This car is great. I bought it used with 75,000 on it and it now has 175,000. The light in the ashtray no longer works... that is it. Had the cap & rotor replaced recently and the mechanic said "your car is like a way back machine. Everything is original!" If it ain't broke...
reliability, 32 mph every tank, frequently with bikes on the roof
July 4, 2005, was my tenth anniversary with this car. I will keep it until it falls to pieces. It has good fuel economy, fits in tight parking spaces, and holds a ton of stuff when the rear seat is folded down. It's also peppy on the highway. I have had no major repairs in 72,000 miles. Unfortunately Toyota stopped making Corolla station wagons in 1996, so I can't get another one. I'd buy another in a minute.
Room to haul a lot of stuff with seat folded down. Handles easily. Turns on a dime. Good fuel economy. Very well-built. Low maintenance and repair costs. Very reliable.
Ride a bit stiff. Seats could be more comfortable. No leg room in back seat. Toyota should bring the Corolla station wagon back.