My Toyota Corolla is the most reliable, cost efficient car I have ever owned
2008 Toyota Corolla CE
I am the original owner of this Corolla, so I have driven it for 11 years now and I have never had it in the shop for anything other than maintenance and a floor mat recall. The only repairs I had to have were to a window, to replace the glass, due to a break-in. This is the most trouble-free vehicle I have ever owned. I am still getting 27 miles to the gallon, mostly town/2-lane highway driving. I drive 12m highway and 6 miles In town, daily to work. I make monthly trips to the nearest city 100 miles away. The car rides comfortably and has good pick up when I need it for passing. The original factory installed tires handled great on wet roads. I replaced them with aftermarkets as necessary and will probably have to upgrade to a better tire to get the same great performance. The only complaint I have is road noise. It's not well insulated for highway driving so I may add some hush mount for a quieter drive. I'm short (5'3'), so I have plenty of legroom, but my 6'4' boyfriend and son aren't as comfortable. Getting in and out is easy enough, but legroom isn't optimum for them. The factory radio quit working after 8-9 years, but the car is still reliable. Maintenance is not unreasonable, every 5000 miles. Parts are not hard to get, and it's not costly to maintain or insure. That's why I bought it.