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2009 Toyota Corolla

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Not that great cheaply made interior
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By allura
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased this car almost a year ago, put on 3000 miles and did not enjoy driving this car at all. I just traded this car in for a prius (which I love driving). The interior is cheaply made, plastic, the seats were not comfortable. I would not purchase another corolla, the gas mileage was not close to what the invoice stated, paint was not that good, started to chip. I would not recommend this vehicle at all


Best Features

the exterior design is fine, the interior is not great at all


Worst Features

interior is cheaply made, seats are not comfortable, gas mileage is ok, would not buy another corolla


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Don't buy
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By Or0213
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2009 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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One of the worst cars I have purchased. This car rattles all time on the inside. This 2009 Toyota corolla has already had a radio replaced and still continues to have issues with it.


Best Features

The only best thing about the car is the MPG. But does not correctly show the correct fuel consumption.


Worst Features

Better Customer service. I have been to the dealership more than 5 different time and was told that by the management that there was no time for my car - that there are other cars to work on. Never will I get a TOYOTA again. VERY cheap car and not worth the headache.


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Bad Steering
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By flyointment
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2009 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Just bought an ‘09 Corolla. Immediately noticed wandering steering on the highway at greater than 60 mph. I heard that in some cases increasing tire pressure helps problem. Found out dealer had 40psi in tires when 30 is appropriate. I reduced to 30psi and it wanders more. Some people don’t have problems with it, but some cars are coming off the line with this problem. Have to have 2 hands on the wheel. If you take one hand off the wheel to adjust the radio (particularly if in winds greater than 15 mph) you may find yourself going out of your lane. I scheduled an appointment with the dealer who claimed to know nothing of the issue. It’s all over the internet and NTSB (25 complaints).


Best Features

Manual gas cover and trunk release. Seat comfort, larger size.


Worst Features

Obviously steering. Clock needs to be always displayed, information screen.


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First and last toyota
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By yota
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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the worst car I've ever driven. Whatever small gains you get from the electric steering assist are nullified by any small gust of wind. You can't relax in a car when you're blowing all over the highway in the slightest wind. Furthermore, the seats are doughy and unsupportive. If you've ever had lower back problems in any car, this one will bring them right back. My Volkswagen had firm, supportive seats and I forgot what it was like to have a sore back after a trip - until now. Cheap backseats too - pull on a corner when they're "locked" and it will have enough give for you (or a criminal) to reach into the trunk. Awful creamsicle backlighting treatment on the dash too.


Best Features

It was cheap.


Worst Features

Seets unsupportive on long drives. Way too much play in the steering on the highway. Garish dashboard backlighting. Boring and soulless. Toyota's famous reliability doesn't matter when you hate driving the car and will get rid of it as soon as you can.


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Love this XLE
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By rev4
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This XLE is just a great car. Quality. Ride. Fuel Mileage. Comfort. Style. I bought this not for a "drivers car"...but for comfort, quality, ride, style... and it excels in all categories. I highly recommend this car for someone looking for all the above qualities. It is a "compact Camry"...btw...My other car is a 2002 Camry XLE...


Best Features

Interior design and quality...very pleasant interior, quality, ride, fuel mileage..


Worst Features

Minor: the clock could be more centrally located and larger.......


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