My wife drives a 2000 Toyota Corolla she just seems to love. She is 5'1" tall and her legs are a bit short and it seems to be the only car for years she is comfortable driving and fits her well. We bought it used for a deal with 101K on it and other then new struts and routine maintenance it has been a perfect car. Its still looks new inside and out and drives great at 210K now. Best $4,000 I ever spent on a car and gets 34 MPG. For the first 80K miles we owned it the engine did not use a drop of oil in a 5K mile interval (amazing). Then between 180K miles and 200K miles I had to start adding 1/2 quart during a 5K interval. Still excellent and perfectly normal. Then between about 200K and 206K miles it was 1 quart over a 5K interval and that is still really good. However between 206 and now at 210K it has been a half a quart every 2 weeks and for my wife's driving about 400 miles. Car still looks and drives great but the oil consumption it getting high. No evidence out the tail pipe and no leaks on the ground but its going somewhere. Sometimes we get a random check engine light but it resets and does not come on again for several weeks. I know these cars of this generation are known oil burners. In fact some are so bad they are toast at half the miles we have. Still the car runs so good I would like to at least slow it down if possible and I am afraid the next step is 1 quart every week and if we forget the engine will be toast! Thought about trying a thicker oil but wondering if any other tricks of the trade out there? Our Corolla will likely run to 300K + miles if we don't run out of oil!