by Bela on Jun 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Corolla
I bought this car new in 1993 for about $12k. I now have 192,000 miles on it. Incredibly reliable - never a break down! I have had the brakes done, the blinker switch replaced, and that's about it for repairs. I have hauled bark mulch, gravel, garbage cans, 5 people and their huge backpacks, and my bike (separate events, of course), all with ease! When I get that much weight in it, though, it does dog down a bit. But on the freeway with just me and my stuff, it jams and runs up hills with more power than most cars out there, surprisingly. It does well on snow & ice - very stable. I have cable chains for it and can go just about anywhere in winter weather.
by ihtishaam on Sep 30, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Corolla
My mother purchased this car new in 1993. We took road trips in it all the time and put major miles in to it along with my mom driving it all over for work. In 2002 I bought it off her when the car was at 195K miles as I was having my first boy and again my wife and I have put on 50000 more miles. Currently 242000 and it still going strong. We have changed two water pumps(164k,240k), rear (210k,240k) and front struts(220k) and that is about it besides a few belts and other normal maint. still gets 30+ highway mpg and ~24 CITY mpg. I thank God that I actually bought it from my mom instead of just getting another used car. We took a 9hour trip in it in the dead of winter and it worked great.
by shortlid on Apr 27, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Corolla
I loved this car ever since I bought it
used in '99 with 60,000 miles on it! I
have not done ONE major repair and the
car now has 120,000 miles on it! With
independant suspension at all four
corners and anti-sway bars front and
back it handles quite well even
loaded. the T52 five speed manual
transmision still shifts smooth. the
car still has teh original clutch in it
which I have tought nine people to
drive manual in. It also has the
original timing belt, aces. belts and
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