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Corolla is a star!
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By Katherine
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2012 Toyota Corolla LE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my second Corolla. I've never driven another car I liked as well. I've driven a Camry, Avalon, Tundra and Prius. The car is lean and agile, ample but not over-stuffed. I like the maneuverability of the car,integrity of the body, clean, simple interior. It's a great value. It;s worth the time & money to invest in good maintenance.


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Very dependable vehicle with a touch of sportiness
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By Ed B.
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2012 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Nice driving and handling car! Acceleration is iffy/slightly jumpy for some reason (transmission ??) The front seats can use more padding for sure! I've sat in cars 30 years older than this one, and they were more comfortable than these front seats! Had to add a complete aftermarket stereo system (Alpine head unit, 4 Memphis speakers and Audiopipe amp) since the factory one was so terrible, and can hardly hear it! Again, been in cars 15+ years older that have way better factory sound systems! Nah, this car is really fun to drive, and very reliable! You just can't beat Toyota's dependability! Not even Honda comes close!


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Very dependable vehicle with a touch of sportiness
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By Ed B.
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2012 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Nice driving and handling car! Acceleration is iffy/slightly jumpy. TIP FOR THAT ACCELERATION ISSUE: You need to keep the throttle body as clean as possible on these engines! After I had that cleaned, the car takes off like a raped ape, just by touching the gas a quarter way! The front seats can use more padding for sure! Not sure what type of fabric they are using nowadays! Would have liked some crushed velour! I've sat in cars 30 years older than this one, and they were more comfortable than these front seats! Had to add a complete aftermarket stereo system (Alpine head unit, 4 Memphis speakers and Audiopipe amp) since the factory one was so terrible, and can hardly hear it! Again, been in cars 15+ years older that have way better factory sound systems! Nah, this car is really fun to drive, and very reliable! You just can't beat Toyota's dependability! Not even Honda comes close!


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Don't waste your time
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By Hayden Maggart
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2012 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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My wife owns this 2012 Corolla S 4A, and it has many issues that annoy me. First the front right and rear right speakers are partially blown out. Seat ergonomics are horrible. Traction control system cuts power right when you need it. It has been reliable, and has surprisingly little body roll. The steering is direct, but numb. Acceleration is poor. It will scream all the way to 6k rpm without much happening. If you are looking for something "cheap" to get you from A to B, and you are also a toyota fanboy, this is the car for you. Otherwise, buy almost anything else. A USB port in the car doesn't do much if half the speakers blow out (happened in my mother-in-laws camry as well). Buy a civic or subaru impreza in the same price range.


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Perfect A-B car
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By John Burke
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2012 Toyota Corolla S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the car new in may 2012. She is a red Sport model with a 5 speed manual trans. The manual trans def helps with lack of power and fun factor. Yes the car is slow (132 hp) but that doesn't bother me. Bought her for fuel economy and reliability and she has been perfect. Currently has 32k miles on it which is considered low miles. Last 2 years have not been driving her too much since i have 2 other cars now. But when i first bought her racked up 20k miles in first year and half. Would do 400 miles a week and go on road trips. Took to AZ from NJ and back no issues what so ever. Thats 5k miles just there. typically get around 30mpg mixed. Best I got was 36 mph highway. I do all the maintenance myself and change oil every 5k instead of 10k. 10k miles is too way to long. Did the air and cabin filter at 25k. Other then basic maintenance that's all i have done. Tires are starting to get low but thats not the cars fault. There cheap tires from the factory. Bridges tone Turanzas. Going to switch to something different when there bald. Again very happy with car and will have for a very long time.


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