2007 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8 from North America
I like it and am looking at buying one
Maintenance required light came on about 200 miles before I turned it back into rental car agency. I don't know what it was for and the performance/handling were not affected.
This car was great on gas, 37 mpg with a automatic transmission doing 70mph with the A/C on for a 5 hour trip.
The gas pedal was kind of uncomfortable to use on highway driving. I would buy this car with a cruise control and it would eliminate this problem.
The car wasn't as peppy as my other car, but I wanted something for gas savings not a racer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th November, 2007
10th Jan 2008, 18:52
I own a 2008 version of the Corolla, don't worry about the maintenance light, all that means is that it is due for an oil change.
2nd Jun 2008, 10:24
It's very smart to rent a car before buying one. It gives you a far better overall experience of the car. I test drove the Corolla two years ago before buying a domestic and I was not impressed. The engine rattled like a diesel, it had no power and the color choices varied from "Grandma Gray" to "Blandly Blue". Nothing remotely sporty.
I'd steer clear of any Toyota at this time due to the awful reliability and poor build quality. The Ford Focus is a far better choice, costs less, lasts longer and is much faster, sportier and comes in exciting colors. Even the Dodge Caliber, with a rather spartan interior, offers far more space, better looks and greater reliability at a comparable price to the Corolla, though it too suffers from a lack of inspired color choices.
17th Jul 2009, 03:26
I wonder if original reviewer bought the Toyota, or listened to the person recommending a domestic?
Who told him Toyotas had a reliability problem?
Considering the events of the past year regarding domestic manufacturers, I sincerely hope he went with the Toyota.
My 89 Camry has 215 thousand miles, and still starts and runs. I recently bought a 07 Corolla, and I absolutely love it! Toyota is your best bet for reliability.
17th Jul 2009, 13:59
Maybe he went to consumeraffairs.com and independently clicked on Toyota owners issues.
Maybe he learned even more on Carsurvey as well.
17th Jul 2009, 21:35
Good point. I'd never recommend a Toyota to anyone. I don't know ANYONE I hate that much!