2002 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

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    2002 Toyota Corolla Review
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    I purchased the 2002/3 Toyota Corolla from a family member, my mother in-law) because she needed to sell it after her mother passed away and she offered it to me for a price well below market value. The car only had 16,000 miles on the odometer. This car replaced my 2003 Nissan Frontier as my daily driver/commuter car. The Frontier only got ~14-16 mpg city and ~15-18 mpg hwy and at the time gasoline was ~$4/gal and I was commuting ~60 miles/day (Abingdon, VA to Lebanon, VA) 5 days/week 40 weeks/year (12K miles/yr, 800 gals/yr, $3,200/yr) and commuting to Fairfax/DC once/month. Round trip is ~700 miles + an additional ~10 miles/day or 9K miles/yr from my hotel or in-laws home to the CGI Fairfax or EPA DC office) and $2,250 in gas/yr) for a total of $5,450/yr. I paid less for the car than what I was paying per year for gas, not to mention personal property taxes, wear and tear devaluation, and maintenance costs on the Nissan Frontier. So whether or not to buy the Corolla was an easy decision to make. I purchased the Corolla for $4,000 or $5,000 in or around 2012 (soon after Carol Henrys mother passed away). This was a very frugal decision. I want to sell the car and use the money to purchase a fun to drive car that is inexpensive to modify/customize. I believe I want to limit myself to 3 to 3 1/2 K in modifications though I would be willing to spend more for any modifications where I can get most of the costs back when I re-sell the car, especially any mods that do not depreciate AND would be partially (75%) or even fully (100%) covered by insurance in case I have to file a claim. The Corolla is a great car but it is not a head turner, nor fun to drive (especially hindered by automatic transmission), nor is it easy to find custom/OEM/aftermarket parts and when you do find parts they are not inexpensive (reasonable but not inexpensive). Ive been looking at the Scion TC whose parts costs range from average to lowest. I could perform a lot more customizations and modifications with my money than other cars. Dome similar cars that would fit in this inexpensive to modify category are the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Eclipse GT.
    2002 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    45

    Meh — I have owned this car for about 3 years now. When I bought it I just needed a car to get around and did not have the finances to afford anything more expensive but the amount of money that I have sunk into it must be 3 times the cost of the car. I am so happy to get rid of it in a month when I graduate college and can afford a newer car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cheap, good leg room for the driver, and great fuel economy

    Cons: really bad in the winter, no back seat space, brakes wear quickly, very bland

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    Cost Efficient, Low-mainteance Car — I bought this car new in 2001 and have been driving it for 8 of those years with no payments. Quality is generally good. I have had to make a few repairs but nothing major or more than $1,000. Good gas mileage for its age.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Low cost of maintenance. Generally high quality

    Cons: Interior is small

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    I Hope To Get Mine Fixed To Run Again Someday — the acceleration braking and handeling were all very good for a JDM car. the car was a very sturdy car when it lasted. it was very cheap to maintain. this car is very fun to drive with its touchy gas pedal and quick exceleration.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: i liked that it was a very dependable car and cheap on gas too.

    Cons: i hated that it had a short life and threw a rod with only 133xxx miles on it.

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    Good One — One of light weighted car, and maintenance cost is low. I think, it's a long lasting car, the look is good, it's bit old now as so many cars are in market but it was competitive during it's time. fine car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It's a great car.

    Cons: Not too much, Inside space to small,

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    For The Money Cannot Be Beat. — Best little car I have ever driven. Gets great highway mileage (35mpg+). Good looking, white, one owner. New tires, new brakes, no major body blemishes. Good for in-town or highway driving. Even on long trips it is comfortable enough. No major squeeks or rattles.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good mileage on highway.

    Cons: None.

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    It's A Great Car And A Great Deal! — Performance - handles great, sharp acceleration and handling. AC is very cold. Solid, dependable car. Consumer Reports rates it excellent and a top-rated older car to purchase. Build Quality - no leaks, squeaks, or rattles. Uses a little bit of oil, catalytic converter should be replaced if passing emissions test is required. Cost of ownership - gets great gas mileage. Will need regular maintenance. Fun Factor - Yes. It is cute and sporty and has a sunroof that works.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Realiable, economical, and dependable. Toyotas are top-rated for older cars because they last for years.

    Cons: Will need regular maintenance to keep it in top performance.

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    Sensible Choice, If You Use Your Mind To Choose A Car And Not Emotions — trim is 'terra', european market. its look isn't breathtaking but the build quality is very good, and being a toyota it is also very very reliable. try searching 'corolla ad trap' on youtube and you will get the picture... 1.4l, 97bhp, that i've got is no racer but it will cover good distance with not so much fuel... around 7l/100km, and you convert it to MPG... the acceleration isn't bad but you need to keep it in very high revs to make the most of it, and the handling is not very sporty either, it feels very numb and doesn't give any feedback. comfort is quite ok.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: reliabilty, good value, economic

    Cons: not a "driver's car", won't turn any heads on the streets

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    I Loved The Design When They First Came Out But The Reliability And Car Overall Is Overrated. — I've had tremendous problems with my corolla. I have always gotten the oil changed, maintained it, and taken great care of it but it was completely fallen apart on me. It's been through 3 power window motors on the passenger side, 3 door handles on the driver side, 2 air condition recharges, and now, my engine is converting oil into soot and burning through oil like crazy. This car is not everything that it is cracked up do be. Overall, the build quality is OK. I have found a of features, like the arm rest/storage console in the front to be VERY cheap- mine completely broke somehow, and the front cup holders are cheap. The seats are decent, although the back is cramped. It's so boring to drive it almost puts me to sleep. Overall not a horrible car, but definitely wouldn't get another one if given the choice.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good gas mileage,

    Cons: engine converts oil to soot, poor build quality in some aspects, incredibly boring to drive.

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    2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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