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Old 11-05-2002, 04:45 PM
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Question 1999-2002 Corolla?


Does anybody here own either the 1999-2000 Corolla.. or the 2001-2002 Corolla?

If you do would you share your experience with them?

I have a lot of faith in Toyota especially when it comes to reliability - at least when they are new.

I love the 300CD but i've done so much work on it that I kinda feel bad to use it everyday and expose it salt, etc. in winter. Right now I'm thinking that maybe a second hand Corolla would be great! My other option would be to sell the 300CD and get a newer car (500E ) and have yet another 'garage queen'.

I know i know.. completely opposite choices (500E - Corolla) but I have to factor in the costs of insuring two cars, maintenance, parking (expensive), etc.

I'd love to have a basic model 2001-2002 with Manual transmission. I don't even need power windows I think I can live with manual crank windows.

The 1999-2000 MY Corollas don't look as good as the '01-'02 but they are still better looking than the 2003's

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Old 11-06-2002, 04:02 PM
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The Corolla's been pretty much the same from 1993 onwards, till this year. Minor changes, sure, and some minor refinements.

I remember that a 1998 Corolla with a 1.8 liter and 5-speed did 0-60 in 8.2 seconds, in Car and Driver.

You might want to save some serious cash and buy a 5-year-old car with service records, maybe "Toyota Certified Used" or whatnot.

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Old 11-06-2002, 04:21 PM
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We have two corollas and I treat them as an appliances very realiable car thou.On our 96 corolla w/100k miles the only thing we replaced is the starter and battery never had a transmission oil change.
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Old 11-07-2002, 12:23 PM
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When I used to work for Hertz Rental cars, I was always impressed w/ the Corollas. They were beat to hell but aged well through the 30K we kept them. Quite slow though. To be honest, I liked the Ford Focus better. Faster, better looking, better handling.
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Old 11-12-2002, 01:09 AM
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Browsing through Fastlane and other Worldpac based parts retailers, the 1999 Corolla's parts are in general more expensive than my 1983 300CD......

I saw a nice champagne 1999 Corolla LE with 5-Speed (). As soon as I'm done with my last Quantum Physics midterm I'll go and take it out for a spin if it ain't sold yet. if it is.. then it wasn't meant to be mine
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:17 PM
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My sister drives a 1999 Corola LE. Just crossed 75,000 miles and still puuuuuures. It even went a week with no (read: NO) oil in the engine and still runs smooth. Like the saying goes, "Drive a Toyota through hell, change the oil, and you've got a brand-new car."
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