2002 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Good Commuter car

2002 Toyota Corolla Sedan - Consumer Review

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Good Commuter car
By barc77 on


2002 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


Have owned this Corolla S for 7 years, purchased new. The car is very reliable, always starts, and runs good with 76,000 miles. Only had scheduled maintenance done so far, except for a broken vent (covered under warranty). The car eats brakes, they have always felt soft, and the rear drums never seemed to self adjust. It also eats tires, and always pulls left even after being aligned. Gas mileage is 25-30 MPG city, and gets close to the advertised 40 MPG straight highway driving. It does well with a small amount of snow 1-3 inches. Not a lot of power, especially with A/C on, and no room in the rear seat. Overall a very good, reliable commuter car. I would buy from Toyota again.

Best Features

Outside temp gauge, gas mileage, high resale

Worst Features

Better brakes.
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