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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan

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Excellent reliability
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By ITSME
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

still works great, comfortable ride even for a manual, looks good enough, lasts forever.


Suggested Improvements

quieter cab would be nice.


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By Toyota corolla s
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The seats are very comfortable and the car hugs the road very nicely. It's a smooth riding car. It's great on gas mileage. I like the thermometer on the dash for reading outside temperatures.


Suggested Improvements

I had a very serious problem with my car. The cruise control malfunctioned. The brake pedal did not disengage the cruise control and the car accelerated. I was not able to stop the car. I had to ride my brakes until I was able to jump out of the car. This is a serious problem with TOYOTA!!!!!!!


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I love my Toyota
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By EV
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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


Favorite Features

Great gas mileage and low cost to maintain.


Suggested Improvements

Interior integrity ( moving plastic parts )


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Great car
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By Keven
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, stylish interior/exterior


Suggested Improvements

Power seats


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Excellent ride
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By 44racing
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Sunroof, sporty look, great sound system, good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

The ground effects seem to come loose a little. Don't like having to take to a dealership or mechanic just to change the license plate lights. Comfort on longer drives (over an hour) not that great.


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