2003 Toyota Corolla 1.6 VVT-i petrol
A car you buy with your head, not your heart
Other than the faulty steering column that the car had when we picked it up from the dealer's forecourt (fixed immediately under warranty), not a single button, switch, sensor or function has failed or stopped working in the last 4 years, which makes this "in depth" review a bit difficult to write.
Front brake discs were replaced (by myself - ridiculously easy) at around the 50,000 mile mark.
I think it blew a headlamp bulb once... erm... I'm struggling here!
Overall, it has been a ridiculously reliable car. The paintwork still has a deep shine, the engine is still almost inaudible, and everything still works as Mr Toyoda San intended on the day it left the factory.
Performance-wise, it's no GTi, in a straight line or in the corners, and it can be a bit thirsty sometimes, but after my previous Fiat Stilo and the disaster that was the 'big booty' Megane, it's good to have a car that just works all the time, every time.
Boring, but you'll be glad you bought one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2011