Toyota Corolla 1999 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Corolla 1999 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Toyota Corolla review: 1994-1999
Local car production was in full swing as the 1990s began. So strong was it that Toyota expanded its local manufacturing capacity with a new plant at Altona, in Melbourne's south-west.Read More
Used Toyota Corolla review: 1999-2001
The end of the 1990s was a time of change for the Corolla in Australia. Toyota had been building it locally, but in 1999 it stopped local production and began importing it instead.Read More
Used Toyota Corolla review: 1999-2012
Well into its fourth decade in Australia the Toyota Corolla has consistently been a big player in our new and used-car scene.Read More
Toyota Corolla: Loud gearbox
It's still under warranty so you should persist with your dealer and have him demonstrate, perhaps by driving another car with the same drivetrain, that yours is normal. You could also have a trusted mechanic drive it for you and give you an opinion on it.
Toyota Corolla: Changing timing belt
The timing belt is usually changed at 150,000 km on that model and most dealers are happy to do it on the basis of distance done rather than a time limit. Regular unleaded is being phased out in NSW only in 2011. Your car should be fine on E10, BP guarantees its E10 is suitable for all vehicles regardless of the age of the vehicle, the other oil companies don’t make that guarantee at the moment, but probably will. With that in mind use BP E10 if you have any doubts.
Toyota Corolla: A good used car?
Your mechanic is correct, but so are you. The mechanic's suggestion of a Corolla is a safe bet, one that won't come back to bite him in the long run, but the other cars you mention are also worth considering. All are solid, generally reliable cars, although I would be cautious about recommending the Astra to you. Stick to the well-known Japanese brands and she won't go too far wrong.
ALL cars, including Toyotas, have problems at times, even the best in the world. Toyotas are generally reliable and the problems they have don't seem to be major ones.