so hardy and lasting its crazy! its engine is definitely worth its price, and it zips around like not many other cars due to its size. def worth the money
I wanted a small car to run around in and I'd always heard how reliable Toyota corollas were so I thought I'd buy one and see for myself. I havnt had any problems with the engine or transmission but it's just the small things really that are a bit disappointing, the dash above the glovebox has started making a clicking noise and I have no idea why, took everything out of the glovebox and it's still doing it, plus various other squeaks and rattles from inside the cabin. The rear left tail light gets condensation inside of it and I can't figure o...ut why, doesn't happen on the right side one. The stereo unit speakers have just started making a crackling noise which is very annoying because I would have the radio on so I didn't have to listen to the squeaks and rattles and clicking noise coming from above the glovebox but now I'm stuck with a crackling noise instead, very annoying. The seats aren't all that comfortable, I'm forever adjusting my seat trying to feel comfortable. Can't put the back seats down unless you move the front seats forward but then I won't have enough leg room. I suppose this car is fine around town but it doesn't handle pot holes very well and road noise on a rougher surfice isn't great. I suppose you can't expect too much these days, not sure if Hondas or mazdas would be any better or not, but this car is pretty average. Oh and the reverse sensor doesn't seem to know what it's doing most of the time.
Purchased in May 2019 for $10,000.00.
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For a cheap car, it has so many standard features.
Best glove box in the industry.
Better trunk light than a Lexus.
Absolutely noise and rattle free.
The dashboard glare in the summer is annoying, dash should have been black, instead of grey.
The clock is indeed in a kind of silly spot, but so what, at least it has a clock.
Purchased in July 2017 for $8,400.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
After owning several other used cars over the years and having nothing but headaches (Ford Territory, XR6 Falcon, Holden Astra, Mitsubishi Magna) I bought my Corolla needing an economical, comfortable, reliable used car.
It definitely ticks all boxes and more.
it had 165,000 ks on the clock and a partial service history, since owning it I have done 20'000 odd ks this is an excellent vehicle for round town and highway driving, the reliability is virtually bulletproof (being a Toyota) servicing is cheap if you source items yourself either online...
Purchased in February 2018 for $6,799.00.
Classic toyota reliability
Good spacious hatch with predictable handling and driver aids. 7 airbags and logbook services keep toyota running as it should. Aircon and other creature comforts makes driving a breeze. It could do with a reverse camera as all hatches and wagons should have as minimum equipment. 6 speed manual makes plenty of power through the gears for both city and highway traffic.
very reliable car
I bought my wife a Toyota corolla with about 50000 on the clock. 5 years later, it has 92000kms showing. It has been the most reliable car we've ever owned. It doesn't have all the yuppie extras (omg they would say over morning coffee) and there are absolutely no bragging rights so it is not for your average "we own this and that" yuppie but certainly great for the rest of us who aren't hung up on showing off and competing with others because our lives are so shallow. Pity they don't have a life or a Corolla.
Best for small car user
I have been using this car from day 1 and so far it has not given me any trouble.
Other than the exterior body of the car which is not scratch free and need to built it more durable.
Battery life in the car is the best aspect I like and I will always be loyal to Toyota in my life.
Fuel consumption is good and interior is the best then other car.
Only recently I have to take two time my car one for faulty fuel gauge and secondly for airbags. I did not aspect this to be faulty TOYOTA. Buckle up and do not sign for faulty ones.
I have 09 Corolla since it's new and it's 135,000 kms now. Haven't had any single problems for nearly 10 years and still drives like new car. I got all the service on time and even extra services including auto transmission oil change at 100,000km for a better fuel economy and smooth driving. It works!! It's seriously way better than BMW 3 series or VW Jetta. European cars are usually sucks after 3 years of warranty especially BMWs. BMW knows that first most BMW owners don't drive BMW longer than 3 years, so they don't make the car running longer than 3 years. Lots of issues arise usually after warranty periods!!! Hope Toyota won't copy German car brand's marketing strategy in the future to make more profit from customers.
Great car for small families
This is a spacious small car for single or small families. Safety features are excellent and it is economical to run. Very comfortable seating and can comfortably fit a full car of people including a car seat. The boot amply fits a pram and shopping plus more. Sound system is good, bluetooth phone is a bit difficult to hear occasionally but overall it’s been a great purchase.
My best investment ever!
Wow this car! So great on fuel, and when I say that I mean SOOOOOOO great! Cheap to fill, uses very little when running around town. It is super comfortable to drive, great features and enough space for the kids and all their stuff! Cheap to find parts if anything goes wrong and looks sporty and modern. I have the Ascent Sport model which has been a little too low for my driveway and was scraping - so I put in a new driveway instead of swapping to a different car! That's how much I love it :)
Performance, smooth and handled well in windy situations. Brakes extremely reliable and not much road noise. The only complaint I have is the dashboard. The speedometer had small numbers and didn't have a good contrasting background. Reliability excellent and running costs also excellent. As far as I'm concerned the Corolla is the best car I've ever driven and I'm now 83. I've just recently given up driving and with regret I sold my car. I'm sorry I can't give you proof of purchase because having sold my car I haven't kept the paper work.
