We recently sold our '94 GSR Integra
(170hp VTEC), & bought this '99 LE
wise, it's no match to the GSR, but
overall driveability is fine and ride
is firm. The rear seat room seemed a
little tight. Per the spec in
Edmundsin comparing rear leg room
between my old GSR and the Corolla, the
Toyota should have an additional 1" of
leg room, but that does not seem to be
the case as my 3 year old in her car
seat is always kicking me. This is
after I try to adjust the angle and
distance that I would normally sit.
Just something to think about if you
have small kids that needs to be in
1..Style of both interior and exterior
seemed very top notch...for an economy
2..Split rear seating
3..Auto headlight...wish I didn't have
to wait 10sec though.
1..front brakes replaced w/ new pads
& rotors, but still squeal.
2..interior trim around the window
is coming apart on both driver side
front & rear. Cheap, plastic
3..center air vent loose, & it's either
up or down.
4..front seats very low with
little bottom support
We were looking for a new vehicle in
1999. My wife suggested the corolla
because her sister had a 1997 model.
We looked at Ford, Chevys and Chyslers,
but decided on the corolla. We only
drive approximately 7500 miles per year
and have had zero problems with the car,
except for a dead battery. Just one
minor crash into a wall, but it held up
well. (The wife did it.)
The gas mileage of course. Man, I
dislike those large gas-sucking SUV's.
Some say the back seat needs to be
larger, but I have never had a problem
with it. So I would say, none.
There's nothing fun or flashy about
this car... but it holds up so well you
don't care about that. I had the
original brakes replaced at 115,000
miles and there was still plenty left
on them. This car has been through hot
and cold weather and never a problem.
If you want reliability, get this car.
Reliability, gas milage.
Toyota really stripped down the VE
model to the bone. It came without a
lot of accessories that would have been