Used Toyota Corolla Estate 2001 - 2007 review

Category: Estate car

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2007 review
Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
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What's the used Toyota Corolla estate like?

The Corolla may not be the ultimate in driving fun and it certainly isn't as nimble as a Ford Focus, but Toyota has got its priorities right with this one. The Corolla estate is a safe, practical, reliable, solidly-built family car.

Inside, the dash is a lesson in clarity and design, even if the steering only adjusts for height and not reach on early versions. Everything is well placed and the quality of the plastics, seats and switchgear is high. The cargo area is well thought out, too. It's easy to fold the back seats and the boot is well shaped with a wide opening and little intrusion from the suspension.

To cap it all, the Corolla is even good to drive, with a good balance to the handling, which is safe and competent with an acceptable level of boy roll. On most roads you'll find the Corolla comfortable and composed.