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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (04) (2004/54)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (04) (2004/54) - Owner Review

A lot of fun to drive, fantastic trick engine, secure handling sounds great. Far too low geared in 6th, though.
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Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)

Value

3 out of 5

Better value than competitors when buying used.

Costs

3 out of 5

Pricey to insure and a bit thirsty - but only to be expected.

Driving

4 out of 5

A lot of fun to drive, fantastic trick engine, secure handling sounds great. Far too low geared in 6th, though.

Performance

3 out of 5

Engine comes alive at 6800 rpm, but could do with a bit more torque at times.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Not broken down, but a few problems (see below). However, oil's not needed topping up in 6,000 miles and hasn't degraded at all - very impressive

Image

3 out of 5

Looks good in the right colour with the T-Sport bodykit - but it's still a Corolla!

Comfort

1 out of 5

Appallingly uncomfortable driving position. Relationship between seat, pedals and wheel is dreadful and insufficient adjustment wheel can easily obscure dials.

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Security

4 out of 5

Has deadlocks, alarm and immobiliser.

Service

5 out of 5

The dealer has been very, very good

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
Ex-Toyota car bought at 10 months old. Squeaks and rattles from interior shrieking brakes. Various noises from mechanicals have needed investigating and radio console doesn't fit and generally below par - especially for a Toyota.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No