On another thread bergere mentioned Toyota reliability. For years I've heard about how good Toyotas are. I've heard this time after time "keep the oil changed and rotate the tires and a Toyota will run forever". So in 97 I bought a new Toyota Tercel. At the time I was single and my daughter said she'd feel better if I had a Toyota. She has a 97 corolla almost 200,000 miles and no problems. My Tercel has started using oil and my husband called the service dept at a dealership to get it checked. The service manager seemed to think we were wasting our time as he said the 97 Tercel's had a problem and it would not be worth our time to have it worked on. He said he'd not had much luck doing motor work on one. The car has around 87,000 miles on it. Now I'm wondering about the Toyota reliability. Anyone else have good luck or bad with a Toyota? He did recommend something and I think it was a new PVC valve (hope I said that right) so my husband has put a new one on and we'll see how it does. I'm wanting something newer tho as I have to travel a good bit to visit family.