2009 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

2009 Toyota Corolla Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 66 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:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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" 31 reviews
"ride" 26 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"exterior" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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jenn_hasyourcar writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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5

Pros

Style, Gas, and the list is endless!

Cons

Brakes but I think it was the rims I had on there.

jenn_hasyourcar
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I Loved It. — I loved everything it had to offer, it was nifty, fuel economical. Very reliable; Toyota sure knows how to make 'em! Parts were never SO expensive. over all I LOVED it and would buy one again, same year and everything.

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

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musikmakur writes:
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4

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Great reliability

Cons

Worried about brake performance

musikmakur
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Very Pleased — Great performance, some of the gauges, etc. are in weird places. So I can't say the ease of operating inside features are easy. Have to put new brake pads on only one month after purchase. This concerns me. Classic body style comparable to the upper Classis, the Camry

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ATXgirl writes:
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5

Pros

Exterior is shiny black. Windows are good for passing, traction on tires/road makes changing lanes smooth.

Cons

There are no keyless entry on the keys, but there are power doors and windows. Need a panic button!!  There needs to be more lights on the instruments in the dark of the night. (car feels and looks too dark). Not much room for your legs in the back seat.

ATXgirl
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Blackie — 2/4/14 I just got it today, drove home 20 mile. Great, smooth ride...radio was loud. Pick-up to get on freeway and accelerate was good. Seat was comfortable. I like blinker turn signal knob. Will see how it does in traffic tomorrow.

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wca writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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4

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excellent looks, affordability, standard options, and extremely low cost of ownership

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small trunk, but its not a mid size so that's to be expected

wca
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Great Car, Great Low Price — this is the best car in my opinion for under or close to 10 grand, seats 5 comfortably gets a consistent 30mpg+ and costs very little to own. reliability is off the charts and its very easy to resell. excellent buy

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Trevor writes:
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Sweet TCS won't let you spin tires, which means: more traction, which means more "get up and go"

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4 door! If was a two door, I would love it! A bit on the heavy side, too.

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Great!...for A 4 Door. — Extremely responsive, great gas mileage, averaging about 30.5 to 33 MPG. Not bad interior. No need to replace the seats, already pretty sporty. Sound system is okay, needed to get the JBL package, but not availabe on the S, you have to get the XLE. A bit on the heavy side, but the 1.8L actually moves it pretty good.

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TXsinger writes:
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Great MPG 35 mpg

Cons

No clock in radio or dash like in the 2008 - The new EPS Power steering is like driving drunk

TXsinger
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Great Mpg - Dangerous Power Steering — Steering Control system - I can't keep the car in my lane at Hwy speeds. Toyota checked my car and they find nothing wrong. I am worried I will have a crash but they say the feedback issue is normal for the Corolla 2009.

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Jonathan writes:
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Still a pretty good A to B car, fuel efficient, interior styled nicely

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Low quality plastics, very bad electric power steering system, faults from previous Corolla still present

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A Car For The Accountants, Not For The Driving Enthusiast — The new 2009 Corolla is a car I just can't like. It to me is a symbol of all the things that are wrong with Toyota now. I gave it an average style rating because truthfully its just a downgraded Camry so its not pretty nor ugly, pretty boring actually. So why is the rating so low, is it the reliability? No since none of these have given me a problem. Fuel economy? Definitely not, its actually very good. Quality? Not exactly since the build quality on the cars at least coming from Cambridge is excellent. I must say though the quality of the plastics in this car are quite cheap, scratch easily and feel cheap despite being coloured nicely. Its actually how the car drives which really turned me off. The power on this car...slightly better than the 2003-2008 version but not noticeable. The handling...same problem as last time not too good and still has a lot of body roll. The worst thing from this car is...the electronic power steering. The system put into this 2009 Corolla is so overboosted, there is no feel to it. You cannot sense whether your going straight or drifting off into another lane. Buicks normally have this problem but even they have not designed a steering system so lifeless. This is definitely not a drivers car, it will never be fun. The problems from the last car still occur, only this time the car is far more boring to drive. This might be a great car for people who only think dollars when it comes to cars but I suggest a Yaris if your stick with Toyota. I love driving...but if all cars drove like this...I'd find my commutes the least fun part of my day instead of being the most fun.

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Dr_Faisal writes:
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4

Pros

A city car with an amazing Fuel Economy

Cons

compact car

Dr_Faisal
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Corolla — Its a great car,, looks nice, moves smooth , cost so little to maintain. easy to handle and not complicated like the other new cars Fuel Economy. you can drive from Jax to Miami for 30$. Have a great A/C system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mezzie writes:
2009 Toyota Corolla XRS Review
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Drives great
Good Looking Compact Car
Good in Gas

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None so far

Mezzie
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Love It, Fun To Drive — Traded my 2005 Mustang and got the top of the line 2009 Corolla XRS , Silver, w/59K miles, used. This car is great , fun to drive and saves me gas not like my mustang. Yeah miss my mustang but decided to get something to save gas and will have a great trade in value should I decide to let it go in 3 or 4 years...maybe :) So far, no problems whatsoever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Leatherman writes:
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Good looking and great gas mileage without a battery

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Can't think of one.  

Leatherman
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I Will Definately Drive Another Toyota In My Driving Life. — Great little economical vehicle. I traded in my Tundra, which I loved, to save on gas. It's gotten me around town in sporty style especially after I added the leather. Have never had a mechanical issue. Actually fun to drive around and I laugh at all the gas guzzlers as I cruise past the gas stations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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