2001 Toyota Corolla LX 1.6 VVT petrol


Practical, economical with good performance and happy driving and ownership experience


Nothing has gone wrong with my Corolla over 19500 kilometres. It has been totally faultless with no warranty issues at all.

General Comments:

The engine is a bit noisy or busy at cruising speeds above 100 km/h (60 mph).

Economy is excellent, averaging about 7litres every 100km even in city driving. On long distance runs consumption is even lower down to 5.8 to 6.2 litres per 100km.

The car is well equipped, but should have keyless entry as standard.

Performance is more than adequate unless you are a complete nutter.

The only bad point is the ride, which is a bit harsh at times.

Handling and grip are great. The power assisted steering is perfectly weighted nicely and the ABS brakes inspire confidence.

The interior is roomy and the seats comfortable. The air-conditioner is very powerful and cools the car quickly if it has been sitting in the sun.

Ergonomics are good, with clear easy to read instruments and good quality switchgear that feels like it will last well.

Resale values are likely to be better than the competition.

Not evrybody likes the styling, but it does grow on you after a while.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2002

2000 Toyota Corolla XLI 1.5


Though it had some miner technical faults which I just mentioned, it's a great car!


Driver's window does not operate up and down fully after driving for about 2 days.

After 2 weeks, the left rear passenger window control button sunk in while I attempted to operate it.

All the seats' cushion were not as curved towards our back when seated. It will be more comfortable if the seats had some curvature shape towards our back when seated, providing an ergonomic effect and pleasure for driving long distance.

General Comments:

Powerful, very low fuel consumption, great color depth, good ventilated air-condition, very quiet even when traveling at 120 km/hr. (you don't feel it moving that fast at all!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2002

2000 Toyota Corolla XLi 1.5 unleaded


A powerful 1.5 litre car


My rear right power window motor had to be replaced as it can't move.

General Comments:

This car has very good low end torque.

The cabin is comfortable and spacious.

The fuel consumption is very good at about 13.5 km/litre.

The VVTi engine is very powerful.

The paint work of the Corolla is a lot better than my Ford Laser.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2002

17th Jan 2002, 13:47

Driver's window does not wind up or down fully which it's supposed to. Some minor scratches were spotted when collecting the car.

Overall it is a good car.