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Common Toyota Corolla Problems Discussed by Two Toyota Mechanics

Looking to buy a used Toyota Corolla? Many smart used car shoppers do. However, before buying that used car it helps to know ahead of time what common problems to look for in particular generations of Corollas during your pre-purchasing inspection. That said, here is not one, but two analyses offered by two different Toyota mechanics on whether you should buy their reviewed generation of used Toyota Corollas.


Searching for a Used Corolla

In today’s market, finding a good used Toyota Corolla with the affordable pricing we enjoyed before the pandemic is difficult---to say the least. Especially if you are looking for a model within the past 5-7 years.

But what about even older models that go further back? Are they worth considering? In short, it depends on several factors one of which is what kind of repair history is that particular generation of Corolla known for.

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To help used Corolla car shoppers determine the repair history of a 10th generation Corolla, here’s a recent demonstration from “Peter” of the Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel about what common problems the 2009-2013 generation of Toyota Corolla vehicles possessed, that can be instrumental in helping you during a pre-purchasing inspection.

Toyota Maintenance Channel

During his walk-around of a recently serviced 2009 Corolla LE, Peter will not only point out potential trouble spots with this model but will also point out where problems generally do not appear as he systematically walks you through this demonstration.

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The added value of the demonstration is that it serves as a good guide for doing your own vehicle walk-around inspection before deciding to buy a used Corolla.

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Without further ado, here is what will prove to be an informative video about inspecting a used Toyota Corolla:

2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Common Problems

A Bonus Video Second Opinion

Here’s a second bonus video from another well-known Toyota mechanic who also has this to say about common problems with the 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla:

Should you buy a Toyota Corolla? 2009-2013 Common problems

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And finally…

In case you are curious about the generations of Corolla and their ratings, check out this link about the ranking of each generation of Toyota Corolla.

For more about maintenance that is essential need-to-know info, here at these two selected articles: “Trusted Mechanic Saves Toyota Owner Thousands from Repair Estimate Overcharge” and “Common Brake Repair Scam in Major Name Tire Centers” that can help you toward maintaining your car."

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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