How long could my 2012 Corolla last?

#1
There is a TV commercial that says a driving instructor put over 900,000 kilometers on his Corolla. I know someone who worked in the Cambridge Toyota plant, and he told me I could keep my car as long as I want.
Somebody else told me his friend who drives taxi with a Corolla and has over 800,000 kilometers on his car. I live in Canada so I rust protect my car every year with Krown. Do these stories sound plausible? I put on about 25,000 kilometers a year on my 2012 manual transmission Corolla. Thank you.
 

ZeCorolla

I Love Corolla's!
#4
I've seen the 1,000,000 kilometer Corolla in person. It's a green 2001 Corolla and it was located at the Woodbine Toyota dealer in Etobicoke. The dealer told me it had no major work done to it other than regular maintenance. Very cool.

Anyways, these Corolla's will last a long time. Even the newer ones, you'll expect to see it reach 400,000kms+ no problem. Personally, in my family, my cousin kept his 99 Corolla all the way to almost 390,000 kms until rust killed it but even then, the engine and tranny were still running good. I've had a neighbor keep hers past 350,000kms until she sold it (still running well) and my friend who was a driving instructor had his 2009 Corolla with 350,000kms until it got totaled (also was running well).

As long as you take care of your car and do regular maintenance on it, expect it to last forever. My own 2011 Corolla has 137,000kms on it and I've haven't had to do much other than regular maintenance.
 
Last edited:
#5
I've seen the 1,000,000 kilometer Corolla in person. It's a green 2001 Corolla and it was located at the Woodbine Toyota dealer in Etobicoke. The dealer told me it had no major work done to it other than regular maintenance. Very cool.

Anyways, these Corolla's will last a long time. Even the newer ones, you'll expect to see it reach 400,000kms+ no problem. Personally, in my family, my cousin kept his 99 Corolla all the way to almost 390,000 kms until rust killed it but even then, the engine and tranny were still running good. I've had a neighbor keep hers past 350,000kms until she sold it (still running well) and my friend who was a driving instructor had his 2009 Corolla with 350,000kms until it got totaled (also was running well).

As long as you take care of your car and do regular maintenance on it, expect it to last forever. My own 2011 Corolla has 137,000kms on it and I've haven't had to do much other than regular maintenance.
Thank you for the information. All I've had to do so far is regular oil and filter, brakes ( I had someone else install ceramic.), cabin air filters, and the coolant was just done at 159,000 kilometers on my 2012 Corolla. I'll need new spark plugs at 192,000 kilometers. I mentioned I go to Krown every year for rust protection. Maybe if I reach 1,000,000 kilometers Toyota will give me a new car lol.
 
#7
I got just over 96k kms on my 2013 manual tranny. All I have done is oil, oil filter, air filter changes. I change the Tranny oil not long ago, unfortunately I did not read the interval on tranny fluid change (every 32k) and changed it way late. I have not even done the brakes yet. I am buying the parts slowly as I will have to do my brakes soon. I have rear spring kit, and will likely be putting in new front caliper pins. From what I see the disk and drums are in good shape so I will likely keep them. I really have not done anything to the car, all is good. I bought it with rust proofing done to it and I live on the west coast so I don't deal with snow, I think this car will last me forever.
 
#8
I got just over 96k kms on my 2013 manual tranny. All I have done is oil, oil filter, air filter changes. I change the Tranny oil not long ago, unfortunately I did not read the interval on tranny fluid change (every 32k) and changed it way late. I have not even done the brakes yet. I am buying the parts slowly as I will have to do my brakes soon. I have rear spring kit, and will likely be putting in new front caliper pins. From what I see the disk and drums are in good shape so I will likely keep them. I really have not done anything to the car, all is good. I bought it with rust proofing done to it and I live on the west coast so I don't deal with snow, I think this car will last me forever.
Yes it will. But make sure you get your old brake disks and drums measured. They have a minimum thickness stamped on it. This minimum thickness is important because after you surpass that thickness, your new brake pads and shoes will not stop your car as safely. Also you can actually go through the metal if you wait long enough.
 
