by SLDinCT on Feb 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I want my cars to go 10 years or 100,000 miles at least. No problem here. I get 40 mpg often on highway, 5k oil changes, battery, tires, O2 sensors (warr) and filters are only work I've done at 60k. Car went to FL from CT got 45 mpg for trip, wasn't too comfy, but was reliable. Winter gas mileage goes down to 35 with heat. Awkward drive seat adjustments. Poor OE radio & speakers. OE tires made it 36k. Michi Pilot A/S are SWEET. Open front end differential makes this car less capable in snow than it should be. This is the household 4th Corolla. There will be a fifth in 2015 or so. (Oh yea! No ABS on "S" model? What is that about?!!!)
by Bruce on Jan 29, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I have a 120 mile round trip to and from work and this is the best car I have ever owned. Bought it new and other than tires, oil changes, serpentine belt and a new battery, that's it. The car is great. My son has a 2003 and has had the same experience. Going the speed limit I can average 43 mpg on the interstate. I now have 155,000 miles on it and am sure it will make it to at least 300,000 and beyond. This care is flawless mechanically. Now all my family including my wife and daughter have bought Toyotas.
by David on Dec 4, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I've put a lot of miles on this car and never had any issues with it. Other than oil changes, it has never needed service of any kind. I will definitely buy another Toyota--either another Corolla or a Lexus. Excellent car.
by dissapointed on Jul 18, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
This car was great at first. As the years and miles add up more and more stuff breaks. I had to replace the transmission this year due to 'internal failures' which will not be reimbursed. All in all, a POOR CHOICE OF CAR. I will never buy a Toyota again.
by Suzie on May 5, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
I have never had anything go wrong with this car or my 1989 Corolla except with a flat tire.The seats are comfortable and its has a nice smooth ride and bumps in the road are nothing. It handles turns and its braking is exceptional.
by jason on Jan 22, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
Experience has been better than I expected. Overall performance has been awesome. With my oil changes every 3000 miles and rotation of tires, manufacturer's maintenance, I have only had 1 new belt and new water pump since I bought the car. Great car as far as gas economy. 30-40 mpg. Definitely will buy again when im thru with this one. Hopefully not until 10+ yrs or more.
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