An excellent car
By Corolla 05 owner on
Vehicle2005 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
ReviewI purchased my Corolla in 2005 and am extremely pleased. Gas mileage is its strongest suit, a consistent 37-40 mpg (41 when I first bought it, and I'd probably still be getting that if I changed the air filter more frequently and didn't drive 70-75 mph). I've had no mechanical problems at all, just the occasional oil change, fluid fill-up. 5sp manual makes it fairly fun to drive and allows me to compensate for the moderately low horsepower (126) when accelerating so I can beat out a lot of 'faster' cars if I need to. Stability does suffer around 75 mph, especially on a windy day. When I change tires, I'll put larger ones on. The interior is extremely roomy and well-designed.
Best FeaturesGas mileage. Cheap to maintain. Low price. Reliable. Roomy trunk and interior. Cell phone connector in armrest turns on and off automatically.
Worst FeaturesTires could be better- wheels really spin on even slightly wet pavement, but lateral stability doesn't seem to suffer. Driver's seat could accommodate taller people- guys over 6' say they don't fit. At least that's what they tell their wives as an argument for why they need a Porsche, Lexus, etc.
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