2006 Toyota Corolla Consumer Review: Safety issues

2006 Toyota Corolla - Consumer Review

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CE Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Safety issues
By review101 on


2006 Toyota Corolla CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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

Best Features

Loved the sunroof. LE came with 6 CD changer and nice wood paneling.

Worst Features

Verify airbag safety. Hard impact and airbags didn't deploy for me or the other vehicle.
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