Used Toyota Corolla Estate 2001 - 2007 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Estate (01 - 07)
Used Toyota Corolla Estate 2001 - 2007 review
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Which used Toyota Corolla estate should I buy?

The 1.6-litre petrol produces 109bhp, while the post-2004 2.0 D-4D turbodiesel musters 114bhp and 207 lb ft. And, it's that big wedge of pulling power that makes the difference between the two apparently similar engines.

If the car is fully laden and you and put your foot down in the 1.6, very little happens, whereas the diesel always hauls itself forward. It's not the smoothest or most refined engine, but it is quieter than the petrol at speed.