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2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan

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Toyota Corolla Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Toyota Corolla

  • A solid economy sedan that many will purchase on the basis of name alone. Next to peers, though, the Corolla offers little to get excited about in terms of price or performance.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Refined and roomy interior, excellent gas mileage and crash test scores, illustrious reliability record.

  • Cons

    Awkward driver-seat position, bland personality, sedan body style only.

  • What's New for 2004

    After a full redesign last year, the Corolla carries over unchanged for 2004.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Excellent

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I did a review earlier after driving about 2K. Now it has 100K miles on it and still going strong no issues anywhere. The only maintenance done is the book. I also switched to full synthetic at 90K miles and there are no leaks or anything even after 10K miles. I might have to check my struts later but that is expected at 100K miles anyway. MPG is great.



1 of 9 people found this review helpful

Dangerous car when windy!

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

We bought the car new and we sold it after 1 year, it was too dangerous on windy days! The car change lane when strong wind! The car is noisy and it cracks in cold temperature (my camry does the same). No mechanical problems. Good mileage. My wife was afraid to drive it in strong winds because the car moves on the road (Toyota knows about it and recommend to install spoilers like the S model at $2,200!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great reliable car!

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

This is an amazing car. I must admit that, in my opinion, is not a good looking car at all, but if you are looking for a good, dependable car, this is it. In 90k miles I only changed the factory battery -after 5 years- the serpentine belt and water pump that was on warranty, so didn't pay for it. Other than that, oil change, filters and one set of brake pads + resurface rotors. That's it. (Note: The good thing about this car is that it does not have a timing belt, it comes with a chain instead, hence, not needing a costly replacement. It also comes with disc brakes ONLY in the front, hence, maintenance is way cheaper). The ergonomics inside are not the best, but all in all, great car.




Was great until 60k

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

I bought the car new in 2003 as a 2004 model. It ran great and had a great MPG in mid 30s w/ low maintenance until 60K, then everything - one by one broke down. The serpentine belt, left rear wheel, radiator and rear wheel bearing that required entire hub assembly to be replaced. The ran mostly highway in the NE. I wont be buying another Toyota for a while. It feels as it is only built to last 60K, then things break down one by one. With the Toyota recall all over the news, I am starting to wonder about the build quality. Oh, the paint chips at 30-40K miles. The noise is unacceptably high as compared to my new elantra.




Poor quality in a corolla

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

My family has owned Toyota's for as long as I can remember. We had a great 1984 corolla that lasted FOREVER, over 200,000. My 2004 corolla however is not match. I am rolling up on 100,000 miles and had more small problems that I can stand. So far in the a 6ish years that I have had the car, I have had to replace the serpentine belt twice and the pulley system once. To add insult to injury, the belt started squeaking again with in a year of it being replaced! The lights on the gear shift are burnt out and I've had to have the window pulley system replaced. The steering wheel is too recessed in the dash. Toyota made the car more "lux" but definitely skimped on the quality. It feels cheap!




Kunka

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

As far as gas this car is great. As far as space in the drivers seat it sucks . I am 5'9" 190. and should do okay in it buy it is SNUG and UNCOMFORTABLE.This car is also loud and distracting on uneven and bumpy roads. Its aggravating.



Full 2004 Toyota Corolla Review

What's New for 2004

After a full redesign last year, the Corolla carries over unchanged for 2004.

Talk About The 2004 Corolla

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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