In general, the car is great, nice
looking, good handling, comfortable and
a lot of room even in the back seat for
the new generation giant kids. I own
also a Volkswagen Jetta and I must
confess that Toyota really impressed me
with this new (Lexus made) Corolla 2003
it is finally reaching a step ahead its
competitors. GOOD WORK!...
Fuel economy is fairly good, choice of
color paint are very interesting. Quick
handles in the trunk to fold the back
seats are great! Pretty well equipped
for a vehicle of its class. It comes
with 15 inches wheels but would be
better with 16 inches to increase
Dead angle in back are too wide, hard to
keep control on the road by very windy
days if the car is unloaded(same
problem with the Echo)need folding and
tinted side mirrors.Worstofall when
breaking suddenly over 65 m/hrs the
rear of the car start to swing very
badly, need re-engineering.
I bought my corolla in Nov 2002 and
after 4 months i have noticed about a
hundred paint chips all over my hood
and along the sides of my car... This
is my second toyota to date and i have
never in my life seen such a disaster..
The dealer says it is normal wear and
tear... Is anyone else having this
problem??? Oh ya, and now i am noticing
rusting spots... Tanya -MA
comfortable seats and fun to drive
the quality of paint needs to be
I never get the EPA numbers Toyota says
I should. It is always 4 or 5 mpg less.
It rides like a truck. The seat
position is cramped, low and
uncomfortable, esp. if you sit in it
for more than a few minutes.
The dealer can't seem to fix the rattle
in the front dash, even after four
trys, and says Toyota is working to fix
the problem. No luck to date.
Outside temperature guage.
Allow more leg room for the front
seats. This shouldn't be rocket science.
Great value. very roomy for a small
car, great fuel economy and I feel
comfortable with toyotas reliability! I
have always had problems with timing
belts in previous cars, it's just my
luck. The new corolla has a timing
chain!!!!! I give this little car a
solid 10. The only negative would be,
traveling over 80mph in high wind, it's
a little skidish but the pro's outway
the cons by leaps and bounds. I have
read others complaining about the
sulfur smell of the new car......It
fades away in a few days, this is
normal for almost every car!
Tight steering, very roomy, fuel
consumption, very visable ins. panel,
and knowing there isn't a "timing belt"
ability to handle turbulant wind a bit
better, this might be accompleshed with
a differant tire size?
Poshed up version of same old car,
except that it breaks now.
Engine is potent if you want to push
hard but handling is left far behind.
Minor build quality flaws.
Check Engine light comes on every so
often for no apprarent reason.
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