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This car saved my life!
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By zosozep24
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2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my Corolla! As a college
student, I needed something that is not
only reliable, but that offers enough
room to bring home all my laundry! ;)
This car is GREAT on gas and it's very
sporty! None of my friends can believe
it's a Corolla! I also get compliments
from everyone that rides with me on how
smooth the ride is! It always puts my
passangers to sleep! I highly recommend
this car!


Best Features

Underbody spoilers and headlamps make it look sporty! Plus the 'chrome' accents on the interior give it a sporty feel as well!


Worst Features

I'd like to see the 'chrome' racing pedals in it, like Toyota has in the Solara! Also, the center console where the stereo is could have a little more to it! (it's kind of plain)


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2004 Toyota Corolla LE
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By tvaudio
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2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I love my 2004 Toyota Corolla LE!! It gets
around 28/30mpg in the city and I live in
Chicago! It rides very smoothly and handles
excellently. I will definitely buy another
Corolla in the future!


Best Features

Sunroof, keyless entry, 40/60 split folding back seat, large trunk, outside temp gauge on intrument panel


Worst Features

6 disc CD changer instead of just a single CD player, lumbar support on driver seat, radio and CD controls on the steering wheel


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quiet, solid, efficient, comfy
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By Mr V
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2004 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Pleasant ride. Astonishingly good
torque for when you need it. Seat
fabric, ceiling fabric look & feel
quite upscale (way better than what
Mazda 6 gives). Braking straight and
confident. Tires optimized for low
rolling resistance, so they're the
first thing to give way when
cornering... if you don't mind a little
controlled skid, you can corner
aggressively. Very roomy, as opposed to
(say) Audi S4: driver can sit up
straight if so wishes, rear passengers
not cramped, trunk space phenomenal. If
I had to do it all over again (and if
the wife didn't demand an automatic),
I'd wait for 2005, when Toyota will
stuff a Celica engine & shifter into a
Corolla body.


Best Features

Front end looks very much like that of Lexus SC430. I really enjoy parking my 'Rolla right next to the SC430s in the office parking lot... I hope the SC430 owners subconsciously feel the value of their fancy roadster degraded, by similarity to my little sedan. Heh heh heh.


Worst Features

Yes yes, a remote trunk release. Bigger map pockets in front doors, to fit a Thomas Bros map. Current-MPG display instead of the outside-temp display (what do I need that for?).


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Is my gas gauge stuck??
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By Bill-KY
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2004 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Before purchasing the '04 Corolla, I
test drove a '04 Honda Civic. I was
totally amazed of how easy it was to
get in/out of the Corolla, The center
console on the Corolla was much larger
than the Civic. The Corolla also was a
much more smoother riding than the
Civic. I chose the Corolla because it
has a "timing chain" in the engine
(which is alittle more engine noise
compared to timing belts which are
quieter.) Also, the gas mileage is
unreal!! I'm getting 37-38 mpg driving
an average of 65 mph and about 100
miles daily, 80% highway miles. I find
the power of the engine to be very
satisfactory to get in/out of highways
and local streets.


Best Features

Peppy engine. LOVE the "Auto- Headlights" feature! Smooth riding, VERY comfortable seats. Back seating is good too. GREAT gas mileage!! Ice cold Air Conditioning.


Worst Features

The center armrest (storage console) could be raised a bit so the person doesn't lean over too much. Would like to see tilt-in left/right rear-view mirrors.


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LE Auto
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By ToyotaFan2004
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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The build quality was almost perfect.
One thing so far....The trunk has to
really use force to latch. Also, there
is an exposed wire from the headlinear
down the windshield to the rearview
mirror to power the reading lights. It
looks so "after thought". Other than
that the car performs more than I
expected in every aspect, it drives
good, the night visibility (headlight &
instrumenattion) was super, gas mileage
is unapproachable by any automatic
seden in its class.
However, the price really adds up fast
when you start adding options like ABS,
sideairbag, alloy wheels, upgraded
stero.
Overall, I am very happy with it.


Worst Features

Re-engineer the front reading lights. Put rear disc breaks (More for the looks through those sharp looking alloy wheels).


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