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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2.0 D-4D T Spirit (109ps) 5d (2002/51)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2.0 D-4D T Spirit (109ps) 5d (2002/51) - Owner Review

Drives well and is fun to drive. Handles very well at high speed.
5

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Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)

Value

5 out of 5

You get what you pay for.

Costs

4 out of 5

Actually needs service every 10k miles. Fuel consumption is higher than many equivalent other makes. Mine has averaged about 54mpg (mainly long distance at 60mph).

Driving

5 out of 5

Drives well and is fun to drive. Handles very well at high speed.

Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent on the motorway. Nice and torqey. Could do with higher/sixth gear though.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Too new to tell (everything works). See comments in Other (I expected better considering Toyota's reputation).

Image

4 out of 5

Generally good modern styling. Rear looks less good.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Nice and quiet. Steering should be adjustable for reach and seat for tilt as well. Probably suits shorter drivers best. Optitron instruments are superb.

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Insurance group: 14

Security

4 out of 5

Lacks standard alarm. Otherwise it seems secure as any.

Service

5 out of 5

Excellent. My dealer has helped in every way sorting niggling problems.

Problems

Bodywork
Paintwork poor in places.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Rattles from various places (boot trim, door trim, dash and front bumper). Door seal replaced. FullColour sat nav unit replaced. Safety belt replaced. (My car may not be representative as it was probably one of the first off the production line).

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes