Toyota Corolla Review from Slovenia

2002 Toyota Corolla SOL 1.6 VVT-i

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 VVT-i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance2300 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Good Compact Car

Faults:

After approx 1000 km I can hear different noises (rattles) from the lower-right side of the car (maybe in doors, or plastics under doors...??), especially when drive at low speeds on bad roads. When the car is standstill and you swing the car there is no rattles at all.

Service stuff don't now what to do.

I didn't expect this from Toyota. : (

General Comments:

Acceleration is good and also the maximum speed.

Car is a little bit noisy at high speeds (more than 130km/h).

Suspension is good, but a little bit too soft for sport driving, acctualy this is not a sports car. You can drive quick with "head" on bends.

Transmisson gear is short and soft - very good.

Automatic air condition works fine.

"Optitron" instruments looks nice.

Car audio-CD surprised me, sound it`s very good with no distorsion, reception is also good - very good for original audio equipment.

Trunk it`s something in the middle (289 l)... to small for big family, but enough for 2-3 persons.

Interior space is quite OK (also for legs).

Overall quality seems to be OK with the exception of rattling and strange plastic noises.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review