By downsb on
2001 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
This car is a very reliable economy car. That being said, the 'economy' part should speak for itself in terms of interior room, comfort, etc. Short on inside space and features, but fairly easy to customize or add to. Small but fairly peppy 1.8L engine gets me an average of 34 mpg, and as high as 41. Excellent turning radius, and very good at maneuvering in heavy traffic, as well as very good field of view. Perfect for a small commuter car. Excellent for students, as it's fairly inexpensive to repair in most cases (for a foreign vehicle). Only complaint is that it has a problem with oil consumption.
Excellent gas mileage; extremely reliable; fairly easy to customize/upgrade; most parts are easily found (replacements/upgrades).
Change placement of cupholders, center console open on side instead of from front, solid boot around e-brake (have dropped things inside it on accident when have missed the center console).