2008 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

2008 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 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: 4.1 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" 24 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"brakes" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews

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2008 Toyota Corolla S Review
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Positives include acceleration, braking, comfort, gas milage, cabin space, cargo space, looks of the S body type

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Isn't the fastest of cars, when trying to pass on the highway it feels like you're flinstoning the car with the pedal to the metal.

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Great Car With Awesome Dependability And Gas Sipping Engine — This car is great in almost every aspect, besides the issues with some places of the car that should be easily looked at (interior fuse box) being in extremely difficult locations. Very tight fit for changing a headlight bulb, license plate light bulb, other small otherwise simple maintenance issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's very reliable.  It has some zip to it.  Looks great, but could look better. Great MPG.

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It doesn't really have any cons to it.  It's a great car.

connorrhans13
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Awesome Sport Looking Car That's Reliable, Great Mpg, Great First Car — I need to spice it up. I need to put some sweet rims on it. Possibly a full body kit. Possibly a spoiler wing. Wish it was faster. Can't complain about the gas mileage though. It would be cool to spice the car up, but Asian people have put such a stereotype on tricking out your car, that I'm kind of scared to do it. I feel like I will get a lot of crap from people. But it will look cool. It won't surprise me if people expect me to be an Asian driving the car.

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Economy, roomy trunk, good ride for a small car, very comfortable on trips, interior layout very functional, fun to drive.

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Shouldn't have sold it.

snicklefritz
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Fun, Reliable And Functional Toyota — I bought the car new in 08 and only had to replace front brakes and one set of tires in the 5+ years I owned. For a small, 4 cylinder car it had plenty of power and had big car comfort in my opinion. I sold it to the sister of my son's girlfriend, so it's kinda still in the family. Corollas are great, reliable little cars!

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Great Gas Mileage 26 city/37 hwy
Very stylish for an economy car
Great handling, low maintenence

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Im a big guy so its a little cramped,

BigShow3182
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Great Little Car With Plenty Of Power!! — I love this little car, its fast, great gas mileage, and very smooth handeling. It has alot of room also for a little sport/economy car. This is the perfect car for driving around and especially for traveling. Dont let the brand of car fool you, it has some power, it has that get up and go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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Reliable, cheap on gas

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Tin can

arrow2fast
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Economy Version Of Economy Car — Like; cheap on gas, never broke down once in the 140,000 km we drove it. Faithful vehicle, forgives occasional lapses of care (forgot oil change? no problem). Handles surprisingly well given the rickety feeling and small engine. The small weight of vehicle compensates for the weak engine, and yes, it can accelerate! Hate: the cheaply made interior and manual window handles, and no power locks. We bought it almost new for our teenage daughter, so it was meant to be basic, but we would not do it again. Feels rickety.

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easy to maintain

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cargo capacity

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Excellent Performances — cost of maintenace is so affordable and has a very fashionable interior. fun to drive. very good building quality that makes it last at services. travel very far with economical fuelling. has a very low ability to carry cargo. i love this car.

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

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2008 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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The car is extremely reliable and cost effective transportation.

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The Corolla is a bit cramped for very tall people.

JSDStudent
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Excellent! — I like the ability to go anywhere for very little money in gas or maintainance bills. Cost to own is very low, especially for how comfortable and quiet this car is. The car is legendary Toyota quality and backs it up every day!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Toyota Corolla S Review
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Light weight due to Indian subcontinental specifications, adequate power, good brakes, comfortable ride and reasonably good handling.

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Bland design and interiors, snappy brakes, build quality issues, tyre wear out rate and  panel gaps.

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Value For Money, Efficient, Fun To Drive, But Not Really Sporty. — Performance - Above average, not exactly meant for spirited driving though. Build Quality - Poor material quality, average workmanship. Appearance - Looks good overall but slightly dated, detailing better is better on the latest model. Cost Of Ownership - Good gas mileage, cheap to maintain. Fun Factor - This car isn't meant for outright performance driving, but its quite a good drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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practical service per dollar new

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high resale value used

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Very Good Choice New — Any Corolla is as common as stars in the sky but they certainly provide good service for the price. excellent fuel economy, reasonable cost of ownership. More conservative than Honda but that makes finding used safer - less sporty = less abuse.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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great driving quality

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Its Multimode transmission

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High Quality Reachable Price — Performance is quite good for 1600cc though I wish it had manuel transmission. It has no problems at all and has a low maintenance fee. In my opinion apperance of the car is really good for a sedan. It is suitable for a family or a company car. Since it works with oil it consumes alot of it. 8litres/100kilometers what I have measured with 75km city driving and 25 highway driving. I love driving it, comfortable for long drives

Primary Use: Family transportation

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