Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:26:09 PM
Sad they couldn't get something cheerful. I still own my Grandmother`s toyota corolla she bought in 1998..brand new. Its been in my name for three years, and in the car`s entire lifetime, the battery has been changed 2 times, the air conditioning has never failed, I got new tires on it last year (were replaced a few other times in my grandmother`s care...she always wanted to be a NASCAR driver btw...), and the oil was changed every 3 thousand miles with VERY specific instructions as to what brand to use for oil change and NOT ONCE has this car broken down on me. I have NEVER had the horror of anything breaking on me, even when i was a teenager driving it. Compared to other vehicles.. I`m sorry, but they seriously are a testament to some real value vehicles, I mean crap, the resale on even within this decade`s stuff is phenomenal! So what whatever crap you want, if you TAKE CARE of a toyota like you`re SUPPOSED to.. then maybe you can squeeze in a good 10+ years on it.
Monday, May 14, 2012 8:29:56 PM
Honestly, whenever I see a really old toyota or honda I have nothing but admiration. Somebody had to love it and take care of it, and it rewarded them by lasting forever, even though it was never a very special car to begin with.