2000 Toyota Corolla Fielder S JDM 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Best Toyota since 2000
This is a JDM 1.8L Station wagon, which is known as the Fielder, but in NZ and AUS it's known as the Corolla Wagon.
Import models seems to be more agile, better on fuel economy, but have the same Toyota reliability.
This model of mine is called S, which comes with a 1.8L engine, and the differences from NZ new ones are the front grille, interior light glows like Lexus, better seat, tinted rear windows, and the climate control is digital. Also the gear lever for the auto is quite polished looking.
I have driven both NZ new and imports. In fact we have half a dozen of these at work, and import models drive no different, but it feels like import models have a bit more go - might be differently tuned.
Mine hasn't done lotsa Ks yet, but one at work has now crossed 600K on the clock and drives no different from when it had 150K on the clock.
These are brilliant cars, nice seats, roomy, roof rack looks really cool, and the best part is fuel economy. I have managed to get 5.2L to 100km on the open road, and in the city I average around 6-6.5L to 100. That's where this beats NZ new models.
I would highly recommend people having these cars. Models from 2000-2007 (E120) are much more solid as well as roomy inside in my opinion.
I never hope to sell this. A 120 bucks service kept me going for miles, and it has given me no trouble whatsoever apart from wear and tear on tyres, light bulbs etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th August, 2015