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Great Reliable car!
By Collin Chapman on
2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
This is an amazing car. I must admit that, in my opinion, is not a good looking car at all, but if you are looking for a good, dependable car, this is it. In 90k miles I only changed the factory battery -after 5 years- the serpentine belt and water pump that was on warranty, so didn't pay for it. Other than that, oil change, filters and one set of brake pads + resurface rotors. That's it. (Note: The good thing about this car is that it does not have a timing belt, it comes with a chain instead, hence, not needing a costly replacement. It also comes with disc brakes ONLY in the front, hence, maintenance is way cheaper). The ergonomics inside are not the best, but all in all, great car.
Very simple mechanics. Timing chain. Rear drum brakes. Almost never goes to the shop. Automatic lights. OEM Sound system -contrary to what others say, I think it's very fair. VVTI, the engine really kicks in once you pass 3k RPM
Handling -which improves drastically with a good set of tires; I got Yokohamas and the car rides much smoother. You cannot have the comfort of a BMW in a commuter car. So I think this car is a great value