2000 Toyota Corolla Ascent 1.8L petrol from Australia and New Zealand


This car is comfortable, economical, safe and always reliable


Literally nothing.

General Comments:

Comfort - Soft, like most Toyotas, but it's not a squidgy sandwich. Can be a bit crashy on rougher roads above 70kph, but cruises quietly below 90kph. Cruises happily at 50kph in sixth gear on a flat road. At 100kph or more the engine noise starts to intrude a bit as it goes above 3000rpm. A six-speed gearbox would be nice.

Economy - Excellent. I can get 600km from one 50L tank of 98RON petrol (but when I fill up, it's always filling to 45L or less, as the fuel gauge drops faster in the last quarter).

Reliability - The best. I've had nothing go wrong with this car at all. Just follow the servicing schedule.

Safety - One airbag for the driver, as most of the time it's just me in the car anyway. Doesn't have ABS or ESP.

Performance - 85kW doesn't sound like a lot, but this car is light (only 1100kg), so it does get going if you let the engine rev out. Surprises bigger, heavier six-cylinder cars off the line to about 80kph. Handling isn't fantastic due to the soft suspension, but again because the car is rather light, you can chuck it around a fair bit. Pushes into gentle understeer when you go too fast. Lift-off oversteer on wider, faster bends makes it fun. Brakes are decent, they help the light car pull up pretty fast.

Also, it's pretty discreet, and isn't bad looking either.

As always with Toyotas, it does everything well, but nothing brilliantly. Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2012

2000 Toyota Corolla Conquest 1.8 EFI from Australia and New Zealand


Cheap, reliable, adequate performance


The clutch went within a few months of me buying it used, but it was 'borrowed' while I wasn't looking, so that's not the car's fault, but my poor choice of friends.

Aircon died 2 years ago. It needed a full recon, not just a re-gas.

General Comments:

Very anonymous, & I don't think I was ever pulled over or waved into a booze bus while driving.

Adequate performance, I drove the car between Adelaide and Melbourne (~800km) a few times, and it was fine cruising constantly at 110-120km, and had plenty to overtake. This was with the car completely full with my possessions during an interstate move.

Very cheap to run. I worked out the average fuel consumption of the most recent Melb-Adel trip by comparing the trip meter and how many litres I put into it, and I think it was just under 7L/100km.

I'd still own this car if it wasn't for a new hobby that requires the space of a hatch (this was the sedan). I'm considering just buying the hatch version of this one actually.

The most annoying thing was the air con dying, and having to make the Adel-Melb drive over summer without any cooling, but how many car air cons can go 7-8 years without a service before finally dying?

If you need a car, and just a car, then it is a great choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2011

2000 Toyota Corolla Sport from North America


Solid, but check for oil problems


Toyota Corolla's are known for their engine oil problems. Oil leaks or burns, you will need to add a quart of oil depending on how many miles you put on the car. I bought the car at 155000, and at 186000 the engine blew out on me.

If you are buying a Corolla, I would advise you to check for oil problems. Do not worry about anything else, this is the single problem that will drive you nuts.

General Comments:

Performance wise it was average, although I wished it will perform better with a stick shift.

Electrical connections were all better than most other car manufacturers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th November, 2009

2000 Toyota Corolla Limited 2.0 diesel from Pakistan


I'll love and remember my 2.0D limited always


Nothing wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Very great, and new models of Corolla do not compete with it. It covers 16km/litre diesel. It's really fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2009