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Excellent
By alpha_1976 on 08/06/13 09:40 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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first and best so far
By ibitamuno on 09/14/12 09:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Nice car, but uncomfortable
By master_pate on 03/29/12 06:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Fuel Saver
By will199104 on 11/18/11 20:02 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Oh how I miss my baby.
By missjessymae on 09/27/11 14:25 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
energizer bunny
By frinkie on 06/16/11 06:13 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2004 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

2004 Corolla CE manual, now with 241k-plus. replaced serpentine belt at 230k, oil changes every 3-6K. getting 30-45 mpg depending on traffic congestion, weather. O2 sensor code light on for 125k but am ignoring it. Agree that car is not stable, even dangerous in cross or diagonal winds and have been blown off road when windspeed exceeds 45 mph. Have had no major problems. Engine is now running rough until you get up to speed on interstate, but it's a rough sound with no effect on acceleration, power. Had an 85 tercel that went 186k on 5 oil changes (irresponsible youth) and only died after lightning hit a BK roof and set it on fire, and a piece fell off onto the Tercel. True story.
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Will Last Forever
By DW on 11/01/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Bought this used in 2004 with 20k on it, since then I've only paid for routine maintenance, brakes, tires, etc. The most reliable vehicle I've owned. If it wasn't starting to get to0 small for me I'd keep it forever.
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1 of 8 people found this review helpful
Dangerous car when windy!
By Barry on 09/10/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great Reliable car!
By Collin Chapman on 08/30/10 10:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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Was great until 60K
By NYCHr on 08/06/10 20:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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