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Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.4 VVT-i T3 5d (02) (2003/03)

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1.4 VVT-i T3 5d (02) (2003/03) - Owner Review

5 doors and a decent boot

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Review submitted by
Rashed Ahmed on

Toyota Corolla Hatchback (02-06)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
it says that i have made a sensible decision for a 17 year old

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
they really like the car, good performance for my mates, lots of room for my family, something different from my neighbours, good fuel consumption for me

Would you buy this car again and why?
yes but maybe a 1.6 or the 1.8 t sport compressor as its quicker and different from other performance cars

What are you likely to buy next?
the new Mazda 6 as I like the looks, but as im only 17 and this is my first car I will wait a while and enjoy this for the moment

Buying experience

4 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?
March 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
yes I did as the car has full service history and 1 owner from new and also is in mint condition and is a t3 model so it has alloy wheels and front fogs

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
i wanted something different from a golf or astra or focus as my first car

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
the car is a 1.4 vvt-i so isn't the biggest and quickest version but its very quick for a 1.4, keeps up with bigger engined cars and also includes the vvt-i technology which gives it more power, does not feel like a 1.4 though but more like a 1.6

What's it like to park?
it is simple to park as there is a good view all around the car

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
nothing has gone wrong yet but I hope nothing goes wrong as it is a Japanese car and its a Toyota

What's most practical about your car?
5 doors and a decent boot

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
front fogs for me, they make the car look sporty and more attractive also body coloured door mirrors and door strips give the car a better image

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