While still a good, reliable car, the Corolla is not one of the best in this crowded and competitive market segment. It does fairly well in most major areas of performance and design, although it doesn't stand out in any.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2005, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard from 2017.
Road Test
While still a good, reliable car, the Corolla is not one of the best in this crowded and competitive market segment. It does fairly well in most major areas of performance and design, although it doesn't stand out in any.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 3-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (125 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"This car seems to have an issue with staying alighned. Have had issues with tire wear on the front even after alighnment"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After replacing struts, bushings, and linkages in the front end a front end alignment was needed."

Glenn J., NC (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"Repairing the suspension system cost about $1,000"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering reservoir leaks fluid"

Erling H., PA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Symptom was by sound at first. Replaced water pump ans tried tensioner before correctly finding steering pump"

Donald D., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"the front struts are shot; i'm having them replaced next week"

Ramon F., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Struts needed to be replaced due to rough ride with original struts"

Edward S., PA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not precisely sure what all was replaced but the whole suspension became somewhat loose and rattled noticeably so we had about $1400 worth of parts and work done to correct that"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front and Back struts needed replacing. Car was making serious noises"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sruts gave no indication as to the condition other than sagging"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had rattling noise in rear when driving on bumpy road. Replaced rear stabilizer links. Noise got worse. Need to replace entire strut assembly"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"worn out and needed replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Abrupt change in feel and handling, road noise. One of rear shocks had failed completely. Needed to replace rear pair."

Donald D., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Purchased this car cheap because it was in needs of a lot of maintenance but had a new remanufactured engine in it. I replaced the shocks and bushings, repaired the headliner and replaced two electric window winders. I expect a lot of miles from this vehicle."

Glenn J., NC (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced struts and tie rods"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn our"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Springs are not in good shape but at the local garage where I have been repairing my cars for 15 years (not the dealership who vocationally are delinquents) they told me that's would not affect the car performance within the next years. My goal would be to replace the car but at a time where things are not as foggy as during this pandemic (I have to figure out what car I want to comfortably drive in the future. From Consumer Reports I am getting some idea on what to look for but I have to seat on the cars/SUVs/etc. and like it)"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"There's actually a lot of vibration through the whole car and it feels mushy. Mechanic advised us not to drive it at high speeds. We bought this car about 5 years ago because of its low mileage but mechanics have told us the problems are because it was not used much for almost a decade"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The plastic trim along the doors has shrunk and is peeling off"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The moldings on all doors have come loose and broken off"

Mary L., FL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic covering around doors has all pealed off leaving bare metal"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior trim on the car had to be replaced in 2014. The car had a lot of sun damage and was due for some TLC. Overall this is a great used car and goes and goes and goes. Would buy this used again"

Anonymous, ID (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Breaking"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim around windows disintegrated"

Wendy A., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hood is rusting away and is on the verge of replacement. Rust started at paint flaws"

H J., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"chalking and chipping on front of hood. Looks like I have driven thru a rock storm"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading, cracking and peeling from a small area on the engine hood"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint clear coat peeled"

Daniel K., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The black trim that covers where the window glass enters the door lost its black paint, but interestingly, only on the back two doors, not on either front door"

Steve W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was cracking and peeling from the hood and other areas. Ended up repainting the entire car"

Vince V., FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeling all over trunk"

Wendy A., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is fading on the rear driver's side back fender, approx. where it meets the trunk lid."

Steve W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The silver paint has faded or discolored on the passenger's side, perhaps from the exhaust."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Floor is rusting out"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust around the wheel well"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My 1996 (not 2000) Toyota had a serious rust spot on trunk door near rear window. It was repaired perfectly by Toyota"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The check engine light has been on for several years. We have had the dealer reset it but usually after a day or two it comes back on. We have decided to ignore it."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The catalytic converter has reached the end of its life."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Check engine light is a recurring problem. Service has been done at the dealer with the gas cap being replaced. However, within a few days the light come back on"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced it. No more problems"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"The injectors had become clogged and our attempt to clean them out failed so they were replaced"

Teresa F., WI (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous answer to O2 sensor, it was all related"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Multiple issues associated with emissions and sensors causing check engine light"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine light came on"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The oxygen sensors are not working properly which is allowing an unbalanced mixture of oxygen to fuel. It is causing an issue of not allowing the car to start immediately after fueling. We have to wait for 5 minutes or so for the sensors to proper fu"

