by brymil2 on May 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I have owned a lot of vehicles and have put a ton of miles on them.
However, my 2005 Corolla has been by far the most reliable among all of them.
I bought it brand new in late 2004 and performed all the required maintenance myself.
What stands out about this car is that I drove it 178k miles before ANY repair was needed.
Very few cars have performed that well.
It ended up being the intake manifold gasket which what I hear from others, it one of the few things that go wrong with this car.
I have averaged 35 mpg in 65% highway driving.
I handed it down to my son but still drive it on occasion.
Still going strong with 182k miles.
Toyota has come close to perfecting this vehicle!
by a_mechanic_001 on Mar 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I worked for a dealership, and now I own a Toyota. I have to tell you, this car is the cheapest pile of garbage they have ever produced!! Recalls on computers, serpentine belt tensioners that fail, belts that make noise, intake manifold gaskets that crack and leak..
by explorersaurus on Dec 7, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
I was in a crash fast enough to set the airbags off.
The car looked horrible, but I walked away with only a twisted ankle.
In a frontal crash, this is definitely a class leader in the used car market.
And before I crashed it, it was a decent little car.
It had plenty of power, and the transmission was geared perfectly.
The outside was a little bland, but that didn't really matter.
The interior was not cramped, but cozy.
I'm about 5'3" and the seat was at the perfect height for good visibility.
The backseat was also rather large for a car it's size, accommodating two small adults comfortably.
A sporty new XRS model debuts boasting a 170-horsepower engine and a sport-tuned suspension. Additionally, all Corollas receive a restyled front fascia and rear taillights. The LE model now has Lexus-like Optitron instrumentation, along with a cloth-trimmed center console and sun visors. Side curtain airbags, stability control and a JBL audio system are all new options.