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2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan

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Overall a good basic car
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By Peyin
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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 .


Favorite Features

gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Toyota needs to return to high quality materials, which will bring back reliability and confidence in there vehicles/ products. Toyota biggest mistake is trusting that there vehicles be built by Americans whom use unreliable and cheap parts.


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Bar None best car for your money
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By texas toyota
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2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Recently drove from Abilene, tx to Dallas and back. My corolla got 37.5 miles per gallon. And that's with the a/c on. Idling in drive through, my lead foot, and pulling over 10 times on the way there and back. Love how cheap the vehicle was. And it is perfect for my family.


Favorite Features

i love everything about it.


Suggested Improvements

Umm, I cant think of any. I would say better mileage, but thats as good as it gets especially if you have a full load of passengers and cargo it's just enough.


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


Review

When I bought this car, I knew it was going to be for utilitarian purposes only, school, work, errands. After all, that's all that this car is good for. After 2.5 years driving it after buying it brand new, I got bored with it and sick of hearing the engine strain to accelerate and pick up reasonable speed. The car drives well, seeps on gas slowly (I could drive 2 weeks without filling up), but it is not a fun car. Very dependable, never had an issue with it after 20,000 and going.


Favorite Features

Very good gas mileage. With my conservative driving, I got 33 mpg on it! And I laughed at all the other cars when gas was $4/gal.


Suggested Improvements

Boring driving, strained noisy acceleration, not smooth (what do you expect?), noisy road, tire pressure gauge too sensitive with sharp weather temperature changes


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Corolla is number 1
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By JP
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2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had this car for 6 months now and think its a joy. Smooth ride, great gas mileage (averaging combination city and highway about 35) and awesome looks. I've heard the Camry is having a lot of quality control issues lately but the Corolla (at least this bodystyle) has been bulletproof. As for the engine...yes its a 1.8 4cylinder but I installed a k&N air filter and it greatly increased the power. I think the acceleration is fine and you almost forget you're in a 4. If you want anything faster, get a 3.5 V6 in the Camry! The 1.8 is a great combination of gas mileage and performance...for those that don't know its the same engine Toyota puts in the Celica GT (2000-2005).


Favorite Features

Exterior design...awesome ground effects, alloy wheels, sunroof. interior is like what a sport sedan should be. Chrome accents are nice, and I do think the white gauges are the best!


Suggested Improvements

Seating position can be a little better, and although the factory 6 CD stereo is great, I would have liked the JBL top of the line version....maybe I can get one at Toyota.


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So sick of the engine light coming on.
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By De
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2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I am seriously thinking about trading this in for a Honda or VW. It gets good fuel economy but the ride is a bit rough and noisy. It turns well around corners. When driving at night low speed the lights dim at times with the engine. Seats are not to comfortable. There are plenty of drink holders and cubbys though. Maybe a flat enclosed nonslip area on top the middle console lid for a tray would be great. I am so sick of my engine light coming on though first time was the darn gas cap now its on again its driving me crazy I want another car! Tire lights a nice as it lets you know when they are low it would be nice to let me know which one though.


Favorite Features

Fuel Economy


Suggested Improvements

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