1998 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Worst $2400 ever spent

1998 Toyota Corolla - Consumer Review

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LE Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Worst $2400 ever spent
By Jose on


1998 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan


Bought this car from auction. Test drove it on street, engine and trans ran smooth except heard thump and saw steering wheel wiggle, probably just a balled tire. Wrong! Or maybe not? Drove it on the highway next day and car shook violently. I thought it would fall apart. I got 3 different mechanics' opinions and still thumping. Did an alignment, replaced 2 tires, replaced all 4 brakes, and replaced transmission for goodness sake! Spent $1072 in less than 3 weeks of buying car! Not to mention turn signal light in dash went out and steering wheel is disintegrating quickly. Paint and or plastic around inner door moldings disentegrating and lock for trunk fell sideways (don't ask!).

Best Features

Great gas mileage 27 mpg combined city/highway mileage. Easy to park. Nice shiny teal exterior paint.
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