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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (02) (2003/03)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.8 VVTL-i T Sport 3d (02) (2003/03) - Owner Review

Decent amount of boot space.

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Review submitted by
Karl Bradish on

Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It has its goods and bads but if your a little bit crazy its perfection it really is.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They thought it was a "sensible" purchase until you take them out in it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Toyota reliablity enough said, its a solid car.

What are you likely to buy next?
Mazda 3 MPS.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
I brought this off ebay and apparently it needed a new backbox as it had rotted away so i made up a new exhaust system out of stainless and it flew though its mot so happy days.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
After test driving one and seeing the insurance figures and price against the civic type R.

What was the dealer like?
The chap I dealt with was very nice and honest.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car is very good to drive not to crashy over bumps holds the road well a fair amount of body roll going from a mr2 to corolla felt like i was driving a land rover car needs lowering the VVL technology is awesome its identical to two stroke motocross bikes no power no power and takes off like a Saturn 5 rocket make no mistake this car will happily sit on the back of its rivals in a straight line but the corners is where it lets its self down, but its not out there to shout as a overall car you can't fault it.

What's it like to park?
Very easy light steering good viewing angles good turning circle.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing to date.

What's most practical about your car?
Decent amount of boot space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Lift ?

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