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Lovin Yota's
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By yotalover1
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1993 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 93 Toyota Corolla for 500 bucks with 180,xxx miles on it. The exhaust manifold had a crack in it so it was pretty loud when it first started but after 10-15 minutes the manifold would heat up enough to close the crack. Once that was fixed this car never stopped. I have literally never had another problem with the car and it currently has 250,xxx miles on it!!!! turns out Ive paid around 0.0625 cents a mile to drive it (just dividing the original cost by the 80000 miles Ive drove so far). I tried for years to stick with American made cars but they just dont last. they have more power and might be more comfortable(in general) but none of that matters when your broke down. Lovetoys


Best Features

Super dependable!!!!!!!!!!!11


Worst Features

None. Why mess with something that works?


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Not like a real Toyota
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By jjimbo
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1993 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I got mine with 185,000 miles on it. The car had no power, no A/C that couldn't get fixed, the body looked like it was designed to look like a 1980s washing machine, and the interior was way too small and had no place to hold anything. The electrical equipment kept failing and the Airbag decided to go off randomly.


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A Very Decent Car
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By Phil
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1993 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I'm the original owner of a '93 Corolla. It has 170K miles on it now. I paid the car off over ten years ago. Since then, I've only replaced the transmission, water pump, front engine mount, beside regular items (brakes, tires, etc.) Also replaced inside door handle a couple years ago. (Dealer still had part in back stock.) In other words, since paying off car, I've spent about $50/month to maintain it. Pretty inexpensive to own/maintain.


Best Features

Very reliable. Very comfortable for me. (I'm 5'10.5" 185 lbs.) I love the cruise control, and very low maintenance over the years.


Worst Features

Brakes are just ok, to me. I had them checked out recently and mechanic said they were operating ok, but they seem a little 'sluggish' to me. I can't remember how they were when the car was new, though. Maybe they were better? Overall though, the car still does the job.


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partners in life
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By easyonthepedals
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1993 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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Bought new in 1993, my only new car purchase and easily the best money I ever spent. On the road from New England to California, then to Florida and even north to Quebec City and back, the car has never had an on the road problem in seventeen years. Yes, I've had to put a good deal of money into replacements lately (water pump, struts, radiator, gas tank) but we all get old, right? My biggest disappointment was Toyota's decision to replace it with the Matrix (a far less attractive model) when it was still available as a wagon in Europe. With a bike rack on top and spare sleeping bag and other essentials in the spacious rear cargo area, I've always felt ready for anything.


Best Features

Small size makes for wonderful mileage, easy turning radius, nimble parking, and a generally low profile to life. I can roll down the front passenger window from my driving position and I never worry about the hyper inflated power window replacement cost. Still beautiful design after all these years


Worst Features

None needed. This is the best small wagon ever made.


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Former Chevylover
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By wouldloveasienna
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1993 Toyota Corolla Sedan DX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with about 93,000 miles on it from the original owner in 2004. I have done regular maintenance on this vehicle and it has proven to be the BEST investment in a vehicle ever made! It survived a reverse jump! My friend had the cables on wrong :( The car now has 167,987 miles and the only "major" work done was a water pump replacement and a new motor for the wipers. As a former Chevy lover...Toyota has stolen my heart! With the addition of baby #5 we can't possibly fit in here any more but this car is staying in the family, my husband uses it for work!!!!


Best Features

Very low maintenance! Extremely reliable! Excellent gas mileage! POWERFUL even at 16 years old! I never have to worry about getting stranded unlike my previous vehicles (ahem!..Chevy).


Worst Features

I would have to guess that the interior was designed here in the US? The door handles have fallen apart and the rear mirrors can't be controlled from the driver's side any more. Also the passenger window does not work any more....Then again the car is 16 years old! No biggie.


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