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2003 Toyota Corolla

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Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 1301 Ratings for the 2003 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10
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Dependable, sporty, and very economical

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

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

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

"Bought this car because of its sporty look, have had no mechanical problems, and believe it has held its value well."

its a fantastic value for money sedan.

By on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"its a fantastic value for money sedan."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very Good Vehicle

By on Monday, November 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,100

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great gas mileage, great price, exc. safety featur"

Cons: "No radio controls on steering wheel"

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

"I bought my 2005 Toyota Corolla LE in October 2004. I've done all the maintenance requirements. And replaced tires, oil changes, cabin filters, and head light bulb replacements. My only unexpected repairs were replacement of the 5-disk CD player with AM/FM unit in the cars 3rd year (dealership had to order it & it took 3 weeks for it to come in and to swap out.) And 6 months to get back the CD's back from broken unit! Another issue is the digital clock stopped working and no one could fix it. And finally, the front upper console drawer door's spring went bad. It would have cost $300 to replace, so I had the door removed. Other than the cosmetic and entertainment issues, this car hasn't needed any major repairs. Gas mileage is superb. With snow tires this car takes on New England winters!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

9th generation best

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "perfect blend of power and economy"

Cons: "none. Not one"

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

"Of all Corollas built, the ninth generation (2003-2009)is the best hands down. With the introduction of the 1ZZ FE, an engine with no peers for reliability. Starts first time every time. Toyota implemented some cost-cutting for the 2010 Corolla, little things like the rubber strip, much like a windshield wiper blade in doors to wipe window when put down. The new Corollas get less economy than my 2006. Engineering and material quality was not cut on 9th generation, superior to most cars much more expensive. The 1.8 Liter is plenty peppy for getting on an on-ramp or passing. But for the record, on certain 2-lane road I use often people travel way too fast and if I get behind a truck and have patience, hang back at 50 and stay alive. But if I needed the power, the 1.8 is the perfect blend of power and economy. I have considered a new Camry but intend to drive my Corolla until the wheels fall off, which will be a very long time"

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Best car ever!

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 213,000

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
8/10

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

"Have put over 80,000 miles on this car- bought it used. Have only had to have one small 100 dollar fix on it the entire time of owning it. Always reliable- and gets great gas mileage! Have never owned such a reliable vehicle until this one!"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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