The Corolla has generally been a strong car. It's
smooth, refined and suprisingly quick. The fuel
economy is outstanding, over 37 mpg on the
highway with an automatic. The interior is
comfortable, although rear legroom is an issue.
The feature list is . . . odd. This is probably due to
the practice of adding packages, but my wife often
chides me for having a car with power doors and
windows, cruise, a/c, alarm and keyless entry, but
no tachometer or power mirrors.
The cruise control stalk occasionally brushes my
knee during low speed turns, but this isn't
dangerous. Taller drivers may encounter this
Excellent build quality. The interior is simple, yet
not as spartan as that of a Civic. Ample power,
safety and intuitive controls. The driver can operate
most essential controls without removing a hand
from the steering wheel.
One potentially serious problem: some 1999
Corollas may have problems with fuel injectors.
Two failed on my car, and without my service
contract, this would have led to a pricey fix. I don't
believe that this is a common issue, but Toyota is
aware of the problem.
Just purchased this car for our
daughter used within the last week. It
has 57,000 miles. Was looking for a
reliable car, good safety rating and
easy to drive. The Corolla definately
fits this description. It has the 4 spd
automatic, power windows and door
locks. It has a pretty peppy 4 cylinder
engine and expect good fuel economy.
Climate controls work well. Should be a
good car for our daughter.
Contrasting dials on the dashboard
black on light background, contrast to
red on black background at night.
Daytime running lights and sensor to
automatically turn on head lights.
ABS was an option on this model, which
it does not have. Cruise control would
be nice too which may have been
available only on the LE model.
Extremely reliable, suprisingly peppy
in the 5 spd. model. The factory
sound system has yet to let me down
and by and large this is a very low
maintenance vehicle. What it lacks in
style, it more than makes up for in
reliability. If you never want to
worry about your kids breaking down in
the middle of nowhere, this is the car
Simple interior and exterior design,
peppy 5 spd., reverse gagues, sport
appearance pkg., "Toyota" quality,
Vent fan broke after 2.5 years, tricky
oil filter location, not the most
comfy seats for long drives, cloth
seats have a very feminine, hokey
pattern, which is unnecessarily GM ish!
the best 2500 iever spent got it from
a honda dealer needed a clutch so i
guess i stole it for 2500 out the door.
i drive it to kill it but it keeps up.
strong 1.8 fast and econimical.
handles great in all weather. change
the oil and go and regular gas is even
better. 5 speed fun to drive.
trunk lid, split down rear seats power
antenna. hope toyota puts the 2.4
camry engine in its corolla.
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