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Not your average Toy-ota
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By Bridget
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2010 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Owned car since 2010, 110k miles, just maintenace items and no other repairs needed. Good on gas and handling. This is my 2nd Corolla, my 1st was a 2004 and just as trustworthy.


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Bland, yet Practical Vehicle to get from A to B.
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By Brad
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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I owned a grey 2010 Corolla L (Base Model) 5speed manual for 4 years. I bought it used with 100k miles in Spring 2013 looking for a fuel efficient car to drive to college and back (650 mile trip one way). I made this trip 24 times in subzero/rainy/snowy weather with no issues! I averaged between 34-38.5 mpg highway at 75 mph and 26 mpg driving around town. Very minimal maintenance with this vehicle, only issues was the heat shield came loose, an exhaust leak, and a rattling noise from the camshaft timing gear assembly (this was a known problem for 2009-2010 corollas, search TSB-0087-09). Traction Control and Stability Control do very well in the snow controlling the vehicle. When above 45mph there is a lot of wind noise, making you have to turn up the radio quite a lot to listen to music. Cargo space is very great, I managed to fit all my apartment items in it. Interior materials are very cheap and rattle occasionally. Also, the front seats need LUMBAR SUPPORT! My back ached after only an hour driving it. The radio sometimes did not work on hot sunny days. Unfortunately, when the vehicle approached 160k miles the transmission blew every gear! Still do no know the cause (maybe excessive usage), but will now be looking at a newer Corolla with the 6 speed manual. Without a doubt Corollas are reliable and efficient, yet at the cost of a more cheap, noisy vehicle experience. If you are on a budget and care about getting from A-B with minimal fuel usage and cheap insurance, the Corolla is a great candidate! 2009-2013 Corollas are dirt cheap right now, so pick them up while you can! If you already own one, resale value falls fast! You may get more money selling it privately than trading it in at the dealer if you have over 100k miles.


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Ignition coil issue with this car
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By MC
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2010 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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If you want to spend $$$ buying ignition coils yearly on this car then buy this car. Each is $90. Very troubled car. I bought it at 0 miles. Do yourself a favor and buy a Honda! More reliable car. It will save you money!


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Never thought I'd like a Corolla....
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By ChristineInCleveland
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2010 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Found this vehicle used on Carfax June 2017 as a 1 owner no accident. Had 51K miles & bought from dealer. Thought would be too small til I saw this one! Car was in mint conditon & for 1.8 liter has plenty of zoom zoom. Handling is great. This particular 2010 model was mf'd in Canada, & is a few inches longer on both ends than other years I've seen. Roomy cabin & quiet insulated ride feels just like new car. Outside is sleek & paint looks amazing for its age. Fun to drive, no complaints so far! Glad I am getting such good mileage too.

Update: January 2018. Still have no complaints. Plan on keeping this car a long time! ❤


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A Real Review of the 2010 Corolla S
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By Ryan Fitzsimmons
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2010 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is a very good car only in the 5 Spd ... It is exactly what you would expect from Toyota. I have owned mine from 2010 till now 2017 with 157,000 Miles. The car has had no issues at all besides a cold start up rattle that toyota fixed under warranty at 90k. The Clutch is factory still, the calipers are factory, steering, wheel barrings and suspension components are factory. I have been regular with oil changes 5k on Conv / synthetic blend and never found shavings or nothing in the oil. Car doesn't burn a drop of coolant even at its high millage. Pro's of the car are, Handles well on dry roads with traction control off, does not hydroplane in wet weather with proper tires. I have yet to become stuck or in trouble on out Vermont winter roads with normal winter tires, no studs needed which is awesome for a FWD car. The fuel economy is quite nice, I get about 32-35mpg mixed driving and fairly aggressively with hills and turns ect. The trunk is actually quite big and every time I take it out of state on a trip im quite surprised what fits in the trunk. Lastly the safety of this car is out standing between being rear ended on the interstate and able to drive away or the time I was backed into rather hard in a parking lot and the car took it and kept going. Some Big CONS tho------- Its a Popular car so while you may pay 4,000-6,000 for a used one, a dealership mite give your 2,500 in a trade in, Car has NO power to speak off, if you want a small car with some zip, I would say upgrade to the XRS. The paint is chipped down to the primer all over the place, no rust just primer spots here and there. The stock radio sucks, had to upgrade speakers and head unit 3 weeks into owning the car, apline speakers and head unit made a huge difference. The doors when shut sound like cheep metal going clang and same with the hood. The rims for being alloys flake at the 1st sight of salt ect. In the end I wouldn't give up this car as it has costed me almost nothing to run, kept me and my kids safe, and has always been the reliable one out of the fleet. Toyota Honored the Corolla well


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