2007 Toyota Corolla User Reviews
- $6,956 - $7,563
- Best value for the money compare to Civic. Looks good, rides and runs smooth
- Ride a bit choppy on broken pavement. Small fuel tank, No ABS, vehicle is narrow.
It's a great compact vehicle that looks good while getting great gas mileage but the only complaint is the gas tank is too small so you cannot go over 350 miles before the next fill up. This make you feel like you are constantly filling up even though it gets 38 MPG on the free way with an automatic. I love my corolla LE. It has 6-CD Changer, outside temp read out, remote keyless entry, alloy wheels and fully loaded....read morehide
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- Great on gas, fairly decent car, cute design
- TERRIBLE paint, easily chips. Brakes are terrible. Feels too light.
All I've heard for years is how great Toyota's are so I bought a new Corolla LE in 2003. Sure, it's an economy car but it was just kind of rickety from the beginning. The neck rests won't stay in place, the seats come out of position easily, the paint is absolutely the WORST - so cheap and chips easily and is super dull. If this car is an example of all Toyota's then I'm done. Any little quick braking and my tires spin - this car has no "ooomph" and doesn't have a "tight" feel which scares me a lot. No get up and go when trying to compete on the highway. I've not had any major mechanical issues (knock on wood) and I realize it's an econ car, but I'll head back to Madza or Nissan which just felt more solid to me....read morehide
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- Fuel economy 31-36 mpg with auto. Plenty of leg and head room for tall drivers.
- No telescoping steering wheel. Long reach to wheel and dash controls for taller drivers.
Own 2003, 2005, and now 2007 "S"'s. All auto and have not had any mechanical issues on any of them. Service and tires. Plenty of pep for passing and city driving. No speedster but we all test drove them before we bought them...right?
The 2009's might have nicer interiors but for the price this is a very dependable and fun to drive car. Taller drivers have a bit of a reach to the radio and AC/heat controls but lots of leg room....read morehide
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- fuel economy, roomy, decent trim, reliable
- rough ride, underpowered
My wife and I bought the 2007 model new in Sept., 2006, and it currently has 19,000 miles on it. It's been virtually trouble-free in a mix of city and highway driving. The AC made a bit of a whistling noise last year, and the dealer replaced a part at no cost, no questions asked. Other than that it's only had oil changes. It is a pretty good car overall, and the gas mileage is great. Cornering is not great. I don't know if this is due to the suspension or a high center of gravity, but this is no sports car. The high profile means strong crosswinds are noticeable during highway driving. On the downside, the thrifty engine is a bit underpowered. Ours is an automatic, and getting a stick could compensate for some of that weakness. There's quite a bit of road noise at high speeds. The seating is a bit awkward if you want to sit close to the steering wheel because your right knee practically touches the car. Though this sounds like a negative review, I'm actually really pleased with the car, and these are mostly quibbles. The A/C and heater work well, the seats are comfortable, and it's really roomy for a "small" car. We have a six-CD player that has a good radio and great sound. We took a five-hour drive with our son in the back and did not feel at all cramped or uncomfortable, and it would have been fine with robust two adults in the back. It's a bit boring, but I think we could drive this car for the next decade....read morehide
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- I LIKE MY COROLLA BETTER THEN I LIKE MY STUPID SATURN. ITS A GREAT CAR FOR WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
- I WISH IT HADE MORE HORSE POWER. BUT I GUESS WHEN YOU BUY A ECONOMY CAR THATS WHAT YOU GET
I LOVE MY CAR? I LIKE THE FACT THAT TOYOTA MAKES A RELIABLE CAR. AND I KNOW THAT MY CAR WILL RUN 10/15 YEARS FROM NOW.
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- Great gas milage, saves me a fortune wth all the driving I do.
- It's not a luxury car, so don't expect it to be and you wont be disappointed.
Great reliability. I've only owned Toyota cars and trucks and hve nothing bad to say about them. Every car has gone more that 100,000 miles before any problem. Get it loaded up. It's better to get an inexpensive car loaded than to get a bare bones luxury car. I did and like i said I'm very happy with it....read morehide
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- Absence of a lot of gadgets that eventually fail. Handles fine. A good replacement for my 92 Tercel
- Distortion in the windshield glass. Lack of side impact air bags and mp3 compatability in CE model
I went to the dealer to see about getting the windshield replaced. I was told not to bother because the replacements were not any better.
My previous car was a 92 Tercel LE. The windshield glass was way more curved in that model, but it had no distortion. The glass in my new 07 Corolla makes my wife get motion sickness.
