(Closed) Corolla vs. Caddy…HELP!!

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would keep the Toyota.  We have a Toyota Tacome from 1999 and it still runs amazingly well.  I understand wanting a pretty car but having to pay all the extra for gas and not having as good a car wouldn’t be ideal for me.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Toyotas are made to last.  If you drive a lot and need the car for a long time keep the Toyota.  They are dependable.  Cadillacs are gas guzzlers.  In this economy I’d get rid of the Caddilac.  What type of new car is your Fiance buying?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I drive a 2000 Corolla that used to be a driving school car. It’s taken a LOT of beatings from inexperienced drivers and it still runs fine. It has almost 300km (185miles) on it!

Ohhh Zee Audi! Fiance drives an A4 Quattro (99) and it’s held up amazingly well. He’s also at almost 300km.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I drive a 1999 Corolla. It’s got 140,000 miles on it and though it still runs great. Maintenance is cheap, especially if you do it yourself and it gets good gas mileage. 

Sounds like your Corolla would easily last you another year and a half or 2 years.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My vote is for the Corolla too 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Get rid of the Caddy, they suck money once they get high mileage, because everything needs to be repalced and its not cheap. My friend has the same car, and she’s trying to get rid of hers because of the fact that its costing her so much money to get it fixed

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My dad’s Corolla (I think it’s a 2000? Maybe older?) has so much mileage on it that the odometer has stopped rolling, lol!!! It’s still going and hasn’t had really any issues other than my dad being old and bumping into things. Sigh. Keeping it is a good decision 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Good decision! My ’02 Corolla has 169k and is still rolling fine. All I’ve done is keep up with the big checkups (150, 175), oil changes, etc. I love it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@RahlyRah: (full discosure, I work at a Toyota dealership). I would trade in the Caddy. It is more desirable to dealers and will bring you more money as a trade in. As previous posters have said, Toyotas really are built to last – 80% of Toyotas purchased in the last 20 years are still on the road today. I think you’ll get more mileage out of the Corolla with regular maintenance.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

So it sounds like you’ve made up your mind already but I just wanted to add what I know (being a previous 2006 Cadillac owner)

Cadillac’s are comfortable and safe but once the miles get up there they are money pits. Never ending problems! Ours was the cross-over SUV and I am so happy we got rid of it. Don’t trade it in though if you’re thinking about getting rid of it, definitely try to sell it. The dealers would only give us $9,000 for ours and it had low miles and it was fully loaded. Even though ours had low miles, it was starting to have giant problems. We would have had to spend 5 grand to fix what was going on with it.

Keep the corolla until it’s done! They are awesome cars.

Post # 15
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Heatherloveskenny: I agree that you should see what you can get outside of the dealership before trading in.  They seem to give low prices on trade-ins and then sell them more than a private party would.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Heatherloveskenny: I agree!  Even though we purchased another car we have my old VW and it’s a money pit, oh man – it was a bad relationship that I should’ve just let go of.  We are going to sell it privately. What did you end up getting?

 

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