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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Why Does The Car Not Accelerate

I was in traffic and put the gear on neutral, when vehicles started moving while taking the gear from neutral to drive it made a funny jerking sound and suddenly could accelerate afterwards. the car w...

Electrical Issue

My car was Toyota ist 2008 model (ncp110), had a electric power problem in few weeks a go, suddenly power cut off the car & back again in second,I was checked the fuse box & cleaned,relay unit & j...

Cabin Air Fan Does Not Work

fuse ok

Corolla Model 2008 Is Vibrating On The Left Hand Wheel.

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...