The old “hachiroku” Toyota Corolla AE86 is one of the most beloved cars in the automotive world. Simple, light, rear-wheel drive and not much else. But these 1980s heroes are getting old and frail, except for one in Japan.
A Toyota Corolla is a safe choice for a car. A boring choice. Reliable, bland, cheap and basic transportation. There is no shame in this. But it makes the Corolla an extremely unlikely contender to be one of the stars of the fastest growing motorsport in America—drifting.
In the warm light of spring 2016, I flew to Sacramento, opened up Craigslist in the airport, and owned a 1970s Volkswagen two days later. It was a beautiful experience, and one that I should probably not repeat. With this in mind, please buy this beautiful Toyota Corolla before I buy another plane ticket.
I used to be all for buying teenagers total crap-heaps as their first cars. It builds character, after all. But then I watched this video of a 1998 Toyota Corolla crashing into a 2015 model, and now I think I’ve changed my mind.
Here is the only photo of the Toyota Corolla FX16 you will ever need.
The AE86 Corolla is a legend in the drift community– eternally cheap, simple, available and rear-wheel drive. But drifting is just one of the car’s many talents.
There are so many Corollas out there we don’t even know about. Corollas we don’t even want to know about.
I thought Toyota dumped all their “youth marketing” energy into Scion sticker kits and mix CDs in 2005, but apparently I completely missed the manual-only “performance-spec” Corolla XRS. Watch this thing haul-ass around canyons and make supercar pilot Matt Farah crack up.
Who says you need a big 4x4 to climb a mountain on muddy Nova Scotian roads? Nah, man, you need something you don’t care about—like an old Corolla. Make that two old Corollas.
The Toyota Corolla entered this world 50 years ago this year. Was the 1980s all-wheel-drive wagon the best one? Probably not, but I love it.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda rolls out in a 4-door Corolla GT like the one that captured his heart in the 1980s. The Corolla celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The most-produced single nameplate of car is the Toyota Corolla, and it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. While Toyota could not promise to absorb all automobiles into its warm, comfortable sameness, it did honor the car in two ways: with a party and with a special 2017 Corolla trim.
I don’t have room in my life for a beautiful yellow 1981 Toyota Corolla wagon, complete with a five-speed. But maybe you do. And if you do, maybe you should just go ahead and buy this so it stops tempting me. It’s just $3,500. Please help me.
When you talk about a car’s noise, usually you’re thinking of the exhaust. But do not forget the distinct sound of the engine’s intake. Here’s a perfect example of what that’s like.
Sometimes I just can’t help myself — I want a shitbox.
Special Editions of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and its big brother the Camry have just dropped at the Chicago Auto Show. They come in bright colors with matched interior accents, and a subtle "SPORT" button on the dash to unlock "more aggressive driving dynamics." So, youths, are you in?!