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Overall, good vehicle
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mar-tay
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought the car used in Aug. '06 with only 3,300 miles on it from a private owner. Complaints are only minor: sun visor on driver's hits the rear-view mirror every time you pull it down and put it back up, it's annoying to have to readjust the mirror every time the sun is in your eyes. Other major complaint is driving position, I'm 6' tall and have to have the seat pushed all the way back for leg room, when I do that, the steering wheel is too far, since it does not telescope out( corrected on '09 and newer Corollas).


Best Features

Outside temp.reading, task lights under the rear-view mirror, gas mileage (avg 32 to 34 MPG in mixed driving).


Worst Features

Driver position(for taller drivers) and sun visor that doesn't bump into rear-view mirror.


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Great Mileage, Poor comfort
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By IllesheimVet
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought new for wife. At 5ft 2in tall she loves it! I (at 6ft 2in) found it to be more uncomfortable than my old 1990 Corolla. The steering wheel is too far away and not adjustable. The armrests on the doors are very hard and my left arm goes to sleep when driving even short distances and the seats provide little thigh support for taller people. The serpentine belt squeaks constantly, (tensioner?) The valence panel below the front bumper is very flimsy and easily cracked.. Be careful when loading the trunk. The curved support arms may crush items when the lid is closed.


Best Features

Fuel economy is great. Parts and fluids are easy to find. Fold down rear seats and large trunk is a plus. Oil changes are easy with accessible filter.


Worst Features

Adjustable steering wheel. Better ergonomics related to seat position. More substantial below bumper fairings. Use better trunk hinge mechanism instead of intrusive curved arms.


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05 Corolla
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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My wife and I bought this car new!! Being that I was a Ford owner I bought the Corolla with a 200k/6yr powertrain warranty! In 195000 kms warranty covered ECM, Fuel Punp, Wheel Bearing and Timing chain seal!! The pump and ECM failure is odd but not totally unheard of, but compared to the 97 Ford Taurus, the toyota quality is unsurpassed! I too have a strange whistling sound from windscreen at higher speeds! Oh ya...door seal were replaced after on yr!! One cam loose so dealer changed them all!!! Great dealer service!!!


Best Features

Great gas mileage, Powertrain, headlamps, A/C, Heating!


Worst Features

Needs better tilt steering...more tilt!! Dashboard door broke for no apparent reason...poor seal on windscreen..noisy at freeway speeds..130 k/hr+!! Better tire than the factory goodyear integrity..only last 50K


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Powerful little car
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By AOW
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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It's my mother's car but I drive it every now and then to make sure all is fine. It has been very dependable, never in the shop for anything except brake pads, battery and regular maintenance. Did have problem with weather strip around the front doors. The dealer replaced them under warranty and the whistling noise went away. Every time I drive it, I'm amazed by the power it gives. Merging onto freeway is a breeze and the pick up from stop is also great for 1.8L. This is the 3rd Corolla in the family. Can't beat the overall value.


Best Features

Power, gas mileage, size and function. Car is always on alignment, easy maintenance.


Worst Features

Driving position is not always comfortable for short people, no telescope steering wheel. Rear view mirror got loose after sun visor hitting it constantly. Car feels light at 70+ mph.


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Economic Commuter
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Iowa driver
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought our 05 CE certified used as a second commuter vehicle...during high gas prices. The gas mileage, build quality, and appearance are all excellent. Top mileage in gentle conditions (mostly highway, around 60 mph) we get 36 mpg. Average close to 400 miles per tank. I like the simple dash layout and open feel of the cabin. I am less happy with the ride quality. Pronounced road noise and jittery ride at highway speeds. On the highway it also feels light and gets pushed around my passing trucks or high winds. Know this is because it has a smaller wheel base and light frame for gas mileage. Considering trading up to Camry or Lexus. Need a better ride as a is suffer vertigo.


Best Features

Gas mileage, excellent build quality, dash layout, plush seats wear like iron, pretty tan interior, exterior styling.


Worst Features

Reduce road noise. Improve ride quality if possible given the size of the vehicle.


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