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Decent car!
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By rahdirsv
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2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car as a used car a month back and it had 45k miles on it; I have already put in 5000 miles on it (mostly highway) and I get an avg of 36 mpg. Got about 40-42 mpg on a recent long trip. No problems to date; engine quite noisy compared to other imported cars I have owned but great pickup and no problems passing/driving etc. I face a similar problem that a couple of other reviewers have written about: I can't get a comfortable steering wheel hold when the leg length (seat position) is adjusted right. And if I get a good steering hold for my arm length, my legs are too close to the pedals. Probably just needs a telescopic steering column.


Best Features

Gas mileage.


Worst Features

There should be an option to turn off the daytime running lights completely; it's a total of waste of energy on bright sunny days. A rear windshield wiper would be useful, just like it would be on most cars. Some of the interior plastics (center console etc) seem to be of poor quality.


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Toyota builds the best economical car!!
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By Suzie
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2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

I love the fact in this model there is no ashtray and the cup holders are centrally located. I love the trunk space and that the gas mileage is supurb.


Worst Features

The added feature of the bluetooth would be great or maybe a hybrid model. Also the ability to plug in your MP3/iPod player to play through your speakers would be a great option. Some navigation options, maybe.


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2004 corolla s
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By jason
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2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Favorite features are the extras that I bought with car. Moonroof, spoiler, upgraded the rear view mirror.


Worst Features

If anything, I would suggest improving the S model Corrola's plastic ground effects. They come loose very quickly. Not installed very well. With everything put together with plastic, I understand why. I probably wont buy the S next time but maybe the CE. Everything else is great


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


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I had a Camry that I loved. It averaged 30 mpg. It was a 1993 so time for a new car. I decided to go down to a Corolla since I didn't need such a large car. But I am so disappointed. I am averaging 17 miles a gallon city driving. I took it back to the dealership and they claim that is the average for this car. Of course when I bought it the sticker said 29 mpg for city driving. I would never have purchased it if it said 17 mpg. I did buy it used. It was 3 years old with low mileage. Also was certified. But have already had dead battery twice, which they did replace.


Best Features

I like the looks of the car. It has good pick up.


Worst Features

The headrests cause blind spots. The exterior should be stronger as I have several dings from others opening their doors into mine.


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Very Dependable Car
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By Corolla LE
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2004 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my fourth Corolla, and sixth Toyota vehicle. My wife loves to drive it, and she feels very secure, and safe. Gas mileage is about 29-31 MPG in the city, and it improves on the open highway. I ordered my Corolla with anti-lock brakes, side airbags, and every other safety feature that was available at the time. I find it is a quiet, and easy to drive car, and I would never hesitate to buy another. The seats are comfortable, and the driving position for my wife is good, since she is short; albeit, for myself, I find the steering wheel close to the dash, and far to reach when I push the seat back for my driving position.


Best Features

Economy, build quality, fit and finish, and roomy trunk.


Worst Features

Side and curtain airbags, and anti-lock brakes should be standard equipment. Definitely add a telescopic steering wheel. I would also like a rear view TV as an option, so I could see lower and closer to the car when backing up.


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