Problems: at this point, I do have a bit of squeaking in the driver’s side, but I know it is merely the springs itself. I have had to replace the back and front struts, and currently I have a strange creaking noise when making a right hand turn. I am unsure as to what the problem is at current, but I am keeping an eye on my fluid levels. So far, I haven't had too many issues with it aside from these. Regular maintenance and break changes when needed.
Performance: my car still accelerates like it is supposed do, with very little engine noise. The gas consumption is perfect.
Reliability: my car has been very reliable so far. It is older now, but with this particular brand and year of vehicle, if you take good care of it, it’ll more than make up for maintenance costs. What’s different with mine as well is the fact that I do not do much in terms of long distance driving. The odometer can in a ways be a true indicator of age. Before I got my license, the car had been sitting for a good four years at least in one spot. All that failed were the tires and battery.
Comfort: it has bucket seats, which could cause a problem when you have bad knees. There is enough space for four people to ride in comfort.
Features: the version I drive is a ce, so there are manual side mirrors and manual wind down windows. The radio is still the original with FM/am and a tape deck. The speakers still work, which is amazing after 16 years. There is air conditioning and heat. A key opens the passenger and driver’s side door. It also works for the trunk. This car is an older vehicle and does not use a key fob. Turning the steering wheel to the right will lock it once in a parked position.
Great on gas. And will run forever if you keep the maintenance up on this car.
My Toyota is the best. It is great on gas easy to get fix. I once took my car to Vegas and back just on $25 dollars tank of gas. I have had this car since 2012 only had to get major work done on it once. It's a great reliable car. The only problem I had with this car is that there is not enough room for my family of five, it is manageable for a short trip up the street but not good for a long haul trip. I do love the color of my car when I get it detail it looks so pretty and clean. But for the most part I haven't had any problems with engine. I keep the maintenance up on my Toyota cause from what I heard these types of car can last forever if you just keep with maintenance.
The Corolla at 16 Years... and Still Fighting To Drive
2002 Toyota Corolla I got this car used, 16 years old, and 170,000 miles later. For being so old it really is a good car. I bet it was amazing for a reliable, compact car brand new. It held up pretty well and has had very minimal maintenance until now and still runs. It needs some work now but nothing really major quite yet. It is the fuel/air system where I am currently experiencing issues. I cannot pinpoint them exactly. I recommend regular oil changes, tune-ups, and regular maintenance and your car will last even longer than 16 years.
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Toyota is recalling certain model year 2002 through 2004 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Toyota and Lexus owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
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