Teresa F., WI (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on . I changed spark plugs, new air filter and cleaned the sensor for the air intake in the filter cover. That solved the problem !!"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My check engine light came on and I went to three different auto shops, including the dealer. The first 2 (including the dealer) charged me to fix the problem. But it wasn't fixed. The third finally fixed the problem after replacing/repairing multi"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"toyota dealer1:check engine code is to replace cat converter, A, and B sensors for $2200. toyota dealer2: old corollas burn oil; drive with check engine light on. I instead replaced the mass airflow sensor for $100- fixed it. car needs better codes"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the MAF Sensor"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced Throttle Position Sensor. Cost: Labor - $145 Part - $96.70"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor was replaced. Now I have no problems with it"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has an automatic transmission and the gear selector became unattached to the transmission therefor prohibiting the ability to change into Park, Drive or any other gear. This happened before several years ago."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine lite came on in Feb 2029. Problem took approximately 3 visits over 3 weeks to find and repair issues with mass air sensor, 2nd oxygen sensor and fuel pump. I have had a few issues off and on over the last 20 years with the emissions system triggering the check engine lite."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Just had to replace my brakes from normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, RI (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Sticky Caliper causing the brake to overheat"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Replacement required"

Leonard S., GA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Master Cylinder (Brakes) failed without any warning but car is almost 17 years old, though serviced religiously. No accident resulted due to good luck and circumstances"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The problem is with the brake booster to be replaced due to age"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"needed normal replacement for milage"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"no shame for the mileage incurred since the last brake job"

Hubert F., ON (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the brake pads and have the rotors resurfaced..due to normal brake pad wear and tear"

Tom M., GA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car had approx 130000 miles and the master cylinder booster had to be replaced."

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Parking brake stuck when parked for 2 weeks during the winter"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"I have replaced rotors and calipers on the front twice and drums in he back once in 75000 miles. This seems excessive for a small automobile since i and a conservative driver. The new brakes stop well at first but as i put miles on them they seem to become less effective. After several conversations with and having had my mechanic check them we are both stymeid."

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"A couple of brake lines had severe corrosion and finally leaked. The others will go soon, too, so I'm looking to buy another car."

Martin C., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"brand new rotors installed after I purchased in 2012- and they needed it-, new ones already getting worn out"

Anonymous, KS (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"normal wear for the mileage incurred"

Hubert F., ON (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Squeaking, thought to be in braking system"

William E., TX (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Darn car just keeps running will buy a new one for better safety features"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"driver door handle, inside. Has had to be replaced over three times. Very cheap plastic unit"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"We've had problems with the plastic door handles"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver' side interior door latch. Plastic frame around the outside of latch broke, causing mechanism to not allow door to be opened from inside"

Steve W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both inside amd outside locks on all doors have broken and have had to be replaced"

Mary L., FL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inside door latch slips and does not open door readily"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inside door latches rather flimsy, broken off twice"

Gary G., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Most of front passenger door latch has broken off, making it difficult to open this door from outside"

Jonathan R., NY (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both outside latches on front seats broke off at different times. We couldn't use it until we got someone to repair it."

Natalie M., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's door interior door handle broke, so to exit, one had to open the window and use the outside latch to open the door."

Steve W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior door latch for the driver's side has broken twice. The Toyota dealer has replaced it twice, both free of labor costs."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The trunk latch stopped functioning, couldn't keep the trunk shut properly"

Martin C., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Replaced three window crank motors on this vehicle"

M C., AZ (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Electric window motor failed and had to replace it. Then that one failed after five years and had to replace it again"

H J., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"motors on all windows have failed. Have rplaced driver and right front motors"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Automatic window openers seize or are barely workable"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Windows need repeated attempts to close; also, interior moldings have disintegrated and/or become detached, so that the windows do not seal well, letting outside air and noise in"

Jonathan R., NY (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine light comes on frequently for varying minor issues that are very difficult to diagnose"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Piston rings failed on #3 cylinder. Noise, loss of power, excess oil consumption among several of the symptoms"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Already covered this problem as it was interconnect to the oil usage problem!"

Randall S., WA (2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"1 motor mount was replaced"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"Twice we have had to replace fuel lines, once from the tank to a junction point and once from the junction to the engine. Also replaced the serpentine belt"

Vince V., FL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Engine seals need replaced and some oil bypass of valve springs, but since I don't drive it much I have delayed repairs. I drive it spring and fall when I don't need the air conditioner"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaking from several places, had the problem repaired on 3 occasions, including a new rear main seal (i think that's what it's called), leak free for a while, recently the problem has returned"

Anonymous, KS (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It's 16 years old, so has some minor oil leaks. It's been a VERY reliable commuter car for 11 years!"