What I do like about this car is what you can't see. Under the hood there is lots of room between the motor, radiator and the bumper grill. If you have the misfortune to have a minor front end collision, the chances are good that vital components will escape undamaged. I don't drive much, so I use a smart Battery Tender Plus to maintain the car battery. There is lots of room to leave in plugged in under the hood.
The paint on this model year seems very soft. I was told that it was a new lead free generation of paint....read morehide
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- Awsome fuel economy getting about 40mpg, great handling, roomy and comfortable. Toyota quailty.
- None at all, I have a 2005 ce model (manual) with 40,300 miles on it and no problems to date.
I work for a used car store and have driven every kind of vehicle imaginable and out of all the vehicles I have driven I think this is the best value. The corolla has huge trunk space and the clutch is among the eayest and best i've driven. I used to be a ford person but after having the tranny go out on my 98 expedition I decided to go with an economy car. After having such a great experience with my corolla I also went and bought me a 07 FJ Cruiser. I am extreamly pleased with both vehicles. I recomend anyone in the market for a economy car go and at least test drive one of these. This may not be the prettyest vehicle out there but it is the best choice in value and reliabilty. Also, before taking any stock into what people are saying about this vehicle check around and you will see that corolla has been top of it's class in almost every aspect for years....read morehide
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- recent trip across florida.. 42mpg, snappy for a small 4cyl car, smooth predictable handling
- oem tire choice is terrible.. but what do you want for a $14k car?
I love this car. No seriously, I've had many other imports to date and so far this one takes the cake. I drove mine off the lot for just over $14k. I bought it new with 41 mi on it, I now have just under 10k on it and happier and happier with it every time I drive it. Its not a rocket of any sort, but for a naturally aspirated small displacement 4cyl.. its pretty snappy. when I test drove the car I had 4 adults in it.. and it did just fine. Toyota did their homework and geared the auto transission appropriately for the engines power curve. I cant speak for the 5sp as I have not driven one, but the auto downshifts when its supposed to, has solid upshifts and cruises at a decent rpm to make good fuel mileage. (3000rpm +/- @ 80mph) Only thing I have changed was to drop in a k+n replacement style air filter. Surprisingly, that change took some of the howl out of the intake at higher rpm (ex merging onto the highway or when passing) and brought me over 40mpg. The origional Goodyear tires are to be lacking though. Soft sidewalls provide a smooth ride but will fold over if you push them the least bit. They would do fine for most, I tend to drive a tad on the aggressive side. The factory (base model) sound system is .. well for a factory car its not terrible but its not audiophile quality. Over all, for $14k n change.. Its a great car. I'd make this purchase again in a heartbeat....read morehide
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- Best gas mileage of any compact
- underpowered, flimsy manual trans, touchy clutch
We have a 2007 Corolla with 57,000 miles on it currently. I thought I should write this because I know people look to Toyota for bulletproof quality. We also have a 2004 Tundra 4x4, in case it matters. First off, the CE is pretty basic, we added cruise control but it has no power windows (it does have power locks), it DOES have exterior temp guage but the cheapest flimsy plasic wheel covers they could find and no ABS...its contrasts like this that make me feel the Corolla has slipped a few notches against its competitors.
During the first year of driving I noticed that the clutch has no "sweet spot", you cannot smoothly shift this manual box, the clutch has a very short travel in which you either are engaging it to quickly or too late resulting in the familiar lugging of the engine. I have been driving manual transmissions for 25 years and I have never had a problem but this one is simply not calibrated for smooth operation. Compare it to even my 1990 Dodge Daytona and it seems clunky and imprecise, that isnt saying much.
We have never had a problem with the car not starting when its cold- really cold, in the -10 to -35 range but it runs roughly, the suspension is very jarring and you just cant get too warm. I know that -35 might not be weather by which to judge a car but a new car that cant stay warm isnt worth much when its cold.
Its true, the Corolla gets better mileage than any other compact, which is great when gas costs between $3 and $4 a gallon, this we appreciate! BUT! The 1.8L engine is so weak that unless you are cruising on the highway with a minimum load, you have no power to pass, climb hills or any other maneuver that requires extra power. When compared to the Civic or even the GM compacts, this little 4cyl. is very underwhelming. In Europe they have no problem making cars that get great mileage AND are lots of fun to drive, apparantly we cant do both of these things in America.
The standard 1-CD stereo is fine when you are listening to the CD but otherwise there is a constant interference coming from.....who knows where that adds the soothing sound of static behind even the clearest FM signal or iPod input. We tried to get 2 different Toyota dealers do something about this but nobody is interested, this is extremely annoying and makes using the stereo almost unbearable. Its as if one or more of the speakers are not properly grounded....read morehide
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