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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Decent room, a solid interior and a good drive. Reliable, too

Against It's expensive and the base diesel engine is gutless

Verdict Best ever Corolla

Go for… 1.6 T3

Avoid… 89bhp 2.0 turbodiesel

Toyota Corolla Hatchback
  • 1. Look out for condensation, which can appear in the rear lamp clusters
  • 2. Brakes have been known to squeal irritatingly
  • 3. There was a recall becuase of possible problems with the brakes in 2002
  • 4. Ensure that recall work to the airbags was done
  • 5. Make sure that recall work for possible gearbox damage was completed
  • 6. There's good room for adults in the back seats
  • 7. Cabin is roomy and well built
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