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Just The Facts, Ma'Am.

June 22, 2007 about Toyota Corolla

I used to have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I would NOT recommend regularly running this car down to the gas light, as I did with mine, because eventually your fuel pump will go, and that's a $300+ repair.

I now have a 2003 Corolla, and I pretty regularly run it low (hey, gas is currently about $3.65/gal here in Chicago) and I've never had the fuel pump go on me. Hooray for Japanese manufacturing (although, um, mine was made in Ontario, Canada)! Anyway, in my experience, when I've run the tank to the light and filled her full, it's 11 gallons worth of gas. Doing the math with my 13 gallon capacity tank, that's 2 gallons of gas left. At 38mpg highway (25mpg city, in my experience), I would have anywhere from 50-70 miles left. So there you go.

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May 10, 2008 by Bat

yeah, japanese, canadian, or what have you - sure, it will run - until the pump has enough. i prefer to fill up perhaps more often, but at least i won't get stuck on a highway (happened to me, that was no fun) and facing repair bill and being car-less for a few days. i say GOOD LUCK!

May 11, 2008 by chris

I've been driving corola's for years and never had any problems with the gas pump. I often run it on red, so to speak, and have never filled it more than half way! There's no point driving all that extra weight around, unless of course, you're driving hundreds of miles accross the desert or something! :)

June 3, 2008 by Hurricane

Nope, Japanese cars tend to have more durable fuel pumps, plain and simple. This is provable via repair statistics.

June 10, 2008 by Sarah

3.65 a gallon?? I need to live where you are...in Canada its averaging about 5.85 a gallon!!!!

July 9, 2008 by a big fat grandpa who wants to be christina aguilara

i don't know which is better my fat or this car wheeee!!!!!!! I'm christina aguilara i'm so prettyfull chickenface out yo!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~ @@@@@@@

March 29, 2014 by Hamka

First determine if the engnie is not getting spark or fuel or neither. Then concentrate on that area. Need to know if it cranks over or just clicks when you hit the key?

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