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Old Yesterday, 09:03 PM
 
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I read a lot about Corolla lasting a long time, and it has the best maintenance cost.
However 2002 is 17 years old. Would they still worth it for $1500?
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Old Yesterday, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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One 2002 Corolla might be worth more than that, and another one might be worth a hundred bucks. All depends on condition and mileage. $1500 doesn't get you much, if it runs, that is usually a starting point.

I owned two Corollas when I drove 100,000 miles a year for business. Could not kill them. I would trade in every two years, and they were still running and looking great.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 PM
 
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Nowadays the scrap metal price of a car is close to $1K, so wouldn't expect much for $1500 but you can't probably loose much.



How many miles on the car? How was it maintained?


A well maintained Taurus will still be more reliable than an abused Corolla.
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Old Today, 07:21 AM
 
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Nowadays the scrap metal price of a car is close to $1K, so wouldn't expect much for $1500 but you can't probably loose much.



How many miles on the car? How was it maintained?


A well maintained Taurus will still be more reliable than an abused Corolla.
I recently looked at a 2002 BMW 330 convertible with an asking price of $2000. It ran/drove fine, cold AC but the convertible top was broken (wouldn't go down). It was a really nice car (150K miles) for the money.
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Impossible to say. It depends on overall condition, mileage (city to hwy ratio), number of drivers, maintenance record, # of insurance claims etc.
A well maintained Corolla life expectancy could be between 200,000 and 300,000 miles.

Get it checked at independent garage before you decide to buy.
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Old Today, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Maybe yes, maybe no. The details matter.
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Old Today, 11:04 PM
 
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I recently looked at a 2002 BMW 330 convertible with an asking price of $2000. It ran/drove fine, cold AC but the convertible top was broken (wouldn't go down). It was a really nice car (150K miles) for the money.

People in that price range rarely look at luxury cars, so a similar Camry or Corolla would probably sell for more. Part of it is probably because they don't want to deal with the higher repair bills (whether real or perceived).
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