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Decent car for the money
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mmckimmey
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Overall, the Toyota Corolla is the basic transportation. No cruise, no ABS, and bland, boring styling. It's not bad looking, but not nearly as nice as the Civic from the same year. Outside, the car is fairly boring. The headlights are a neat shape, but that's about all I can say about the interior. This car is absolutely boring in tan. Inside, it's still boring. Tan, tan tan. The seats are fairly comfy, no complaints there. Rear legroom is a joke. Trunk space is good, enough for a long trip. Overall the car has been very reliable, mass air flow sensor is the only major thing replaced. Other normal things like timing belt, etc.


Best Features

Headlights. Daytime running lights are handy.


Worst Features

No standard ABS on the luxury edition. No cruise. Rear legroom not great. Boring styling!


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First Toyota
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By XtremeBiker278
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car little less than two weeks ago with only 32k miles on it, I already put on 600 miles and I am enjoying it. It has a nice looking exterior, and a plain and somewhat cramped interior. The car absorbs bumps better than some midsized and large cars I have driven before! I love the acceleration in the city and suburbs, gets a little scary on the highway though when getting up to speed, even with flooring it. The car has a very solid feel to it, and handles well, even without ABS. However, I was surprised to see that I only get mileage figures similar to what was advertised when on the highway, otherwise nowhere near which is frustrating. Minus a couple cons, however, it's great.


Best Features

4 durable cup holders, good handling, clean and simple ergonomics, very roomy trunk! Good highway mileage, absorbs bumps very well, solid feeling car, the storage compartments are really coming in handy.


Worst Features

Louder sound system, little bit more power, put front cup holders elsewhere, more room front/back seats, make ABS standard, much better city mileage, or in my case, at least equal it to the figures shown, get rid of the goofy 5 second wait for the car to turn on dashboard lights.


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Great Car
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Joe Someguy
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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My dad got a five year lease on a Corolla CE in 2001 and it was an amazing vehicle. He just changed the oil twice and the tires and it never gave him any problems. Its a very reliable car.


Best Features

1.8 I4 is pretty powerful.


Worst Features

Maybe tint windows since i live here in Miami.


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The Economy Car that Will Last
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By Mike
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2001 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I own a 2001 Toyota Corolla S model with 60,000 miles on it, and the car runs like brand new. The only alteration I did was put a cold air intake, and a universal Injen Muffler on it, and the car is faster than it appears. 25% more horse power, and even better on fuel economy. Not to say it was bad before, but I needed more power from the 135 that I had before. Overall quality and reliability is what I get from this car. You never have to worry about it breaking down on the side of the road. If you ever get this car new the only negative thing is that the manufactures tires are not very good, make sure you spend some good money on some good tires, and this car will make you very happy!


Best Features

Excellent sound system! 15Watts @ 4 Oams. Appears like a slow car but it is very fast! Solid interior but not enough room in the 2001 Model. Needs a little more power than 135 stock, would be nice to have it close to 200. Very Maintenance Friendly


Worst Features

Better Tires, and better interior design. That is all. Great Car and it is paid for!


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It even autocrosses well
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By Corolla DriveR
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2001 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new. it now has 113,000 miles and I plan to keep it till it has about 300,000. never any mechanical problems. the original brake pads were still good when I replaced them at 100,000 miles for grippier pads for autocross. I won the regional H stock championship for 2005 in this car. not a great amount of power in the motor but it handles well. much more power than the 99 civic I traded for it. under normal use, these cars just dont break. I do have the 5 spd manual and normally get 37-42 mpg combined city/hwy. runs like a champ.


Best Features

smooth manual tranny


Worst Features

once you replace the factory struts it transforms the car into a much better driver. install better factory struts and tires when new.


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