Why is the engine replaced on a lot of Toyota cars?

Asked by May 06, 2007 at 12:20 AM about the 1986 Toyota Celica GT-S Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Hi Bimmer ... I think we are painting with very broad brushes here, but my theory is that owners tend to drive these cars a long time, and a large percentage of people don't maintain them as well as they could when they hit 200K miles, but the cars stay in good enough shape that it makes sense to put a new engine in. I replaced my Camry's engine at 240K and only had to do it because I had a hose failure and cooked the head. I got one from a junk yard and replaced the engine for less than it would have cost to buy a new head. I think it's a testimony to these cars that after 200K they are still in good enough shape to get you thinking about dropping an engine in.

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