Used Toyota Corolla Saloon 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2002 - 2007 review
Toyota Corolla Saloon (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Saloon (01 - 07)
  • Toyota Corolla Saloon (01 - 07)
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Ownership cost

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

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

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 a higher proportion 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 the 1.6 an even more appealing buy.

Running costs shouldn't be a problem, though. Insurance begins as low as group 3, and fuel economy is good right across the range. Of the two mainstream petrol engines the 1.4-litre is marginally the more economical. And, while the 2.0-litre turbodiesel returns decent economy, the 1.4 is even better.