2001 Toyota Corolla LX from Singapore


A good family sedan


Knocking sound from within the car barely 2 weeks upon collection. Disappeared after a few weeks.

Currently, there is some ticking sound coming from the front of the car especially when I am braking. I think it's the thermostat switch. Might have to send it in for a closer inspection.

Poor cornering performance.

General Comments:

It's pretty quick off the line at the traffic lights. Beats the taxis easily.

High seating position for the rear passengers is good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2003

2001 Toyota Corolla LX 1.5 VVTi from Singapore


Jack of all Trades, Master of None


I play a fair bit of golf and usually leave my clubs in the car. However, in less than 6 months, the knocking around of the golf bag in the boot has cause the tail headlight cover in the boot space to come off. It could be better design.

Both Rear windows failed in less than a year. Fortunately it was under warranty.

General Comments:

The VVTi engine and gear change is delightful and gives a smooth seamless ride.

But it would do better if Toyota could only make it more more fun to drive by including an optional manual shift like the Hyundai H-matic.

Definitely the most spacious car in its category.

However, the suspension is too soft to take the load that the space offers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th December, 2002

2001 Toyota Corolla LX 1.6 VVT petrol from Singapore


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

2001 Toyota Corolla LE from North America


Sturdy, reliable, high value car, not for those looking for spacious comfort.


Since the day I drove it off the lot, the car pulls to the left on straight, high speed roads. Not noticeable in city driving. Took it to the shop - they told me I was imagining it. Then I took them out on a highway and they also noticed the problem. They re-balanced and rotated the tires. Didn't help. Another Corolla driver at my office had the same experience. So we both just live with it.

General Comments:

It is a great fuel efficient car for getting from point A to B.

Small interior, but I'm used to bigger cars.

Good Looking overall and Very reliable.

Great value for the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2002

2001 Toyota Corolla Type S unleaded gas from North America


A fun, peppy car with a sleek look


Nothing has gone wrong yet.

General Comments:

This is a 2002 Toyota Corolla Type S.

This car is great!

The acceleration on this car is crazy. I haven't broken it in yet and I beat my friend's 2002 Toyota Celica GT off the line.

The new 2002 headlights look awesome on this car especially with Super White bulbs.

Turning is excellent. There's this one curve that I could only take at 40 mph in a 1996 Ford Mustang, but with the Corolla I could actually take it up to 75 mph!

I took it back to the dealership twice (once to take out the too-sensitive alarm, and second to see why the brakes had very slight squeaky sound), and both times they topped off my gas. It turns out that the sound in my brakes is normal while I'm breaking it in, it even says so in the car's manual (my mistake).

It's a little hard to fall asleep in the drivers seat, but I guess that's good for those long boring drives to, say San Diego.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2001