2000 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Oil Burner

2000 Toyota Corolla Sedan - Consumer Review

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By Larry Bowman on


2000 Toyota Corolla VE 4dr Sedan


Purchased car with 93K on it. Had owned five previous Toyotas and ran most of them past 200K. This one is an oil burner - uses 1 quart per 400 miles. Toyota does not recognize that it is a design defect although it seems to be very prevalent in these cars (98-2002 Corollas). If you are looking to purchase one - be sure to check the exhaust pipe for excessive black soot and look in the oil filler cap for oil sludge (check underside of cap for black crumbly deposits and look inside oil filler for brown coating - if it has these features I recommend to stay away from it). Also the engine light just came on - not sure yet what this problem is. Struts are worn out as well.

Best Features

Car looks nice and reasonably comfortable. Fuel economy is above average.

Worst Features

Own up to oil sludge problem in these Corollas
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