Great 2nd hand car
I wanted something Reliable to drive around and manage to pick up a 2009 Toyota Corolla for a good price. Fantastic car to own and really good on fuel. I would recommend this car 2nd hand buyers who is after something that is reliable and fuel efficient. Great for P platers.
Reliable, economical, aesthetically appealing
0 Noise when driving, always performs perfectly
I love the interior, looks like a sports car, very sleek and professional
drive 500kms a week and costs about $55 to fill
lots of boot space, and leg room
great stock audio system, and bluetooth recognition
i absolutely love my toyota corolla
Toyota Corolla Ascent 2011
Boy oh boy wowee.
Never did I imagine that I would own such a vehicle. It's basically a slightly more affordable version of the Lamborghini Huracan. If you roll down your windows and close your eyes for a split second while driving, the difference between the two is unrecognisable. In fact, I'd even be inclined to say that you get a better experience in the Toyota.
I would highly recommend everyone to buy themselves a Toyota Corolla Ascent 2011 if they want a car that drives like a dream.
toyotas are reliable, end of story.
my car has been through some rough weather and conditions and i have not had any trouble with it.
relatively small and sleek so quite easy to park.
the car is very fuel efficient. a full tank roughly takes me 500-600 km depending on the type of road travelled.
Highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable car
What can I say, one of the best car I’ve owned. I can see why Toyota is the biggest car manufacturer in the world and the sells the most cars in Australia. I brought this car brand new after my old Corolla was written off (had over 450,000km). It has been trouble free driving and I get around 550km per tank, which I am happy with for a 7 year old car. Service is pretty cheap besides every 80,000km where you have to change the fuel filter.
excellent but theres an issue
Purchased this car second hand. Great small car. Steers smoothly. Nice style. Love it. Only problem is heard a rattling sound. Found out a small piece of metal come loose in gear box. My mechanic had a look. It shreaded the gear box and did so much damage. Cost $3300. OMG did not expect that. Also found out that only the toyota corolla ascent 2008 model does this. So great car but shocked only that model does it. Hope no body else had this issue. Toyota is the best. Just the gear box was an only issue. But if you want a car then toyota is number 1.
This is a nice small car , it is a 1.8L engine, it’s a small car but very good size engine, wth petrol wise, it is very good and the interior of the car, it looks very sporty and pricey, I love the car and I would recommend this car to a lot of people
This is first car for family suited. I am nt sure about CVT, but this 4sp auto still runs smoother and perfect for city and highway. its really good zippy with almost 550km with full tank standard.
The worst part is of this model there is gear location tool is owkword shape and consume more space, noise and some rattle in worst road above 80 .. Howerver its acceptable with this price. Also boot is comparetively small..
The boot cant bee seen in hatch model..Toyota use loose plastic interior in this model, no cruise control, the bigest pr...
I purchased my second hand Toyota corolla from a lovely lady in 2013. The car was only 3 years old when I purchased it. It is such a reliable, trustworthy car. I have never had any big issues with the car. Only a water pump leak in 2015 which needed to be replaced. The car is reliable, spacious and so economical on fuel. Perfect!!
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Questions & Answers
Hey there, I am looking to buy Toyota's Corolla hatchback 2007 can anyone tell maintenance cost , performance ,reliability and everything you know about the car?
I recently bot Corella ascent 2010 2zre15r my10 4sp auto.
How much tank fuel capacity?
It runs around 550km full tank... Is it bad?
While on desk figure shows 7.1/100km
I guess it doesn't show perfect fuel consumption.
Fan blows warm air even with temp setting on cold (Ac off and outside intake on).. not sure if this is normal or not? My previous car's fan blew quite cool air from outside. Even driving in the hills with 15 degrees air outside it gets stifling inside with only the fan on, meaning I have to either open the windows or turn on the AC. Possible something is blocked, or is this just because of where it's pulling in the air from the engine bay..?
Hi Karl, this isn't the case with me.Naturally on a warm day it will only blow warm air but when cooler it's cold air and very comfortable.
It doesn't right to me that your still getting warm air on a cool day, I'd get this checked out.
I've noticed this same thing; haven't identified the cause, nor been too concerned about it aside from a few months we went without A/C due to a failed compressor - unrelated. Haven't verified it, but seems to me as though the heat is probably coming froa/m the heater core; as though the heat/cool valve doesn't entirely close off the flow of hot water from the engine to the heater core. Doesn't bother me beyond curiosity, as the A/C still blows nice and cold.
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