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By Kevin
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan XRS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I bought this car at the end of August of 2005 and wasn't too sure what the XRS model was. After 4 years of owning it, I think its a pretty good daily driver. It's fun to drive and has enough power to keep up with flow of traffic. The 6 speed manual is what makes it different from the other models and the 2zz-ge motor revs up to 8200 rpm which makes a really fun to drive when the lift kicks in.


Best Features

Lift at the high end and pretty good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Lower the lift to a more reasonable RPM. 6800 is way too high.


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Boring, generic, poorly crafted
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rfk
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car new in 05 and about 5,000 mile ago the rattling around the driver and passenger windows and door and dash (front and rear) has become unbearable. It's gotten to the point that I just want to smash it into a wall. My daily drive has become a test of my patience and hearing (from having to blast my stereo).


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fuel economy


Worst Features

This car is so completely boring and poorly crafted they should start over, only this time care a bit more what they place their logo on.


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Great Reliable Car!
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By The Doll
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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After car shopping in 2005, the Toyota Corolla seemed to be the best economical and fuel efficient car that I saw. Since I bought it, the car has not given me any problems. However, I do make sure it gets its regular maintenance. I truly recommend a Toyota Corolla for reliability.


Best Features

Fuel efficient and rides smooth.


Worst Features

The headlights should be able to able to manually turn off. You can't turn them off on your own. The cost of power windows were $1k more so it could be less expensive.


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A fun drive, but has its flaws
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JeepGuy
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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First thing's first: why has nobody mentioned that the factory hubcaps have a tendency to fly off at the slightest bump/sharp turn (5-spoke)? My girlfriend drives this car and loves it, but I know she is not the only one to have problems with wheel covers/hubcaps, especially since it so difficult to find this particular part online. Other than the aforementioned problem (and a strange whistling noise in the upper part of the windshield-loose seal?), this car is fairly stylish and fun to drive. It definitely gets better gas mileage than my old trusty Jeep, but I still prefer a car a bit higher off the ground.


Best Features

Factory stereo, big trunk, gas mileage, overall design.


Worst Features

Ill-fitted hubcaps, cheap window seals, annoying seat belt alarm.


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The Best of Many Worlds
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By P. Onsager
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan XRS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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I spent a lot of time deciding on a car. I was almost sure I wanted a Civic Si, but when I randomly saw and test drove the XRS, my search had come to an end. It combines comfort, very decent styling, excellent interior materials and build quality, and easily the most rev-happy engine in its class. It can be driven mildly, as it doesn't actually hit 170hp until high (6-7k) rps but if you actually enjoy driving, it's a blast. Love revving way up in 1st and you're good to go from there on out. Combine these things with the fact that Toyota has maintained a reliability record that with Honda has been on the decline, and you have one great car...if you're lucky enough to find one!


Best Features

6 speed, comfortable seats, interior quality, body kit.


Worst Features

Rear fold-down seats, intermittent wipers, and no reverse beeping!!


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