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Unread 02-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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2007 toyota corolla, mileage - 60000, and clean carfax history, even though i noticed that the owner only had maintenance performed at 6600 miles.
price - $8950 excluding tax and extra charges.

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My brother in law has a 2005 Corolla and only serviced things as needed... Most things lasted all the way to 70k and over. You got a pretty good deal as long as you yourself think the car is strong and healthy and doesnt have anything out of place. To be safe though, get a mechanic to give it a checkover to weed out any foreseeable problems. Otherwise, that's a very fair price.

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My brother in law has a 2005 Corolla and only serviced things as needed... Most things lasted all the way to 70k and over. You got a pretty good deal as long as you yourself think the car is strong and healthy and doesnt have anything out of place. To be safe though, get a mechanic to give it a checkover to weed out any foreseeable problems. Otherwise, that's a very fair price.
Its not a TERRIBLE price, I will say that I only payed $1k more for my Mustang with 15k less miles and a real drivetrain (4cyl/4AT in the Corolla? Really...).
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Its not a TERRIBLE price, I will say that I only payed $1k more for my Mustang with 15k less miles and a real drivetrain (4cyl/4AT in the Corolla? Really...).
It is a pretty good deal. The corollas are reliable long lasting little cars with a great fuel economy. Just keep changing the fluids as needed and she should keep going for another 100k. Though its at the point now where i think its smart to change ALL fluids. Get a dynamic transmission flush with synthetic fluid, flush all the brake, power steering, and coolant over to new fluids and i think your ready to go!

Pics would be great, and congrats on the new car!
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It is a pretty good deal. The corollas are reliable long lasting little cars with a great fuel economy. Just keep changing the fluids as needed and she should keep going for another 100k. Though its at the point now where i think its smart to change ALL fluids. Get a dynamic transmission flush with synthetic fluid, flush all the brake, power steering, and coolant over to new fluids and i think your ready to go!

Pics would be great, and congrats on the new car!
Toyota is the only mass market automaker still using a 4AT on any of its cars, its sad. The Corolla might get slightly above 30mpg with its underpowered engine and garbage trans, my Mustang does that no problem. On the reliability front? My car is built on a platform that dates back to 1979, and with an engine designed in the late 1980s, modular engines are some of the most reliable engines ever made, and they were on Wards 10 Best Engines list multiple times. The rest of the parts in my Mustang arent going to break any time soon because they have less miles and they aren't very complicated at all, what's to break?
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Toyota is the only mass market automaker still using a 4AT on any of its cars, its sad. The Corolla might get slightly above 30mpg with its underpowered engine and garbage trans, my Mustang does that no problem. On the reliability front? My car is built on a platform that dates back to 1979, and with an engine designed in the late 1980s, modular engines are some of the most reliable engines ever made, and they were on Wards 10 Best Engines list multiple times. The rest of the parts in my Mustang arent going to break any time soon because they have less miles and they aren't very complicated at all, what's to break?
I dont think anyone asked about your Mustang nor asked you to badmouth his Corolla.

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I think its a great buy, Corollas generally have a great reputation for reliability and fuel consumption. You'll rarely notice your fuel gauge going down in that thing. Also the motor and tranny are just fine.

My mom's Camry has a 2.2L/4SP, for only 140hp, it never has issues driving anywhere, and the transmission shifts nice and smooth. Won't rev as high as you think it will for a 4 speed.

So all in all, I say great buy, just give it a good look over on your own. Change fluids like pbasil1 said, and just take care of it and it should last you a VERY long time.
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I dont think anyone asked about your Mustang nor asked you to badmouth his Corolla.
He's not badmouthing, just comparing. It is a pretty valid comparison too, for the price one can get a whole lot more car.
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He's not badmouthing, just comparing. It is a pretty valid comparison too, for the price one can get a whole lot more car.
Well I just dislike how he said "garbage trans", (nothing personally against him, as I dont know him) as the transmission is absolutely just damn fine for city driving. It isnt an accurate comparison as Corolla's and Mustangs are literally apples and oranges here.

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Toyota is the only mass market automaker still using a 4AT on any of its cars, its sad. The Corolla might get slightly above 30mpg with its underpowered engine and garbage trans, my Mustang does that no problem. On the reliability front? My car is built on a platform that dates back to 1979, and with an engine designed in the late 1980s, modular engines are some of the most reliable engines ever made, and they were on Wards 10 Best Engines list multiple times. The rest of the parts in my Mustang arent going to break any time soon because they have less miles and they aren't very complicated at all, what's to break?
Why are you comparing your mustang to his corolla? They are in totaly different classes. Quit trolling on someone for buying a vehicle that you dont like. Irregardless of what you think, or have to say, he is happy with his purchase, and wants to show it off. We al support you when you want to do the same. None of us troll and say blah why did you get a mustang, for 1000$ more i bought a corvette with a real v8 and 100hp more... or whatever.

This thread is about a corrolla that was just purchased. Keep on topic and be a little more supportive.

Who cares if it only has 150hp. Its perfect for that little car. Hes not out to win a race. And when has it been about power anyways? Power means nothing.
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