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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport Compressor 3d (2005/55)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport Compressor 3d (2005/55) - Owner Review

It's a hatchback. Good in all situations :).
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Review submitted by
Patrick Tamsett on

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport Compressor 3d (2005/55)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I want something different but i am still a boy racer. Oh and i love to rev :)).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Friends love it, family hate it due to how uncomftable it is (this would not be true for a car with the standard setup) and neighbours hate it as everytime i come and go they know about it!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably due to i love the car inside and out, not the quickest HH but overall nicer inside than CTR's and Meganes and alot cheaper than s3/r32's. I would have bought a Golf gti but the price difference is alot and the gti won't go to 9000rpm :).

What are you likely to buy next?
Well i really would like the new GT86 or an m3 but will prob get a 4dr saloon as i'm getting to that age where i must have something with more doors 335i possibly :).

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£7,000

When did you buy the car?
May 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really, i could have haggled a bit off the price but after the test drive i had a huge grin so i had to put money down :).

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted one when they first came out, they are rare and good looking.

What was the dealer like?
Not good! I have had to really hasstle them to get a few bits done under warranty but it was a suzuki dealer not mr T.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
FUN. Handling is superb (not megane r26 standard). Mine is on aftermarket suspension which is a must due to issues with the TTE shocks. Very hard also due to this so it is not good on long journeys. As quick as most hot hatches and the pull is amazing. Could do with a little more torque but it is ten times more drivable than a T Sport as it has got some low down pull, sorry T sport boys ;).

What's it like to park?
Easy, reverse sensors are brill when they work and when they don't you must make sure you are actually looking behind you.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes lots, MAF, exhaust, abs sensor, gearbox problems and more exhaust issues. However the whole exhaust system was aftermarket so it's my own fault for buying a modified 1!

What's most practical about your car?
It's a hatchback. Good in all situations :).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Supercharger :).

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