I have a toyota corolla near the end of its life (1995). I lucked out I guess, because it’s very easy to change the oil on this car. Just one wrench for the plug. The car doesn’t need to be on lifts, or jacked. Just lie on the ground and undo the plug. The filter you can take off and tighten by hand.
Are there any small cars that one is able to change the oil on by oneself? I’ve heard that companies are moving away from the screw on filter in a metal housing that you buy at wal mart to a paper filter that you replace. Seems a lot more work. Plus some cars have all kinds of things you have to remove before you can get at the plug/filter. Then other cars may still use a regular screw on filter but put it in such an odd place that you can’t get at it.
I guess I didn’t realize how lucky I was with this Toyota.