2008 Toyota Corolla Overview

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2008 Toyota Corolla Overview

You've come a long way, baby. In the late 1960s the Corolla was the first Toyota available in the U.S., and it's still going strong today. For 2008, the Corolla gets a design refresh, with a look that some have called a bit edgier, in an effort to remain competitive with such cars as the Honda Civic.

However, the 2008 Corolla retains the basic elements that have made it the best-selling car in the world. It's still an entry-level, fuel-efficient, safe and comfortable vehicle, offering good value for buyers on a budget.

As in previous years, the Corolla's available in three trim packages, from the entry-level CE to the mid-level S to the high-end LE. All three versions are powered by a 1.8-liter, double-overhead-cam four-cylinder engine that produces 126 horsepower. That's fairly minuscule when compared to some of today's high-powered sedans, but it ably powers the Corolla.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard for all three versions, while a four-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is available as an option. Also optional are such features as four-wheel antilock brakes and vehicle stability control with traction control and brake assist (not available on the CE).

Standard features are adequate but not cutting-edge for the Corolla. As the best equipped version, the LE comes with wood-grain-style interior trim, remote keyless entry, and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with a CD player.

But high-end features are not the point here. The Corolla has for decades carved out a niche for itself in the automotive marketplace as a high-quality, value-priced sedan, and it continues to occupy that niche in a masterful fashion.

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    Headlights Turning On By Themselves

    The headlights in my 2008 Toyota Corolla keep turning on by themselves, even though they’re definitely switched off. And it makes my battery go flat every night, and the only way it doesn’t go flat...

    Brake Pads Question?

    I have 08 corolla with 38,000 miles and have no grinding or surging when using brakes. Can I replace just pads on front brakes and keep on driving? I also have ford windstar with 110,000 miles and ...

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    Air Conditioner Only Blowing Hot Air Now That I Changed Battery

    Hi, I had the battery changed in my car and now the air conditioner is only blowing hot air. Is this a common problem and how do I fix this?

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