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Nice Car!!
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By Mik
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I have 186,000 miles on my Corolla and the only thing that has gone wrong is the headlight bulbs burned out at about 100,000 miles. That was a $10 dollar fix I did myself. I give it regular maintenance and it runs like a champ. Great gas mileage and EXTREMELY reliable. Again, 186,000 trouble free miles!!! That is no joke.


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Reliability.


Worst Features

5 star side crash test rating would be nice.


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Corolla will last forever
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By MG
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Corolla 5 years ago and in that time I put 225000 km on it. I have not once had a problem with it. With the 5-speed it is fun to drive and super reliable! Unfortunately I got in an accident with it and it was written-off. Now it's so hard to find a second-hand Corolla with low KMs.


Best Features

Great gas mileage, comes well equiped for a base model.


Worst Features

Switch dash lights to different color.


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Gas Relief! -- The Sequel
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By opie
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2003 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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After owning this car for 5.5 years and 105000 miles, I can proudly say that I have had absolutely no problems with this car! I have changed the serpentine belt, brakes and tires and that is it. It even has the original battery. Absolutely flawless reliability. I will never buy any other brand! And yes, I can still get 40+ miles per gallon on the highway. Thanks Toyota -- you made a believer out of me!


Best Features

Fantastic MPGs, comfortable seats, amazing reliability, smooth and quiet ride, large trunk


Worst Features

Center armrest is hard as a brick, paint chips fairly easily, needs trunk button on key ring


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2003 Toyota Corolla LE
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By brian
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2003 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is one of the best cars in the world for the price and more. I love my Corolla. Turns on a dime, great gas mileage avg 25-27 mpg at speeds of 80-90 all the time. Over 6 yrs ownership, and oil changes and tire rotations are your only maintenance items needed. Excellent ride, great interior, lots extras, @ 74,000 miles it still feels new, with new tires and struts, this will feel like a brand new car. Everyone that drives in my car, complements it in one way or another. Compare it to any car out there and it can compete. Better reliability than a BMW or Mercedes for half the money.


Best Features

Heater vents to the rear seats, that's Mercedes quality. Outside temp gauge, dual antennae, awesome a/c, decent trunk, easy to maintain.


Worst Features

Smoother functioning switches on the heater/ac. rear disc brakes would be nice, although the drum brakes work fine.


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Great value for the money!
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By terrib
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2003 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my '03 Corolla used with 87,000 miles on it. I am a Home Health nurse and needed an inexpensive, reliable car with good gas mileage and a roomy trunk. This Corolla has met all my needs and then some. I have fallen in love with this car. I spend hours a day in it, minimum 500-600 miles a week in all kinds of conditions and weather and this car has not let me down yet. I now have 123,000 miles on it and plan to drive it another 120,000 +. No mechanical issues. I have only performed maintenance: replaced filters, tires, brakes, spark plugs, as well as oil changes every 3000 miles and transmission service. One small problem,have blown a fuse twice from using plug in to charge laptop computer.


Best Features

Fuel economy averages 33 mpg, about 50/50 city/highway. Handles superb.Trunk room,interior room. Good looking car. Extra nooks/cubbyholes for storage. Absolute dependability. You really get a lot of car for the money- a real value. It will last and last if taken care of. Did I mention 33 mpg?!?!


Worst Features

Sunvisor hits rearview mirror. Blows fuses easily when using plug in charger. My carpet was already worn and pulling away when I bought it at 4 years old.


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