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General Information

Year
2003
Make
Toyota
Model
Corolla S
Color
Mica Mist
Packages
S Package
History
One owner. Bought new in Riverside, CA from Toyota of Riverside in 2002. Since then I've put almost 250,000 highway miles on it with no issues other than the cat (I run heavy full synthetic because I love my motor)! It's carried me safely all thought California, Tijuana (Mexico), Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, almost all of Florida and Georgia, most of South Carolina and North Carolina, the whole state of Virginia, Maryland, Western and Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey (where you can't pump your own gas 😳), New York, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah.

In all that time I've had new tires three times, windshield wipers every new year, oil changes on the 5k and 10k, fluids on the 25k, 50k, 75k, and 00k, brakes when they squeal, and I'm still on the original plugs and wires because they still work like new! I've had less than a dozen flat tires in the entirety of my ownership. The clutch did finally start showing signs of wear at about 190k miles so I pulled the motor and put a new one in while being held hostage by a blizzard in January of 2010. The transmission oil was still bright red with no bits of metal but we flushed the system and cleaned it up before reinstall to because the setup is tricky on these as you know. It was easy to clean - because it was already clean and looked like new (the benefits of 80% highway use 😄). My cousin put a bore scope on it last summer; no carbon and the crosshatching still looks good from what we could see. I've never had any metal bits on the oil pan plug either.

I've transported three kids over tens of thousands of miles in this car. It's amazing how indestructible they are considering their competition. They easily redefine reliability and dependability from an automotive standpoint.
2003 Toyota Corolla S (Mica Mist)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Stock

Running Mobile 1 10w-30 Full Synthetic and a Mobile 1 filter, but I'm always looking for better 😀
Interior
Stock
Exterior
Stock
Audio
Stock
Suspension
Stock - original suspension still rides smooth. Shocks, struts and coils still good; however, I am considering replacing before selling.
Wheel and Tire
Stock wheels. Michelin tires

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