Wife now wants an old corolla after driving mine for a week. I have a 7th generation, specifically a white 1995 toyota corolla with 2 different tail lights ( I thought that "93 -97 were the same car" when I ordered a replacement tail on Rock auto) now its become part of her character.
When AC went on the F-150, and waiting on a paycheck to pay cash, she drove my '95 corolla for about a month and it grew on her,she has started sending me pictures of used 97 Corollas but they are all from "dealer-like" sites. I am unfamiliar with "cargurus" and "carsforsale" all that, Id rather search for cars for sale on craigslist College Station TX ( even though a live in Houston because of Hurricane Harvey water damage)
When I buy a car, I like to pay cash and to smell the transmission fluid. My step-Dad told me that "if it smells like burned toast, dont get it; it should smell as close to cherry soda as possible" then I look at the oil dip stick and make sure it doesnt have any bubbles in it. then I ask them if they kept maintenance records.
I worry that a dealership may have tricks which would circumvent my primary test of a good car
What are your opinions on these dealer type sites
Is there a Corolla from a newer generation that yall might recommend? Looking for something "old" like 1995- 2015, expecting to find one with 110,000 miles and to pay $2200 - $4,000
Scotty might recommend a used Lexus, I would consider that too.
Thanks in advance for your inputs!