My wife drives a lot. Didn’t drop the drain plug, or filter, or splash any dirty oil all over my driveway this time! Hooray me!
Pretty pleased with this car. Still not missing a drop of oil between changes. I just check fluid levels and the battery every few weeks. Sticking with the conventional oil and 3,500 mile intervals. We haven’t even had the car for a full year, but 17,000 miles isn’t a bad sample size.
Some of you on here are replacing things like transmission, timing belts, entire suspensions... But this: this is pretty much it for me. A boring oil change. Until I buy another Tercel, I suppose.