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Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1296 repairs.
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Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 491 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Toyota Corolla problems by year

before 2000 (17%)

2001 - 2002 (10%)

2003 - 2004 (20%)

2005 - 2008 (30%)

2009 - 2010 (19%)

2011 - 2013 (2%)

2014 - present (1%)

Chart based on 1300 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
See reliability and fuel comment full 2008 Toyota Corolla review
2007 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Safe car in an accident, I was travelling on the interstate outside of Buffalo, N.Y. in a rain storm and the rear end Hydroplaned, (Due to the Bridgestone Insignia tires) Spun five times at 360 degrees, and hit the median. minor damage and no injuries. full 2007 Toyota Corolla review
2006 4dr Sedan 126-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
My second toyota and I haven't had a problem yet. You won't turn heads driving a toyota.......but you'll have money left in your pocket to spend on other things. They are a very solid and dependable brand in my humble estimation. full 2006 Toyota Corolla review
2005 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
own another for 15 years and 288k miles. full 2005 Toyota Corolla review
2003 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
We previously owned a 1992 Corolla. It was a great little car. It held up wonderfully through 2 students drivers in California. full 2003 Toyota Corolla review
2003 4dr Sedan 130-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I have driven this car since 2002 and not had one major issue. it is incredibly reliable and will serve you well for many years. full 2003 Toyota Corolla review
2002 4dr Sedan 125-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
They are so reliable and really take a beating. They are comfortable, internal temperature adjusts quickly, road noise is reasonable. At 150,000 miles my car was comparable to most others at 90,000. full 2002 Toyota Corolla review
Toyota Corolla Personal Experiences: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 132-horsepower 1.8L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Does not have the quality of past Corollas. full 2009 Toyota Corolla review
 

Toyota Corolla Problems and Repair Histories

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