Used 2006 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

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Easily the best car I've ever owned

Steve, 03/21/2016
S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
30 of 30 people found this review helpful

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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Love my 'Yota!!

Sandy Snide, 10/06/2015
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
16 of 16 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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Safety issues

review101, 10/09/2011
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Good mileage, some noise, average maintenance costs; you've heard it before but rarely are there reviews on how it stands up to impacts. Bought it new. Only issue was the check engine light that was part of recall. Dealer fixed it for free, it was good for a week then light came back on. I had about 96k when I was rear ended by 02 Toyota Camry on freeway. I was stopped when he hit me at approx 40mph. Vehicle buckled out instead of in. Exterior damage seemed minimal, but once we looked at the frame from below, it was totally bent. I was told metal went up through floor of rear seats. Good thing I only had groceries in back seat instead of my kids. Fluke? Who knows. Had to post

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No Regrets

ronfromla, 11/17/2014
23 of 27 people found this review helpful

Bought this car, a 2006 in 2011 with 38,470 miles. The dealer had put some junk tires on it, so I immediately replaced them with Goodyear Eagles. I have had no problems with car, None. Zip. Nada. I use Mobil1 and Mobil1 filter and go 75000 miles between changes, and bought a battery also, even though it was not giving me trouble it was original, 5 years old so I pre-emptive avoided any problems. Starts first time, every time, on just a couple turns of cranking, even in 0°F. I overpaid a bit, but oh well, still no regrets. Absolutely no peers ij reliability, and I disagree about 'not fun to drive'. One time on a long trip I got 41mpg. Perfect blend of power and economy.

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10 years of ownership

susan STANTON, 05/23/2016
CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
9 of 10 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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