by jadejaz on Sep 1, 2013 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Corolla
I bought my '96 Corolla in May of 2012 from a Porsche dealership. It was used with 106k miles on it, and I probably overpaid for it at $4k. I
haven't put more than 5k miles on it since my purchase, but it has been a great car to me! I never worry about it not starting and it has never had any major problems - all I've really put into it is routine maintenance.
For a car that is nearing twenty years old, it's got surprisingly good gas mileage. I get 30 hw and 25 city, give or take. My car is also an automatic, which would explain the mpg being a little lower than that of the standard manual models.
Being a college student, it's cheap to maintain and perfect for me.
by lukebecker on Apr 25, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Corolla
This is the second one I owned and I must say I love them.
100% reliable. Always starts.
Almost 200K on it and still purrrs like a kitten.
Nice speed out of them too.
I would tell anyone that if the price is right go for it.
the one before and it lasted 250K until I let someone use it.
Clutch was gone when they came back.
Didn't think it was worth the fix.
by livingliberty on Oct 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Corolla
I bought this car with about 100,000 miles and put another 20,000 on myself until I wrecked it this year. This was a car that I could always count on to start. Mechanically, it had very few problems. The struts went out, the interior door handles broke, the radio never worked and the fasteners for the bumper guard came apart so if you drove at high speeds the bumper guard would sometimes come loose. Overall I would reccomend these cars as a good A to B vehicle, but in the future I will never own one again if I can afford something nicer. It was never a joy to drive, handled poorly, no pick-up on acceleration and starts vibrating pretty bad around 70 mph.
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