2006 Toyota Corolla LX from North America


I love my corolla!


I LOVE MY COROLLA! However, there are a few things to note although not serious.

- Belt is noisy when started in the morning. I took it in at 35000 miles before the warranty expired. Amazingly the dealer couldn't "hear it". Of course it's only noisy until it warms up.

- The door beams had started to rattle and squeak at the windows at 30K miles.

- A couple of blown speakers even though I'm not a volume-cranker. The warranty did cover replacement with absolutely no hassles.

- The trunk release in the front misses occasionally but some WD-40 took care of that problem.

General Comments:

The above "flaws" are hardly anything to get excited about.

My car gets 420 miles on a strict highway drive. I did notice that when I put in 92 octane as opposed to 89 it increased from 400 miles to a tank. Wow! I didn't think it would matter that much.

My husband is 6' 1" and drives this comfortably. Great cabin room for a little car.

Negotiating traffic is a piece of cake with it's nimble handling and quick acceleration, which you don't find in most 4 cylinders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2008

2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8 liter from North America


It's a great car and you can't beat 40+ MPG


The middle console department is broken and will not close properly.

At 30000 miles the computer went out and had to be replaced by Toyota; they did a great job replacing it and getting my car back to me in a timely manner.

General Comments:

This is a great car, and even though it's small, it's peppy.

I would think Toyota should keep the MPG, but make the interior a little more roomy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2008

2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8 VVTI from North America


This car is the best car for your money in its class


Windshield began buzzing loudly and was repaired by Toyota dealership by resealing windshield.

Middle dash console compartment door broke and would not shut. Was also repaired by Toyota dealership with replacement.

Both repairs were covered by warranty.

No other problems since.

General Comments:

This car gets amazing gas mileage. The first large trip that I made with it was from the East coast of Texas to Southwest New Mexico and did it with one tank of gas at a MPG of 41+.

It has a very comfortable ride for most cars in its class and everything in the car is well placed and easy to use and get to.

The car handles nicely in sharp curves and makes you feel safe in abrupt maneuvers... as was found out trying to avoid New Mexico and Texas deer.

Road noise in the Corolla is a little boomy, but not near as loud as the 2001 Hyundai Accent previously owned.

Trunk space is quite large for a car in this class and easily holds baggage enough for a families extended vacation.

The exterior of the Corolla S is quite sporty with its stock ground effects and optional chrome tip exhaust. However, for being the top of the line Corolla, the S edition does not come with chrome or aluminium wheels, but instead came with caps. Definitely a negative in my book in comparison with the top of the line Civic and Mazda3.

The engine in the Corolla S is quite peppy and has no problem passing traffic on the highway.

For those who require a little more power out of their 2006 Toyota Corolla and even a little more gas mileage, there are a few inexpensive mods that can be achieved that will not void warranty of the vehicle.

I personally installed a ram air intake and also increased the exhaust piping size to 2.5" behind the cat converter with a high flow muffler, of which cost me a little over $200 total for all mods. I am now achieving 46 MPG average.

With Toyota's record of 200,000+ mile cars, the 2006 Toyota Corolla is a well worth your buck car. You will not regret purchasing this car. I don't regret purchasing it and I am definitely a Toyota man from now on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2007

6th Sep 2007, 12:10

You say it's the best. Can you give us the comparison with similar car such as Honda Civic Si for example reliability, performance, cost. For me, I believe Civic Si has better performance, better looks. Although it costs more. I do not work for Honda or Toyota.

23rd Sep 2007, 10:29

You cannot compare a Corolla S with a Civic Si, the S edition of the Corolla is just a appearance package, the Si is a really sport edition with bigger engine etc.. I'm from canada and here especially in Qu├ębec both cars are very popular for their quality, fuel economy and reliability, but here the Corolla S is the middle edition, here we have the CE (base) S (sport) and LE (luxury edition).

29th Sep 2007, 19:02

No kidding? 46 miles to the gallon? Was this a K@N air intake kit? What kind of muffler specifically did you use?