Notes: There must have been something in the water at the plant where they built the eighth generation Corollas, especially the 1998 and 1999 model years.

Outside of airbag problems being reported to NHTSA, this is about as dependable a car as you’ll find. But good luck finding one; owners say they want a new car, but can’t justify trading in their Corolla because the darn thing just keeps rolling.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. got two new rear shock absorbers fitted problem solved (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Toyota Corolla suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 202008

Corolla GS 1.6L 4a-Fe

  • Manual transmission
  • 113,000 miles


This problem although a serious one if you do not get it fixed, is not that big an issue really as it can be expected with a 10yr old car that there might be some part replacement needed a friend of mine had to have the same done with his car and that was only 3yr old so i don't think i can really complain about it in my car.

I only posted this complaint as more of a way to fix it then an actual complaint

- , Cumbria, England, England

problem #1

Aug 222002

(reported on)

Corolla LE

  • 57,000 miles

My car all of a sudden started acting like a clown car. The front felt like it was going straight and the back end felt like it was going in the opposite direction.

- , St. Paul, MN, USA

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