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I have a 99 Toyota Corolla that has been sitting in my Grandma*s garage for 18 months. It was in excellent condition when it went into storage. It is started monthly, but has only been driven every fews months. A friend would like to buy the car, is this something you would recommend after taking to a garage for an overhaul or do you forsee mechanical problems and maybe a rift in our friendship? Thanks, Sarah

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Sarah, It sounds like this vehicle has been taken care of. I would recommend that you change the oil and do a tune up on it before your friend buys it, or at least recommend that they do it. As long as your friend knows that the vehicle has been stored going into the deal, it shouldn't be a problem. Toyota makes a good product and they will probably have many good driving years to come. I always recommend that the person buying the car have it checked out by a certified technician so they know exactly what they're getting. In this case I would recommend the same so that both of you understand the vehicle's condition before the sale. Hope this helps. Lori Johnson

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