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While still a good, reliable car, the Corolla is not one of the best in this crowded and competitive market segment. It does fairly well in most major areas of performance and design, although it doesn't stand out in any.
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

“Obviously, I don't drive long distances. In city traffic this car gets me where I have to go. No phone, no special features. Does well in my suburban Chicago conditions.”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“The overall reliability of the 2000 Corolla!”

HENRY W., ID (2000 Toyota Corolla)


Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Was great until moisture got into computer systems, now she delays on acceleration.”

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Loss of power during acceleration when engine is cold. Acceleration is much better if I shut the engine off and re start. purchased 2000 Toyota Corolla with 160,000 miles on it.”

W M., TN (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“I get a check engine light almost yearly with nothing actually wrong but it cost me $100.00+ to verify that nothing is really wrong but the light has to be extinguished or it won't pass the mandatory emissions rest. otherwise the car has been quite good to me.”

DONALD T., CT (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Handling is NOT Corvette-like, and it a bit too soft, meaning dips in the road, especially in any curved sections, is a bit disconcerting at times.”

STEVE W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car just goes, it's the best.”

STEVEN C., FL (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car was a terrific value. I knew the previous owner- a timid driver who was fanatical about regular servicing. We got it for $2K with 24.000 miles on it.”

JULIE N., MA (2000 Toyota Corolla)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

“Tires are "off" size. Hard to find.”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“A/C not functioning”

BRIAN S., MA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“excessive road noise. not all that loud but the cabin could be quieter. seats are o.k. for about the 1st hr. -1/12 hrs.. heating & air conditioning have been very good to me.”

DONALD T., CT (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“For a "budget" smallish car it affords decent, though not exceptional, comfortability”

DAN C., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“My only complaint is road noise. It would be great if it were quieter.”

LINDA A., OR (2000 Toyota Corolla)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?


What Owners Say

“The Toyota have consistently been an excellent value and I have stuck with it since I got bummed with a Buick back in the 70's/80's.”

JOHN L., NY (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Have had good experience with car. Low maintenance. Good on gas mileage. Nothing fancy.”

H T., TX (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“No major repairs for two years. Only complaint is colored light on dash has stopped working and trip mileage on odomomoter stopped. Very miner.”

JIM W., CO (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Just a terrific car.”

TODD E., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“We have hardly spent any money on repairs other than routine maintenance. Remarkable considering the odometer shows over 225k miles.”

THOMAS F., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car hardly ever needs repairs--maybe partly because it has such low mileage but it is the greatest car we've ever owned.”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Got it from a friend for $1k, which is probably below market value, but it has some quirks like the engine failing to accelerate on demand randomly.”

GORDON D., PA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“My car is actually a 1999 but you don't go that far back. I performed all the scheduled maintenance at the proper time. I did have a problem with the driver's belt buckle breaking. All in all it is a great car and it's still on the road and I would buy it again.”

LESLIE J., TX (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“I believe the Toyota Corollas are some of the best cars out in the market during the 1997 to 2003 time period since they were ahead of other cars with regards to mileage and the price you paid for the cars.”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Highly reliable and cost efficient”

JOHN R., CO (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car has been a real trooper, lasted 15 years and still counting. A/C still working after 15 years, unlike my previous car (Sentra) where the A/C failed after 8 years. No major problems in all of these years, impressively trouble-free and reliable.”

MARTIN C., MD (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car has Never given us any problems, just regular maintenance. We drive both our Corolla's (2000 & the 2014) highway and city to get the best gas mileage, we get 42 MPG on both cars.”

HENRY W., ID (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Its been through 5 family members and has come back to us, and it still performs very well.”

LEE O., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“We had a mechanic check it out and he was surprised to find nothing wrong with it. The car has since had the handle on the driver's side break completely. My daughter figured out a way to rig it so it's, no problem.”

JACQUELINE H., AZ (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“This car may eventually fall apart around you, but it will continue to run longer than just about any other brand. It is excellent reliable and affordable transportation.”

RYAN K., MN (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Aside from staying on top of maintenance and replacing things that wear out like brakes, struts and hoses, I have never had any problems with this vehicle in the 16 years that I've owned it.”

MANUEL K., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Very inexpensive to maintain & keeps on "going!"”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Corolla)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

“It is as bland as they come, though the nose is a little more attractive than the rest of the car.”

STEVE W., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“Simple lines, uncluttered, think new cars are too fancy”

TEDI S., CA (2000 Toyota Corolla)

“After 16 years of ownership, the style of my car is still not out of date.”

PEARL V., TN (2000 Toyota Corolla)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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