2002 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Burns Oil

2002 Toyota Corolla - Consumer Review

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

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Burns Oil
By bst on


2002 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


This was my second Corolla and I was quite disappointed with this. My 1988 was great, had it for 243,000 miles, very few problems apart from just taking care of an older car. This one was a different story. First, made a mistake by getting the CE, things like the backseat not folding down made this a car that was of little use for things like biking, hauling, etc. But mostly, around mileage 30,000 the car has been burning oil quickly, requiring 2-3 qts of oil to be put in on any long road trip, sometimes more than once. Now, the engine has sludge in it that is not covered by the extended warranty, making this car a lemon while still under warranty. Disappointed in the car and company.

Best Features

Fuel economy not great but not so bad.

Worst Features

Hopefully the new generation corollas have this engine problem fixed. they should probably offer a recall on these engines, as many others i've talked to have the same problem. Also, agree with cupholder problems and interior uphostlery was not installed well and stains easily.
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