Dear Scotty, I have a 2017 Toyota Corolla LE CVT that I have been driving since new on lease and I am about to run over the 96000km mark where the warranty expires. I've only ever driven toyota…

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Dear Scotty, I have a 2017 Toyota Corolla LE CVT that I have been driving since new on lease and I am about to run over the 96000km mark where the warranty expires. I've only ever driven toyota vehicles so I am accustomed to the legendary reliability. First one was a 5-speed tercel, 2nd was a 4 speed auto Echo, needless to say those cars didn't have any major problems. I love my Corollas features like heated leather steering wheel and heated wiper de-icers but could do without future reliability concerns.

My concern with the corolla is if I give it up now I will have lost out money on accessories I purchased such as the roof rack, front hood deflector, Toyota floor liners for our messy Canadian winters and so on. I can live with the way the cvt feels but I don't want to risk going long term if it's going to give out on me one day. I generally drive light footed with no full throttling. I do however use the transmission S and B modes for slowing down from highway speed occasionally. Am I hurting the car by doing this and should I get rid of this car? My hope is to get about 400000km out of it as I have done with my past cars.