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Old 02-21-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default I bought a corolla for my daily driver..

And I actually like it... Its a manual five speed with a 1.4 liter engine. I kind of got caught up in the fast and furious scheme of things with the little ricer.. Its a rusty little car but i may end up painting and putting some nice wheels on it, then doing some minor engine work.. I may just put the coffee can exhaust on it.. Please dont ride me to hard on this one..
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One of my dreams cars is actually an '85 Honda Accord 4 door with 5-speed, so don't feel bad
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Is something wrong with the bonneville? Thats what bonnes do best, daily driving.
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Just leave it stock and put any potential mod money into making it run right... or the Bonneville.

Corollas in the past couple decades (at least) never came with a 1.4L motor. What year is it? It most likely has either a 1.6 or 1.8.
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Just leave it stock and put any potential mod money into making it run right... or the Bonneville.

Corollas in the past couple decades (at least) never came with a 1.4L motor. What year is it? It most likely has either a 1.6 or 1.8.
its a 1990 with the 1.6, nothing is wrong with the bonneville I just needed a car to get to work cheaply without racking miles up on the SSEI.
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I imagine the extra fuel mileage in the city doesn't hurt either.
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OOOO the ol' 4a..

I had an 88 nova (Corolla with a bowtie), 5 speed with one of them, no tach sadly, so it was hard to wring it'* neck.

It'* fun to drive, mine was Carb'd so it loved to rev at any hint of throttle, fun to drive, needed a stiffer spring rate, it rolled way too much, but it was pretty dependable.
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