My wife bought the car for her. I never
liked it, but I don't like Toyota
engineering anyway.The interior was
very nice but the outside is ugly. The
performace was bland and the
driveability very poor. No power, bad
shifting, terrible lag to the point of
being unsafe to drive. Will not
accellerate when needed. I hated it so
much we got rid of it.
very comfortable on a long trip, nice
color interior, lots of trunk space.
Get a more powerful motor and a
tranmission thats shifts properly.
I received my LE as a company provided
car. I had always driven domestic or
Hondas prior to that. I was quite
surprised to find the Toyota was as
good as anything I had owned before.
Frankly, I hadn't ever given Toyota a
2nd thought when making my
purchases...that will all change now.
The 4 cyl is a little weak at times,
but over all acceptable in most
situations. Fit and finish is
excellent, however I do agree with a
previous posting that the rear bumper
is prone to scratching easily if
accidently bumped with a bag or
suitcase. Don't make the same
mistake that I did. Give this car a
close look when making your next car
Excellent gas mileage. Base audio
system is great, even impresses my
16yo twin sons!!
Would like to see ABS standard on the
entire model line just as the Accords
The dash rattles, quirky transmission
and problematic sunroof mar an
otherwise excellent car. '02 & '03
models had the same rattles (due to
windshield installation issues) but it
appears the '04 models are no better.
Transmission stutters when shifting
from 1st to 2nd at 3,000 rpm. Sunroof
refuses to close more than half-way,
then you have to push it by hand.
Quiet, smooth ride, though rear
suspension is too hard over potholes.
Lot's of room inside.
Please put an end to the rattles or
resale value (and market share) will
nosedive! Reprogram the transmission so
that is upshifts smoothly 1st to 2nd.
A reliable, time tested product that
didn't leave any doubt to its design
and quality. Toyota continues to
deliver its vast product line with
exceptional products that's second to
none. Wake up American Car
Maunfacturers, you quality is
improving, but your losing money in the
Standard features make this a logical
choice for those who are frugal.
Optional Safety features have jetted
this to a new level and I have no doubt
I'm in the safest auto on the road.
A more powerful 4 cyl engine would be
beneficial but hinder the fuel
economy. I wouldnt change a thing!