Used Toyota Corolla Hatchback 1997 - 2002 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

Toyota Corolla Hatchback (97 - 04)
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback (97 - 04)
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback (97 - 04)

Ownership cost

What used Toyota Corolla hatchback will I get for my budget?

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

Like most Toyotas of this generation, the Corolla enjoys a reputation for being fairly easy on the pocket. For a start, insurance is very reasonable. The highest rating is admittedly group 11, but the base 1.3, 1.4, 1.6-litre petrol and the entry-level 2.0-litre diesel all have a group 5 insurance rating.

Fuel economy is reasonable right across the range, too, with the 2.0-litre D4-D returning an official 48mpg. With 20,000-mile service intervals, this engine doesn't need to see the inside of a garage too often.