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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.6 VVT-i T3 5d (02) (2003/52) - Owner Review

Everything..the dash layout, simplicity, the way its got the capacity of my old mondeo only its half the length..
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Review submitted by
Harry Clarke on

Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
People have been saying its like a family car but compared to my mondeo previously its a supermini! i guess its just an average reliable car so it makes me look sensible

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
That im a sensible level headed person lol

Would you buy this car again and why?
yeah next car prob auris or corolla t sport depends how soon i pay off loan..

What are you likely to buy next?
i just told you

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,500

When did you buy the car?
February 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
A very average deal had 10k more miles than average but a very very good looking service history that shows in the drive.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
This car has a lovely interior, spritly engine and low insurance for the class, looks great in black too.

What was the dealer like?
Northstar in Hove..very good except the old bloke who got my credit card declined somehow didnt amuse me

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Its smooth but gear change is suprising clunky 3rd is quite a though one to fine..clutch is light all the time accelerator is responsive torque is ok stay in 5th for most roundabouts..reverse easy to find easy to park as so small..cruising over 70 might require the radio to be turned up..gets quite noisy. at 80 its about 4k rpm so not the best gear ratios but this does make it pull easily from 70 to 90 in seconds.

What's it like to park?
As i say easy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Had it a month so no and i dont envisage any problems at this time

What's most practical about your car?
Everything..the dash layout, simplicity, the way its got the capacity of my old mondeo only its half the length..

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
nothing extra special on this model but the cup holders are great they even hold half a gallon of coke from maccy ds best cup holders in class lol

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