2003 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Thought it was reliable

2003 Toyota Corolla - Consumer Review

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LE Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Thought it was reliable
By SteveMA on


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


I had no trouble with this car and felt it was highly reliable, like the Toyota reputation suggested. I bought the car new and always took car of the maintenance. Then at 59,000 miles, the transmission completely failed. No warning, no symptoms, just stop at a light and when the light turned green, the car would not move. Turned it off and turned it back on, and when I put the car in drive, the car made a horrible grinding sound. Called Toyota and they would do nothing for me. 6/60000 miles was the warranty. Guess they had it figured out just right. I'll never buy a Toyota again.

Best Features

Low cost transportation until the transmission died unexpectedly. Then the cost went up considerably.

Worst Features

A transmission that last longer than 60,000 miles.
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