I was sort of asleep, but think I heard it said, but I can’t remember which call it was. I think I heard one of the callers refer to their 1991 Corolla as a “Crapmobile”.
I think this is not right to insult a classic car like this. I place the early 90’s Corolla’s - of which I own one myself – on a very short list of classic American cars, comprised of just the Ford Model T, the VW Beetle, and the Toyota Corolla. Possibly I’d add the Honda Civic if pressed on the issue.
These are America’s “People’s Cars”. Designed to be cheap and reliable. The Model T weighed much less compared to other cars so it was good on gas, and came in one color: Black. Just two forward speeds, so it was easy to drive. It had quirks, like you had to drive backwards up steep hills due to a pecularity in the fuel system. And it cost just $260 in 1924, considerably less than when it was first introduced years prior. That’s only about $3000 in today’s money. It was dirt cheap. Same w/the VW Beetle, up through the time the Heinz Nordhoff fellow was running the show. And the Toyota Corolla, up 'till the time America’s Toyota marketing machine got hold of it. Cheap, reliable, easy to repair, and a few quirks.
My early 90’s Corolla, you know what? It has never been in the repair shop even once! I bought it new. It has needed repairs from time to time, but I’ve been able to do them all in my driveway, no problem. Sure it has quirks. The starter selenoid needs to have the contacts taken out and filed once in a while. But it works. It has never left me stranded.
The 1991 Corolla a Crapmobile? No! I say! If you scratch me, do I not bleed! lol …