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Cons: Gutless Engine
Advice: If you like power forget this car.See 2003 Review it is exactly the same
Pros: Great suspension
Cons: Gutless Engine
Advice: If you like power forget this car.The Toyota looked impressive from outside and when I entered the vehicle it felt solid and well built. The interior is cramped and small and the car is about as plain as it can be. Nothing exciting or eye cathing inside. The handling was very tight which was great although the 130 HP Automatic drove like a car with 50 HP. Very SLOW and GUTLESS! The gas mileage is great but is will never make up for the lack of power. This made my decision NOT to buy the Corolla for me very easy.
Pros: It's a Toyota! I know it's going to last!
Cons: Port installed Cruise control - If you get cruise, be sure it is FACTORY installed!
Advice: If you want a GREAT, inexpensive small family car? Buy a 2004 Toyota Corolla!The first thing that will amaze you about this car is how luxurious it feels. Road noise is nearly non-existant and the automatic transmission is so smooth, you can barely notice the shifts. It is very roomy inside with a spacious trunk. With severe stop and go traffic, I can still get gas mileage in the mid-30's! The car handles well, looks great and all dials, guages and controls are easy to read and operate. What is there not to like about this car?!?!?
Cons: Far lower than its 38 miles/per gal
Advice: must test it on highway to verify what is real EPA value of CorollaToyota brags that Corolla LE mileages is 38miles/per gal in fact when driving on highway, its mileage is only 27 miles/per gal, far less what Toyota brags on paper, don't believe cars adv.
Pros: Comfortable Interior
Cons: Sunroof is noisy when open, compared to other vehicles
Advice: Buy OneI test drove a lot of vehicles before deciding on the Corolla. The car has great power and a comfortable ride for a small car. I'm averaging 38 MPG for City and Highway Drivng. The main reason I bought a Toyota Corolla is the reliability. I bought a Saturn in 2000.I thought I'd give GM another chance after owning Toyota's for ten years. Nothing but trouble. The computer went out. The A/C went out. I had trouble with the sunroof and the car sqeaked all the time.The Saturn was only three years old and the exhaust pipe was already rusting through. I have a 1989 Honda Prelude that I bought new and it still has the original exhaust system and I've never had a problem with it either. Every Toyota I've owned, I've never had a problem, just the regular maintenance. If you want a problem free car with good gas mileage. I'd recommend this one.
Cons: Not enough h.p. or torque, not available with traction control or a rebate, cruise optional for the top version, 4-wheel ABS optional.
Advice: I suggest the 2003 Cavalier LS or LS Sport sedan instead!I was not impressed with the 2003 Corolla LE. Not enough h.p. and torque. No traction control available. 4-wheel ABS optional? And for the top version, cruise optional? I have to recommend the Cavalier LS or LS Sport sedan instead!
Pros: My favorite feature is the instrument panel.
Cons: The rear view mirror needs to be away from the visor.
Advice: Get ABS brakes for sure.The drive is sporty and the handling is very good. If I had ABS brakes the handling will definitly be excellent.