What did you own/drive before getting your Corolla?

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  1. stephanie macdonald

    stephanie macdonald New Member

    i drove a 2014 Ford Edge Sport that i ordered special in August of 2014. i got my 2002 Corolla in July of 2015, and sold my Edge a few days later.
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  3. Neil

    Neil New Member

  4. Neil

    Neil New Member

    Corollas for twenty-eight years--

    '88 wagon, 1988-2001 (pretty good car)

    1993 CE, Late 1992-2012 (best car I've ever owned)

    2012 Base, 2012-2015 (WORST car ever)

    2016 Base (better than the 2012 operationally, but just as cheaply made)
  5. Dougout

    Dougout New Member

    2011 Honda Civic. It was a great car.
  6. Maple

    Maple New Member

    1998 Mazda 626.
    The salesman decided to be rude and conflicting. Said: You drove that old car for 18 years? I told him: Don't worry. This one should last longer. He got this weird contorted look on his face.
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  7. Bunta

    Bunta New Member

    2000 isuzu rodeo
    1998 honda civic hatchback (loved it)
    2004 vw jetta (pain in the D!*#)
  8. DCBronco

    DCBronco New Member

    2005 Ford Ranger
    2012 Honda Fit
    2013 Hyundai Veloster
    2014 Hyundai Elantra GT
    2017 Toyota Corolla LE

    Got the Corolla for a steal that I just couldn't pass up. Quite frankly I think the Corolla is the best car I've owned thus far and am very happy with it.
  9. Bunta

    Bunta New Member

    how was the veloster?
  10. DCBronco

    DCBronco New Member

    The Veloster was a great car. Very unique and I enjoyed the heck out of it. I often regret trading it in, but I had the Non-Turbo which was one of the bigger disappointments. The power output of the Veloster NA 1.6L is about the same as our Corolla 1.8L. Up to the Turbo version and you've got 75hp more to play with.
  11. Corolatepe

    Corolatepe New Member

    I have to say your post is one of the best I have seen. Trading a 2014 edge to a 2002 corolla says a lot about a corolla. I had a brand new 1994 honda accord with a lot of problems from the start. Not small problems but major. Thermostat, oil seal. Sold the car 2000. Then Camry then 2010 corolla
  12. Corolatepe

    Corolatepe New Member

  13. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    Had a 2009 Scion XB that I traded in on my 2014 Corolla. I liked my 09 Scion XB but I`m very happy with the 14 Corolla.Plus the Corolla gets better gas mileage and that`s a strong selling point for me. Plus It has a smoother ride.
  14. Denis L'Heureux

    Denis L'Heureux New Member

    drove my 12 gmc terrain or 12 ford focus titanium..... traded the focus for a 14 corolla S premium then 2 weeks ago traded that in for the 17 corolla XSE

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  15. echarleswhyte

    echarleswhyte New Member

    I traded in a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. Apart from having about just of 4grand of rear damage (which I did not know about until I traded it in) It was a great car. I just got tired of the gas mileage so I got my 2013 used Corolla manual trans. It was sold as used but only had 5100km on it.
  16. Ben14

    Ben14 New Member

    Drove and still have a 1998 Chevy Silverado Z71.

    Thing is pretty trick for $310k miles with original engine, trans, and rear end. Done work to all 3 buts it's still great.
  17. CorollaKid

    CorollaKid New Member

    I drove many, many cars before my current Corolla. The most recent one was a 2004 Volo S80 T6. Luxurious and fast, but a money pit!
  18. 1992 Toyota Celica - Manual (Favorite car to drive by far, too bad it had electrical issues that left me stranded on multiple occasions but I was a poor college student)

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier (it lasted, was in my family bought new until a fool in an SUV decided to make a U-turn without yielding, clipped the car and destroyed the rear axle, insurance called it a total loss because it would be cheaper to pay blue book value than fix the damage, but engine ran great).

