Strong, reliable, friendly
This car was built in 2001, so it has done very well.
I had to replace the rear to front brake pipes on this car when I purchased it; that's the only fault... Amazing!!
I cannot fault this car.
When I got it, I immediately put some oil treatment in the engine oil, then flushed it out; it was very black, so a lot of gunk was removed. Replaced the oil and filter using 5w-40w oil, and the engine purred like a kitten.
If you treat the car with some respect, like keeping everything clean, including in the engine bay, I'm sure these cars will last.
I owned a Toyota Estima before this car, 18 years old it was, but with care it is still running well with the new owner.
I like Toyota cars, and will buy them every time. To me they are the most reliable of them all.
This Corolla is running like a new car, and will continue for a long time to come. The engine is strong, very reliable, and is easy to maintain. Mileage is around 40 MPG; better than 19 with the Estima. Starts every time and drives well.
There is a little road noise, but you get this with most hatchbacks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th May, 2012