Other Toyota Corolla (2002 - 2009) models:

  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Don't care. Its quick and comfortable and loads of room.

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

    Its good value and in good condition. Great VFM.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, though the 2004 on is a little bigger, so it might not be as easy to park.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Since I also have a Toyota Prius, it would be the Prius Plus. My ONLY critisisum of the Corolla is its low gearing on the 15 inch wheels.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, price slightly below others within 40 miles.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    To use as a "carry-all" for boot sales.

    What was the dealer like?

    Private seller.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    5th is so close to 4th that it makes 4th unnecessary combined with the low gearing which allows 30 and below in 5th with plenty of pull. So easy to drive it puts a smile on my face, especially when you feel the need to go past 4000 revs and the VVTI kicks in.

    What's it like to park?

    Very good steering lock makes parking a doddle.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    NO. Typical reliable Toyota.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Removing the rear seats makes for a HUGE load carrier.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    No favourite, though this t-spirit has the combined satnav/cassette/cd player. Not seen this on any others.