by madsy on Feb 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Bought new in December 2002. Today (Feb 2013) the car is now 517,000 km.
@ 420,000 km the strut was replaced. the right one started to leak. the other one is still ok but replaced as well as they needed to be replaced at the same time.
@ 425,000 km. the front and rear wheel bearing on the driver's side were replaced.
@ 475,000 km. the starter was replaced.
@ 517,000 km. the sway bar link was replaced.
others are just the normal maintenance like battery, oil changes, serpentine belt, transmission oil changes, air filter, cabin filters.
The car drives like the day I drove it out of the dealership. The rest of the car is original...including the rotor. the car just starts and go in all weather
Toyota's Corolla is all-new for 2003. Far removed from the original Corolla, this one is the biggest yet. It's also more luxurious. The return is more interior room, a more substantial feel and changes aimed at fixing the previous model's shortcomings. Though pricing has increased, Toyota has made more equipment standard in the hopes of keeping the Corolla's reputation for value intact.