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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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79 reader reviews for Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
  • 1.4i Colour Collection 5dr

    Raymond Dormer , Perthshire . Date: 10/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Had a 1.4 Colour Collection for 30 months and not had any issues whatsoever. Extremely smooth drive wherever we go - cruising at 80mph on the motorway is 3500 revs and very quiet. In town it's surprisingly nippy for a 1.4 even with 4 in the car. Mine still looks fairly fresh for a 6 year old model - unlike a similarily aged Astra/Focus/Seat Leon which I think have dated fairly quickly. Only downside I can think of is the position of the cigarette lighter - it's right in front of the gearbox which may limit some accessories which require the socket. Trading it for an Auris...

  • 1.4 T3 5dr

    glyn howells , mid-glam . Date: 27/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    we,ve had our corolla 1.4 t3 since june 08,i,m an ardent toyota fan,i firmly believe "you get what you pay for" i like the fact that i know when i jump in our corolla turn the key it'll start no prob,the only annoyance is on very cold morn,s, it sometimes "reluctant"to engage reverse gear but after 2 or 3 try,s it,s ok!we own a static c/van 62miles from where we live most of it is motorway/d/cway,i,m getting about 39mpg @70mph the only other car i would change this one for would be another toyota!

  • 1.4 D-4D Colour Collection 5dr

    Brian Moores , Suffolk . Date: 19/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      53

    My car

    I have been driving this car for 2 years now. It puts a smile on my face every time I get into it, even for the trip to work in the morning! I have done 30000 miles and it is still as solid as the day I bought it. The 90bhp 1.4D4D engine is quiet and really nippy for the size car. I am currently getting 53mpg which is on country lane driving and stuck in traffic for at least 40 minutes a day. On a long motorway run, I can easily get 60mpg without trying.I get anywhere between 550 and 600 miles on a tank of fuel. As I am a Toyota Licensed Technician I can really recomend this car for it's reliability, I have basically only seen them for servicing. There were a few that had alternator bearing noise but this has been sorted. I have never seen one recovered in!I have seen some with well over 60000miles on the clock that are as smooth as a new one. I can highly recomend this car to anyone wanting a reliable economical car.

  • 1.8 T Sport 3dr

    Uzma Naz , Berkshire . Date: 10/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the T Sport in 2007 to exchange my 1.4 T3 which was on it's way out. It has been a joy to drive the T sport, but not without it's problems. The car has never given me any mechanical problems, apart from an over smelly AC which made my car smell quite a bit.

    I found that the car was not practical at all for motorway driving. The engine revved up to well over 4,000 going at 70mph and slowly I saw the fuel needle go further down.

    After a while, the seats became very uncomfortable to ride in.

    This car is ideal for short commutes as it does not handle well on the motorway. If you like the feeling of the road tarmac and feeling every bump, engine revving like mad, it's the car for you! My next car is the Lexus IS200...

    MPG varied, although the TRIP computer showed an average of 34mpg, in reality it was more 27.

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