Purchased new and maintained according
to normal schedule. No mechanical
problems of any kind, excellent gas
milage (28+ mpg). Nothing has failed.
Car performs as it did when it was
new. I will keep it until something
major fails, probably in another ten
years. The new 2003 Toyota SE is just
like my '92, only cost more. 5 speed
manual is great; can't hardly find
manual trans. anymore. Toyota quality
is first rate. I'd buy another in an
Interior layout, dash, controls,
guages, are just where you would want
them. Power moonroof is great and
still tight; sound system is like my
living room stereo. Large trunk space
accepts everything I want to load in
it and fold down back seat back
increases utility for long items.
I can think of no improvements to be
made for this mid-sized four door
family sedan of a sporty nature.
We bought this car for my teenage son
for his first car with 217K miles on
it. The lady we bought it from bought
it new and put three teenage girls
through it as their first car. She had
all of the maintenace records and cried
when we drove away. In the last year
I've put on brakes, struts, stabalizer
links, etc. Nothing major and it just
keeps on ticking.
Great mileage, decent ride and
handling, good power. I just love the
reliability. GM and Ford should kidnap
Toyota engineers before it's too late.
Will be topping 275k miles this month.
Still rides smooth and soft and a
comfy. struts is an issue. scared to
buy anything else since I am so used to
the reliability factor and good ride.
no major issues except for regular
Bought the car new,it is a 4 cyl.
Changed the oil every 3000 miles,
timing belt every 100k and usual
maintenance items. Still has the
original engine, trans, etc. Has
always been reliable, passed this to my
son. Wife has a 96 with 110k, again no
problems. Recently bought a 2000, hope
to get 200k+ miles from this one.