Used 2006 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

Easily the best car I've ever owned

Steve, 03/21/2016
S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
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I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla model S that I bought brand new. This is, without a doubt, the best and most reliable vehicle I've ever purchased. I've paid two or three times as much for vehicles that don't last anywhere near as long, and cost way more to maintain.

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5 out of 5 stars

Love my 'Yota!!

Sandy Snide, 10/06/2015
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
21 of 21 people found this review helpful

I bought my Corolla CE new in 07/2006. 134,000+ miles on it and engine and AT still great! Other than regular maintenance, I've only had to replace a wheel bearing, brake caliper, shoes and pads, and front rotors. Of course, here in Maine we have lots of frost heaves and potholes to break for so I guess that explains it. My baby goes great in snow with all season radials and I've never gotten stuck anywhere except in my yard when we had 6 inches of crust. Love the roomy trunk! Recently, the clock works only intermittently and is driving me nuts, but I guess I can deal with that. I was nearly T-boned by a Jeep one day but floored it and got almost out of his way. He hit me on the back of the rear passenger side fender/bumper. I was surprised to see that the only damage to my car was a small piece broken out of the bumper. Gas mileage is great! Tires seem to wear fast even with regular rotation, but that may just be the tires. I honestly expect I'll get well over 300,000 miles out of this car, which I purchased for Toyota's reliability and longevity. I do wish the paint was better though - it chips very easily. All in all, it's a great car and I would recommend this car to anyone!

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Used to be a VW fan

Fran G, 04/28/2016
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

With minimal care these Corolla's easily reach 200,000 plus miles My third and forth Corolla's are in the driveway a 2004 and a 2015 both 5 speeds CE models. The 2004 has 179,000 miles on it now and the 2015 has less then 10,000. Maintenance has been done faithfully by me according to Toyota's schedule. The only additional money spent on repairs has been as follows: 1 AC clutch relay, 1 set of rear axle bearings, I have put a new water pump and alternator brushes in at 160,000 didn't fail I just do my own preventive maintenance. Total extra cost was less then $100 dollars. The plastic like others say are failing on unimportant things. However the economy , reliability, and performance are the same as the day it was new. The front end is still tight, the clutch grabs like the day it was new and it starts first time every time six or more times a day seven days a week since November 2003. Thank you Toyota. To be fair the rear axle bearing failed because I used the car as a pickup truck and hauled 1000 lbs of tile from store to home. I fix my own stuff so it was just was a lesson learned.

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10 years of ownership

susan STANTON, 05/23/2016
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

I bought my 2006 Corolla CE new, and after 10 years of ownership I still love it. The paint has faded somewhat, it desperately needs a wax job. I still get average 38 mpg, I drive mostly 13-40 miles when I go out. I only have 72,xxx miles on it. I usually drive on trips about 300 miles one way.I do not like that it gets buffeted by winds on the highway. It's unnerving, but since I am aware of it I compensate. I have never had any mechanical problems with it. I did snap a corner of one of the little cargo doors on the dash: my fault as I always put my (old, heavy) cell phone on the door of it. But.... I am currently looking at the 2015 Camry Hybrid, new at a dealership. But, I keep wondering if I should hold onto this reliable, steady workhorse of mine. I regularly drive an 81 mile trip to the coast, and I love how my Corolla can pass on a 2-lane with such ease: it has great acceleration. The trunk is huge! I wish I had opted for cruise control, but this car is easy to hold steady on long trips. The thing that have me considering a new car is the technology available now: Bluetooth (dump my Jabra unit); Navagation package (dump my TomTom); back-up camera (save my neck); amd of course cruise control. I have also read that the Camry is very quiet inside..... 72,000+ miles of road trips has given me a lot of noisy ride-time! I will be test-driving a few cars today, and then I will think on it, and decide. FWIW, I kept my 1985 Toyota truck for almost 20 years.....

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Toyota Final Review

kennison, 12/03/2006
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

An excellent vehicle! I am 72 and have owned many vehicles from the Ford Model A to luxury Mercedes. The Corolla is one of the most practical and reliable cars on the market. Don't waste your time and money on lesser autos...advice from an old man!

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