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| || ||2003 Toyota Corolla Review, Princessann|
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Toyota Corolla CE
| ||Model||Toyota Corolla CE|
| ||What things have gone wrong with the car?||Just a 4-cylinder. But it does have decent pick-up for a 4-cylinder. I would have been interested in a V-6, but man, would I hate to lose that kick-butt gas mileage.|
| ||General comments?||I have owned and driven truck and cars, Hondas, Fords, and Chevys, and none (in this price range) compare to this car.|
The sticker said I could expect around 38 miles to the gallon on the highway and 30-32 in the city--I get 45 mpg on the highway and 35 in the city.
The engine is as quiet as a mouse and easily laid-out.
It is very comfortable with plenty of headroom; as a matter of fact, one of my favorite aspects of this car (and my husbands) is that it is tall. I sit high enough in the seat that I can see over the smaller cars (think 1990's Corollas, Geos, Civics, etc).
This car is very good-looking (the older model Corollas were kind of plain and non-descript) and even a little sporty-looking. The "S" model looks even sportier.
Tons of standards, including a CD player.
Look at the reviews--there's one "bad" review for every 100 good ones. That speaks for itself.
Nothing has been fixed on this car (or has needed to be) and I am up at 20,000 miles now. I get an oil change every so often when it needs it. I give it regular unleaded gas. Nothing special; it's just a great car.
Honda Civics are also good, but the ones we've owned throughout our family have had more problems than our Corollas. Of course, none of the Civic problems even compare to the problems we had with Ford and Chevy trucks and cars. My 1988 Toyota Camry with 215k on it still runs like a dream. There are some parts on it that are still original!
Basically, you can't go wrong with a Toyota. I wish American-made cars would come up to standard, because I would much rather be supporting my country. But I don't want to pay through the tail for it with an undependable car.
| ||Previous car||Toyota Camry (1988, 2000), Honda Civic (1996, 2000), Chevy Nova (1986), Geo Prism(1999ish), Honda Accord (1988, 2000)||