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Best Car Ever

by from Doylestown, PA on January 3, 2010

We bought this car (Toyota Corolla 2003) new spring 2002 for $13,100.00 plus tax and tags. It has been a great car. Gas mileage has been between 27-38 MPG depending on season and type of driving. We h...
We bought this car (Toyota Corolla 2003) new spring 2002 for $13,100.00 plus tax and tags. It has been a great car. Gas mileage has been between 27-38 MPG depending on season and type of driving. We had two problems that were fixed on the warranty free of charge. The catalytic converter had to be replaced and the lights in the dash blew out after 1 year. We haven't had any problems since. It is a very smart design. We went to the airport with 5 adults + luggage. We have hauled furniture, trees, firewood, etc. in this car. We can fit more in this car than my dad's Mercedes. When we had a baby we could fit the car seat, stroller and other supplies without problems. It is not a sports car but it feels solid and gets you from point A to B comfortably. Best car for the money.
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Best Car I've ever Owned . . by far!

by from SW Missouri on September 22, 2009

I bought my corolla sport model (S) new in 2003 with 27 miles on it. I've done nothing major to it. Just changed the oil every 5k using synthetic blend until 50k then changed to full synthetic, replac...
I bought my corolla sport model (S) new in 2003 with 27 miles on it. I've done nothing major to it. Just changed the oil every 5k using synthetic blend until 50k then changed to full synthetic, replaced brakes a couple times, and changed spark plugs once. It now has 236,xxx miles on it and is still running strong. It will have to have a clutch soon though. I have got as much as 41 mpg highway but average around 36 combined driving (standard tranny). I would like to find another one like this, but will be keeping this one until the wheels fall off.
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by from MARYLAND on July 10, 2011

THIS CAR HAS LASTED ME SO FAR 157,000 MILES AND IVE ONLY CHANGED TIRES, ESSENTIAL LIQUIDS, AND A BEARING. GAS MILEAGE IS THROUGH THE ROOF AND I REALLY COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THE SMA...
THIS CAR HAS LASTED ME SO FAR 157,000 MILES AND IVE ONLY CHANGED TIRES, ESSENTIAL LIQUIDS, AND A BEARING. GAS MILEAGE IS THROUGH THE ROOF AND I REALLY COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE IS THE SMALL ENGINE IF YOU LIVE IN MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS. I FOUND ON ROAD TRIPS IT STRUGGLES UP THE HIGHER GRADE HILLS.
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A wonderful car

by from Springfield, VA on June 7, 2011

my first toyota was a 1970 Corona, predecesor to the Camry. I most recently owned a 2003 Corolla CE, an absolutely flawless car in all respects, reliable, economical to maintain and drive, great gas m...
my first toyota was a 1970 Corona, predecesor to the Camry. I most recently owned a 2003 Corolla CE, an absolutely flawless car in all respects, reliable, economical to maintain and drive, great gas mileage, comfortable, roomy and so much more.
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New to Toyota

by from Meadville, PA on January 1, 2013

2003 Corolla is new to me, i've always been a Chevy girl but had wanted to try a Toyota.. Not disappointed at all! This little 4 cylinder runs great, has a lot of get up and go.. Drives / handles wond...
2003 Corolla is new to me, i've always been a Chevy girl but had wanted to try a Toyota.. Not disappointed at all! This little 4 cylinder runs great, has a lot of get up and go.. Drives / handles wonderful in the snow. I could not be more happier with my purchase.
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Great for the money!

by from Hawaii on June 8, 2006

2003 Corolla S 5-speed Comfort = Very comfortable even for a long hour drive. The seat not having enough support while quick turns makes it 4 stars instead of 5. Performance = The performance is be...
2003 Corolla S 5-speed Comfort = Very comfortable even for a long hour drive. The seat not having enough support while quick turns makes it 4 stars instead of 5. Performance = The performance is best I can expect for the price of the car. Great on the gas too. In the bast 3 years, I got an average of 33 mpg city & highway combined. Definitely deserves 5 stars. Handling = Suspension is comfortably soft. But not everyone favors soft ride with lots of body roll. Stock only deserves 3 starts but can be upgraded to 5 stars with less than $1000 of after market upgrade. Exterir, Interier design, and feature = Nothing I would change even if I had the choice to. Value for the Money = Bought the car for $16k + tax + fee. Can't be better than that. Reliability = Toyota reliability. Nothing broke in 3+ years.
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most reliable car

by from on July 25, 2011

good car, best car i have owned most reliable , great gas mileage, but few rust propblems on body...
good car, best car i have owned most reliable , great gas mileage, but few rust propblems on body...
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Toyota Corolla

by from Chicago on April 25, 2011

It is a wonderful car. I like it because It can save our money for gasoline. It is comfortable to drive in the city and on highways. You can easily control its speed or stop it. Also I like its color,...
It is a wonderful car. I like it because It can save our money for gasoline. It is comfortable to drive in the city and on highways. You can easily control its speed or stop it. Also I like its color, orange red, glowing in the sun. When I needed to change accumulator the car gave me a sign before. I would like to recommend this car for people who need a good car for not too much money.
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Wonderful, economic and great quality

by from Wisconsin on June 1, 2006

I have owned a corolla S for almost 4 years and I had never had any inconvinience with the funcionality of the car. I travel alone every day in highways and the car makes me feel very safe.
I have owned a corolla S for almost 4 years and I had never had any inconvinience with the funcionality of the car. I travel alone every day in highways and the car makes me feel very safe.
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Very Reliable

by from Poughkeepsie, New York on August 17, 2006

My 2003 Corolla is very reliable and economical. It's going on 4 years old now and has not been back to the dealer for anything since I purchased it. If you are looking for reliable and economical tra...
My 2003 Corolla is very reliable and economical. It's going on 4 years old now and has not been back to the dealer for anything since I purchased it. If you are looking for reliable and economical transporation, this is the car to buy.
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