Great first car, but a few issues
By Nicolle on
1993 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan
First let me say that I owned this car for 4.5 years and cried when I traded it in. It was my first car, and was pretty much the perfect first car for a 16 year old. But. The starter went at about 75,000 miles. The axles needed to be replaced a few times because there was a weird vibration and 3 mechanics couldn't figure it out. It vibrated horribly above 50mph. HATED 80mph. Then something weird happened and the starter shorted out. Kept turning itself over like there was a ghost turning the key. FREAKY! Took 4 hours for the Toyota dealership to figure it out! This car was possessed, my brother-in-law is a mechanic and he was baffled by all the weird stuff that happened to Rita (her name).
Comfortable, very reliable (always started, even in 0 degree winter weather), great in snow, great on gas, even when it needed repairs, they were affordable. Overall, the perfect word for this car is "affordable". :)
Paint rusted off very quickly once it came from Texas to NH. Driver's side door handle snapped off when opening door one time. Transmission was starting to go around 150,000. I guess that's to be expected.