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By Bushnell
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This car reigns. It's really like a mini-Lexus.
The doors shut with a muffled thud, the
leather seats are comfortable, and the dash
is assembled with airtight spacing between
panels. I didn't like the S model side panels
and rear spoiler. But the LE looks like a
mini-Camry and drives like a mini-Lexus.
Road/wind noise is really really low for a car
in this class. Great ride. Most of my friends
can't believe this is a Corolla. And they can't
believe I got all features, ABS, leather,
power moonroof, cruise control, power
everything for $16K + tax.


Best Features

Interior light fades when someone gets in, daytime headlights automatic, huge trunk, dashboard setup is ergonomically perfect.


Worst Features

Factory stereo speakers are just plain, but what do you expect.


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love my new corolla
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By amber
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I am so thrilled with my new corolla. I
just bought it recently and I am happy,
because I got what I paid for. The car
was very inexpensive and it is very
reliable. It has a lot of inside space
and is very comfortable to sit in. It
is definetley better than the Honda
that I used to own. I suggest that a
lot more people buy a Corolla.


Best Features

power steering, anti-lock brake system, power windows and locks, and cruise control


Worst Features

None!


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Disappointing Mileage with Poor Tires
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By ez050152
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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To the reputation of Corolla, 03 CE is
close to a disgrace. Quite a few owners
report low gas mileage. My car can only
run 23 mpg given 60/40 city/hwy, way
less than Toyota advertises. And I have
kept it below 2500 rpm most of the
time, rarely above 3000. Another
disappointment is its poor tire grip of
Goodyear. It feels like a panic stop,
even although you are stepping on the
brake for a while before the red light.
One improvement is the roomier interior
compared to the old model, while some
knobs are hard to reach from the
driver's seat.


Best Features

Roomier interior, tachometer, CD-player as a standard feature.


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage (Why are the old model even better on this?). Use better tires--Goodyear is well below par. The new body looks a bit bulky with bad rear visability.


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Bought it without a test drive
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By Mhoerman
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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We just bought our 03 Corolla CE w/
automatic. We bought it without a test
drive. Even though we could have gotten
a comparable Civic for $500 less, this
is our car. It drives great, performs
well, and has 12 features that my last
new car (a 1990 Civic didn't have).
After test driving the Focus, which was
very spare, noisy and drove like it
already had 100k on the odometer, this
car is tops.


Best Features

Digital outside temperature thermometer. Air ducts that channel air to the backseat. Dual airbags. Automatic light-sensing headlights.


Worst Features

Could use a very slight/minor tweaking on the steering wheel, which has 2 small protuberances at the 10 and 2 positions designed to encourage holding the wheel in that position. Many people might not even notice these, but I do; the thicker area annoys me a little bit.


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Happier every day with my purchase!
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By jp999999
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2003 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has been great to own so far.
It has plenty of room and is very
comfortable. I am averaging about 37
mpg and am waiting to see how it does
on an extended trip. It seems like a
scaled down camry and i have no
complaints so far. I expect to feel
the same at 120K miles...!


Best Features

Insturment panel. Trunk space. Power going up hills.


Worst Features

Better quality material on interior, but not if it adds cost significantly. I can live with the current quality for the price.


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