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Used Toyota Corolla Ratings

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    1/5/2008 2:55:49 PM

    2008 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)

    Pros: 6 CD changer, the looks of the 'S' model, especially the interior equipment ...

    Cons: Engine power

    Advice: Consider a slightly owned Camry for the same price?

    I purchased my Corolla based on it's reputation for being the most reliable car in the world. I feel this was true, as in past tense. As for the newer models, the feel pretty good overall. I have owned many cars over the past 20 years and feel that Toyota needs to look at 'quality' like they used to. Following are some of the issues that I personally don't like: the steering isn't as tight/precise as it should be, sound dampering needs some work-too much road/engine noise and the small 1.8L 4-cyl engine isn't adequate enough for anything more than a straight road. This car needs a more horse power and probably a 2.0L engine at the very least. I've heard a lot of things about the paint quality, this worries me. Let's see if Toyota will do better than the domestic standard, which is to pretend that they don't know about the problem and ignore it until they have to face it in court/class action etc. Otherwise, not a bad car overall.

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    11/23/2007 8:56:15 AM

    2007 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)

    Pros: Gas Mileage

    Cons: The Noise level is higher than what I am used too. 'road/engine' but I am used to more expensive cars.

    Advice: If you are looking for a great little 4 dr car this is the one. I love mine I wish it had a little bigger gaas tank but drive anything you want out there and consider the Bang for buck'

    My wife and I have the 2007 S version and we have had it for 16,000 miles now and we really enjoy it. great mileage decent looks. great price.

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    11/16/2007 1:56:09 AM

    2007 Toyota Corolla - CE (M5)

    Pros: how well equipped the base model Corolla actually comes.

    Cons: nothing we actually liked everything about the car.

    Advice: great reilability, and fuel mileage, fantastic resale. We could not find a decent used Corolla here in the Charlotte area.

    My wife and I just purchased a 2008 Toyota Corolla CE 11/15/07. We were very surprised on how well equipped it came. The only thing we added was cruise control, mud guards, and floor mats which our dealership added for free to sweeten the deal. The car is very impressive and should serve us very well strictly as a commuter car. With the rebate we paid 13,500.00 before TT&L. We plan to keep this car a long time. We looked at the Yaris and Honda Fit. After weighing everything the Corolla was our choice hands down. The cars distinguished long time reliability and low cost service history speaks for itself. A great buy.

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    8/26/2007 4:50:53 AM

    2007 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)

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    I've owned a 2003 and 2007 corolla. The 07 has chipping paint and I bought is less than a year ago. I'm happy with everything else, but this is extremely disappointing.

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    7/11/2007 9:58:03 AM

    2006 Toyota Corolla - S (M5)

    Pros: Cruise Control,Large Trunk, Legroom

    Cons: Interior cloth on seats and doors

    Advice: If you want ABS Brakes, look hard to find one as it is an optional item and is not easy to get.

    I am very happy so far with my vehicle since I've purchased it about 6 weeks ago. Get up and go can be a little slow at times, but when it goes, its gone. I had to get used to the light pedal, because I would hit 85 mph and not realize it (my Camry had heavy peds). The radio controls are a little ways from the drivers position, as is the steering wheel. using the 4 and 8 o'clock position makes it manageable. The interior cloth feels like a washcloth, but has so far been easy to vacuum clean. As far as road noise goes, it is noticeable, but not to bad. The car does sway in high winds and big rig crossings, but what can you do when your cars weighs roughly 16-1700 lbs? The stereo is great, and easy to use. Wish I had gotten a car with the changer though. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase as Ive have been with my Toyotas of past. My gas mileage on average has been about 39-40 mpgs, considering its mostly highway.

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    5/25/2007 9:23:06 AM

    2005 Toyota Corolla - LE (M5)

    Pros: the radio/cd player

    Cons: Loss of control

    Advice: Look for a more reliable car

    MPG is a far cry from the advertising put out by Toyota. In careful city driving, at its optimum it gets 23 miles per gallon. Has never gotten over 30 mpg on the highway. The car surges; and I never know when this will haappen. Removing my foot from the gas pedal does not slow the car down. It continues to accelerate.

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    4/22/2007 7:19:21 PM

    2002 Toyota Corolla - LE (M5)

    Pros: The Sound System

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: This car is everything that describes PERFECT...Expecially for a teenager...always traveling....

    At 17 I am on my third car.... My parents have bought me a Mazada, Honda, and a Toyota... Out of the Honda and the Mazada, my 2002 Toyota Corolla LE has beaten the both of them in every aspect.... This car is excellent on GAS.... I went 485 Miles without filling up my gas tank... This car runs like a charm, has a great sound system, and most importantly it has a name you can trust TOYOTA... I like hondas alot but I just don't think that the Honda Civic, which I had can beat the overall rating of the Corolla, and even though the Mazada that I had was okay, it don't compare to Toyota or Honda....