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2000 Toyota Corolla

2000 Toyota Corolla

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$622 — $5,730 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
34 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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2000 Toyota Corolla Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Toyota’s popular front-drive compact gets a small power boost as its major change for this year. Though Corolla was designed in Japan, North American models are built either in Canada or at a California plant Toyota shares with General Motors. Chevrolet sells a similar sedan as the Prizm.

Interior
Corolla comes in three price levels — VE, CE and LE — and the VE is clearly the price leader. Power windows, locks and mirrors, a tilt steering column, cruise control and a CD player are standard or optional on the others but not available on the VE. While the CE and LE have more comfort and convenience features, they hold the same number of passengers as the VE — five. The CE and LE come with a remote trunk release and a 60/40 split rear seat that expands the 12.1-cubic-foot cargo capacity of the trunk.

Under the Hood
The addition of variable-valve technology to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder boosts horsepower from 120 to 125 and helps Toyota meet California’s standards for Low Emission Vehicles. On the VE, the engine teams with either a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic. On the CE and LE, the optional automatic has four forward speeds.

Safety
Side-impact airbags are optional on all three models, and anti-lock brakes are optional on the CE and VE. Toyota says the bumpers can withstand a 5-mph collision without damage, a claim some larger cars and even some trucks can’t make.

Performance
One of the blue-chip models in the small-car segment, the C...

Vehicle Overview
Toyota’s popular front-drive compact gets a small power boost as its major change for this year. Though Corolla was designed in Japan, North American models are built either in Canada or at a California plant Toyota shares with General Motors. Chevrolet sells a similar sedan as the Prizm.

Interior
Corolla comes in three price levels — VE, CE and LE — and the VE is clearly the price leader. Power windows, locks and mirrors, a tilt steering column, cruise control and a CD player are standard or optional on the others but not available on the VE. While the CE and LE have more comfort and convenience features, they hold the same number of passengers as the VE — five. The CE and LE come with a remote trunk release and a 60/40 split rear seat that expands the 12.1-cubic-foot cargo capacity of the trunk.

Under the Hood
The addition of variable-valve technology to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder boosts horsepower from 120 to 125 and helps Toyota meet California’s standards for Low Emission Vehicles. On the VE, the engine teams with either a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic. On the CE and LE, the optional automatic has four forward speeds.

Safety
Side-impact airbags are optional on all three models, and anti-lock brakes are optional on the CE and VE. Toyota says the bumpers can withstand a 5-mph collision without damage, a claim some larger cars and even some trucks can’t make.

Performance
One of the blue-chip models in the small-car segment, the Corolla offers an impressive blend of economy, refinement, reliability and durability that is hard to beat. The engine delivers snappy acceleration, the ride is smooth and Corolla is quieter than several larger sedans.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
43 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(3.7)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.5)
Comfort
(3.8)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(4.0)

Great little car

by Soccer Dad from Rochester MN on August 29, 2020

My wife bought ours in 2001, so this car lasted her 19 years and 250000 miles. Great on gas, and reliable. It’s neither quick nor stylish but that’s not why you buy it. You buy it because it will ... Read full review

(4.0)

The best car I have had for maintenance, n econom

by Norma from Kissimmee on July 31, 2020

This car has all the qualities for a person interested in saving on gasoline, perfect for making small deliveries that need something comfortable compact that runs well and safe. Read full review

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The 2000 Toyota Corolla currently has 6 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Corolla received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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