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Pros: My leather seats, the interior... The overall look of the car is amazing.
Cons: IT's not the cheapest car to get fixed... when something goes wrong, it's expensive!
Advice: The pros out weigh the cons by a million. It's fun to drive, and fun to look at!The second I got behind the wheel, I had to have it. I have the whole package on it, it's an amazing car. I really love my Celica GT-S. My first mistake was not getting the manual trans... But I do a lot of driving in traffic, so it works for me personally. If you are looking for a fun little sporty car, this is your best bet. I'm 19 years old, and just purchased this car in june '05, but it had very low miles and one previous owner who had it as a weekend car. It's taken me on 3 vacations, including Myrtle beach, (a 14 hr drive), and it wasn't the most comfortable... but, my girlfriends and I got lots of attention. I have a few added extra's on it. But overall, I love it, it's my baby! Just stay away from the GT. Spend the extra and get the GT-S. They should seriously consider making these again. I'd be first in line.
Pros: Sporty appearance
Cons: cargo space and lack of cruise control
Advice: Buy it for fun, not to be practicalThe car is an absolute blast to drive. Great fun at an affordable price! However, if anyone knows where I can get an aftermarket cruise control installed, please let me know.
Pros: Styling, dash cluster, decent speakers, good quiet smooth ride.
Cons: Driver legroom
Advice: Whatever you buy, make sure you like it!Handling and performance are what you would expect from a Toyota in this class- solid and reliable. Nothing to 'wow' you, just good quality. The auto-trans is very smooth, as are the brakes. The seating position does take a little getting used to, but the interior is very quiet with a quality feel to it. Enormous trunk for a vehicle of its size. This car does have a tendency to get blown around on windy days; I'm hoping that better tires cure some of that. Overall, I am very satisfied with my Corolla S, and am looking forward to the day when the bank no longer owns it. No matter what, you can't get this quality for the money from an American car.
Cons: I got a lemon and toyota refuses service
Advice: do not buy a 2005 corollaDo not buy a 2005 Corolla. I have had nothing but problems since buying it. Within 500 miles I was stalled on the side of the road and had to have the car towed in. The cd player broke, was replaced, and broke again. Since 500 miles I have had it in for starting issues 6-7 times and the problem has still not been fixed. Toyota will do NOTHING about it. The dealer refuses to work on it becausse they said they have tried everything and do not know how to fix it. Toyota stated that they cannot do anything, even though the car is still under warranty and only has 11,000 miles on it. The starting problem is typical of all the 2005 Corollas I was told by Toyata, and they have no idea how to fix it. This is not a reliable car.
Pros: Short trip ergonomics
Cons: Drivers seat will not adjust far enough back for more legroom.
Advice: Great for short trips or commutesThe car handles very well, and braking is quite good. Acceleration is decent, but you have to drive it quite aggresively to exhibit these capabilities. Comfort is so-so, as the engine buzz gets to you on longer drives.
Cons: No lights on the left side of the steering column dashboard for the mirror adjustment.
Advice: Buy one ...you'll like it...no buyers remorse possibleJust got my S about a week ago and put about 1300 miles on it. 33 mpg on the first tank of gas...36 on the second. The ride is good. The car is snug in that there is little road noise but the engine seems a little noisy. I love the seats and the looks from the outside. This car is not for a tall person over 6 feet as the seats do not slide back far enough for someone that tall. The steering wheel is too far up for me so I wish Toyota would consider a telescoping column. Overall I am absolutely pleased with the performance and mileage on the car realising I have not had it very long but I am counting on the Toyota reliablity history to keep my current opinion right where it is at. With gas going to $4/gal next year, which is my crystal ball telling me that, this car will be prove to be a bargain for the forseeable future.
Pros: AFFORDABLE, GREAT MPG (38+), SMOOTH HANDLING, PLENTY OF HP FOR ME!
Cons: I FEEL VULNERABLE TO LARGE TRUCKS AND SUVS
Advice: THIS IS THE BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY!!THIS CAR RIDES AND DRIVES WONDERFULLY. IT REMINDS ME OF MY PARENTS TOYOTA CAMERY. IT HAS A VERY SIMULAR LOOK AND FEEL WITHOUT THE PRICE TAG. I TRADED IN MY 99' DODGE RAM 1500 FOR A MORE FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLE AND BOY THIS WAS IT. THE AMOUNT I SAVE EVERY MONTH IN FUEL COSTS MORE THEN MAKES MY CAR PAYMENT. NOT TO MENTION, I GET A BRAND NEW CAR OUT OF IT. THIS CAR IS ALSO LOADED WITH MANY STANDARD FEATURES. WOW! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CAR TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO SAVE ON GAS COSTS. PLUS, THIS IS A TOYOTA. YOU WILL GET MANY, MANY, MANY MILES WITHOUT A LOT OF REPAIR BILLS.