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1996 Corolla

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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It Just Makes Sense

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Sep 15, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliability, Gas Mileage, Low repair costs if needed and cheap parts. Drives semi-sporty.
Cons:

Rear seats small. Poor Defrost/Defog. sketchy on windy Interstate over 75 m.p.h


The Bottom Line:

Buy one with low/meduim miles and well cared for.  You'll be very happy you did. VERY HAPPY


I bought my 1996 Corolla in 2006. It had 80 thousand miles and was a one owner car. This car had every oil change and factory service done from the original Toyota dealership. ( Heffner Toyota ) I was concerned if it was time for a timing belt ... read more

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1996 Toyota Corolla - I will miss you!

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Jun 26, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Base model doesn't have some features (like tilt steering) that should be standard.
Cons: Safe, economical, tough, comfortable. Perfect commuter car!
The Bottom Line: This little car has a big heart. She is agile, quick, safe, and incredibly reliable. Change her oil every 3K miles and she'll go forever!

I have to write and tell you about this car. I bought it used in 2001 when it had 65,000 miles on it. We immediately replaced the timing chain, and replaced the clutch at 160,000 miles. Other than oil changes, it has never needed any other work. It ... read more

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Best car I've ever owned: and I used to own a new BMW

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Feb 14, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Excellent value, great mileage, dependable in the extreme, nimble, and peppy on the freeway
Cons: Loud on the freeway (inside)
The Bottom Line: This is the very best auto I've ever owned. Great mileage, is small yet roomy where I need it, peppy on the freeway, never broken down

I bought this car for $1000 used (obviously) from a Russian family who had just moved to the west coast from Minnesota. The car was parked under a tree, and covered with black tree droppings. It looked disgusting, despite the lack of dents. It had ... read more

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corolla rules

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Aug 17, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: reliable, great car especially for price
Cons: small air vents, and cheap cup holders
The Bottom Line: buy it, its well worth your money

The corolla is a great car, I've had mine for a long time (obviously, since 1996) and I've had no pr ... read more

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1996 Corolla - best economy car ever

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Aug 10, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: bulletproof reliability, cheap repairs, retains value
Cons: dull to drive
The Bottom Line: Buy this car if you want a safe, reliable, small four-door sedan that is inexpensive to maintain and holds it's value.

I own a 1996 Toyota Corolla and couldn't ask for a more dependable, safer, reliable car. The Coro ... read more

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My 0.5th Car

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Jul 31, 2003 - Updated Mar 11, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great fuel economy, reasonably quiet ride, reliable so far.
Cons: Back seat cramped compared to new models, doesn't have all the latest safety features.
The Bottom Line: Definitely recommended for someone looking for a good used car that's economical and trustworthy.

I'm going to do this as a long-term reliability test. In other words, I will update this review on a semi-regular basis to discuss the reliability of the car. When our 1983 Corolla recently had a problem with its electrical system, my dad decided to ... read more

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Used Car that Keeps Going!

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Jul 9, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: MPG Highway w/Auto, HP, Torque, Style
Cons: Rear seat tight for Adults
The Bottom Line: Quick and nimble and great fuel economy!

1996 Toyota Corolla, which is the DX version that I had purchased used as a second car which was needed very badly. Original miles were 55,000 back in 1999 w/4 185/65/14 Kumo All Season Tires and currently it has over 103,000 miles. ... read more

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Okay car, but overrated

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Mar 24, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reasonably reliable
Cons: No front leg room, bad brakes, overpriced, overrated, lacks personality
The Bottom Line: I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying a Corolla, as they are decent vehicles. But you can get a much better value and actually a better car from Dodge or Saturn.

I actually don't own this car, but my girlfriend does, and since I'm the one who always seems to drive it on long trips, I've probably driven it more than she does. It's not like the Toyota Corolla is a bad car...compared to many cars it's ... read more

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Friends don't let friends buy a Corolla

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Dec 30, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: It's a car and it takes you places.
Cons: Size-very small, passengers complain about leg room. It's noisy. It has very small air vents.
The Bottom Line: Please don't buy a Corolla unless it's your only option. A school bus would be better to drive.

Well i thought my little Corolla was going to be the best car ever...boy was i wrong! I looked and looked for a car and i wanted a Toyota because i thought they were such good cars. Where can i start? First of all it's very small and cramped. It ... read more

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The incredible fantastic boring car

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Aug 1, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliability, "bang-for-the-buck"
Cons: Zzzz...boring!
The Bottom Line: Great, reliable, well-built car with decent performance in the small sedan category, but rather a snooze on the excitement scale.

My wife and I own a 1996 Corolla DX and I must say, I'm impressed. At the same time, I must say she bought it just before she met me. I'm more of a performance car guy, but you have to respect this machine for what it does, how inexpensive it is and ... read more

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Just love it

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Dec 3, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: fine
Cons: no

Ones I owned Corolla and I just loved it little gas almost no cost of repair, fast and computable. Highly recommenced. I lived in Iceland and am very good driving in snow. Never had to stop even though some of the jeeps did! So if you need a good car, ... read more

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The best way of transpotation!

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Nov 16, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Excellent gas mileage, spacious, quiet.
Cons: Everyone has one, hard to have a different type of vehicle.

I bought my wonderful Toyota in February of 1999. It has been a year and a half now and it is great. The reason I bought this car was because my previous car that was 11 years old died on me. The engine blew, and the type of work I was doing ... read more

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A wonderful starter family car.

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Aug 30, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Everything
Cons: Wind noise & limited rear space for rear-facing car seats

The first Toyota on my side of the family was when my dad purchased a new 1992 Toyota Camry. I fell in love with that car and was almost broken-hearted when he traded it in for a 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (which by the way is an excellent vehicle too - if ... read more

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"My" First Car

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Jul 5, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great handling, not too big and overbearing, perfect price range for a new driver, not classified as a sports car, but plenty of power
Cons: The back could be roomier, the seats tear up easy

It finally came time for my precious graduation gift, the '88 LE Camry my parents had given me, to be put away. The engine blew out (of course I had forgotten to change the oil, otherwise I'd probably still be on the road today with it) so I went ... read more

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Reliable

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May 12, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: reliable, cheap
Cons: no acceleration

I bought this car because of the price. It is reasonably priced for the kind of car you are getting. The car gets good gas mileage when traveling far distances especially on the highway. But on the roads by home, or short distances, gas mileage on the ... read more

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Most reliable cars in the U.S.!

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May 8, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Very reliable, long lasting!
Cons: nothing

For those of you looking for a car or just can't decide which car to buy, I would definitely recommend the Toyota Corolla! I think it is the most reliable car made today, and we still have our Toyota Corolla from 1985!! It is still running ... read more

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Great college student car

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Apr 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great pick-up, very comfortable, all of the options I need
Cons: backseat is a little cramped

After I was in a car accident that totaled my previous car, I bought a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX. It's a year older than my other car, but I love this one even more. The Toyota quality is amazing, and I've decided that when it comes time to get another ... read more

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If everything was this reliable...

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Mar 3, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: very reliable
Cons: not very fast

I drive a 1996 Toyota Corolla. This isn't the fastest nor the most comfortable car in the world, but I love it. With over 60,000 miles on this car the only thing it has needed is a set of tires and some changes of oil. I have driven this car ... read more

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GREAT Car

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Feb 1, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Space, Quality & Dependability
Cons: Sometimes I have to stop driving it!

We bought this car new in 1996 and have loved it from the day I brought it home. I call it my "other" baby! Actually my husband purchased the car and I had no idea since it was supposed to be a surprise. I was right after we ... read more

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