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2013 Toyota Corolla

2013 Toyota Corolla

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by from Philadelphia, PA on November 24, 2012

I decided to give Toyota a try after owning several Honda's and Nissan's over the past 10 years. I came from an '10 Acoord EX-L V6 with navi, so this was a major adjustment for me. With the current in...
I decided to give Toyota a try after owning several Honda's and Nissan's over the past 10 years. I came from an '10 Acoord EX-L V6 with navi, so this was a major adjustment for me. With the current incentives and getting a good price, I couldn't resist. This car is quite peppy coming from a 3.5L to a 1.8L. I did this mainly because I live in the city now, and the Accord was killing my pockets. This isn't as bad, but I am going to the pump just a tad less not by much, but that's because it has a much smaller tank and I am still breaking it in. I do miss gunning my Accord, but this thing is no slouch either. It drives nice on the highway, it just takes some getting used to with the Electric Steering. I got the S premium plus package with the new 5 spoke wheels for 2013. It has entune and navi and all the bells and whistles, my only complaint would be the sound system. I wish Toyota did not do away with the JBL line of radio's in this generation Corolla. I find I get higher sound outputs from the AUX versus the USB with my ipod. I also am not fond of the Traffic features being reliant upon the phone's internet connection - the Pandora and such I understand, but the Traffic notifications should be integrated without using the phone like pre-2013 built in navi's. Overall good car, I love the styling, could use more leg room, but I am getting used to it and I am 6ft 1. I leased, so I am looking forward to a Camry or Highlander next time.
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Delivery Machine

by from Phoenix, AZ on February 26, 2014

I worked for a rental car company, and would drive all makes and models of cars. After 25-40k miles on these vehicles, the only ones that drove like new were the Corollas. I deliver pizzas and run a c...
I worked for a rental car company, and would drive all makes and models of cars. After 25-40k miles on these vehicles, the only ones that drove like new were the Corollas. I deliver pizzas and run a courier route, and was needing a new car. I never liked Toyotas, but I went with a 2013 Toyota Corolla LE Auto. Yes, it is boring, yes it drives very easy, yes it looks like a rental car. It also is VERY Easy to drive, as mentioned before, between my two jobs, I pretty much spend 40 hours a week behind the wheel of my Corolla. Navigating, driving through traffic, and doing U-turns in neighborhoods, I needed an easy car to drive. Its not a sports car, but the Electric Power steering make this car so easy to drive. I usually had back pains in other cars on long drives, this car, I do not have any pains at all, even after 10-11hours a day. I do wish it was a little bigger, I am only 5'11", and anyone taller than me would be uncomfortable. The big plus is MPG, I drive 1000 miles a week, on my highway courier route, 55-65MPH for 130 miles I average 42MPG. My pizza delivery consists of stop and go traffic, and lots of neighborhood driving. With some basic hypermiling skills, I still manage 36-38MPG CITY! Combined, I fill up 3 times a week, at 39-40MPG every tank. Granted this is without AC in Arizona winter, and summer you need AC in AZ, which drops it to 31-35MPG city/Hwy. Ive put 35,000 miles on my Corolla in 8 months, maintaining it is also a piece of cake. Im not a trained mechanic, but I do a lot of DIY on my cars. This car is EASY to work on, and very simply designed to learn on. Absolutely LOVE this car. Even with a 4 speed Auto, its much better than a CVT!
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Toyota corolla s 2013

by from Woodstock IL on February 14, 2013

Best vehicle I have ever bought. Holds its resale value and will last a long time as long as you take good care of it. I would definitely recommend buying one. They may be a little pricy but it's wort...
Best vehicle I have ever bought. Holds its resale value and will last a long time as long as you take good care of it. I would definitely recommend buying one. They may be a little pricy but it's worth it for sure. Would you rather spend more and be worry free or spend less and be in the shop non stop. This car isn't in the shop at all nor will it ever be. I have owned more than one toyota abduction no matter how old or how many miles they are still great and not too much work abduction visits to the shop.
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This is probably the most reliable car we own.

