2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8 from Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)
Overrated; Buy an Honda Civic if you need fuel efficiency
Nothing has really gone wrong with this car. It is in perfect running condition, except for damage to the components that make up the central console breaking off. Very the cheap interior as that of the VW Jetta.
I bought this car off reviews. I had heard about Toyota and its popularity. I was looking for a fuel efficient car. But instead I got a car that I literally see my gas gauge going down with each KM. I get like 250KM for the tank, driving normally. Gas mileage was better with my 2.5 liter BMW 323i and 2.3 liter Vtec Honda Accord.
Another downside is the very cheap interior; not very durable, you have to be very careful to open the internal pockets. Also very difficult to find a comfortable seating position.
Be very careful how you drive as the handling is poor. Too much body roll. I am very scared to drive this car. Think I will sell it soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th June, 2007
7th Jul 2007, 13:54
I always get over 700km per tank of gas and 40+ mpg I don't know what is wrong with your car?
14th May 2008, 23:49
I agree with the first user; I have a Corolla 2003 CE and gives only 220 miles per tank (and I did my maintenance recently).
16th May 2010, 16:36
You should definitely get your car thoroughly inspected because that mileage is way off. I used to own an '03 CE, and even when running the A/C, I still managed to get about 40mpg.