Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan

2008 Toyota Corolla
List price range
$4,995 - $8,998
2008 Toyota Corolla

Pros

  • Spacious interior, excellent fuel economy, good interior quality, illustrious reliability record.

Cons

  • Bland on-road personality, awkward driving position, major safety features are optional, lack of upscale convenience features, pricey even when equipped with just the basics.
Toyota Corolla years

Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan for Sale

Toyota Corolla 2008
111,496 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
S
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$6,240
Est.Loan: $128/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2008
24,960 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
LE
(18)
Fitzgerald Toyota Gaithersburg
16.8 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Toyota Corolla 2008 CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
139,351 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
CE
Bomnin Chevrolet Manassas
17.3 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2008 CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
48,602 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
CE
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2008 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
76,476 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
LE
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$206 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
***ONE OWNER, DEALER SERVICED, LOW MILEAGE..................................2008 TOYOTA COROLLA LE SEDAN, SILVER WITH A GRAY INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, CRUISE CONTROL, AM/FM CD PLAYER, ONLY 76K MILES, 4 NEW TIRES, TOYOTA QUALITY AND RELIABILITY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Toyota Corolla 2008 CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
60,401 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
CE
(84)
Bill Page Toyota
20.1 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2008 LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
100,698 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
LE
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Corolla 2008 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
60 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
S
Imperial Auto of Stafford
38.8 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2008 CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
147,709 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
CE
Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf
41.8 mi away
List$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Toyota Corolla 2008 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
97,641 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
S
(3)
Affordable Auto Maryland
44.8 mi away
List$6,650
Est.Loan: $136/mo
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$183 Below Market
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Toyota Corolla 2008 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
65,043 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
S
(1)
Hampstead Pre-Owned
52.2 mi away
List$7,787
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Dealer Notes
Our family would like to thank you for taking a moment to check out our 2008 Toyota Corolla. Here at Hampstead Pre-Owned we pride ourselves on providing amazing customer service and offer the highest quality cars all at a very competitive price.*****KBB.com 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000! Check out this Corolla S, with its 5 spoke alloy wheels and rear spoiler its a sporty combo. With power windows and locks, tilt steering wheel and an AM-FM CD player and you have a great deal at this price! Sturdy and dependable, this 2008 Toyota Corolla S comfortably packs in your passengers and their bags with room to spare.*****We understand that there are many different dealerships you could choose in today's market. However, not many follow the golden rule of treating others they would want to be treated. That is why Hampstead Pre-Owned has a 4.8 out of 5 stars based on over 1550 online customer reviews. Every car comes with a pre-certified 175 point inspection, free comprehensive warranty, and a complimentary 7-day exchange policy. Once again thank you for considering us for your next new car!
Toyota Corolla 2008 S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
107,113 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
S
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Corolla 2008 CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
112,319 miles
Used 2008
Toyota Corolla
CE
Umansky Toyota
86.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Toyota Corolla is a vice-free economy car with decades of good reliability. Unfortunately, it costs too much and has all the personality of an almond white Frigidaire.

vehicle overview

The Jeopardy! category is "Car Pourri," and the answer is "This is the best-selling nameplate in automotive history." If you replied "What is the Beetle?" then you just lost $400. Meanwhile, the 9th-grade English teacher from Dubuque, Iowa, successfully answered, "What is the Toyota Corolla?"

That's right, the 2008 Toyota Corolla is the latest incarnation of the world's number-one nameplate of all time. While it doesn't have the cultural or historic significance of previous record-holders, the VW Beetle and Ford Model T, the Corolla has quietly been an automotive phenomenon. Despite selling about 200,000 units every year in the United States, the Corolla nevertheless manages to blend into the automotive background with plain-Jane styling and personality. This Toyota economy car is about getting from point A to B reliably, year after year, with little worry and minimal spectacle. Sort of like that trusty Frigidaire in the kitchen.

Yet this appliance personality that has proved so successful is also what keeps the 2008 Toyota Corolla far from being our top choice in the economy sedan segment. (Its relatively high price is another big factor.) Although 2003 doesn't seem like that long ago, all of the Corolla's competitors have been replaced since then and it's rapidly feeling long in the tooth. Specifically, the recently redesigned Honda Civic has differing model styles, cutting-edge styling, more available convenience features and more power, while offering nearly equal fuel economy and reliability.

An all-new Corolla was delayed after its initial design was apparently deemed too plain in contrast to the Civic. The re-penned version is supposed to arrive for the 2009 model year. We would suggest waiting for this 10th generation to arrive if you're one of the 30 million people who have purchased a Toyota Corolla since 1967 and must have a new one. Otherwise, taking a close look at its many impressive competitors is a smart move.

