1999 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

1999 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"reliable car" 14 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"small power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews

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Glenn writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla Review
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Gas Mileage, Good Handling, Good-Looking Exterior, Good Truck Space

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Compact, Little Leg Room for Rear Passenger on Driver's Side

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1999 Toyota Corolla — I really like my Toyota Corolla. The fuel mileage (35 mpg) is a plus. It accelerates and brakes really well and it also has great handling for everyday driving. The car has a good exterior but the interior is plain, although it doesn't bother me. Overall, I really like this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lolu writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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3

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It is reliable

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It is small.

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Decent Ride — The car is pretty cramped, but it produces decent acceleration and sustainable top speed on the open road, plus you can always depend on the brakes. Because of the age, there are some squeaks from the suspension and some repairs needed every now and then. The styling both inside and outside are decent, nothing spectacular. It has great gas mileage and the maintenance cost is pretty low. It is a car one can get attached to, even if every now and then I dream of a newer model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lbanks writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla VE Review
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4

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Gas savings and goes fast. AC works good. Interior is tan color

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It is black. It needs a little work.

lbanks
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Reliability And Fast — Dark colors make cars be hotter inside, but the Toyota Corolla's A/C works well. Overall, the car is reliable. The motor is still new even though has been used for a little bit. I had no problem since I purchased the vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robin5457 writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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4

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Super reliable, good gas mileage and handles fairly well on icy roads. It's a good practical car and hasn't had any major issues.

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Goes through oil. I have to add 2-3 quarts of oil in-between it's regular oil changes.

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Good Practical Car — I like that it's affordable. My initial purchase of the car was fairly cheap and it was and still is in good condition. I bought it to commute to work and school but have driven it on 850 mile trips. It runs very well and is reliable. I've been very happy with it and the gas mileage it gets.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Martin writes:
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Extreme gas saver, super reliable, easy to work on, inexpensive maintenance, good handling, agile, good resell value

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Not an eye-catcher, cheap plastic look inside, head lining starts coming down, overall a little small for US in between all the SUV's over here, mine is missing a cruise control

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Very Good Daily Driver — I didn't like the look but I got it from a family member and it was and is in very good shape and reliable. I never had it in for service...I change all the fluids myself. So far I only had a power window problem that I fixed myself and the starter needed new contacts...spend about $12 for parts. Supposedly a lot of this 8th generation corollas have problems with burning oil...mine doesn't loose a drop between oil changes and I have about 155k miles on it. Great gas mileage...on 1 trip I actually got 45mpg (all freeway and driving 65 - 70), average is 36mpg. More here: http://antares.co.nf/toyota-corolla/

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TheManInDboX writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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manual transmission with all the bells and whistles..
comfort, reliability, build quality, handling, braking, safety

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TheManInDboX
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Loved This Car — i purchased this car new-ish.. it was a leftover that no one wanted because it was a stick. It was also a weirdly optioned stick, as it didn't have the spoiler, the fog lights, alloys, but had leather and a moon-roof. When i purchased this i had leased it with the intention of keeping it. I was working on Long Island and living in NJ, so my commute daily was killer. The miles poured on, and in 3 years i had done 100K miles. i owned the car for an additional 3 years in that time i put on over 300K miles. I had figured that this car would run as long as my 85 camry, however it did not.. There are some issues with this car to which you should keep in mind.. 1. The 1zzFe engine in the 98-99 corolla is not the same as the 1zzfe used in the 2000 - 2014 models. There is no variable valve timing. (VVTI) as a result the parts are different between this one and the new ones, which means they are a little more expensive. 2. The clutch in the manuals sucks.. 3. The DRL have a design flaw, so you will eat through bulbs like water 4. The power window regulators suck, and do not close right. 5. The O2 sensors are expensive, and this model had an issue with eating them. (i pulled the check engine bulb and gave up, drove another 100k miles and didn't care) Aside from that, i am certain you cannot kill these cars.. I know as once i got to 250K miles, i decided to rip it apart and make a tuner. This was a cheaper investment than a Honda, and the outcome was brutal fun.. at 250K miles. Motor was replaced with a 2zzGE(gen1) with forged internals (9200RPM redline) The transmission was replaced with a (gen1) 6speed from a celica gts The clutch was replaced as well as all the linkage.. with a stage 4 clutch and lightened flywheel. (Added LSD) The interior was gutted two racing seats installed Added coil-overs 17in Rota's and street slick summer tires. Sold the car at 304K miles after having some fun. (got 7k) ran a 13.2 on all motor and still got 30mpg..

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Shane writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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nothing

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everything

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Corolla Is Not For Me!!!! — its slow, ugly, and too small. burns alot of oil. the gas milage is ok and is not fun to drive whatsoever. my parents bought the car for me for 200 dollars otherwise i would never had gotten the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
1999 Toyota Corolla VE Review
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Easy to drive, pretty good performance and gas efficiency

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3 speed transmission, no tachometer on my model, high RPMs at 60+ MPH because of lack of overdrive gear

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1999 Corolla Ve 1.8l Automatic — 1999 Corolla VE 1.8L, ~44,500 miles My trim was the lowest trim option available...has manual windows and locks and no ABS. The transmission is a 3-speed auto without overdrive. Performance: The engine seems to have pretty good acceleration for a 1.8L four, handling is pretty good. The brakes do stop the car very well but of course if you mash the brake pedal down the wheels will almost instantly lock due to lack of ABS. Gas mileage is around 20-24MPG all the time, even if you drive it hard. Build Quality: My car seems to have pretty good build quality, and has not needed any major repairs as of yet. Still on the OE brakes, and tire wear isn't bad at all. The engine seems to be in pretty good shape with no oil burning or extraneous gas consumption. However, the engine has been idling at higher RPMs than usual and doesn't seem to back down until a few minutes pass. Transmission is still in good shape, but shifts kind of hard if you are giving the engine a little too much gas. The interior is still in good shape too, but some vinyl door trim has shrank and peeled off from the heat, and the beige cloth driver's seat is turning black from use. Appearance: Pretty basic interior styling because it is a budget compact sedan, but it was expected. Ownership costs: Gas mileage is good at 20-24MPG, and routine maintenance is cheap unless you need a new fuel filter. I say this because the fuel filter and pump are inside the gas tank, so a mechanic will have to remove the tank and change the filter. Fun factor: Going the governor (112.5MPH) as your 1.8L screams at 6000 RPM on your 3 speed transmission (insane how 3rd gear goes from 45-112MPH). Conclusion: A great economical car for a first time driver or money conscious person.

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SAX writes:
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Toyotas are made to last. Great on gas!

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It's  small like a Porsche, but not as fast

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Little Charlie Gets Me To & From Safe & Sound — Do not underestimate, This little baby has power. I love the siZe when I'm in the city, great for parking. In this economy with crazy gas prices, I can fill up the tank & still pay rent. Low maintenance and repair cost.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I have this car on which I put 33000 Km. It is reliable so long as you change the oil on time. The brakes and acceleration are excellent.

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The car is a little bit cramped and the back seats are as comfortable as we expect.

Sokarno
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An Excellent Car — The car is best that I have ever had.I have had for six months and I don't intend to give it up for any price. The car that owned before this one was a Pigeout 1979 which made me a regular guest at the mechanic's. This one has caused no problems so far.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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