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Toyota Corolla Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/36 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Toyota Corolla

  • With sportier styling, a larger interior, an improved drivetrain and added standard equipment, the 2003 Corolla will find success.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Refined and roomy interior, spunky engine, tight build quality.

  • Cons

    Unless you count the Matrix, pricing on the high end of the economy sedan market.

  • What's New for 2003

    Toyota's Corolla is all-new for 2003. Far removed from the original Corolla, this one is the biggest yet. It's also more luxurious. The return is more interior room, a more substantial feel and changes aimed at fixing the previous model's shortcomings. Though pricing has increased, Toyota has made more equipment standard in the hopes of keeping the Corolla's reputation for value intact.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
/
  • 36
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent reliability

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I am the original owner of this car, I used to drive 1000 miles + per month in this car for about 2 years. I have not had one thing need maintenance, it is even on the original AC coolant. The only problems have been from other people dinging my car. Everything in the car still works great, just needs a tune up to improve power. With regular oil services and tire rotations, I have never had this car in any shop at all. Great purchase for reliability.




Serious car problem

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I had my car only 6 months. It was a very clean and nice looking vehicle when I purchased it. I haven't had any problems with my car until the cruise control malfunction.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love my toyota

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I have 165000 and the only problem I had was the ac relay went out at 75000 ($200 at the dealer ). Everything on the car still works. I would not hesitate to purchase a Corolla..... FYI 5 spd




Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Loved this car. Bought it brand new. There was no other compact sedan as stylish as this at the time. Car felt much more expensive than it actually was. I totalled the car less than a year after having it. Ran head on into a telephone pole due to road conditions. Airbag deployed, I was completely fine. From inside the vehicle you would have never known it was wrecked (except the airbag and cracked windshield). Very solid!




Excellent ride

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Car seems to handle great, and rides smooth for a small car. Has a fast 4 cylinder motor with enough torque and horsepower to get up to speed in heavy traffic. A great buy for the long commuter or college student who needs a dependable cost efficient ride.




Excellent car

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Vehicle: 2003 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I have driven many makes and models and this is by far my favorite! Easy to drive, lots of go, good on gas, easy to park. I highly recommend this car.



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Full 2003 Toyota Corolla Review

What's New for 2003

Toyota's Corolla is all-new for 2003. Far removed from the original Corolla, this one is the biggest yet. It's also more luxurious. The return is more interior room, a more substantial feel and changes aimed at fixing the previous model's shortcomings. Though pricing has increased, Toyota has made more equipment standard in the hopes of keeping the Corolla's reputation for value intact.

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