2003 Toyota Corolla User Reviews

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Users ranked 2003 Toyota Corolla against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2003 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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    35

    My Baby — I wish I had the one with power locks and windows, but anyway. I have a 4 door sedan with huge trunk space and a CD player that reads mp3s. I have the grey interior with the black console.

    Pros: trunk space, handling, everything works :)

    Cons: no power locks/windows, sometimes doesn't accelerate very fast

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    2003 Toyota Corolla S Review
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    Love My Toyota — Toyota did an overhaul in 2002 with the new Corollas and what a job they did. The car is great for the city with gas mileage unsurpassed in its class (unless you drive a Hybrid). The only thing it needs is a bit more guts.

    Pros: Excellent quality for the price. Outstanding gas mileage. A pretty good looker.

    Cons: Needs more power. Some engine components are cheap, and need improvement.

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    2003 Toyota Corolla S Review
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    Great Good Looking Car With A Nice Vvt-i Kick To It — This car is a very good every day car that has 130hp and 125 pounds of torque which gives it a good acceleration (0-100 in 8.2sec). The handlng is quite good compaired to other cars in its class, and its a very smooth ride. Interior is roomy and has a nice look to it, yet the centre part of the dash under the radio can be fragile.

    Pros: very good in gas

    Cons: too high off the ground (in my opinion...drop is on its way)

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    2003 Toyota Corolla CE Review
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    I Will Have This Car For A Long Time — good car just too many rattles like most cars as they age i just find it annoying.

    Pros: great fuel mileage fun to drive

    Cons: rattle box and small for a family

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    2003 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    Boring — Great for gas. Terribly boring to drive. Handling on highway speeds is floaty

    Pros: gas mileage

    Cons: everything else

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    Great Round Town Car — 1.8 L ABS brakes Air bag(s) Air conditioning Central locking EFI Electric mirrors Electric windows Immobiliser Power steering Remote Locking

    Pros: resonbly economical, good town car, great sized boot for small car and good leg room for small car as well

    Cons: manual rear windows, plastic on stell rims (not a biggy tho)

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    2003 Toyota Corolla S Review
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    Fast When It Needs To Be — Good gas mileage, good handling, surprisingly fast for the engine. ok stock sound

    Pros: gas, handling, acceleration, trunk space

    Cons: very standard silver, tires that came with it blow hard

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    2003 Toyota Corolla S Review
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    Race Car In Good Hands — Accidently bought it not knowing her history, it ends up she traveled from hawaii to seattle. Been stuffed in water and had the engine warrantied. The clutch allready needs to be replaced becuase people trashed her and raced her. But its an awesome car and i plan on taking care of her. Its a corolla and she handled the abuse well.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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    2003 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    Boring Reliability (to Quote Click And Clack) — We love this car. It's the first car we have bought new and I try to maintain it well so it will last as long as possible. I'm hoping for at least 300 thousand miles before I buy another one.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I just jump in a go and don't worry about going anywhere with over 200K miles on car.

    Cons: The dealer wants to charge big money for repairs that may not be needed. My engine light came on and I had it checked at the dealer and they wanted to change the catalytic converter and O2 sensors and charge almost $2K. I bought the sensors and changed them myself and that fixed the engine light being on.

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    2003 Toyota Corolla LE Review
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    Decent Family Sedan On A Budget — If you are looking for a cheap car with few frills and no refinement, the E120 Toyota Corolla may be your cup of tea. It isn't mine. This compact sedan seems to have the pretensions of being an upscale car: Sleek modern styling, faux wood trim, and an interior that coddles you in a cocoon of comfort. But the illusion dissipates the moment you turn the key in the ignition. The engine starts with an quiet clatter. As the car accelerates, the quiet clatter becomes a much louder clatter. Acceleration is underwhelming until about 4000 rpm where the torque finally kicks in. Which is slightly unfortunate because by 3500 rpm your eardrums will have already shattered. The accelerator pedal is another problem. It takes a noticeable amount of effort to start it moving along its unusually short travel, but offers little resistance once "unstuck" (physicists: there is a clear difference between its static and dynamic friction). Because of this, speed regulation is a bit of a chore. In fact, so is steering. Control is direct and precise, but this comes at the expense of weight. There is a bit of power assist, but not as much as most people are accustomed to in modern cars. When it comes time to slow down, your foot will go halfway to the floor before you feel anything at all After that the brakes respond quite smoothly, but there is no excuse for such a massive control dead-zone. Despite the problems, there are some compelling reasons you might want this car. First, it is incredibly cheap. When you purchase an E120 Corolla, you are getting a car that looks decent inside and out for very little money. Secondly, the car handles competently, and has acceptable acceleration and braking for a car in its class. The build quality is excellent, and I can guarantee it will rarely need repairs if you treat it right. On my example the only thing that ever went wrong is a hubcap that fell off. Thirdly, the gas mileage is amazing at 32 city, 38 highway (my own figures). On the other hand, this is not an exciting car, and doesn't feel unique in any way. You may also be turned off by the ride, which is noisy and bumpy at any speed. I would recommend this car to anyone who doesn’t mind the lack of refinement and wants a small practical car that will probably last forever.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handles well, cheap to own

    Cons: "Sticky" accelerator pedal, rough engine, heavy steering, huge brake pedal dead-zone, noisy interior

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Corolla Reviews

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    2013 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    My Corolla By Michael

    The Toyota Corolla is one of the best selling cars in the world for a reason. It does what it was made to do - be a solid car. For the price, it is a good transportation device and the reliability/gas... Read More

    Budget Car By kzahiruddin

    No road grip, and very light weight. During cruise at 80 Miles speed turning is disbalance. Aircon. is not powerful. Very good fuel consumption. Sound system is very powerful. I like heated side mirro... Read More

    2012 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    2012 Toyota Corolla S By Tammy

    I would buy this car again, The 2015's are no where near as nice! This vehicle is very sporty,reliable and has more than enough room. Big Gas saver and rides real nice on road trips as well.It's aweso... Read More

    It Is A Nice Family Car. By Ömer

    It is a nice family car.It doesnt makes a lot of sounds.It is pretty fast.It cost a very big money.And ıt swallows a lot of gas.It is very fun to drive this car because it is comfy.You should buy on... Read More

    2011 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    Toyota Corolla Is A Nice And Easy Handling Car, And Its Seats Are Great With A Lot Of Cargo Space. By zeynep

    I love to drive this car because, It was faster than I expected, gas reliable, easy to handle,and engine has long life efficiency. I think that is why it is the best car which Toyota sells most. It ha... Read More

    Best In Price Range By DavidH25

    The 2011 is the last model year the Corolla has with the 1.8Liter 1ZZ FE, an engine with a near perfect blend of power and economy. The 2012 went to the 2ZR FE and gets less economy than the 2011, 34/... Read More

    2010 Toyota Corolla Reviews

    Great Car; Safe, Comfortable, Reliable -- Just Not A Snow Car By kgilleon

    I love the easiness of this car. It takes very little to keep it well maintained and running well. It's perfect for inner-city settings, where fitting into parking spots and good mileage are incredibl... Read More

    Cute Little Car For Anybody Who Wants To Save Gas By Yellow_Dynamite26

    Awesome lilttle car. Saves so much on gas and the designe is cute. I bought the smokey gray color. the price was not bad and hope to have this car as my main car well I by another one for my weekend ... Read More

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