Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide
  • 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000
  • Compact Car Buyer's Guide
  • 10 Best Luxury Cars Under $35,000
Go

2003 Toyota Corolla

Overview
Share this page
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 25/Hwy 34/Comb 28 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Toyota Corolla Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 1348 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Reliable and long lasting. A car to passed down.

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "safe, reliable, fuel economy"

Cons: "the steering wheel is a bit low if driver is tall"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My mother bought this car new in winter 2014 and drive it back and forth from work (140 miles round trip) almost every day. Ten years and 185,000 miles later, it still runs wonderful and is very reliable. There has been no major or expensive problems."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Loved the drive - hated the look over time

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Wanted bigger car

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "GREAT on gas, cost of ownership is basically $0"

Cons: "PAINT, hubcaps, interior is cheap and falls apart"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I love the drive of this car. I bought this as a commuter car mostly and it didn't disappoint: 38 mpg, maintenance free, and solid if unspectacular. Here's where it get's disappointing - the paint. After two years, regular road chips were starting to appear. At first, it just looked like specks of dirt, but they wouldn't wash off. Then I realized I might have to have it repainted if this continued. Even small scratched from when I parked near tree branches started to show on the car, but didn't show any where else. Then, after 6 years, we had horrendous rain and the roof clearcoat started to wear through. It was so embarrassing to drive because it just kept deteriorating. Within 3 years, I had to replace all four hubcabs. If you see older corollas, you'll see at least one hubcab has been changed. Look online and there are users who report that this is a common issue. It makes it look so old and run down. The inside was also starting to age. The dash has at least 3 compartments not counting the glove compartment and over time, all of the compartment hinges starting staying open on their own. They wouldn't shut and it was obvious they were starting to just stay open. I liked (but didn't love) driving the car. I bought it because it was reliable and the cost of ownership was very good, but I just couldn't handle how badly the car aged. It is just not a good looking car anymore."

Purchased new. Very good gas mileage achieved.

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 71,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"For a resonably priced vehicle Toyota Corolla gave me excellant mileage over window sticker inf. Consider extra good mileage due to use of Mobil #1 since new. Driving with cruise controls set a touch under 70 mph I achieved 42 mpg occasionally. Good vehicle for the price!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

reliable car

By on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Ive had my 2006 Toyota Corolla S for 1 year now and it has been a perfect little car with good gas mileage. Starts up perfect every time and Ive had no issues with this car at all. The previous owner to me said the same, great car, no issues, cute little ride."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great purchase

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Lasts forever!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We bought our 2007 Corolla brand new and we still love it! If only my husband didn't ding it up so much, we'd have it forever! In the 8 years we've had it, we have only had it in the shop once for work and once for brakes. It truly is a wonderful car and I'd recommend it to anyone."

My Favorite Car that I Have Owned.

By on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle is by far the most attractive, comfortable and reliable vehicle i I have owned. The features in my 07 Corolla S are top notch. With 120k on it, the engine still has tons of power. I run 89 fuel in it and have synthetic oil. I have had 0 problems with it, never had to perform service, just regular needed maintenance."

Share this page

Advertisement

Why ads?
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?