Great little car with lots of pep. Excellent gas mileage and roomy inside, trunk included. I bought it new and it now has 30000 miles. It did have a low air conditioner freon charge that the dealer repaired. Now it has Rusty Wheels which the dealer/Toyota will not repair even though the car is still under warranty. This car has always been well maintained. So watch out they may have made Corolla wheels out of the left over steel from the Tundra frames
No major mechanical problems to report with regular 5k oil changes. Overall the car is reliable and comfortable for commuting. I think I'm getting to the end of my first set of brakes and have replaced the tires with better michelins. The car starts and runs well even on cold mornings. My weekend ford ranger has a more comfortable seating and a better stock stereo but only seats two comfortably and gets at best 21mpg with 17-19mpg typical mileage for the 3 liter v6. The corolla's 1.8 liter gets 32 mpg most often with up to 36 or 37mpg on long road trips. Rear seats are comfortable for kids and short people but too cramped for large adults. With light loads car has plenty of pep.
Controls are laid out better than on my moms 2006 base Camry and the heat/ac controls work great.
The speed control won't disengage when the brake pedal is tapped and will resume speed unless you turn it off at the control. Sun glasses compartment won't stay shut. There have been some road noises/rattles. Trunk does not have remote release like doors.
The guy who wrote that this car is almost blown away in a windy freeway is absolutely right. But this could happen to any small car. The only thing I don't like from this car is the extra plastic bumpers on the bottom of car. Excellent overall quality, great gas mileage, well designed interior actually was the main reason I choose this s model the black interior reminds me the Audi a-4 1.8l. The paint on these cars is really bad quality, I don't know why Toyota is not taking care of this issue, and add for $499 extra dollars the coat protector here in Miami this is a most to protect cars paint considering here temperatures reaches an average of 92 degrees.
Strong A/C which is a mUst here in Miami. Black interior. Wide enough plataform to place left foot. Excellent gas mileage, great visibility on rear window, one very important to me: the gas feeder door is on the driver's side and this a safety feature so you don't have to go around your car to fill up tank.
At least on S models the four disc brake should come standard, considering it's the most expensive on his class, AUX jack + USB should be included in the package. The upper front windshield should come with the sunprotector at top of glass. Finally the paint of this car should come with coat protector.
I love my Toyota. It looks great and sporty for a Corolla. It is very comfortable to drive and I get 32 miles per gallon on daily commutes and 38 miles per gallon on trips. The only thing that is a little challenging is that it is harder than average to see the rear when backing up, etc. because of rear headrests and the high back design.
I just recently purchased my 2007 Corolla and it has 9400 miles on it and I love the car. I am getting combined mileage of 31 mpg! It runs and drives great, I test drove several other cars and decided this is the best value and do not regret it one bit. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for an economical vehicle.
The options that came with the car are cruise control and woodgrain dash. It is great on gas and tracks well.
The upgraded stereo is an improvement however left rear sounds weak in radio mode.