    2015 Corolla S Plus (Very responsive)

    2016 Corolla Special Edition (I do not feel it was better than the 2015)

    The corolla is just so inexpensive to maintain and the amount of space inside is great. My dad had a 1992 Corolla, he bought for $500 from someone that burned a lot of money, he noticed that issue was probably easier to fix, fixed it and it ran great for another decade, original engine.

    He got rid of it after well over 230k miles, 3/4 door handles broke due to the sun making the plastic handles brittle, the speedometer did not read speed anymore (he used an app on the phone to get the speed), cigarette lighter did not work so he could not charge anything anymore. Paint was pretty much gone. But the engine was great, no issues what-so-ever, he maybe only changed spark plugs, belt, and regular maintenance, but nothing else. It sounded like it could run a few more years.
  19. Harley 110

    Harley 110 New Member

    2010 Suzuki Kizashi, 140,000 miles later the CVT blew up, No dealer Network, not worth fixing, I'll donate it. Now I went with a Falcon Gray SE
  20. FinalGear

    FinalGear New Member

    93 Honda Civic Ex (requires maintenance every weekend :mad:) Sold it ---> got brand new 2008 Corolla S off the dealer's lot and it still runs STRONG!
  21. LadyRay

    LadyRay New Member

    2011 BMW X5 xdrive 35i fully loaded with twin turbo sold it and bought 2017 corolla manual
  22. Bob Zukaberg

    Bob Zukaberg New Member

    2003 honda civic coupe ex
  23. lar.smith

    lar.smith New Member

    48 Ford coup, 50 Ford convertible , 53 Chevy hardtop, 56 Chevy hardtop , 57 Ford Thunderbird , 61 Austin Healy 5000, 60 Ford covertible, 65 Mustang , 69 shelby Mustang, 69 Pontiac Bonniville, 70 Ford 4x4 pickup, 75 Ford Torino, 77 Chevy Monti Carlo, 84 Buick Regal, 2003 Ford Ranger Edge, 2004 Honda CRV, 2010 Toyota Prius,

    81 Frieghtliner 3 axle tractor and 83 Peterbilt # axle tractor,

    50 years of drivinf probable a lot more I can't remember.
  24. JohnnieXSE

    JohnnieXSE New Member

    2003 Honda Civic EX. Drove it well over 300k until the transmission finally died. Engine was replaced at 225k. Would have bought another Honda, but there was an awesome deal on the 2017 Corolla.
  25. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    2017 Rolls Royce Ghost. Didn`t get near the mileage my Corolla gets.
  26. klebinek

    klebinek New Member

    2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4 with all the options. Put over 200k miles on it and it needed some work but I'm sure I could have kept it for another couple of hundred thousand miles. Reason why I sold it was outdated safety equipment and stiff ride. My daughter was just born and I needed airbags everywhere and car with crumple zone technology that uses high strength steel. Gas mileage doesn't hurt either since the 4 runner was terrible on gas. Don't get me wrong, I've had it since new and had a lot of fun with it. It was a great reliable car. Kind of nice to switch to something small and nimble after owning that tank for 15 years.
  27. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    Also the Rolls Royce cost me $300,000 and the Corolla only 19K.
  28. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    And who actually believed I owned a Rolls Royce? :)
  29. CarinaAra

    CarinaAra New Member

    A 2017 Toyota Yaris IA (aka Mazda 2) - which broke down on me after 5 months of getting it (brand new!) so I ended up trading it in and getting a 2018 Corolla LE.
  30. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    Curious, what broke on the Yaris IA?
  31. CarinaAra

    CarinaAra New Member

    The camshaft. I also had to take it in a few times because I was getting warning lights that the keyfob wasn't in the car. (which was kind of scary when you're driving) and it took a while to figure that one out. I was just over it at that point. It was a brand new car with too many issues.
  32. FJ-1989

    FJ-1989 New Member

    2005 Dodge Durango, started driving it since 2015 and I loved it until recently I had to trade it in because of the amount of miles I had and it started falling apart. I miss it, but that gas mileage killed me
  33. wesley

    wesley New Member

    Well I can believe you drove RR. My friend from DSRLeasing used to drive more expensive cars in the past than he does now, although I never knew anybody who has jumped down as much as you. May we know a reason? Did you go bankrupt or something?
  34. ToyBoy