#9
I've had several of my past Corollas go over 300k miles and one went over 400k miles. My current 2009 Corolla S Turbo now has 98k miles and runs great and shifts with the 5MT are smooth as butter.
 
#11
Hello guys I just bought a 2001 Corolla S with 89,500k and with a salvage tittle for 2,000 dollars. Did I pay to much?
Why does it have a salvaged title? What was the damage? Was it fixed properly? That's very low mileage so I would be worried that the car has a lot more miles and someone messed with something. If it's a solid car and the miles are correct than $2k isn't that much money but I wouldn't have spent any more on it. I'm thinking around $1500 would be closer with a salvaged title.
 
#12
It has a salvage tittle because the roof and driver side door suffered fire damage I saw it on Carfax and the miles seem on par on Carfax . The car has a brand new paint job in 2018 it looks brand new. Thank you for responding do you think my car will suffer from oil consumption?
 
#13
Why does it have a salvaged title? What was the damage? Was it fixed properly? That's very low mileage so I would be worried that the car has a lot more miles and someone messed with something. If it's a solid car and the miles are correct than $2k isn't that much money but I wouldn't have spent any more on it. I'm thinking around $1500 would be closer with a salvaged title.
It has a salvage tittle because it suffered fire damage on the driver side door and the roof I saw it on Carfax but the car has a brand new paint job looks like it just came off the lot no dents. My mechanic gave it an A+. Do you think my car will suffer oil consumption? Thank you for responding.
 
#14
It has a salvage tittle because it suffered fire damage on the driver side door and the roof I saw it on Carfax but the car has a brand new paint job looks like it just came off the lot no dents. My mechanic gave it an A+. Do you think my car will suffer oil consumption? Thank you for responding.
Sounds like it won't be a big deal as you had it checked out. No way to know about oil consumption. You could check the compression to see if it's okay.
 

Betzy

New Member
#16
There is a TV commercial that says a driving instructor put over 900,000 kilometers on his Corolla. I know someone who worked in the Cambridge Toyota plant, and he told me I could keep my car as long as I want.
Somebody else told me his friend who drives taxi with a Corolla and has over 800,000 kilometers on his car. I live in Canada so I rust protect my car every year with Krown. Do these stories sound plausible? I put on about 25,000 kilometers a year on my 2012 manual transmission Corolla. Thank you.
Yeah. You can bet longevity on these
Wheels!
Mine is 2012 corolla, already 300,000 plus as the odometer stopped at 299,999 it still drives cleanly it just refuses to let me down.
I don't have any mechanical experience or sense for that matter but if you make plenty of fresh muffins or baked goods and liberally share with your knowledgeable neighbours you'll be ok.
It's great to brag about the mileage of my corolla though and eventually you'll probably be doing the same.
Good luck
& ♡Betz
 

Attachments

#19
My 2010 Corolla is at 320,000 km. Still runs quiet and smooth. A/C still works fine. I occasionally run it for 10 minutes in the winter as recommended by some sites, Alternator was replaced not too long ago. Someone told me these Toyota engines are made to last. I am hoping it goes to at least 470,000 km.
 

Betzy

New Member
#20
My 2010 Corolla is at 320,000 km. Still runs quiet and smooth. A/C still works fine. I occasionally run it for 10 minutes in the winter as recommended by some sites, Alternator was replaced not too long ago. Someone told me these Toyota engines are made to last. I am hoping it goes to at least 470,000 km.
Hello everyone, A smidge over 174,00 on 2008 corolla model . Zero issues. I hope it will be as solid as my previous one 05 corolla, well over 300,000.
Good tip"CirollaOntUser" the warming engine 10 min. Here the climate in Ontario calls for loads of care.
Betz
 
#22
@Betsy. I was referring to a tip about running the A/C in tghe winter months for maybe 10 minutes every month or so. It keeps the parts and fluids running. Google it.
 
Top