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Which should I buy and why...
1999 Corolla 152k $1800
2003 Corolla 329k $2200
Both great condition, well maintained.
Need more info on the two cars to make a good choice.

Problem.
1999 Corolla doesn't come with Variable Valve Timing. Mileage is low enough to consider.
Not sure if the car level is a VE, CE, or LE.
Is it 3 speed auto, 4 speed auto, or 5 speed manual?

2003 Corolla mileage is pretty high, but same questions.
Is it level CE, LE, or S?
Is it 3 speed auto, 4 speed auto, or 5 speed manual?
 

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Need more info on the two cars to make a good choice.

Problem.
1999 Corolla doesn't come with Variable Valve Timing. Mileage is low enough to consider.
Not sure if the car level is a VE, CE, or LE.
Is it 3 speed auto, 4 speed auto, or 5 speed manual?

2003 Corolla mileage is pretty high, but same questions.
Is it level CE, LE, or S?
Is it 3 speed auto, 4 speed auto, or 5 speed manual?
There is no 3 speed auto on 2003+ models.
 

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Here's something to consider. The 1zzfe motor in the 9th gen is more reliable. The chassis may have lots of miles, but could use that to bargain and then either let the engine go on its own or swap it out for a lower mileage one.

The owner must have another counter in the vehicle? The odometer stops at 299,999. How were they able to get the difference? Unless they swapped the cluster and did the math.
 

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My Gen 9 has 317,639.9 miles. I know this because just as I was about to hit 299,999 miles, I slowed down to a snail's pace. As soon as the odometer went from 299,998 to 299,999 miles, I hit the trip A on the odometer. It goes up to 9,999.9 miles and then goes to 0 and starts counting again. It's turned over once, which was at 310,001 miles and now displays 7,638.9 miles, which means I have 317,639.9 miles on the car.
 
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