Early 2000's Corolla. Simply the best.
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.