Not a bad car, very reliable
By marcus on
2002 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
After almost 4 years this has been a very reliable car, 48,000 miles so far. It is under powered, but I knew that when it was purchased. I have done nothing but change the oil every 3000 miles, engine wise. The brakes needed replaced at 20,000 miles, and are not that good. They have always felt soft. It does o.k in the snow, with just a couple inches. highway mileage 40 mpg, but city is lower than rated, I get around 27 MPG. Also it ate the factory set of tires pretty fast. The replacements are not doing bad though. It is nothing fancy but a good commuter car.
very reliable, high resale
better brakes, more power, cruise is slow to up shift after going up a hill.