rev up your engines today I’m gonna talk
about how the Toyota Corolla is boring and why I like it to stay that way
now the Toyota Corolla is the top-selling car in a world over 43
million of these things have been sold but people say they’re boring
they’re not like a Jaguar Mercedes or BMW that break down all the time are you
gonna pay for these expensive repairs yes they’re boring in that respect and
people say they’re boring looking cars hey today it’s hard to tell one card for
another most of them look pretty much the same and yes I have to admit these
are pretty boring interiors boring cloth seats nothing out of the ordinary
excitement this one’s got a CD player mmm and yeah the interior front and back
and it’s nothing to write home about the hood four-cylinder engine it does that
variable valve timing but it’s certainly no race car this 2010 Corolla as a 1.8
what’s on 130 horsepower no great shakes hands like many modern car lots of
plastic parts did you tend to last you can see lotsa 90s for all was still
rolling down how many 90s of other cars you see still rolling down the road and
running smooth not burning a ton of oil with air conditions it’s still below
freezing cold and there’s certainly evolved over time this one’s a lot more
legroom than the Corolla I had when my kids were growing up my sons well over
six feet tall he rolled around in it for years they got a decent sized trunk and
this one even has an auto trunk opener whoo buy space going in
nice deep trunk broken technology that works
it’s got discs in the front but it’s only got drums in the back drums in the
back are perfectly fine for a small car like this it’s not a race car no this
one’s only got 99 thousand miles on it so it’s barely broken in it’s got a very
dependable 4-speed automatic transmission including overdrive you
want Vanderbilt transportation simple and
boring is often the way to go overtime Toyota has perfected the boring Corolla
so they get better gas might have a little bit more power have a lot of room
for pulling people around what and since they’ve been making for so long there is
a plethora of aftermarket parts that work fine cost very little that you
could put on when they do finally wear out something lots of working room you
can easily do a lot of the servicing yourself and save money being a
relatively low cost low powered vehicle insurance on these things it’s also
cheaper than other vehicles so you’re not throwing a bunch of money away on
insurance and buying too much gas just don’t go too far because they were
bought one of these things and he brought it to me it’s leaking a little
bit uh he had ninety thousand miles on and I said hey how often do you change
the oil in this thing then he said I’m a Salesman Oliver taxes New Mexico
Arkansas Oklahoma he said I put on so many mileage I’d have to change it every
week so I’ve never actually changed the oil in the car and he had 90 thousand
miles on it then I said well doesn’t burn oil no he
said well you know the first sixty thousand miles he said it didn’t burn a
drop no I got to put a quarter in every four or five thousand miles now don’t
ever mistreat a car like this if you value your money but it just shows how tough
these things are I had a customer with a Chrysler once and he also never
changed as well and that they went fifteen thousand miles on the engine
pool really the Corollas offer advanced boring technology things to start every
time you turn the key get good gas much and are comfortable enough they’ve
evolved over time the one that I had hey it was a 70s Corolla it was also a
florid orbit this one has much more room the seats even though they’re kind of
cheap looking the fabric they’re much more comfortable in the old seats were
and you can’t even compare the suspension and ride the old one had a
solid axle rear wheel drive this is front wheel drive independent suspension
they really ride quite well sure then their not as luxurious as say a toyota camry but then again it cost a lot less they
can also handle quite a bit of abuse one time I was taking the kids to get some
hamburgers and two drunk lawyers wives ran a red light hit us spun the car
around the hill on the other side we’re all shook up police came gave the women
tickets and said we’ll get you tow truck I looked at it and said hey so Toyota
Corolla we drove the rest of the way to the Hamburger restaurant drop it back home then the next week I took it to my body shop and it fixed enough but they can
take quite a bit of abuse you would be surprised at what these tiny things can
take I see Toyota Corollas just like and maybe the person next door hey maybe
they weren’t the greatest looking person but they were very nice and they were
dependable might not be a bad idea to marry them instead of going after the
Porsche not being that dependable over time because I have the luxury of
hindsight now I see the old Porsche people know that I’m 66
they don’t look that good now either you know you know why the Toyota Corolla is
so boring and why I hope it stays that way, so if you never want to miss another
one of my new car repair videos remember to ring that Bell

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