2008 Toyota Corolla configurations

The 2008 Toyota Corolla economy sedan is available in three trim levels: CE, S and LE. The base CE comes with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a CD player, power mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, an outside temperature gauge and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. The S is similar but has a lower-body styling kit, a rear deck spoiler, foglights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Go with the Corolla LE to gain fake wood trim, Optitron gauges, power windows and locks, and remote keyless entry. You can get the power windows and locks as options on the CE and S. Other available options, depending on the trim level, include 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, upgraded audio systems and cruise control.

2008 Highlights

There were no significant changes made to the 2008 Toyota Corolla.

Performance & mpg

Power for all 2008 Corollas comes in the form of a 126-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. A five-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Fuel economy is at the very top of the economy sedan segment (neck and neck with the Civic) with 2008 EPA figures of 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.

Safety

The 2008 Toyota Corolla offers antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags and front-seat side airbags as optional features. A stability control system that also adds traction control and brake assist is optional on S and LE models equipped with an automatic transmission and ABS. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the Toyota Corolla earned five stars (the best score possible) for frontal-impact protection and four stars for side-impact protection. In 40 mph frontal-offset crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it received a "Good" rating (the highest possible). The IIHS gave a worst rating of "Poor" to the Corolla for the car's protection in side-impact crashes. That rating rises to "Acceptable" if the car is equipped with the optional side and side curtain airbags.

Driving

From a stop, the Corolla's acceleration is acceptable but nothing more. During highway driving, it's a quiet cruiser, with very little engine noise and even less wind noise. Though not as sporty as some competitors, this Toyota offers an appealing compromise between handling and comfort. It rides smoothly enough to be used as a commuter car, while maintaining its composure when occasionally pushed around the corners.

Interior

The Corolla's interior is furnished with high-quality materials and user-friendly controls that wouldn't seem out of place in a more expensive car. In fact, its build quality is better than the latest Camry -- especially in uplevel LE trim. However, unlike the Civic or Mazda 3, no one will ever call the Corolla's design particularly dynamic or interesting. Even with the car's tall cabin, room in the front seats is only average, with a somewhat awkward seating position for the driver. On the plus side, two adults can sit comfortably in the backseat without ducked heads or pulled-up legs. Trunk capacity measures a generous 13.6 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Toyota Corolla.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The best economical option out there
rsucre,01/27/2015
My first car was a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6 3.5L automatic. After driving it I fell in love with the Toyota brand. However, as a college student, owning a Camry got very expensive in regards to gasoline and maintenance. Therefore I decided to go with a more economic option and trade-in for a 2008 Corolla CE. I felt like it was the best decision possible. I needed a car that was both reliable and efficient with fuel, and the Corolla exceeds both of these requirements.
2008 Corolla S- Black
silverspank,02/11/2011
Picked up the car from the dealership when purchased and the car was making a ear piercing noise coming from the wheels. Ended up being the brake shields rubbing the brake rotors. When the car was delivered on the transport, they strapped the chains too close to the shields bending them. The Toyota dealership took the car back and gave us a piece of crap loaner with no air or radio and was about 10 years old. My wife was very upset since we just traded in our fairly new LTZ Suburban. Once we got the car back and took it home, I checked the tire pressure since the tire sensor monitor was on. There was only 18 psi tire pressure in the tires. Of course I attribute all this to the dealer.
I have no reason to complain
mopart600,07/07/2013
I bought my 08 in November of 2007 brand new. Since then I have put 215000 miles on it. I have had it serviced at the dealership and kept up with all of the prescribed maintenance. Other than brakes, which are obviously a system designed to wear out, I have only had to replace one wheel bearing at 190000 miles. Other than that its just gas and oil. This car has been fantastic to me and since it is still in such good shape I'm going to drive it until the wheels fall of...which may be a while at this rate.
Perfect commuter car
lonniegray,01/10/2013
This is an economy car, a little higher priced for that purpose but you get what you pay for. What I was willing to pay for was dependability, good gas mileage and easy to drive. What I got was exactly that. I bought this car new in 2008 and have driven it 120,000 miles and it has NEVER been in the shop except for oil changes, new brake pads and tires. It has been very dependable and worth every dollar I paid for it. It isnt a sexy car, or the best handling or very powerful but it does get around 33 miles per gallon, nice trunk space and decent interior space for its size. Overall, this car is perfect for what it is intended to be, highly recommend it to anyone.
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Features & Specs

MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
26 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 37 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
126 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan is offered in the following styles: LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A), CE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M), and LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan S is priced between $6,240 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 60 and111496 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan CE is priced between $4,995 and$7,999 with odometer readings between 48602 and147709 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE is priced between $5,995 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 24960 and100698 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Toyota Corolla?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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