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Used Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2001 - 2007 review

(2001 - 2007)
Toyota Corolla Hatchback (01 - 07)
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What used Toyota Corolla hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Corolla hatchback?

Even if you find the Corolla you're after, don't expect to pick it up for next to nothing. This version holds on to more of its value than previous models and you'll be able to pick up rivals like the Vauxhall Astra and the Renault Megane for less cash. Diesel Corollas hold their value better than petrols, making our 1.6 T3 5dr an even more appealing buy.

On the other hand, running costs are fine, and fuel economy is good right across the range. Of the two mainstream petrol engines the 1.4-litre is marginally the more economical, returning 42.2mpg compared with the 1.6-litre's 40.4mpg. The later 114bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel returns 49.6mpg and the 1.4 an outstanding 58.9mpg.

Insurance for the range begins as low as group 3, and the most expensive model to run is the T Sport Compressor. With a 215bhp 1.8-litre supercharged petrol engine, it sold in small numbers and returned only 30.7mpg and sat in group 16 insurance.