    ToyBoy New Member

    I was just trying to be funny wesley. I think some actually may believe I had a Rolls Royce prior to the Corolla :)

    CHEESECH0DE New Member

    Learned to drive and started using my sister's 2006 Corolla LE. It was silver and had missing plastic hubcaps. When backing up, there was some extremely loud vibrating piece. She didn't take care of it at all and it was always weird smelling, had a large amount of dents and dings due to many accidents. It couldn't back up straight ever, even with alignments. It was fun though! Decent vehicle to learn on haha.

    2011 Volkswagen Tiguan. First brand new car, it sucked balls after the second month and there was always some bullshit wrong with it. Engine light on every couple months Amazing stock stereo though. Had fuel injectors replaced and other nonsense. The oil pan cracked and leaked in year 2 with the car. My dad got rid of it after we kept having the same pattern of engine light drama. My dad traded it in for a 2016 RAV4 LE

    used my mom's 2006 BMW 325ci which became my default car for over 5 years. The most amazing car. I loved the drive, it had a great stereo, convertible, seat warmers and it went fast. Problem was that anytime something went wrong, a repair was like $3000 + and after 2012 that is when things kept going wrong. Every year another ridiculous estimate to fix something.

    Traded that beautiful but crazy car in and ended up with the 2017 Corolla SE. No regrets. It is wonderful in its own way.

    2006 Corolla LE
    2011 VW Tiguan
    2006 BMW 325ci
    2017 Corolla SE
  36. redbob2020

    redbob2020 New Member

    I actually have my 2012 Corolla LE as my first car and I love it!
  37. Nathan Keel

    Nathan Keel New Member

  38. howlinwolf

    howlinwolf New Member

    1987 tacoma loved it but money pit. 1998 tacoma put 235,000 miles on it loved it as well but frame rusted out.1996 Silverado 200,000 plus miles. still have it. Bout 2016 Corolla for work car
  39. Runt2

    Runt2 New Member

    2005 corolla. Bought it used and cheap ($7k)with 50k miles because it was a repaired salvage title. Gave it to my son last month when his geo prism died. The car has worked perfectly.

    2001 Sienna. Bought it new. Now has 230k miles on it with no problems whatsoever. I offered to buy they wife a new sienna. She said, no thanks, this one will probably last another 10 years.

    Just bought a 2015 corolla LE ECO as my commuter. Also bought it as a repaired salvage title for cheap ($9k) with 20k miles. I love it and expect it to last till my 3 year old is old enough to drive. Then I’ll give it to him. :)
  40. Runt2

    Runt2 New Member

    2005 corolla. Bought it used super cheap ($7k)with 50k miles because it was a salvage title. Gave it to my son last month when his geo prism died. The car has worked perfectly.

    2001 Sienna. Bought it new. Now has 230k miles on it with no problems whatsoever. I offered to buy they wife a new sienna. She said, no thanks, this one will last another 10 years.

    Just bought a 2015 corolla LE ECO as my commuter. Also bought it as a repaired salvage title for cheap ($9k) with 20k miles. I love it and expect it to last till my 2 year old is old enough to drive. Then I’ll give it to him. :)
  41. Juan Garcia

    Juan Garcia New Member

    My first car was a 1981 Corolla and am driving now a 2014 Corolla S Plus 6MT. I used to have Mitsubishi’s and Jeeps besides four Toyotas. These cars are the best
  42. pbmooreincmh

    pbmooreincmh New Member

    2012 Chevy Cruze Eco
    2005 Chevy Colbalt LS
    1997 Chevy Cavalier
  43. Ed Headington

    Ed Headington New Member

    We traded a 2015 MINI Cooper roadster for our 2018 Corolla SEMT.
  44. Dru

    Dru New Member

    2006 neon sold
    2001 civic sold
    2006 civic parked.
    And now
    2018 corolla le brand new.
    Currently at 1200km.

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