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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (02) (2002/02)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (02) (2002/02) - Owner Review

Holds the road reasonably well, feels very solid and cruises nicely around the 65-70mph mark. At 80mph the engine becomes quite noisy (and in my opinion the drive becomes uncomfortable).
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Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)

Value

4 out of 5

I thought at 15.5k, this was a good value car (considering all of the extras etc).

Costs

3 out of 5

A pump was replaced under warranty. At 47k miles it has had a new clutch and new 'brain' (computer). The front and rear disks / pads have been changed. I average around 33mpg.

Driving

4 out of 5

Holds the road reasonably well, feels very solid and cruises nicely around the 65-70mph mark. At 80mph the engine becomes quite noisy (and in my opinion the drive becomes uncomfortable).

Performance

4 out of 5

This is no 'hot hatch' but does have plenty of power. You need to be driving at 6000rpm+ to really get this car to accelerate. I would prefer more torque at lower revs.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Has never broken down / failed to start in 47k miles.

Image

4 out of 5

Not bad looking car, although not in the same league as Golf GTI / Civic R Type.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Seats very comfortable, although I would prefer them to be a little firmer (and with lumbar support).

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Security

4 out of 5

Hasn't been stolen yet. Alarm / immobiliser appear to work very well.

Service

4 out of 5

Very well looked after by Dealer (Simms Toyota, Northampton).

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
New clutch at 47k miles.

Other
New Traction Control pump.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes