Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Toyota Corolla hatchback?
Toyota drivers seem to have little to complain about, according to the JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey and similar studies. Complaints that do exist centre on annoyances as opposed to major faults, irritations like condensation in the rear lamp clusters and squealing brakes.
This Corolla has not been without its faults in other areas, but Toyota appears to have been quick to recognise and rectify them by issuing recalls. In 2002 there were recalls over brake concerns and possible gearbox damage. Front passenger airbag worries arose in 2004, more brake trouble in 2005 and further airbag concerns in 2006.
Full details are available at the Vehicle and Operator Safety Agency website at vosa.gov.uk. Just make sure the car you are considering has had the necessary work completed.