Used Toyota Corolla Hatchback (1997 - 2000) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 29 Jul 2014
3
Toyota tried very hard indeed to give this generation of Corolla a personality, hence the bug eyed styling. Also the rear light clusters are different for every model.
Toyota Corolla Hatchback (97-00)
Toyota reliability; quality; efficiency
Fairly expensive in this class

New price range:

£9,940 - £15,310

Used price range:

£280 - £1,292

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Toyota tried very hard indeed to give this generation of Corolla a personality, hence the bug eyed styling. Also the rear light clusters are different for every model. It didn't really work - this Corolla is now considered as bland as every model that went before it. Only the sporty G6 attempts to inject some youth appeal.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Incredible reliability, very few repairs in 12 years of use.  

4 out of 5

Paul Lowe ,   21 Jun 2015    ... read more

 Its simplicity. Interior layout is no-frills but built well.  

4 out of 5

S Spud ,   11 Apr 2013    ... read more

 excellent mileage, plenty of room in the luggage compartment  

5 out of 5

Gunnar Orri Gröndal ,   17 Jun 2007    ... read more

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