the extra $'s. Good luck and keep us posted!
#862 of 4027 I'm so proud!!!
Jul 25, 2001 (9:06 pm)
I just bought a 2002 stick shift Indigo Ink Corolla with a TON of add ons, (heavy defr, heavy starter, dealer pkg #2, emissions, cd, sunroof, s convenience pkg) for 14,700!!! I think I got a really good deal, especially 'cause corollas are selling so fast here in Ohio, and they are very hard to find in Indigo Ink. The only drawback was that the Corolla didn't have ABS. I wanted ABS, but they said it was rare to get one with it, and it's en route from the factory, so it couldn't be added (we checked). I am so proud!!!
The only sad part is I have to sell my 91 tercel with 77K on it. (his name is Henry)
#863 of 4027 Tbonegrl
Jul 26, 2001 (8:07 am)
Congratulations! What will you name it?
I have an Indigo Ink Corolla too, and it's a joy to drive. I hope you'll have lots of fun with it.
#864 of 4027 engine break in
Jul 26, 2001 (8:46 am)
just curious ive read the owners manual for my 2002 corolla and read to not exceed 55 mph for the 1st 1000 miles/but i have to drive on the freeway every day with the speed limit of 65 mph
im i doing allot of damage to my car?
Jul 26, 2001 (8:52 am)
thats a good question... I also am driving a new Corolla with less than 1k on it, and completely forgot about that axiom... I am no expert, but I dont see how doing 65mph could be so bad...
Just think of it like this:
if going 55mph causes you to be a traffic hazard, and someone ends up smashing into, you'll probably have done a lot more damage to the car (and yourself)than if you just kept up with traffic.
Jul 26, 2001 (9:27 am)
especially with the way morons drive around here.
seriously i saw a guy get hit on a motorcycle(he was driving like a moron), and almost get in at least one sticky situation every day.
#867 of 4027 break in period
Jul 26, 2001 (10:34 am)
I'd pay more attention to the RPM than the speedometer. 1st gear at 40mph will kill you car anytime. That's why there is a rev limiter on most cars.
#868 of 4027 Break-in period
Jul 26, 2001 (2:40 pm)
I have a 2002 Corolla S with a five speed. I too drive to work on an uncluttered freeway and have been driving between 60 & 65mph. Revs are more important than speed. They always tell you to vary your speed when new and not drive at a steady speed. I shift from 5th to 4th at the same speed to vary the revs. I'm at 700 miles now and getting restless!!