Bought this car end of 2007. Car would just accelerate while I was driving it or putting the brake. Almost caused an accident; very scary. Had to take it in for the recall; check engine light went on; occasionally would not start. Had a leaky brake; mechanic stated it was flaw in manufacturing. Have approx. 53,000 miles on the vehicle and the exhaust pipe rusted through right before the muffler.
Other issues include: hard to see out the back window due to backseat head rests, archaic design, ice freezes in the trunk cover in the winter; ends up in the trunk every time its opened.
In other words, I did not care that the car was ugly, just wanted something reliable. I am NOT IMPRESSED.
I own a Toyota 2008 CE Sedan for almost 6 years. I bought it brand new from the dealership, and I had never have a problem with it except smog check, change new tires and oil change, etc. Maybe you bought a lemon car or pure bad luck, I don't understand why you did not return the car back to the Toyota dealership and asked them to fix it during the warranty period. It is your fault if you don't keep good care of your car with lubrication and oil change frequently as scheduled.