Top 10 Facts About Toyota Corolla
The first Toyota Corolla in 1966 was one of the first cars with a catalytic converter.
Three-way catalytic converters became standard on Corollas in the late 1970s.
Proper maintenance can extend a Corolla catalytic converter's life to 100K miles or more.
Faulty converters reduce performance and fuel economy in Corollas.
Corolla converters contain rare precious metals like palladium, platinum, and rhodium.
Stolen Corolla converters can fetch $50-$700 at scrap yards depending on metals inside.
High-flow converters are popular performance upgrades but may violate emissions laws.
Corolla converters must meet EPA and CARB regulations to remain street legal.
Disabling or removing the Corolla's catalytic converter is illegal and harms the environment.
Damaged Corolla converters should be properly recycled to recover precious metals.