2005 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

2005 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 65 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 42 reviews
"ride" 21 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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Randall writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla XRS Review
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5

Pros

Fun to drive, great gas mileage

Cons

only has a 6 speed manual, some people might not like that. I love it.

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Xrs — 6 speed manual, 170 hp, great gas mileage, I average 27 mpg with a mixture of city and hwy driving. MPG is closer to 30 mpg if I drive alot of freeway. Definitely more fun to drive than a regular Corolla since it has a sports tuned suspension which is noticeably stiffer than the regular model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla S Review
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05 Toyota Corolla — It was cheap, gets great gas mileage and still holds my family. One of the best desisions I ever made!

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Kristen writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla S Review
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5

Pros

Great Gas Mileage

Cons

Not enough room for our family

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Our Sporty Toyota — I love our Toyota :) Great Car! Sporty & Great on Gas :) We have been so pleased with our car but the only thing that sucks is not enough room for all of us. 2 adults & 4 kiddos. Need more Room. But will go with another Toyota for sure.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jean-François writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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5

Pros

Fuel efficiency at its best. Lasts forever.

Cons

Not a fast car. Don't think speed with this baby.

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Everlasting Car That Almost Never Lets You Down. — Well built car, looks great in its silver edition. Could do 800 kilometers with on full tank if driven reasonnably. Driving position is excellent and the seats offer good support without causing fatigue. Acceleration ? What is that ? This is definitely not a car for drag racing. It is even considered dull when it comes to driving fun. You can't have it all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Gaurav81 writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

accidental repairs (stolen rear view mirrors cost a fortune)

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Toyota Corolla — Good acceleration, braking and handling for city driving... Enough to leave a Honda Civic in dust... Great fun to drive Expensive accidental repairs, otherwise cheap to maintain... Not gorgeous but smart looking Build quality is quite decent, better than most Japanese cars, but half as good as a German car

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Eddie writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla XRS Review
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5

Pros

Performance, Reliability, Fun

Cons

Premium  Fuel

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2zz-ge In A Corolla!!!??? — THis is a fun little car. Not to mention kinda rare it was a limited production model. It's handling is very predictable, the 6-speed Manual shifts smoothly. Thanks to the 2ZZ-GE it has under the hood, which by the way is the same engine as the Celica. This car can get up and go pretty darn quick. And it can slow down just as quick with the 4-wheel Anti-lock Discs Brakes. Of course it has the bullet-proof reliability of any Toyota. It is a little sportier looking then just any Corolla. The only down side I have found is the need for Premium Fuel.

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klomeli writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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4

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Very reliable and dependable.

Cons

Boring to drive.

klomeli
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Reliable Car That Is Torturous To Drive. — This is a car that can best be described as a transportation tool. It is not exciting in any way and has nothing redeeming about it other than the fact that it is a solidly-built, reliable car. Nothing else can be said of the car. Get this car only if you want to have a dependable and affordable car (which basically means most people).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jan-Pieter writes:
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2

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Light on fuel

Cons

Very slow

35

Transport From A To B — Performance - on the slow side (2005 1300 Tazz), handling is quite dead Build Quality - quite good, but dashboard is very slippery when something is placed on it... windnoise quite bad! Appearance - Okay Cost of ownership - Quite Low Fun factor - What fun factor???

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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4

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gas milage

Cons

not much, msybs kinda girly. but its a respectable car.

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Solid — no power windows or remote for locks. makes a funny sound if i go over 75 its really annoying. other than that it runs great and handles real good. i've had some close calls, well alot actually. and i love the gas milage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sarah writes:
2005 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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Valentino — I like the milage, the lack of road noise as I drive, the awesome brake and gas response, and the general low price of fixing 'er up. I dislike that it is not a fully electric car.

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2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews

It Is A Nice Family Car. By Ömer

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2011 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Best In Price Range By DavidH25

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2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

10 Corolla By Poli79

This is a decent car. I've owned 2. Good MPG. Good price for the size car. I would absolutely purchase another one. I highly recommend for someone wanting good gas mileage at a good price. Handles gre... Read More

Good Family Car With Sport Look By mathieulebras

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