Terri B., CO (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It burns through oil a lot and I'm constantly having to onto fill it"

Eric W., CO (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I see the oil leak by the spot where I park it, the source is undetermined"

Steven G., NY (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"gasket leaks in engine caused by deteriorated gaskets"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cheap gas and oil were used by previous owners, oil rings clogged with carbon so it used plenty of oil, valve seals may also be leaking due to this. Engine likely developed rod knocking due to rapid loss of oil from on highway use. This also resulted in partially clogged catalytic converter and a blown exhaust donut. An oil change exchanging 20% of new oil with marvel mystery oil has partially corrected the oil loss and the clogged cat, also restoring most lost power. Replaced exhaust donut at 2nd oil change since taking ownership, and engine is still steadily improving power wise and same for oil consumption. Using high mileage 20-50 w oil to help further slow oil loss, and to quieten down the rod knock, this is resulting in partial success, and will definitely extend the life of this neglected/abused engine. Since my experience with this Toyota Corolla, I would definitely consider getting another newer with less mileage one of these. The price was right on this one $60.00, and I was hopeful that the right additives could help this car out, and they did! But even with the right additives, the damage done to this engine, from neglect, and poor oil/gas choices will never be completely remedied without an engine rebuild or replacement. But I do think it just may last awhile if used at speeds no higher than 55mph for short distances under 100 miles and checking the oil at 50 mile intervals. Of great importance is to also change your oil at 3k intervals, not 5k intervals imo."

Randall S., WA (2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Head gasket"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"some of the lights on the dashboard don't work"

Linda S., MA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"I did everything I could to have the yellowed headlight shields cleaned, whitened, scrubbed both personally & professionally. Finally had to replace both complete headlight assemblies because yellow shield covered lights at night"

Mary B., KY (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Daylight running lights system failed"

M C., AZ (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Main interior overhead light has intermittent failure. Light in speedometer has burnt out"

David C., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My car is a 1997. The electrical system has never worked properly"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"overhead light inside car does not operate automatically"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dome light circuit is draining battery when car is off."

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"It was a check engine light that seemed to come on just prior on our bi-yearly emissions test. No excessive expensive repairs were needed ($110. -$130. dollars) but the inconvenience of this minor repair on more than one occasional was annoying"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"had the entire wiper motor replaced"

Mary B., KY (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"washer switch failed"

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"the Air conditioning doesn't work"

Linda S., MA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Considering that the condenser was original with the car, it was overdue to failure. In the sense, it operated well pass it lifetime."

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Intermittent ignition failures"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Air conditioner has lost refrigerant several times over the years and since I don't drive it much, I have not repaired it. It has been a good car because my wife and two kids have driven it and only problem has been stated above plus the carberator"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaked in two spots. No a/c. Cost $450 to fix"

Derek M., QC (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radiator leaks on an intermittent basis"

Steven G., NY (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"NOTE- This is actually a 1996 model but you didn't give me that choice so I picked the closest year. A/C doesn't work - mechanic told seller that that it leaked and that the repair would cost more than the car was worth. The wife bought it from her best friend for $500. I get to drive it without A/C. I will check it out when I get the chance."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Standard clutch replacement of original clutch"

Steve W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This allows me to say that the Corolla is actually a 1999 LE but that option was not given me. The clutch began slipping and we did not want to be stranded somewhere so replaced it for about $ 900"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced clutch. no additional problems"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"1st this car is a 1997. Choice not offered. I had the clutch replaced 3 times by an independent garage and it failed 3 times in 4 yrs. I feel they were using inferior parts. Since the car is 20yrs old, I replaced it"

Barbara D., PA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch was work out at 150,000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"unable to drive to work...had to depend on others for rides"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The car won't stay in third gear. The cost of a transmission rebuild and fixing engine problems exceeds the value of the car. It will be scrapped."

K S., WA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"The alternator failed after 10 or 20 years (I don't remember if this was changed before) and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Due to COVID-19, the car was sitting idle for a few weeks. After a few weeks, my wife tried to start the car but without success. In the past week, the car has needed two jump starts in order to crank."

Anonymous, MD (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"car will only start in neutral. NSWW. Not able to have diagnosed due to pandemic"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"getting misfire reading, replaced plugs, still issue, replaced ignition coil, still have check engine light on, mechanic can't resolve"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light comes on and stays on until reset. Mechanic can't determine the problem. Have replaced spark plugs & wires & run countless diagnostics. Can't fix the problem. Now we just drive with the warning light on, but don't take it for trips out of town."

Natalie M., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"replaced the starter twice in the past 5 years"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"windshield washer fluid tank holder broke off"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"During the rains this past winter, I had a leak between the top of the windshield and the body"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"the car has over 200000 miles; it has earned every squeak it has"

Ramon F., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles in front end under car"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Engine Check light indicated failure of Catalytic converter requiring replacement"

Patrick C., AZ (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter needed to be replaced to pass emission test"

Linda C., WI (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2nd converter to fail after purchase of this car"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"Manifold leaking, exhaust making noise when stepping on gas. Due to rust, which mainly is based on street salting in winter. Rust also destroyed a sensor testing the exhaust mix"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Piston came loose from the crankshaft"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"gasket was leaking oil, had to replace"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking head gasket, after 16 years and 170,000 miles"

David G., KY (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"It wore out and needed replacing, normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, (2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"I guess one light burnt out"

Jian H., BC (2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"It shuts off from time to time, though I can usually get it back by hitting the dashboard above it"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

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