• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I've worked hard at putting lots of subtle OEM extras on it. Car has a nice sporty vibe with TTE/TRD Sport Extras.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They all like it, my dad is a Toyota head and he loves it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I would, but I would upgrade to the 1.6 SR model in order to get nice features like sunroof and aircon.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I'll stick with Toyota for sure, I've had two Corollas so I will try a VVTI Celica.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

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    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    July 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Average deal, got a nice car for the money.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    My previous car was a Corolla and I wanted to upgrade through the years. Wanted the more fuel efficient vvti model.

    What was the dealer like?

    Didn't have a great experience with him, the oxygen sensor was acting up, and I learned months later that the bumpers were resprayed.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Lovely smooth car to drive. Very smooth and comfortable on long trips. The 1.4 vvti engine can be nippy when you need it to be too.

    What's it like to park?

    Great car to park as its a 3dr hatchback.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Oxygen sensor gave trouble from day 1. I replaced it and the car has been flawless ever since.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's very dependable, and quite fuel efficient at 42+ mpg.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Came with a host of extras like sports grill, lip, spoiler and CD/Tape combi unit.