2002 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

2002 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power window" 2 reviews

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Petar writes:
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reliabilty, good value, economic

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not a "driver's car", won't turn any heads on the streets

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Sensible Choice, If You Use Your Mind To Choose A Car And Not Emotions — trim is 'terra', european market. its look isn't breathtaking but the build quality is very good, and being a toyota it is also very very reliable. try searching 'corolla ad trap' on youtube and you will get the picture... 1.4l, 97bhp, that i've got is no racer but it will cover good distance with not so much fuel... around 7l/100km, and you convert it to MPG... the acceleration isn't bad but you need to keep it in very high revs to make the most of it, and the handling is not very sporty either, it feels very numb and doesn't give any feedback. comfort is quite ok.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sckeller1 writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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good gas mileage,

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engine converts oil to soot, poor build quality in some aspects, incredibly boring to drive.

sckeller1
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I Loved The Design When They First Came Out But The Reliability And Car Overall Is Overrated. — I've had tremendous problems with my corolla. I have always gotten the oil changed, maintained it, and taken great care of it but it was completely fallen apart on me. It's been through 3 power window motors on the passenger side, 3 door handles on the driver side, 2 air condition recharges, and now, my engine is converting oil into soot and burning through oil like crazy. This car is not everything that it is cracked up do be. Overall, the build quality is OK. I have found a of features, like the arm rest/storage console in the front to be VERY cheap- mine completely broke somehow, and the front cup holders are cheap. The seats are decent, although the back is cramped. It's so boring to drive it almost puts me to sleep. Overall not a horrible car, but definitely wouldn't get another one if given the choice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jay writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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Looks good, great on gas, powerfull enough, no problem to "heel-and-toe", trunk large enough to carry a pocket bike or RC Plane and all their respective tools.

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No cruise, no power windows

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'02 Corolla 5spd — * Performance – acceleration is fair seems to be as powerful as my 1999 Acura Integra, braking and handling are as expected for an entry-level car. * Build Quality – it hasn't needed repairs since purchasing it, though it has over 170,000 Km. No squeaks, but the shocks are beginning to have rattles. * Appearance – for an entry-level, base Toyota (not well known for their body styling, especially since the demise of the Supra and Celica) the styling insn't bad at all. Interior styling isn't anything to write home about. * Cost of Ownership – gas mileage is well above average. I'm not the most conservative driver and I still get 40+ miles to the gallon. Maintenance has yet to become an issue. Everything works just fine, as expected. * Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? Definitely, yes! It is not a high-powered beast, but it goes right along and manages the corners quite well.

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Mark writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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Very good build quality, reliabilty. Good handling, stability and impressive braking

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Mine has the 1.4petrol and it feels a bit heavy. Some may say that it is not the most beautiful car.

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Topgear.com — Fine car. Very strong bodyshell. Good handling..very confident under braking. In short, quite stylish and overall nice car to drive. The only two defects I find in it are a lack of torque from the engine when you change to 4th and 5th. There is also a tiny bit of squeaks and rattles. Since this review I crashed it - quite badly , and had it rolled on a side. The impact was at about 70kph. The front of the car had to be completely changed but the safety features (extra strong body shell, cramping zones, airbags and seatbelts) all did their job well and I came out it unscratched. I also noted that The passenger area was not compromised in any way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ChicagoMustangGuy writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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5

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Low cost of maintenance. Generally high quality

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Interior is small

ChicagoMustangGuy
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Cost Efficient, Low-mainteance Car — I bought this car new in 2001 and have been driving it for 8 of those years with no payments. Quality is generally good. I have had to make a few repairs but nothing major or more than $1,000. Good gas mileage for its age.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alan writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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i liked that it was a very dependable car and cheap on gas too.

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i hated that it had a short life and threw a rod with only 133xxx miles on it.

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I Hope To Get Mine Fixed To Run Again Someday — the acceleration braking and handeling were all very good for a JDM car. the car was a very sturdy car when it lasted. it was very cheap to maintain. this car is very fun to drive with its touchy gas pedal and quick exceleration.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ehsaanur writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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It's a great car.

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Not too much, Inside space to small,

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Good One — One of light weighted car, and maintenance cost is low. I think, it's a long lasting car, the look is good, it's bit old now as so many cars are in market but it was competitive during it's time. fine car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mouerc writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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Good mileage on highway.

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None.

mouerc
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For The Money Cannot Be Beat. — Best little car I have ever driven. Gets great highway mileage (35mpg+). Good looking, white, one owner. New tires, new brakes, no major body blemishes. Good for in-town or highway driving. Even on long trips it is comfortable enough. No major squeeks or rattles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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RosieV writes:
2002 Toyota Corolla S Review
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Realiable, economical, and dependable. Toyotas are top-rated for older cars because they last for years.

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Will need regular maintenance to keep it in top performance.

RosieV
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It's A Great Car And A Great Deal! — Performance - handles great, sharp acceleration and handling. AC is very cold. Solid, dependable car. Consumer Reports rates it excellent and a top-rated older car to purchase. Build Quality - no leaks, squeaks, or rattles. Uses a little bit of oil, catalytic converter should be replaced if passing emissions test is required. Cost of ownership - gets great gas mileage. Will need regular maintenance. Fun Factor - Yes. It is cute and sporty and has a sunroof that works.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Samantha writes:
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Its cute and fun to drive!

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If you cant handle the awesomeness

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Nice To Drive — Is a nice, fun and easy drive. Hasnt needed any repairs since i got it, interior is easy maintenance, fuel mileage is great - with the amount of riving i do a full tank can last me about 3 weeks, full tank = approx 65-70$$.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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