by from Kitchener Ontario Canada on September 6, 2013

This car is a good one for sure. So far we have driven 7500 kilometers in all sorts of weather. I have not had a thing go wrong. The fluids are exactly where they were when we got the car in January 2...
This car is a good one for sure. So far we have driven 7500 kilometers in all sorts of weather. I have not had a thing go wrong. The fluids are exactly where they were when we got the car in January 2013 Brand new from the Toyota Dealer. I have not had to add any brake fluid or motor oil. We would definitely recommend this car to anyone. The car is very comfortable and effortless to drive. The steering is very very good and you can turn around on a dime. The quality and workmanship of this car is really good.
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hard to beat

by from louisville, ky on March 24, 2013

great car over all because of dependability and reliability. just a few cons. one, the seats aren't quite as big as they should be, not much thigh support which causes a little less comfort. Then, the...
great car over all because of dependability and reliability. just a few cons. one, the seats aren't quite as big as they should be, not much thigh support which causes a little less comfort. Then, the car is hard to see out of especially out the back. I had to remove the head rests in the back seat in order to see. Can't see the hood of the car at all unless I rare up which makes it hard to judge distance when parking. Arm rests on door are not comfortable. They are angled too much. The older designs were much better. sometime change is not good. and then finally the shifter stair step is not an improvement at all. i like the shifter in the older models much better. straight up and straight down. change isn't necessarily good.
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I own now my 5th Toyota

by from Sparta Nj on October 9, 2013

I got a great price on this model because there is a new 2014 one out there. Compared to my 2010 Corolla there a minor good changes, like the real alloy wheels, a nice flat radio combination where you...
I got a great price on this model because there is a new 2014 one out there. Compared to my 2010 Corolla there a minor good changes, like the real alloy wheels, a nice flat radio combination where you have also access to Bluetooth!
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Great car, great price

by from New Orleans,La on December 22, 2012

I love my Love my Corolla. The blue tooth touch screen is such an asset. Every car should be equipped with such. I know it's not a Jaguar or Lexus but my Corolla sport is perfect for me.
I love my Love my Corolla. The blue tooth touch screen is such an asset. Every car should be equipped with such. I know it's not a Jaguar or Lexus but my Corolla sport is perfect for me.
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Great car

by from Canada on October 3, 2013

well, I spent a year test driving vehicles in anticipation of a purchase. While many vehicles aer good looking and offer many options I was never smitten by any in particular. I have always liked the ...
well, I spent a year test driving vehicles in anticipation of a purchase. While many vehicles aer good looking and offer many options I was never smitten by any in particular. I have always liked the look of the 10.5 generation Corolla (dispite what many reviewers say) and while I never like the old school 4 speed auto I was already set on purchasing a manual transmission veh. I saw a 2013 Corolla S manual and decided to make it mine. Pros: 5 speed manual, comfortable, simple and straightforward interior and controls, the looks of the S grade, spacious enough for my needs, I fuel economy is great, reliability should not be an issue. Cons, far from an issue bit more power could be welcomed, 4 speed auto (I solved that issue with the manual) I slight noise in the dash somewhere (sure it is easy to fix if i bother to look for it)
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Great Toyota Corolla

by from Charles County, MD on July 7, 2013

I've had this car for 2 weeks and love it. I really did not want to get rid of my old car and 02 Saturn; I'm loyal. However, I wanted to make some long trips and thought I'd be better off in a newer c...
I've had this car for 2 weeks and love it. I really did not want to get rid of my old car and 02 Saturn; I'm loyal. However, I wanted to make some long trips and thought I'd be better off in a newer car. The comfort and smooth ride of the Toyota is something I will not part with.
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My Toyota 2013

by from Springfield, MA on January 29, 2015

Toyota care done for 15,000 miles. Nice, love my car. Most reliable car I have owned. It is not my first Toyota, I have had Toyota's all my life. But this one is kind of special.
Toyota care done for 15,000 miles. Nice, love my car. Most reliable car I have owned. It is not my first Toyota, I have had Toyota's all my life. But this one is kind of special.
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