2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L 130 HP from North America


Looks good, reliable, lacking power


Absolutely nothing so far.

General Comments:

The car is not as responsive, lacks adequate feedback. Living in New York, some of the highway ramps are steep (BQE) and with such lack of power, getting on the lane can be tough. The S model is more show than go. I wanted the XRS, but my folks isn't much inclined toward a manual. However, the car has not had a single problem yet. Replaced the oil at 5500 miles. A little noisy, but ride is quite smooth. Swaying is tolerable in windy drives on highway.

Fuel Economy and general reliability of Toyota makes this a very affordable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2005

4th Jun 2005, 01:23

" A little noisy, but ride is quite smooth"

The engins is noisey cause it uses a timing chain as opposed to a timing belt (which earlier corollas had), which makes that little engine much more reliable and long lasting. Other than oil changes, and tune-ups, this little car should last you a very long time!


14th Sep 2005, 12:57

Maybe letting the engine achieve a few more rpm's. Mine loves to see 4,000 on the tach. It seems to be the start of the power curve for my "S".

2005 Toyota Corolla CE from North America


Very good commuter car for A-B points


Nothing wrong.

General Comments:

I had this car as a loaner for 2 1/2 weeks after getting rammed in my Grand Am at an intersection, yes I'm still alive to talk about it.

The car had a very solid reliable feel and it was great on gas and even handled rather well for a Corolla.

The fit and finish are classic Toyota styling.

If I was a granny or a someone with a tight budget or very value conscious I would get this car.

Not too bad in the engine department, quite peppy when you need it to be. Can't go wrong with a Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2005

17th May 2005, 15:29

Just bought a new Corolla myself 2 weeks ago. S-series. Very sporty looking, rides great, roomy for a small car.

Former car was also a Grand Am (99). Didn't get wrecked though. Way too many problems to list... Owned a 81 and 87 Celica. Also 95 and 99 GA. I had to go back to Toyota.

2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-litre, 4-cylinder DOHC engine from North America


Excellent quality car.


This is a recently purchased, new car, not even a month old yet; therefore, there have not been any major problems.

One concern so far is that one of the screws for one of the mudguards was not screwed in straight.

Another concern is that the first time I turned on the radio, the music blasted out at a high volume and shocked me with it.

Another problem is that when the car decelerates and is just about to come to a complete stop, the engine rumbles, only very, very slightly though.

The last problem is that after a couple times, a CD got stuck after coming out of the CD Player halfway. I had to use pliers to pull it out. Fortunately, the CD player still functions.

General Comments:

Excellent car for the price.

Good security for the price.

The accelerator and brake pedals are slightly too sensitive and take a little getting used to.

Excellent car overall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2004