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Not Impressed
By nomoretoyota4 on 01/21/14 08:04 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this car end of 2007. Car would just accelerate while I was driving it or putting the brake. Almost caused an accident; very scary. Had to take it in for the recall; check engine light went on; occasionally would not start. Had a leaky brake; mechanic stated it was flaw in manufacturing. Have approx. 53,000 miles on the vehicle and the exhaust pipe rusted through right before the muffler. Other issues include: hard to see out the back window due to backseat head rests, archaic design, ice freezes in the trunk cover in the winter; ends up in the trunk every time its opened. In other words, I did not care that the car was ugly, just wanted something reliable. I am NOT IMPRESSED.
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I have no reason to complain
By mopart600 on 07/07/13 19:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my 08 in November of 2007 brand new. Since then I have put 215000 miles on it. I have had it serviced at the dealership and kept up with all of the prescribed maintenance. Other than brakes, which are obviously a system designed to wear out, I have only had to replace one wheel bearing at 190000 miles. Other than that its just gas and oil. This car has been fantastic to me and since it is still in such good shape I'm going to drive it until the wheels fall of...which may be a while at this rate.
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ABS ISSUE
By tenabell on 05/23/13 09:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My 2008 corolla's ABS have now caused me to be in 2 wrecks..they lock up completely and my car just slides.If the roads even a little wet its worse..I was told most likely a faulty sensor?? Anyone else with ABS issues?
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Perfect commuter car
By lonniegray on 01/10/13 14:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This is an economy car, a little higher priced for that purpose but you get what you pay for. What I was willing to pay for was dependability, good gas mileage and easy to drive. What I got was exactly that. I bought this car new in 2008 and have driven it 120,000 miles and it has NEVER been in the shop except for oil changes, new brake pads and tires. It has been very dependable and worth every dollar I paid for it. It isnt a sexy car, or the best handling or very powerful but it does get around 33 miles per gallon, nice trunk space and decent interior space for its size. Overall, this car is perfect for what it is intended to be, highly recommend it to anyone.
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2008 Corolla S
By rjvatlanta on 04/14/12 11:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought this car used with 75,000 miles and now own it 15 months and 20,000 miles later. Other than changing the oil and brakes & rotors, I have had no mechanical issues. Bought it as a reliable commuter car and it is living up to the assignment.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
2008 Corolla S- Black
By silverspank on 02/11/11 09:14 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Picked up the car from the dealership when purchased and the car was making a ear piercing noise coming from the wheels. Ended up being the brake shields rubbing the brake rotors. When the car was delivered on the transport, they strapped the chains too close to the shields bending them. The Toyota dealership took the car back and gave us a piece of crap loaner with no air or radio and was about 10 years old. My wife was very upset since we just traded in our fairly new LTZ Suburban. Once we got the car back and took it home, I checked the tire pressure since the tire sensor monitor was on. There was only 18 psi tire pressure in the tires. Of course I attribute all this to the dealer.
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An overall great car!
By slmeow57 on 12/07/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have owned this car for about a month now and have been enjoying it! It has great fuel economy and an extremely smooth ride. I love the LE trim...the nice wood grain on the interior and the comfortable seats. With 122 HP it isn't a sports car but it gets up and goes! The only downside to this car is I purchased it at 35xxx miles and the drivetrain belt had already gone on it. It was cracked and needed to be replaced -- fortunately under warranty. Everything else has exceeded my expectations! This was a replacement car after my '97 Saturn was totaled and I believe I made an excellent choice. Very reliable, safe and an overall great car to drive near and far!
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Boring but reliable
By loved10 on 11/12/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I have owned this car for going on 3 years and have enjoyed the reliability of it, but it is a very plain and quite boring car. I sure did laugh at the people lining up for gas with their huge vehicles when gas was $4.00 per gallon and I was still cruising on the same tank I had for 2 weeks, however I do usually get only 28 mpg out of it which is less than I expected(lead foot). I hate being afraid that I will not make it fast enough to merge. The 1.8L engine is lagging and leaves a lot to be desired. When the condenser went on my AC it was NOT covered by their extended warranty which was a huge let down and expense. Overall this car gets me from A to B and starts up every morning.
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Ughhhh
By akristakat1982 on 10/29/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I bought my Corolla brand new and have had issues since the first month I had it. My tire pressure light goes off every time there's a slight change in temperature, even though the PSI is what it's supposed to be. I was told by the service dept. that it was a faulty sensor, and they didn't know if it would be covered by warranty. Then there has been the recalls, which happens with any manufacturer. However, today I brought my car in for my 30k mi. service and they discovered my water pump was leaking (covered by warranty) and my drivetrain belt needed to be replaced. I bought a new car, and specifically a Toyota, to avoid having constant issues while I was paying on it.
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Overall a good basic car
By Peyin on 07/31/10 13:25 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Performance is adequate for a four banger with a 1.8 liter. Economy is excellent, seats are not all comfortable for tall or bigger people, the ride is bouncy, ac feels great, its a pity to say but definitely feels like its made in the USA, at a little less than 30,000 miles, as a 20 yr Toyota owner I can testify that Toyota quality has been compromised .
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