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Toyota Corolla Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/36 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 28
  • cty
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  • 36
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car our family has

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

We bought this car brand new in March of 2004 and have 219,000 miles on the odometer. Other than regular maintenance and a $90 fuse this car has never given us any problems. Originally it was brought for my dad for his commute to work and then my sister used it. Then back down to my older brother for college and now I have it for college and work. I commute 50 miles everyday for school and work and gets me 35 mpg average every time. I would not be scared to take this cross country for my spring break road trips. Very reilable car. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs cheap and reliable transportation.



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.




First and best so far

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

This is my first car, the drive is so much fun, the gas usage is so economical, it barely makes me scream for joy, the suspensions for the sports edition are just perfect, the sound system is great, the air conditioner is great, the drive and brakes work just perfect.... I would recommend this car to anyone, anyday. Great car, great value for your money.



4 of 6 people found this review helpful

Nice car, but uncomfortable

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

This was originally my wife's car, but as I am now the one who needs to save on gas millage, it is now mine. I do not mind the look of this car at all. The LE actually has a pretty nice interior. The 5-speed manual also allows me to get a little more power than I would expect from a compact as well. Note, I am 5' 7". What kills me is that the steering wheel does not telescope. This is important because it's position is basically right on the dash, and the pedals are pretty high up, close to the seat. If I move seat closer to the wheel, my legs are cramped. If I move to where my legs are comfortable, my arms are completely outstretched. Worst seat/wheel design I've ever used.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fuel saver

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

I have owned my Toyota Corolla for 4 years; I have never had any mechanical problems with it. The Corolla is a very reliable car but I am not impressed with the overall build quality of the car (very flimsy). The car is made from cheap materials, the interior plastic trims scratch very easily, the carpet is cheap and nasty it is impossible to vacuum. In my opinion the Corolla has a good exterior and interior design. Surprisingly it handles vey well is snowy conditions. This is a very fun car to drive. The engine has excellent pick up and gets excellent gas mileage 25/34.




Oh how i miss my

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

I bought my corolla new in 2004. She was totaled a little less than a month ago with 130+ miles on her. I believe I replaced the tires maybe 2 to 3 times in the 7 yrs I had her. The brakes I replaced once in 2006. I never had to put her in the shop for anything other than usual maintenance. I had 1 battery replacement in 2010. I would recommend to anyone...very good car.



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Full 2004 Toyota Corolla Review

What's New for 2004

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

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Talk About The 2004 Corolla

2004 Toyota Corolla Discussions See all Started By

astaroth
astaroth
04-12-2010
I am looking at purchasing a used 2004 Corolla S, which has all the optional features except side bags and ABS (really no idea why the seller wouldn't put down another $300 into a safer car). The car ...


yerth10
yerth10
09-16-2003
* bigger than Corolla-2004 in nearly 5 factors like Front shoulder room, Front leg room, etc...


ed2004corolla
ed2004corolla
02-09-2010
transmission(throw -out) if you have a manual corolla or any other CRAP tundra and so on....toyota product...... I have a 2004 corolla .....When it is extremely cold I get this grinding until the ...



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