1990 Toyota Corolla SR5, 5 speed, red
with grey interior. Bought used, 2
years old with 22,000km. Twelve years
later and now at 236,000km, this
vehicle has never let me down. I had
the body repaired and new paint job in
2000 and it has held up very well.
Sporty looks, reliability, fuel economy.
Retractable headlights failed just
after my extended warranty ran out
(1996). They are too expensive to
fix. Air conditioning stopped working
in about 1997.
Picking up a RAV4. Thought I would
sell my GTS but decided to use it as a
summer car. Gotta love Toyota quality
and reliability. I always gets
comments on my car. Most think it's
either new or a few years old. Fast
and fun, great on gas, expensive to
replace parts (all TRD). NEVER had a
problem with this car, just kept up
maintainance. Now it will be my
summer car. 133,000 MI...will put in
car shows 20 years from now
I couldn't kill this car if I wanted
to. At 170,000 miles, it isn't showing
any signs of stopping. A tune-up every
year or two, change the oil, add gas
and drive. I would recommend this car
to anyone who values reliability and
fuel economy but doesn't want to give
up a sporty look.
The best thing about the car is it's
consistent performance. It seems the
older it gets, the better the gas
mileage gets. 12 years old and it's
getting 30 miles to the gallon.