Car for sale

UPDATE: The car has been sold. Thank you for help in spreading the word and the inquiries.

It’s not that I don’t love my car. I do. It’s been a great workhorse since I first bought it with only 10 miles on the odometer 11 years ago. I’ve put on just under 122,000 additional miles in those 11 years. That’s only about 11,000 miles on average. Frankly, the last 12,000 miles have been put on in only the last three years. And that’s why I’m looking to sell my little workhorse. The garage fees in DC are killer.

If you’re in need of a second car for your family, or even a third one for a new driver, you couldn’t do better than this car. Ignore the grumblings of that image-conscious teenager in the background! Here are some pictures to convince them otherwise:

Front view

View of front of 2004 Toyota Corolla, silver colored. License plate number blacked out.


Rear view

Rear view of 2004 Toyota Corolla, silver. License plate number blacked out.


Driver’s side view

Looking at outside of driver's side of 2004 Toyota Corolla, silver.

Passenger’s side view

Looking at outside of passenger's side of 2004 Toyota Corolla, silver.


Front interior view

View of front interior of 2004 Toyota Corolla.  Bags on front passenger seat do not come with the car.


Rear interior view

View of the rear interior of 2004 Toyota Corolla.


Let’s get down to brass tacks. Here are the details of the car that I’m pulling from the original window sticker that I still have:

Model Year: 2004
Make: Toyota
Model: Corolla

Mechanical & Performance

  • 1.8L 4CYL DOHC 16V VVT-i SFI Engine
  • 4-speed ECT Automatic Transmission
  • Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering
  • Power Front Disc and Rear Drum Brakes
  • Semi-Independent Rear Suspension
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension (I had the struts and rotors replaced at 110,000 miles)
  • Front & Rear Stabilizer Bars


  • Dr & Fr Pass Dual Stage Airbags (SRS) – NOTE: I have not received notice of recall!!
  • Fr Seat Belt Pretnsionrs & Force Lmitrs (I’m spelling it as they did!)
  • Rear Center Shoulder Belt
  • Child Protected Rear Door Locks
  • Internal Trunk Safety Handle
  • Side-Impact Door Beams


  • Color-Keyed Outside Door Handles
  • Full Wheel Covers
  • Color-Keyed Side Moulding
  • Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlamps (I’ve had to replace the light itself a few times, but the original headlamps are still on!)
  • Daytime Running Lights w/Twilight Sensr
  • Outside mirrors are no longer color-keyed because of an idiot who jacked the driver’s side mirror, but they both work and match!

Comfort & Convenience

  • Deluxe AM/FM/CD with 4 Speakers
  • Air Conditioner with Clean Air Filter (it still works great!!)
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • 60/40 Split RR Seat, Dual LCD Tripmeter
  • Heavy Duty Rear Defogger with Timer
  • Tachometer w/Outside Temp Gauge
  • Woodgrain Trim
  • Multi-function Remote Keyless Entry (I still have both fobs to give you!)
  • Front & Rear Cupholders, Digital Clock
  • Trunk Release, Fully Lined Trunk w/Lamp
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers (I’ve replaced the wiper heads a few times.)
  • Power Windows and Door Locks (still work perfectly!)
  • Remote Hood & Fuel Release (*NOT* from the fob; there’s pull-levers by the driver’s seat), Maplights

Optional equipment

  • Floor mats
  • Cargo mat (in trunk)
  • Cargo net (in trunk)

Other things

  • Dealer inspection
  • Mileage as of 6/18/2015: 121,860

There is one thing noted on the dealer inspection report which I will share with seriously interested buyers.


Consider this, a dealer will charge you at least $6,000. This asking price is negotiable, but don’t insult me. The dealer already did.

Interested? Email me at




  1. Make? Model? Exploding air bags?

    • 2004 Toyota Corolla! I typed that so much yesterday that I missed the fact I hadn’t included on the page which is now fixed 🙂 As for the airbags, it was just added to the recall list on Tuesday and they currently don’t have the parts in stock to fix it. I did have it at the dealer yesterday to do the recall work for which they did have parts available.

  2. Make? model?

    What is in need of repair?

    Catelytic converter replaced?

    Condition of tires?

    Thank you, Shirley

    • Hi Shirley, it’s a 2004 Toyota Corolla. As for what needs to be repaired, it’s a line that is currently leaking, but is not worth the cost of replacement to me. I’m happy to discuss this further if you’re interested in buying. You can email me at Since it’s a 2004, the catalytic converter was not in need of being replaced. 3 of the four tires are about 3 1/2 years old. One got replaced even more recently because it went flat as I was driving along Colesville.

  3. Same questions as above, What year is this Corolla, and has it really been to Ireland (joking). To repeat previous questions, and add some:

    What is estimated milage? How new are the tires? Is the airbag a part of the current recall? Is there any major item that is pending repair/replacement?

    I will email you for the Carfax link.

    Thank, Katie.


    • Hi Susan, answers in order:

      • 2004, and I wish…though *I* was in Ireland in 2006
      • estimated mileage is just under 122,000
      • 3 of 4 tires are about 3 1/2 years old and the 4th is slightly newer
      • turns out the passenger airbag was made part of the recall on Tuesday, but when I took it in yesterday for other recall work, the parts to fix the airbag are not currently available
      • the only thing specifically mentioned in the dealer inspection (which is what I referenced in the original posting) is a leaking line that is not worth the cost of replacement to me.

      I’ll be happy to respond in more detail when you email me.

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