"I received this car from an elderly relative when he was no longer permitted to drive. There was a bad paint job put on it, but as far as reliability it is terrific. You can get upwards of 38 miles/gallon highway even when using A/C. Repairs are relatively inexpensive. There is a little rust and some interior wear, but that was largely due to the way it was cared for, not because of Toyota. If you need an inexpensive commuter car or a first car for your son/daughter you can't beat it. Standard radio with cassette is unimpressive. Maybe a little tight for a person over 6'2" but at 6"0 I have no problem."
"Very dependable and 40 miles to the gallon, even at this age. Tires and oil have been kept up with. The ac is needing a charge every year, but not leaking oil or burning oil. Bought this car with 100k and now I've put that same amount on and I would by nothing but this car all over again. It's too bad they didn't make a corolla pickup this this mileage and low towing capabilities. I suppose a chop shop could make one out of it."
"My 2001 Toyota Corolla has been amazing, the best reliable car I've ever had. No problems outside normal maintenance and I love the front wheel drive - excellent for winter conditions. I'm pushing 200,000 miles and it still runs great but have a few rust spots around the wheel wells and rocker panels but I guess that's to be expected for a car with that many miles and 13 years old. Mechanics say I can get 300,000 with scheduled maintenance because the engine is still in good shape. It's been a great car and I'll hate to trade it in or sell it when it comes time for a new car. I'll definitely look into another Corolla - a good quality car, extremely dependable and economical."